Members FREE: Study Tour to NYC during the US midterm elections

Published 28.09.2018
Join NCE Media's study tour to NYC and visit some of the world’s most forward leaning tech companies, including Turner, Vice, Unacast, IBM Watson and several others. You will also get a tour of Madison Square Garden's full-scale television production facility, and of course, an American-style “election night”.

Study Tour NYC with NCE Media
Members/Partners: FREE*
Non Members: NOK 15000*

The US Elections are among the events with the heaviest media coverage in the world. New York City is the focal point of a colossal showroom for technology from the media cluster. We will visit international media houses and technology companies to meet the marked across the pond.

We are planning an executive-level study tour with exciting visits to world leading companies in their fields to gain insight into the American market and inspiration from Norwegian companies who have already established themselves "across the pond".

An election night in the middle of Manhattan is both spectacular and thrilling, and also an opportunity for cluster companies to shine with their solutions for graphics, augmented reality and virtual studios. In 2008, when President Barack Obama won his first election, Vizrt had its breakthrough as CNN implemented the Viz Magic. You will not want to miss this.

The mission of the journey:

  • Professional development and updates - See and learn from some of the best in the business
  • Witness how the Media Cluster technology is utilized during election broadcasts.
  • Get introduced to the US market and its limitless opportunities.
  • Be inspired by the vibrance and the energy of the city (sleep is optional).
  • Connect with fellow travelers, create ideas for project, make evil plans.

The program runs from the morning of Monday November 5th through lunch of Wednesday November 7th.

Program includes:
(Please note that the program may be subject to change)

VICE Media 
VICE has expanded into a leading global youth media company with bureaus in over 30 countries. VICE operates the world’s premier original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book-publishing division. 

Turner is one of the largest media and companies in the USA, with properties in television and digital arenas that are famiiar to audiences around the world. From movies and sports channels, to breaking news on CNN, Turner has grown from its humble beginnings in Georgia in 1965 to a division owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia conglomerate, which was formerly known as Time Warner Inc.

Madison Square Guarden

Madison Square Garden is unique in the media and entertainment universe. Not only does it comprise a world-known venue for sports and concert, it also hosts a full-scale television production facility and even has its own channel on the largest cable distribution networks in the US. Direct from the floor to the screen, MSG Network is able to deliver an in-house and on-screen experience like no one else.

IBM Watson Astor Place
Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. 8.3 billion devices around the world automating our lives with the ease of AI. But, few understand how these systems work.

That’s why IBM created the Watson Experience Center — a collaborative space where visitors learn about AI with immersive explorations told through a combination of storytelling, design, data and expert-guided interaction. Here, we will be presented the stories of Watson at work — sparking imaginations and seeding understanding of AI.

Plug and Play Tech Center
Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations. The platform offers over 50+ Accelerator Programs a year, as well as Corporate Innovation and Investment.  

Unacast is the leading transparent and contextualized location data platform, The platform empower companies to make smarter decisions and build better products by providing the most accurate understanding of human activity in the physical world through the Real World Graph®.

Unacast believes that democratizing access to data is the currency of innovation, and the company is on a mission to fix inaccurate and unverified location data to deliver unparalleled transparency and accuracy to their partners.

Innovation Norway NYC
New York has evolved as a leading hub for technology and innovation, offering Norwegian entrepreneurs and companies an excellent starting point for developing their knowledge of the US market, build networks and strengthen strategies to grow both in the US and internationally.


Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. They help their customers make, manage, measure and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

Please note that the program may be subject to change. 

Apply: Send email to anne(a)

Cost 1: Cluster members and partners: Free*
Cost 2: Non-members: NOK 15.000* 
Who can join: Executive level management
Suitable for: All industries with interests in technology, digitalization, disruption, etc.
Available spaces: 12-15

* The study tour is free, but participants must cover travel expenses and accommodationsNCE has reserved a block of hotel rooms at Times Square (first come, first served), and will make recommendations for air travel.