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Cohort 1 - 2021

Breaking the barriers to business growth

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Our cohort structure provides businesses the access to the expertise, facilities and support they require to succeed. Participants get the appropriate service for their stage of development.

The fixed timeline enables SMEs to understand what they will receive, what is required of them, and what progress they will have made upon completion.

07/03

Application Deadline

All applications must be received by 11:59PM on the 7th of March.

29/03

Status Confirmed

We'll confirm that you have been successful - or what you need to do to be ready for our next cohort.

19/04

Cohort Begins

Delivery begins on Cohort 1. Activity is tailored, focussed and quality.

26/07

Cohort Ends

You'll leave the programme ready to take your business forward.

Stage 1 Support

Expert-led Training

Our workshops are designed to provide businesses with an understanding of the immersive landscape and what changes can be implemented to their business.

We also provide training on business fundamentals. These workshops ensure a well-rounded knowledge base and a strong foundation to build upon.

Areas include:

Financing Immersive Ventures
Immersive Technology as a Business Tool
UX: Lessons from Game Design
Stage 1 Support

Innovation Sprints

London College of Communication host a virtual series of creative resources, classroom sessions and live webinars designed to tackle specific immersive tech issues.

Through digital access to academic and technical teams, you’ll be supported to review and develop your concepts, leading to a more efficient development cycle.

Outcomes

You will have a firm understanding of the different immersive technologies
You will have a firm understanding of the different business applications of XR.
You will have a firm understanding of the needs of running an XR related business
You will have a firm understanding of the stages of developing your product or services, finding strategic partners, developing a prototype and applying for funding.

We got one-on-one mentoring as well as encouragement from the cohort. Being part of such an inspiring community accelerated our business development even more.

We spoke to Eva Lili Bartha, Founder of Digital Fashion Framework, about her innovative business, the issues with the Fashion industry & why she's embracing immersive tech.

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Stage 2 Support

Product Development

Prototyping is an essential element of taking a product to market, and is fundamental to your journey as an innovator.

Our prototype modelling process is unique to the local product design landscape. You'll receive expert advice on the development of your product, for free, and keep 100% of the IP.

Product Design & Development

Software and UX Development
Design Support
Design, Development & User Testing

Product Usability and Efficacy

Guide on Your Innovation’s Roadmap/Strategy
Product and/or Service Testing
Usability Testing

Outcomes

You will have received bespoke consultancy and development support to take your unique product to the next level.
You will have had expert help to consider the opportunities for fund raising and applying for grants or investment.
You will have had an opportunity to work with experts and students to develop or trial your products or services.

Not only was the product improvement support great, but we also benefitted by meeting other founders through the ACE IT project. This has enabled us to share learning and collaborate on common challenges.

Alivein Tech came to ACE IT with a basic product, in need of user testing. We helped them to refine the product and leave with an improved and more comprehensive offer.

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how we help
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Supporting you
through the pandemic

We've set up new processes and procedures to ensure you're safe. We've also moved much of our support online.

Shorter Sessions

We understand the issues of webinar-fatigue, that's why we've shortened our sessions to ensure you get the same content in less time.

Frequent Contact

We provide regular contact and feedback sessions so that you can consistently progress despite Covid-19.

Research & Development

Research and development projects are still proceeding in a Covid-safe environment.

For every stage of development

We help traditional businesses adapt to immersive tech in incremental steps - and for immersive and creative businesses to make great leaps.

Understand the landscape

Adapt to the "new normal" with simple immersive options for all businesses.

Remove the Brexit barriers

Expand your reach and access your customer in their home, wherever they are.

User testing

Shape your product with feedback from experts and your potential customer.

Improve yourself

Our workshops and consultancy help refine the business leader as well as the product.

Be bold

Our free support enables business to take risks without any consequences.

Get investment ready

Scale faster and safer with free access to research and development.

Business Support

For entrepreneurs looking to develop their knowledge and skills.
Expert-led workshops
Business support
Monitored progression
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Innovation Support

For businesses ready for Research & Development to deliver a new sustainable product or service.
Academic consultants
Product design
1-2-1 consultancy
Evaluate concepts
Prototype development
Secure Investment
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Content & Events

Case studies, articles and upcoming events to help understand what immersive tech and ACE IT has to offer
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Are you ready?

We'll provide the access, expertise and time you need to progress. All you have to do is choose the support you want.
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Still not sure? Our team can help you decide.

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