IBC innovation initiative: Deadline for submissions extended

IBC extended the deadline for new business or technology challenges to be submitted to the next cycle of its Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, an industry initiative supporting collaborative innovation in the media & entertainment technology sector. More than 200 organisations have been involved in 27 ground-breaking projects since its inception in 2019.

The deadline for submissions is now Wednesday 11 January 2023, after which IBC will select six to eight projects to go forward at its annual Kickstart Day event in London on 8 February 2023. The selected projects will be developed over the following five to six months and their solutions culminating as proof of concept showcases at IBC2023 in Amsterdam (15-18 September 2023). Further details of Kickstart Day will be announced in January. 

Recent projects have explored key challenges and opportunities in areas such as 5G for remote production and XR events, live event-based cloud production as well as cloud for content localization, volumetric video, spatial audio, blockchain and others.

Projects are open to all in the media & entertainment eco-system to either propose (along with the requisite number of Champions and Participants), or to join projects that are proposed and announced closer to Kickstart Day in February 2023.

Full details of IBC’s Accelerator Programme can be found here, including an FAQ with entry guidance, an overview deck and the online entry form, sponsorship pack, and all the background on last year’s projects with video showcase demonstrations and discussions at IBC2022.