** Free hot-desking space, world-class technical facilities, expert business advice and a creative collaborative network available for up to 50 digital businesses.
** Incubation at Ravensbourne, entering its fifth year, has already supported 200+ companies, improved their turnover, enabled the generation of new products and services and also created new jobs. 2014/15 incubation offer features an expanded business support programme and refurbished workspace to attract innovative
** Ravensbourne’s DMIC (Digital Media Innovation Consultancy) project is now accepting applications from
Having nurtured creative talent for over 50 years, Ravensbourne is world-renowned in fashion, product design and TV / film production, with alumni including
With a focus on technical and digital creative media and design, the prestigious university sector college relocated to the
Backed by £1m from the
Having already successfully supported more than 200 companies in the past four years, Ravensbourne is now offering an expanded incubation programme for 2014/15. The programme, all of which is offered completely free of charge, includes:
• Access to high-end hot-desk workspaces:
• Access to cutting-edge multimedia technical equipment: video production kit & TV studios; Edit Suites and Post-Production studios;
• Informal Networking events: monthly meetup events to develop pitching skills, bring people together and encourage collaboration.
• Access to larger events run by Ravensbourne’s commercial team: ‘festival’ events run with innovation partners such as
• Professional Business Support: regular ‘Business Surgery’ sessions– workshops with specialist advisers in the fields of marketing, legal & finance and ‘Expert Panel’ workshops: personalised hourly one-on-one sessions on subjects such as IP & Patents, Access to Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Legal.
Ravensbourne has already supported the growth and development of 200-plus creative technology companies spanning fashion, TV and film production, transmedia, software engineering, graphic and web design, UX, architecture, music technology, app development, product design, games design, animation, coding & music technology.
An independent review of Ravensbourne’s previous EU funded programme, which included incubation, shows that a net economic benefit (in terms of GVA) of £8.1m was generated - leading to the creation of new jobs and the development of London’s media, technology and design businesses.
“Ravensbourne is well-known as a leading digital fashion, design and media college and having developed the incubation programme over the last four years, we’re now enhancing our offer significantly” says
Ravensbourne has also expanded its in-house team with the hire of
The application window for 2014/15 closes on
Ravensbourne is an innovative, industry-focused university sector college located in the heart of
INCUBATION AT RAVENSBOURNE
Incubation forms part of the Digital Media Innovation Consultancy (DMIC) project. The project is active from
Led by Ravensbourne with partnership support from the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London’s centre for film and photography Four Corners, the project provides
• Hot desk space in an award-winning, iconic building and location
• High-speed wireless broadband
• The latest creative media hardware and software
• Access to meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and specialist facilities
• Access to the talent of our in-house experts
• Access to business support and specialist experts
• A collaborative community of like-minded, entrepreneurial businesses
• Regular events and workshops designed to grow your business and stimulate new collaborations.
• Access to the brightest graduate talent
Incubation is open to companies who:
• Have been established and trading for at least 12 months
• Are a
• Have fewer than 250 employees
• Have a turnover of less than €50m
• Have growth potential
For more details of Incubation at Ravensbourne, entry criteria and application forms, please visit http://dmic.org.uk/incubation
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