Computing and Information Technology;
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology
Kevin Bulmer is founder and Director of Synthetic Dimensions, a
Wolverhampton based business that has been at the forefront of
digital technology since its formation in Solihull in 1985.
Initially a graphic design company, Kevin switched its focus within
months to begin developing original computer games.
Synthetic Dimensions have designed and developed fourteen top
ten and nine number one best-selling computer games for the
Synthetic Dimensions achieved the Innovations Award at the
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 1996, in recognition of
unique technologies developed for real-time, multi-user 3D game
environments. The company then won the Wolverhampton Small Business
of the Year title and the City of Birmingham Award for
excellence in animation, both in 1998.
Kevin was a semi-finalist in the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur
of the Year Awards” in 2000. He has successfully taken companies
public on both OFEX (now Plus) and AIM.
Kevin has developed a world-leading 2D to 3D image conversion
system to generate holograms, lenticular, anaglyph and polarised
displays for marketing. The system has been used worldwide by
companies such as Nike, Reebok, Peugeot, Disney, EMI and Newline
Cinema. He is now working on systems and content for 3D
Kevin is on the committee of the Creative Industries Forum and
the steering committee of the Animation Forum West Midlands. He is
a Wolverhampton Business Champion, and lives in the Tettenhall area
of the city.
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