The first digital production facility of its kind in Europe. Created specifically for animators, film makers and games developers, offering 3D scanning, motion capture and sound recording  in one unique place. 

PROTO which is owned and managed by Gateshead Council, it is part of the Digital Catapult NETV network, and is also home to the North East Tees Valley Immersive Lab (one of only four in the UK)

Access to leading edge hardware and software is usually very expensive, but PROTO offers an inexpensive alternative. By removing one of the biggest barriers to entry (i.e. cost) Gateshead Council is giving start-ups, access to the tech they need to digitalise their own business or develop innovative new products.