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Skills & Training

The Pixel Mill

The Pixel Mill is a collaborative and accessible co-working space in the Ormeau Baths Innovation Centre for Northern Ireland’s interactive sector. Its mission is to encourage company and talent pool growth by providing office space which complements the funding, skills and talent development support funded by Northern Ireland Screen with support from the Department for the Economy.

The key aims of The Pixel Mill are to:

  • Support a sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland.
  • Provide games businesses with the support to access external finance.
  • Prepare teams for taking their concepts through to production and to release.
  • Develop high quality teams and projects that are aligned to opportunities.

The resources and facilities at The Pixel Mill are open to all of Northern Ireland’s interactive sector depending on availability. This includes:

  • Desk space – please see details below
  • Meeting space
  • Mentors providing expertise on marketing, game design, business programming, legal and accounting
  • QA and user testing facilities
  • Workshops and events

For further information about The Pixel Mill, please email [email protected].

Desk Space

The Pixel Mill offers co-working desk space for companies and freelancers working within Northern Ireland’s interactive sector. Companies and/or freelancers can use The Pixel Mill for short periods of time depending on availability of space.

Desk Space is split into:

  • Semi-Permanent – for Platform companies. For more information regarding Platform please click here.
  • Short-Term – for non-Platform companies that are currently in development that require short-term desk space. This will be done on an ad-hoc/first come first serve basis.
  • Hot Desking – space for producers/freelancers between projects to work from on an ad-hoc/first come first serve basis.

Please note that there is no guarantee of funding for companies using The Pixel Mill in this capacity. Companies will have to apply for funding via the normal application process.

For further information about access to desk space please contact Rory Clifford, Interactive Manager. Queries will be dealt with on a rolling basis and is again dependent on space available in The Pixel Mill.

Platform at The Pixel Mill

Platform is a business accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland aimed at supporting companies to self-publish a new game based on an original IP within 12 months. Working out of The Pixel Mill based at the Ormeau Baths in Belfast, companies will have access to facilities, mentors, training and funding as well as the opportunity to attend markets to build their business network and meet consumers. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

The Pixel Mill Trainee 2022 Programme

The Pixel Mill Trainee 2022 Programme is an industry-led new entrant paid training programme (NMW/NLW) that seeks to find and develop the best new and emerging talent within the video game and immersive industries, providing them with training and live project experience. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

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