VRT Sandbox

VRT Sandbox

Open innovation with startups

Sandbox ConceptVRT Sandbox facilitates short-term collaborations between startups, SME's and VRT. During these tracks, these organizations have the opportunity to develop or test innovations in a media context, with access to VRT's infrastructure and production teams. The collaboration allows partners to evaluate existing mechanisms from a different perspective,  explore creative applications and learn by gaining new insights.

After the end of the projects, startups, SME's and entrepreneurs, together with VRT, showcase their results and learnings during the VRT Sandbox Sessions, an open networking event.

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The Sandbox Hub: an international network

As part of the European MediaRoad project, the Sandbox approach will also be transformed into a replicable model, enabling other European media organizations to launch their own Sandboxes and connect with others. This European network will allow for a cross-fertilization of ideas and a wider circulation of innovating outcomes.


Intrapreneurship: Sandbox for VRT colleagues

VRT Sandbox offers the same support to VRT colleagues, as to startups. These intrapreneurs are able to experiment with new technologies and formats within the setting of VRT. Giving colleagues the opportunity to develop their own ideas adds value to the VRT as a workplace and creates space for innovating ideas to grow.


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European collaboration with media start-ups within STADIEM project

The STADIEM project is working on a piloting and acceleration programme to bring together start-ups, scale-ups, investors and media organisations, and foster the development of Next Generation Media solutions. Within the European H2020 project, participating start-ups have access to, among other things, regional and local knowledge (including market and consumer specifics), available financing and scaling opportunities, as well as venture capital and corporate networks.

The story of EDUbox: how innovation can turn an idea into an educational platform

Over the past year, EDUbox has gained its place in the educational landscape as a medium that introduces young people to a particular societal theme. Each EDUbox is created in cooperation with partners who deploy their expertise around a particular theme. The creation and growth of the concept itself is also a story of collaboration, both with external partners and with various VRT colleagues.

MediaMotorEurope supports high-potential European deeptech innovators in building the media solutions of tomorrow

MediaMotorEurope (MME), a new project co-funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme, wants to nurture high-potential European deeptech innovators solving today's most prominent media industry challenges and support them in building scalable media solutions.

VRT at IBC: the international Sandbox Hub, a virtual radiostudio, and live broadcasting in Ultra Wide Vision

IBC is coming! This year, the annual trade show takes place from the 13th till the 18th of September in Amsterdam. Especially VRT Sandbox will be represented this year with the Sandbox Hub, a network that aims to build a European network for media innovation. Here, you will have an overview of where to find our colleagues.