Join the Innovation Revolution - 6 March, IET London

Where innovation has no limits

Kickstart Day is a full-day programme focusing on media industry innovation and importantly a series of pitches for new Accelerator project ideas selected from submissions received via the official application process. The event will also include networking drinks and the presentation of the 2023 Accelerator Project of the Year Award.

The IBC Accelerator Kickstart Day is free to attend for broadcasters, platforms, studios and key media & technology vendors in the ecosystem. Register for the event early as attendance is limited due to venue capacity.  

Location: IET, London       Date: 6 March 2024

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IBC2023 Kickstart Day Highlights

What is the Accelerator Innovation Programme? 

The IBC Accelerator Innovation Programme has, since its inception in 2019, reflected key emerging themes and challenges within the broad media & entertainment ecosystem.

The IBC Accelerator Kickstart Day is an opportunity to get involved and learn more about the programme – a framework to support fast-track collaboration and innovation, identifying, addressing and solving business and technology challenges in a matter of months.

Of the 12 pitches selected from all the submissions, only 8 will be chosen on Kickstart Day to go forward as Accelerator projects (this could mean some ideas may merge with others (where there are direct synergies). The teams then begin work on their solution and PoC that will be demonstrated on the Accelerator Zone and showcased on the Innovation stage at IBC2024 in September.

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What industry challenges will this year's Accelerators take on?  

Submissions for projects can focus on any area of the industry’s big picture transformation or in specific areas, such as:

  • AI’s continuing Evolution (especially Generative AI)
  • Sustainable Production & Creative Workflows
  • Digital Transformation and IP Evolution
  • Flexible/ Object-Based Media
  • Envisioning the Virtualised Future
  • Evolving Distributed & Remote Production Operations
  • Connectivity & Interoperability
  • Enhancing in Person Entertainment: Immersive, Experiential, Personalised
  • Next-Generation Advertising
  • Cyber Security & Managing Threats (Incl Piracy & Copyright infringement)
  • Real-Time Game Engines and esports convergence for production

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2022 Accelerator Project of the Year Award winner

The 2022 Accelerator Project of the Year was awarded to the ‘5G Remote Production in the Middle of Nowhere Project’. The Honourable Mention was awarded to the ‘Volumetric Video for Broadcasting, Metaverse Production and RT3D Assets’ project.

The winning project was championed by BBC, BT Sport, BT Media & Broadcast, RTÈ, TV2, Olympic Broadcasting Services, Paramount and Warner Bros. Discovery, University of Strathclyde, Scotland 5G Centre.

Participants of the winning project included AMD, Microsoft, Net Insight, and Neutral Wireless, Zixi, HAIVISION, Singular.Live, Nulink, AWS, and Vislink.

Additional Information


2024 Accelerator Innovation Programme


Contact Us

Please contact marketing@ibc.org if you would like to get involved in the 2024 Accelerator Innovation programme.