IBC has unveiled eight new projects selected for the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, through which a mix of players from across the global media, entertainment and technology communities collaborate to explore potential solutions to critical challenges the industry faces today.

This year’s Accelerator Programme will also include a “Special Incubator Project” that builds on innovative live production technologies established by projects in previous years. The programme provides an agile, fast-track framework for initiating and developing innovation in the media sector to create achievable, hands-on solutions that address common pain points.

8. IBC unveils accelerator projects for 2024

IBC unveils accelerator projects for 2024

Final Proof of Concepts (POCs) will be demonstrated at the dedicated Accelerator Zone and also presented live on the Innovation Stage at IBC2024, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam from 13-16 September.

Mark Smith, IBC Innovation Lead and Chair of the IBC Council, said: “The IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme has built huge momentum since its inception in 2019, and we have seen more major media players from around the globe than ever coming to pitch ideas this year. The feedback on the latest round of projects that were pitched as concepts has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Smith added there is a “huge buzz around this year’s programme tackling industry-critical issues such as sustainability, responsible artificial intelligence (AI), the verification of news and countering disinformation, live production workflows, connectivity and more.

“Bringing together dynamic media and technology pioneers to address the critical industry challenges of today and tomorrow and explore innovative solutions is at the core of everything IBC stands for,” he said.

More details of IBC’s 2024 Accelerator Programme can be found here.