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Open call 3

Open call 3

Are you a deeptech innovator with solutions for the media and creative industries?

Join our third and last open call.


MediaMotorEurope (MME) supports promising deeptech innovators in the media sector and creative industries, offering a fully sponsored 6-month mentoring programme with online coaching sessions, workshops, pitching and matchmaking opportunities.

Applications to the last MME open call are now open: European startups and scaleups are invited to apply on F6S until 27 May 2021 at 17:00 CET!

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Don’t miss the chance to be part of a programme that has been supporting deeptech startups/scaleups in the media sector for the last year. 40 of them have already been selected and we’re now looking for the final promising 20!
The last suport cycle of MME will once again offer 6 months of dedicated coaching, support and guidance for mediatech startups, and much, much more!

Who are we looking for?

MME is looking for innovative European deeptech startups and scaleups 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
  • Transition towards a data-driven media 4.0 market

What does MediaMotorEurope offer?

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

Selected startups and scaleups 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, such as Slush, IBC, Digital Media Days and New Radio Day, as well as Mediatech on Stage;
  • The chance to win tickets to relevant international conferences of high impact;
  • Vouchers of up to EUR 600 to support travel costs to events (if health/safety regulations allow).

When does the programme run?

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

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


Applications close on 27 May 2021 at 17:00 CET.


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.

Follow us today to take part in shaping the media solutions of the future.


For more information, please visit MediaMotorEurope, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.



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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