Accelerating the Creative Economy through Immersive Technologies
ACE IT is a fully-funded initiative which supports London-based start-ups and SMEs to conceptualise, research and develop innovative products and services using immersive technology.
Working closely with an expert team, participants develop a personalised pathway to build key skills, create groundbreaking products and future-proof their business.
What does the programme offer?
Each stage of ACE IT offers 12 hours of workshops, meetings and seminars, which are complemented by an ongoing series of events.
After completing the ideation of Stage One, eligible participants can develop and prototype their concepts further by progressing to Stage Two.
Stage One: Foundation
Stage One support is split between 2 areas: innovation sprints and expert-led training.
Hosted by London College of Communication, this virtual series of live webinars, classroom sessions and creative resources has been designed to explore and tackle issues across the field of immersive tech. With digital access to academic and technical teams, participants are supported to review and grow their concepts, leading to a more efficient development cycle.
Led by London South Bank University, participants enhance their learning through a series of workshops that build fundamental knowledge and skills across areas including:
- Marketing and communications
- Financing immersive ventures
- Business growth
Stage Two: Accelerator
Stage Two support focuses on product development, prototyping and usability. Participants receive free, expert advice on the development of their project while keeping 100% of the intellectual property (IP).
In addition to the set programme of support, participants can sign up to a number of webinars, workshops and networking opportunities which explore the broader landscape of immersive technologies.
ACE IT experts
With skills and knowledge ranging from extended reality (XR) to business management, participants are supported by a range of experts who can help to bring their ideas to life.
ACE IT Spotlight: Bodyswaps
We catch up with Julien Denoel, co-founder of award-winning immersive learning platform Bodyswaps, to explore how our ACE IT project has helped to develop his business.
Staff Spotlight: Dr Annie Wan on the power of immersive technology
We catch up with our BA (Hons) Virtual Reality course leader and ACE IT lead to explore how LCC can support students and businesses to explore the potential of extended reality (XR).
ACE IT Spotlight: Popla Media
In the first of our ACE IT: Spotlight series, we catch up with current participant, Popla Media, to explore the ways in which our immersive technology project has made a real impact on their business.
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