Making your immersive tech ideas a reality

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Making your immersive tech ideas a reality

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About ACE IT

ACE IT (Accelerating the Creative Economy Through Immersive Technologies) is a fully-funded initiative which supports London-based start-ups and SMEs to conceptualise, research and develop innovative concepts, products and services.

Working closely with an expert team, you'll develop your own individual pathway to build key skills and ground-breaking products while future-proofing your business through immersive technology.

This research and innovation project is a partnership between London South Bank University and London College of Communication, UAL. It is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
£1.4m
Funding Available
70+
Businesses to support
20+
Brand new Products
35
Long-term collaborations

Bootcamps & Bespoke Training

Lead by London South Bank University, our two-day bootcamps are designed to provide businesses with the fundamentals necessary to be successful.

Each event focusses on a particular area, enabling attendees to supercharge their learning and leave with knowledge and skills that can be implemented immediately. Topics include:
  • Marketing and communications
  • Digital skills
  • Business growth
  • Selling and negotiation
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Finance and funding

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.
  • Access expert advice
  • Grow your skills
  • Tackle your development challenges
  • Network with immersive tech peers through live webinars

Prototyping and 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 and user testing
  • Meeting legal standards and  requirements
  • Planning, conducting and evidencing
  • Producing your pitch deck and perfecting your pitch

Bootcamps & Bespoke Training

Lead by London South Bank University, our two-day bootcamps are designed to provide businesses with the fundamentals necessary to be successful.

Each event focusses on a particular area, enabling attendees to supercharge their learning and leave with knowledge and skills that can be implemented immediately. Topics include:
  • Marketing and communications
  • Digital skills
  • Business growth
  • Selling and negotiation
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Finance and funding

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.
  • Access expert advice
  • Grow your skills
  • Tackle your development challenges
  • Network with immersive tech peers through live webinars

Prototyping and 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 and user testing
  • Meeting legal standards and  requirements
  • Planning, conducting and evidencing
  • Producing your pitch deck and perfecting your pitch

How can your business get involved?

If you're a start-up or SME based in London, register your interest and business details on our short online form. Our Project Team will then be in touch to discuss your initial ideas and confirm your eligibility for the project.

Once you’ve successfully registered, you’ll be given access to a range of creative online resources and a schedule of live webinars so you can begin to make your immersive tech ideas a reality.

Dan Bartlett
Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication
This is an opportunity to really kick-start the virtual reality and immersive tech industries. We’re really excited to meet new companies for our next round of innovation sprints.”
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Get the development you need— all free of charge

Get access to specialist workshops and one-to-one consultations with experts. Receive the freedom to innovate, the structure necessary to succeed, and academic guidance along the way.

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Case Studies

Examples of the impact our support has provided SMEs.

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