Study Tours

Published 01.01.2020
As a Media Cluster member or associate you can join the many different study tours organised by NCE Media. Most study tours are free of charge.

NCE Media regularly organizes tailor-made study tours to offer members and associates new global insight, knowledge, network and inspiration to fuel innovation, collaboration or product development. Equally important is the introduction to new international markeds. 

Study tours for 2020:

Tokyo (Japan) and Seoul (South Korea)
Date: August 9 – 14, 2020

Members/Partners: FREE*
Non Members: NOK 23 000*

Program includes:
(Please note that the program may be subject to change)

  • NHK Research Lab
  • IBM Research Center
  • Rakuten 
  • LG/Samsung
  • Språkteknologi
  • Market introduction and access
  • Meet new partners and customers. 

Who can join: Executive level management
Suitable for: All industries with interests in technology, digitalization, disruption, etc.
Available spaces: 12


New York, USA
Date: November 1 - 4, 2020

Members/Partners: FREE*
Non Members: NOK 15000*

The US Elections are among the events with the heaviest media coverage in the world. New York City is the focal point of a colossal showroom for technology from the Norwegian Media Cluster. 

Program includes:
(Please note that the program may be subject to change)

  • Broadcast graphics
  • Journalism, new tools and tech
  • Digitization
  • AI
  • Market introduction and access
  • Meet new partners and customers. 
  • ... and an American-style “election night”.

Who can join: Executive level management
Suitable for: All industries with interests in technology, digitalization, disruption, etc.
Available spaces: 12-15


Previous study tours
In 2019 NCE Media organised two study tours for our members: IBC Amsterdam in September, and London/Cardiff in November.

A substantial part of the study tour value is the opportunity to network and discuss, both with companies and organizations we visit, but first and foremost amongst the fellow participants. During these intens days new relationships are build and interesting projects are planned between people and businesses. Networking is an important part of the study trip - new startup companies and new products have been launched as a direct result of such events. Our satisfaction surveys prove that the study tours are rated as one of the most valued assets of being a media cluster member. 

New York, 2018: A delegation from the Norwegian Media Cluster visiting VICE Media.

Most study tours are targeted towards c-level executives, middle management and business developers who want to stay updated on emerging trends and new technology. We want participants who are engaged, passionate about the field, collaborative and eager to share their knowledge and insight.


Cardiff, 2019: Exploring the studios in the brand new BBC headquarters in Cardiff.

In feedback from our members they point to networking opportunities as crucial for their business development and that they on these trips found a common ground and new ways to collaborate. To quote one of our members; “In our company you meet Norway – at NCE Media you meet the world.”


* The study tour is free, but participants must cover travel expenses and accommodations. NCE will for most tours reserve a block of hotel rooms (first come, first served), and will make recommendations for air travel. 

For information on our upcoming study tours, please subscribe to our newsletter, or contact Anne Jacobsen (anne@mediacitybergen.no)