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STADIEM Open Call 1

Are you a start-up or scale-up working on next gen media solutions? Do you want to integrate your technology on the production floor, but are you looking for the right connections and resources? Through STADIEM's piloting programme, you will be able to introduce your innovation to an international network and integrate it into a live production environment. You can register now for the first call until the 31st of March.

International piloting programme

The STADIEM project, launched in October 2020, is working on a piloting and acceleration programme to bring together start-ups, scale-ups, investors and media organizations and foster new Next Generation Media solutions. To this end, 7 partners from 6 European countries (Belgium, Norway, Estonia, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland) work together to provide the best possible support on the way to growth. The piloting programme lasts 14 months and consists of 4 phases to introduce start-ups and scaleups to an international network and develop, integrate and test media solutions with a media partner. STADIEM has a budget of €3,86M available and each start-up or SME could receive up to €150,000 for their project.

Stadiem's 4-fasen programma

STADIEM’s 4-stage programme

At the same time, STADIEM lets you become part of a mission to tackle today’s most prominent media challenges. From helping discover treasures in a content archive, to empowering journalists to bring news at lightning speed. In addition, STADIEM also invites applicants to submit innovative and surprising visions as “moonshots”.

As a global founder community we love to help startups and find the right opportunities for them.

Violeta Vasileva, F6S

Open Call Webinar

STADIEM hosted a first webinar on the open calls, providing an overview of the project's goals and conditions for participation. You can revisit it here or register for the  webinar on March 10.

De opname van het webinar is nu beschikbaar.

We are excited to make Europe a global leader in media innovation and  look forward to not only seize but also create opportunities for media innovation that can have a real impact, both locally and internationally.

Mike Matton, Head of international R&D collaborations, VRT

For all information and tips to apply, you can visit the Open Call 1 and related FAQs pages of STADIEM’s website.

For any specific inquiries, you can contact


STADIEM project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement number 957321.

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