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Accelerator Media Innovation Programme


Calling for 2023 Accelerator Innovation Challenges!

Deadline - 16 December 2022

Submit your project

A fast-track innovation framework for the media & entertainment eco-system

Fresh from tremendous interest and excitement around IBC’S Accelerator Media Innovation Programme at IBC2022, a whole new cycle of projects is about to get underway, as we call for new challenge submissions for 2023! 

IBC created the Accelerator programme in 2019, to support the media & entertainment industry with a framework for agile, collaborative and fast-track innovation with a unique multi-company project-based approach to solving complex media and entertainment business and technology challenges. 

The programme focuses on hands on experimentation – learning about new technologies and understanding new possibilities through their application in tangible use case and workflow experimentation.

Submit your 2023 Accelerator Project Challenge today! 

If you have an industry relevant, topical business or technology challenge in mind and would like to kickstart a collaborative innovation project, please enter by completing and submitting the form below by the deadline of Friday 16th December 2022.

Following completion and submission of your project proposal, IBC will evaluate all and if successful, invite you to pitch your proposed challenge and team at its Kickstart event in very early February 2022. Full details to follow soon!

Submit your project


Full background information on the IBC Accelerators can be found here:


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Accelerator Sponsorship Pack  IBC Accelerator Programme & Process Overview Deck  Accelerator FAQ's 


The accelerators to date ...

More than 160 organisations have participated in the Accelerator programme since 2019, as Champions and Participants in some 27 projects – household media brands together with large, medium and small technology organisations and academic institutions. Champions of projects have included Aardman Entertainment, Al Jazeera, BBC, BT Sport, DAZN, Fox Sports, ITV, NBC Universal, the English Premier League, Pixar, Production Park, Thomson Reuters, RTÉ, Sky, Universal Pictures, Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery, and many, many more. 

Projects have addressed challenges in areas such as 5G, AI, CG Animation, Live Cloud Production, Immersive audio & sound, Next Gen News Studio, Cloud Localization, Sustainability, Volumetric video and VFX workflows, IP transition and many others...   

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