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Marine Tech Expo live

On 12-13 July Plymouth hosted the third Marine Tech Expo event with two days of virtual conferencing and exhibitions held to a global audience focussed on Plymouth’s strengths as a marine autonomous sector.

Alongside the virtual event, Marine Tech Expo live, held at the Market Hall in Devonport provided real, immersive experiences for businesses here in the city to participate in the event with 360 footage of the Sound and the equipment being demonstrated providing cross sector collaboration between the marine and digital immersive sectors.


SailGP gets immersive at the Dome

The press conference for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix (18-19 July) was held on Friday 17 July at The Market Hall in Devonport, the first event after the official opening. The dome was transformed into an international press conference stage with 360 immersive footage of SailGP racing providing the backdrop as the drivers from all 8 teams were questioned by David Garrido from Sky Sports ahead of the high adrenaline racing held on Plymouth Sound. Attended by national and international press the conference showcased Plymouth as a forward thinking digital immersive location.


Beneath the Surface with Rockwool

Danish SailGP Team sponsors Rockwool, manufacturers of stone wool insulation, worked with the Film Plymouth team at Plymouth City Council to identify locations to create two programmes focussed on the city during their time here for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.

The Beneath the Surface series focusses on each of the host cities in the SailGP season, with Plymouth’s episode featuring The Box, the city centre, Drakes Island and many other key city locations. Focussed on the city’s history and the plans for the city’s future growth and regeneration the programme includes interviews with Cllr Nick Kelly, Leader of Plymouth City Council and Hannah Harris, Chief Executive of Plymouth Culture. Watch Beneath the Surface here.

The Rockwool team also filmed and recorded an episode of their Beneath the Surface podcast whilst in Plymouth, hosted at The Market Hall with pro surfer Andrew Cotton. Due to be released soon you can find the podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and find the video on the Beneath The Surface Youtube channel.

This activity is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who fund the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

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