HoloLens Accelerator - June 18th to August 17th

The HoloLens 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



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

'The HoloLens 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

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 HoloLens 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 HoloLens Accelerator is an opportunity that can't be missed.

Key Dates

Introductory Meeting - May 18th, time and location TBC.
Students interested in the Hololens Accelerator will be invited to a 20-30 minute presentation in which they'll learn further details of the event. Representatives from Microsoft, VISR, The University of Hull, as well as the businesses students will work with will be in attendance. Here, students will be able to confirm interest in the Hololens Accelerator.

Opening Ceremony - TBC
To launch the event, participants will be invited to a social event in which they get to know the other participants and event planners. Further details TBC.

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 - TBC
Upon completion of the Hololens Accelerator, participants will be invited to a Ceremonial event in which we celebrate the achievements of those that took part. Further details TBC.

Get in touch with further questions regarding timings and attendance.

What's in it for you?

We want taking part in the HoloLens 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
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.

Sign Up!

If you're interested in signing up for the HoloLens Accelerator, want updates, or just want to find out more information. Contact us below!


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