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CDM: Call for Innovation Project Pitches

CDM: Call for Innovation Project Pitches
06 Oct 2022 by DigiBC

Does your business need innovative, disruptive technology solutions to research and development challenges? The Centre for Digital Media's Master of Digital Media Program is a full-time professional graduate program focusing on leadership, storytelling, ideation, innovation, teamwork, and critical thinking. MDM students engage in real-world client projects and problem-solving through applied research and development project courses. R+D project course cycles start in January and May of each year, lasting for 12 weeks.

Project Sponsorship
• $12,000 for non-profit projects
• $15,000 for industry projects
• Social impact projects may be eligible for lower fees

Submit A Project Proposal

Spring Term (January to April) proposals are due October 31

Questions can be directed to: Susannah Skerl,

What is in it for Industry?
Solve real-world problems, experiment with new ideas, and explore immersive and interactive technologies including:
• Playable or interactive prototypes
• Visualization and design architectures
• Proof-of-concept demos and walkthroughs
• Spatial exploration and INSTALLATIONS
• Low-risk market validation potential

Impact for Investment

• 1500 - 2000 hours of student-led applied R+D
• Dedicated faculty project supervisors
• Engage with future talent prospects
• Work with a multidisciplinary, multicultural team
• Clients retain IP and asset ownership
• Use project meeting space on campus

What Skills do Students Bring?
During the research and development cycle, multidisciplinary project teams of 4 to 6 students work approximately 35 hours per week leading client projects. They contribute professional experience, academic knowledge, and technical skills such as:
• Design (UX/UI, graphic, game)
• Art (2D, 3D, animation, VFX)
• Development (game, web, VR/AR, app)
• Management (marketing, product, project)
• Diversity of global and cultural perspectives

How do Students Benefit?

• Gain real-world R+D experience
• Build direct connections with industry
• Master interprofessional competencies
• Explore creative solutions to unique challenges
• Manage client relationships in Agile environments
• Showcase project material (as permitted) in portfolios