What is IC tomorrow?
IC tomorrow, based in London's Tech City, is a Technology Strategy Board programme that stimulates innovation and economic growth in the digital sector, by breaking down barriers and opening doors for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
The programme serves as a hub for digital innovation, connecting start-ups and SMEs with leading commercial partners and investors across the UK, through funded contests, events, strategic matchmaking and mentoring opportunities.
The IC tomorrow network is free to join and supports innovation across a variety of industry sectors including music, film, fashion, publishing, TV, education, games, culture, sport, advertising, healthcare and finance.
Benefits to Business
IC tomorrow runs a range of funded contests across the digital and creative sectors. These contests are run in collaboration with leading partners who help to set relevant contest challenges that will encourage innovation in new digital applications or services. Contest applicants can benefit from the funding that is awarded to successful companies to develop their proposed solutions and grow their businesses; gain from exposure to a range of leading content providers and rights holders; test their proposed application or service with those partner companies and organisations; promote their prototype solution via the IC tomorrow programme and retain their full intellectual property.
IC tomorrow hosts a variety of events, pitching sessions and facilitated strategic matchmaking opportunities. These offer leading companies and content owners the opportunity to meet innovative digital start-ups and entrepreneurs with new applications and services that will help to drive innovation in their sectors. The start-ups gain from the access which IC tomorrow is able to provide to valuable business connections and leads with key industry stakeholders to help to spur their journey from concept to commercialisation.
The programme also runs quarterly business mentoring sessions. These sessions offer a small group of pre-selected start-ups one-to-one advice from a panel of business and technology professionals from investment, legal and entrepreneurial technology backgrounds. This opportunity is primarily aimed at businesses that are up and running or that have already developed technology.
Who is eligible?
IC tomorrow is an innovation programme that is open to individuals, organisations and companies who are interested in joining our network of over 3000 digital innovators, content providers and investors - and counting - to seek funding opportunities, make valuable connections and stimulate innovation and growth for individuals and businesses through technology enabled innovation.
How do I find out more?
To find out more about IC tomorrow please join our network to receive the latest news and opportunites, follow @ICtomorrow on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
To contact the IC tomorrow team please email [email protected] or phone 0300 321 4358 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.