Ravensbourne’s DMIC (Digital Media Innovation Consultancy) project is now accepting applications from London-based media, technology and design businesses to join its 2014/15 Incubation programme. Backed by £1million from the European Regional Development Fund, Incubation at Ravensbourne aims to support London’s media, technology and design companies with access to the university sector college’s technical facilities, networks and professional business support.
Incubation is open to companies who have been established and trading for at least 12 months; are London-based digital technology, media or design businesses; have fewer than 250 employees; have a turnover of less than €50million; and have growth potential. Features of the free programme include: access to cutting-edge multimedia technical equipment; access to high-end hot-desk workspaces; informal networking events and access to larger events run by Ravensbourne’s commercial team.
“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,” said Carrie Wootten, head of commercial development, Ravensbourne. “On top of great workspaces and facilities, Incubation at Ravensbourne offers networking, personalised business advice, and access to specialist technical equipment. It’s a unique offer, opening up Ravensbourne’s wider network and facilities to London’s high-growth creative digital businesses.”
Ravensbourne has expanded its in-house team with the hire of Ha Smith (pictured), Incubation manager. Smith’s appointment provides incubating businesses with a dedicated person to help them utilise the university sector college’s wider resources.
The application window for Incubation at Ravensbourne 2014/15 closes on 10 February 2014. Visit the website for further details of the programme, entry criteria and application forms.