Call for Innovation

IBC features the most innovative technology, business models and creative techniques in the broadcast and media industry.
We're looking for innovation from across the industry that showcase genuinely-new innovation, cutting-edge research and ground-breaking projects. Whether you're in R&D, a developer, engineer, product manager or project leader from a media or technology business, there's a chance to feature your innovation on the industry's biggest stage.

IBC has four ways for you to showcase your innovation:

Join the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation programme

Fast-track, collaborative projects addressing complex media and entertainment business and technology challenges, demonstrating business value through an open R&D approach. Media and broadcast companies provide the challenge and use cases, collaborating with technology and service providers to deliver a working proof of concept showcased at IBC 2020.


Submit a Technical Paper for peer review


IBC Technical Papers allow forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their original ideas and research to media industry leaders. New technology concepts, their potential uses and practical applications are revealed. Only the highest-quality research is included, with all submissions rigorously reviewed by a panel of professional experts.

2020 Tech Papers are now closed.

Present a case study or seminar within the IBC Conference

Original media technology ideas and ground-breaking projects, solutions and content products are featured within the IBC Conference programme where an interactive case study or knowledge-sharing seminar is more appropriate than a Technical Paper. The same rigorous selection process applies, including only the most relevant, original work.

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Enter the IBC Innovation Awards


Celebrating collaboration in technology and creativity, the most exciting, high-impact innovative projects transforming the broadcast and media industry are recognised through IBC Innovation Awards. Winning projects reflect close cooperation between technology users and their supplier partners to deliver a clever, innovative solution to a real business, technical or creative issue.