VRT and EDI launch new big data challenges for startups and SMEs

The European project EDI and VRT launch for the third consecutive year new challenges. EDI is a fund of 5 million euros in total to help grow data economy throughout Europe. The 8 months lasting program already hosted 80 startups and SMEs that received growing opportunities and gave them a chance to receive financing up to 100,000 euros as well. 


Within the framework of the European research project CPN (Content Personalisation Network), we are now launching the third and final pilot study on personalised news. 

VRT Innovation at IBC, in pictures

This year, VRT Innovation showcased 5 projects at IBC, the yearly international media, entertainment and technology conference in Amsterdam. At different stands, organised by VRT and partners, visitors were able to experience personalised and interactive radio, discover media applications in a smart city, and learn more about the technological opportunities for media accessibility. One of the stands was uniquely designed and hand-drawn by designer Anne Manteleers. View the pictures here.

Experience interactive and personalised media with VRT Innovation at IBC

From the 13th till the 17th of September, VRT Innovation is represented at the IBC event, the yearly international media, entertainment and technology conference in Amsterdam. Together with its partners, VRT Innovation showcases 5 projects that focus on delivering a more personalised and interactive media experience, and innovating together.

Smart city project FLAME launches call for new media experiences using 5G

As part of the FLAME project, VRT worked together with partners as Disney and Martel Innovate to create a smart media infrastructure in order to experiment with new personalised, localised and interactive media applications. The project is now in its end phase and is looking for proposals from SMEs and startups for new media experiences that make use of 5G networks. 

VRT organises Voice hackathon for delegation of European broadcasters

On the 17th and 18th of June, VRT hosted a hackathon for the EBU VOX group, a member-led expert group from the Digital, Radio and Technology & Innovation departments of the European Broadcasting Union. The group includes representatives from member broadcasters who have strategic interests in the future of audio and video, with the arrival of voice-controlled digital assistants.

What we learned from VRT MyNWS: a pilot on news personalisation

At the end of March, VRT Innovation and VRT NWS experimented for four weeks with VRT MyNWS, a web application that aims to bring readers news articles based on their interests. The experiment was led by VRT as part of the European CPN project. In this project, VRT Innovation helps with building software that allows media organisations to personalise their news content

From VRT Sandbox to the Sandbox Hub: 15 European media organisations enable startups to grow internationally

France TV, the Dutch NPO, the Finnish public broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. Those are only 5 of the 15 media organisations that joined the Sandbox Hub the past year. The Sandbox Hub initiative was launched early 2018 to support collaboration and knowledge-sharing among European broadcasters and startups.

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