Media Innovation Fund


Second call is now open!

As we all start to cautiously move into the “new normal”, we have decided to open up a second official call to the Media Innovation Fund, deadline is 30 October.

This call can still include COVID related projects as well as general innovation projects.

If you have an idea but are unsure if it qualifies, you can always reach out to Grace Zakka ( and she can arrange for a quick pitching session and help guide you before applying.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Rules and application forms

Second Official Call: You can download the rules in the pdf and the application form in the Word Document.

COVID-19 Special Call: You can download the adapted rules in the pdf and the application form in the Word Document.

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. 

Contact detail

Grace Zakka
Digital Project Manager
+41 22 717 2439