Take a look at the data regarding the 20 startups and scaleups selected to join MediaMotorEurope’s third support cycle.
The third and last MME open call for startups and scaleups closed on the 27th of May 2021, with 51 finalised applications. The 20 top deeptech innovators have been selected for our third support cycle and are about to start the MediaMotorEurope adventure. This article intends to give an overview of some interesting data about the startups, in order to introduce them a bit better and to share what they can expect next from MME.
Where are the startups based?
The 20 selected startups are based in 15 different countries, both European and H2020 associated countries. The countries with more representation are Israel, Germany, France and The Netherlands. In the infographic above, the map shows the geographic widespread of the companies.
Which media challenges are the selected startups targeting?
Five main media challenges were defined to be part of the application form of MME’s open calls, with the intention to help organise the candidate’s solutions, give a scope of action to the applicants and ensure that the presented solutions targeted some of the biggest challenges that the media industry faces nowadays.
“Facilitating transition to a data-driven media industry 4.0” and “Advancing human-machine interaction” were the most common choices, with a 30% of the answers each. The second most selected challenges (also tied) were “Fight against misinformation and fake news” and “Improved accessibility to media outlets”.
What’s to come?
The top startups and scaleups have been assigned to one of MME’s four hubs:
- the Brussels hub – VRT, Belgium
- the Bergen hub – Media City Bergen, Norway
- the Sofia hub – Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, Bulgaria
- the Thessaloniki hub – THERMI – Business Incubator
Each startup will be assigned a dedicated coach chosen by their hub, that will help guide their path within the programme. Nevertheless, every startup will benefit from the complete range of opportunities within the MME ecosystem.
The startups and scaleups are now “pressing play” in the MediaMotorEurope journey, where they will be benefiting from several services: dedicated coaching to support upscaling the business and soft-landing to new markets, tailored support and guidance to their needs and challenge, matchmaking with media and creative corporations and public procurement support, meetings and networking opportunities with investors, pitching and showcasing at major media events.
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