June 18th to August 17th

The Mixed Reality Accelerator programme will bring together industry leaders and students to produce solutions using spatial computing and the Microsoft HoloLens. Over nine weeks, students will work in teams to complete briefs set by select businesses, with the goal of using Augmented Reality and 3D technologies to solve actual problems within industry.

True Experience

Get experience working with globally recognised brands on real projects that will impact the future of industry.


Create for the HoloLens; shape the future of augmented reality, technology redefining the way we interact with the world.

Exciting Prospects

Get on board a programme that’s the first of its kind, with unique and exciting prospects for employment.

All Inclusive

Free accommodation will be provided on campus at the University of Hull, and participants are entitled to two complimentary meals a day.

When is it?

The programme will run for nine weeks from June 18th to August 17th

9AM to 5PM each weekday.


We are looking for driven programmers and digital artists who are looking to excel.

More Info

If you'd like to know more specific details about the event, click the headings below.

Microsoft HoloLens and Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality is revolutionising the way we interact with the world, and 'digitisation' of industry is becoming more and more commonplace. The Mixed Reality Accelerator will give you the opportunity to develop skills that aren't being taught anywhere else, and work with technology that very few people have access to. You will leave the accelerator with a thorough understanding of this tech, and a unique skillset that will be incredibly rare for graduates. If you want to be a part of the future of Augmented and Virtual Reality, the Mixed Reality Accelerator is an opportunity that can't be missed.

Key Dates

Introductory Meet and Greet - Tuesday 8th May, University of Hull Enterprise Centre - 6PM until 7PM

Interested in a full board summer of Mixed and Virtual Reality? Come meet us on campus to chat, eat pizza, and drink beer! Get demos and breifed on the Mixed Reality Accelerator.

Opening Ceremony - June 19th

To launch the event, participants will be invited to a social event in which they get to know the other participants and event planners..

The Accelerator will run from June 18th to August 19th.

Further details regarding weekly events and scheduling over this period are to be announced.

Closing Ceremony - August 17th

Upon completion of the Mixed Reality Accelerator, participants will be invited to a Ceremonial event in which we celebrate the achievements of those that took part.

Get in touch with further questions regarding timings and attendance.

What are the timings of the event?

The Mixed Reality Accelerator runs from June 18th to August 17th, 9AM to 5PM from Monday to Friday.

What's in it for you?

We want taking part in the Mixed Reality Accelerator to be as simple as possible, so we're taking care of accommodation and food. Accommodation will be located on the University campus, and you'll be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

  • Accommodation on University campus provided.
  • Breakfast and dinner provided daily.
  • Experience with technology that very few people have access to - leave with a thorough understanding of this tech.
  • Leave with a unique skill set that will be incredibly rare for graduates.
  • References and potential hire directly from the Fortune 500 businesses involved.
Who we're looking for?

We are looking for people with a passion for new technology and the drive to change the future of industry. If you're a programmer or 3D artist in your second year or above, you will fit in perfectly, and if you have experience with Unity or other 3D platforms, this would be ideal, though not essential.

Do I have to attend the full 9 weeks?

Due to limited spaces and businesses involved, we're only able to provide placement to students that will be able to engage with the full event.

'The Mixed Reality Accelerator will provide a unique opportunity for students to work on projects that will impact the future of industry. The University of Hull is extremely excited to be chosen to collaborate with Microsoft and support our computer scientists to be the best in their industry'.

- Lindsey Nicklin, Enterprise Centre University of Hull


The event is running in collaboration with the following sponsors