Through MME, Media City Bergen is part of a large ecosystem, powered by the Norwegian Media Cluster together with strong media and innovation hubs, as well as key players in the tech and investment scene. MediaMotorEurope (MME), a project co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, aimed to nurture high-potential European deeptech innovators solving today’s most prominent media industry challenges (including misinformation and fake news, protection of personal data) and support them in building scalable media solutions. After 3 open calls, 3 support cycles, and 61 selected and supported startups, MME is ending in April 2022.
Among the startups that have successfully finished the program, you will find six tech startups from the Norwegian Media Cluster. Visualyst, Scriptix, GlobalM, Web64, Factiverse, and Voxalyze, have all benefited from the expert coaching and an extensive network of experts, potential clients, and investors within the MediaMotorEurope program during the duration of the project.
Throughout its 28-month duration, the 61 startups that took part in the program benefited from 22 specialized coaches; 235 coaching hours; 100+ workshop hours, and more than 180 pitching opportunities. MME also established important synergies with other initiatives and H2020 projects, namely with STADIEM, where Media City Bergen is one of the consortium's members. The support and coaching provided by the program were also key to some startups as they were then able to get financing from investors or secure profitable deals with big players in the media industry. See the MME success stories.
MME organized 3 pitching and networking events: #MediatechOnStage, the last two were live from the Media City Bergen Media Lab. These events closed each support cycle and had the purpose of giving visibility to the startups and to their solutions, as well as connecting them with investors and corporates to kick start fruitful partnerships.
MME achieved significant online impact in its communication channels, creating an engaged community of over 2500 members. To get to know all the facts and figures around MME, please consult the MME wrap up flyer and watch the final project video on the MME Youtube channel.
Many of the MME alumni applied to another H2020 program called STADIEM, where Media City Bergen is also a partner. In this program, the companies will go through an intense testing and integration process, which forms the perfect real-life application for their projects, with support from a €150K grant.
XD Media Hubs is an Erasmus+ project that just started and aims to prepare, equip, support, and develop entrepreneurs, managers, and owners of deeptech startups in the sector of Media and Creative industries. This project will for sure benefit from the ecosystem already created by MediaMotorEurope.
MME ended, but it is still possible to connect
The consortium of 7 partners: VRT, Media City Bergen, THERMI S.A, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, Athens Technology Center, Fasttrack Ventures, and F6S is saying goodbye to what was an amazing collaboration.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 871552.