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Open call 2

Open call 2

Are you a deep-tech innovator with solutions for the media and creative industries?
Apply now for MediaMotorEurope!

MediaMotorEurope (MME), a mentoring programme supported by Startup Europe, is looking for 20 high-potential European deep-tech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges. Applications are open to the second MME open call: European startups and scaleups are invited to apply on F6S until 30 October 2020 at 17:00 CET!

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MME is powered by strong media and innovation hubs, as well as key players in the tech and investment scene: VRT Sandbox, Media City Bergen, Thermi Group, Athens Technology Center, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, FastTrack, and F6S.

The 6-month programme will foster the development of creative and unique deep-tech solutions targeting some of the biggest challenges and needs that the media sector faces, such as the fight against misinformation and fake news; improved accessibility and inclusion of media services for people with disabilities; more advanced human-machine interaction; better protection of personal data through new technologies; and transition towards a data-driven media 4.0 market.

What does MediaMotorEurope offer?

The intensive mentoring programme aims to bring deep-tech innovators from an MVP to a growing company together with candidate clients in the media sector and potential investors.

Selected startups and scale-ups get:

  • Dedicated coaching to support upscaling the business and soft-landing to new markets;
  • Tailored support and guidance to the startups’ needs and challenges, improving skills in areas such as product-market fit, legal aspects, pitching readiness, fundraising, product development, strategic management, internationalisation, UX and Design, etc.;
  • Matchmaking with media & creative corporations and public procurement support;
  • Meetings and networking opportunities with investors;
  • Pitching and showcasing at major media events;
  • The chance to win tickets to relevant international conferences of high impact;
  • Vouchers to support travel costs

The programme takes place between January until June 2021. All services are offered for free thanks to Startup Europe.

For Eligibility criteria & open call information, please see here.


Applications open until 30 October 2020 at 17:00 CET here.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871552.

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