We are very happy to announce that the last round of funding has been closed and five innovation projects were chosen.
We will be uploading the project summaries, but in the meantime, you can prepare for the next call that will open in March - more details to come soon!
We've put together some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis to help our Members better understand what we're after.
Q: Who can apply? I work for an organization that is considered an “Associate Member” or “Approved Participant” – can I still apply?
A: The Media Innovation Fund is currently set up for Members (aka Active Members) only, should this change we will make sure to inform you.
Q: What exactly do you mean by “Media Innovation” or “Innovation Projects”?
A: We’re after a project that works towards improving, reinventing, or creating solutions to be used in an app, widget, plug-in, website, prototype or formats that will not only benefit your organization but the EBU community at large. A project can be experimental as long as it is measurable, has well-defined goals, and a structured timeline.
Q: What do you mean by impact and shareability?
A: Our biggest driver for expanding the Media Innovation Fund was impact – our main goal is to find projects that can benefit other Members in a more practical way.
This means being able to share knowledge beyond a presentation or report, for example: open source solutions, detailed how-to manuals, or clear and replicable processes.
You can find additional questions and answers here.
The Fund was previously known as the Radio Innovation Fund and is under the supervision of the Radio Committee and Digital Steering Committee and is being managed by a working group from within the EBU.