MediaMotorEurope's final open call winners

Published 02.08.2021
Media City Bergen welcomes Spectalix, Rumble Studio, Searchr, Movi, and Circulr, five of the top 20 deep-tech innovators selected for the third call of the MediaMotorEurope program (MME).

The third and final MME open call for startups and scaleups closed earlier this summer, with 51 finalized applications. The top 20 deep-tech innovators have been selected for the third support cycle and have started their MediaMotorEurope adventure. The chosen startups have been distributed across the four innovation hubs behind the MediaMotorEurope program: VRT, Media City Bergen, Sofia Knowledge City, and Thermi Group. This cycle, Media City Bergen has the pleasure to welcome Spectalix (Israel), Rumble Studio (France), Searchr (Latvia), Movi (Norway), and Circulr (Denmark) to the Bergen hub.

Each startup has been assigned a dedicated coach by their hub to help guide their path within the program. Nevertheless, every startup will benefit from the complete range of opportunities within the MME ecosystem. The coaches at Media City Bergen are looking forward to working with a truly exciting group of companies.


Meet the companies in the MCB hub


Spectalix' disruptive technology for the mobile phone allows media companies to reclaim their users on their consumer apps through all-out video engagement.

Rumble Studio 
Rumble Studio is the SaaS platform that enables anyone in your marketing team to record and publish spoken-word audio content quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

Searchr is a complete hybrid cloud solution for remotely searching, managing, and repurposing media content.

Movi builds and licenses video tech to enable a mobile-first, touch-based video experience for app developers worldwide.

Circulr Sound is creating the next category of personal AI audio devices called "Neckphones" with open-sound tech that allows micro-mobility users to safely and legally enjoy music, calls, podcasts, and audiobooks with non-invasive sound tech to their surroundings.


See the entire selection for the third and final support cycle here.


About MediaMotorEurope
MediaMotorEurope is an EU-funded mentoring program that aims to build a strong European ecosystem fostering media and the creative industries, focusing on deep-tech solutions, such as AI and machine learning.

Media City Bergen is one of the key partners in the project, together with three other media- and accelerator hubs in Europe; VRT in Flanders, Belgium, Sofia Knowledge City, Bulgaria, and Thermi Group in Thessaloniki, Greece. Athens Technology Center, FastTrack, and F6S are also partners in the consortium. The Media Cluster Incubator, VIS Mediekuben, is partnered with Media City Bergen in this project.

Marianne Fjellhaug, Project Manager EU-projects, (marianne(a) can answer any questions you might have regarding MediaMotorEurope. You can also learn more at the MediaMotorEurope website.

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