Projects

Published 07.09.2018
NCE Media stimulates and contributes to specific development projects between different players in the media cluster and R&D environments. Annually, we facilitate around 40 projects of different sizes in and around the cluster.

Norwegian Cognitive Center

Fast track to key cross sector AI competence to fuel innovation and business development.

Industry clusters in the Bergen region, the City of Bergen, Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, VIS Innovation, Helse Bergen and several of the academic institutions in Bergen are now joining forces to set up a national center for cognitive technologies with IBM as the technology partner. The ambition is to raise expertise and competence in artificial intelligence. 

Contact: Odd Gurvin

Read more


MCB Journalism Lab

The Norwegian Media Cluster drives several strategic innovation initiatives to define the direction of the global media industry beyond today’s challenges. One of our recent lighthouse projects is the Journalism Lab. The goal is to empower journalism and storytelling for the future by developing new and more efficient tools for rapid, digital-first production and multi-platform distribution. Create sustainable concepts for new business models and monetization opportunities.

Contact: Anne Jacobsen

Read more


Media Lab Sandbox

The Media Lab holds technical platforms and resources available to members; A wide range of different tech for all kind of purposes, as well as open data and APIs from cluster companies and international tech partners that students, startups, researchers, teams and project developers can use as their sandbox.

Contact: Rune Smistad

Read more


IBC and NAB: A joint effort to bring Norwegian tech to a global market

The Norwegian Media Cluster focuses heavy on internationalization. On global arenas such as the trade show IBC in Amsterdam and NAB in Las Vegas, we can provide our members a highway into international markets.

Contact: Anne Jacobsen

Read more


MediaFutures Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation

Researchers, media and technology companies in Media City Bergen seek to establish a centre for developing responsible media technology for the future. The University of Bergen (UiB) and partners from research and industry is proposing to establish a Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI). The centre will be named MediaFutures, after the big future challenges for the media that the centre will seek to solve.

Read more at uib.no


Future Week & mcb tech

Future Week consists of a number of research seminars, workshops, breakfast ­meetings, popup-talks, entertainment, demos, presentations, debates, talks and discussions, and the technology conference mcb tech. Topics are mostly within the media cluster’s disciplines but also our partners from different industries and other future oriented environments in the region will contribute with activities this week. 

Contact: Anne Jacobsen

Read more


MediaMotorEurope (Horizon 2020)

Media City Bergen is one of the participants in the EU-funded MediaMotorEurope project, which intends to promote solutions able to face challenges in the media such as misinformation, accessibility and data use. It supports deeptech startups to scaleup and pitch to potential clients, connect with investors and receive mentoring to scale their company.

Contact: Kristoffer Hammer

Read more


Norwegian model for the spoken word in media and language technology

Everything AI for content solutions starts with language. Through a groundbreaking co-operation of both commercial and public broadcasters, researchers, IBM Watson and the national language bank join forces to lay the foundation for delivering the best quality Natural Language Processing in Norwegian, for media relevant vocabularies. The pre project will result in a possible national scale project aimed at producing prototypes along the way, where use cases span from archive metadata generation, to text-to-speech/speech-to-text and automated, voice based services.

Contact: Rune Smistad


The Vidden project

Vidden is a mobile app for adventure tourism that is based on your personal preferences, without sharing your personal data. The app is built on a new Smart City platform. Here you will find all the services and information you will need for your hike experience, and the place you are visiting, as well as other related content and urgent messages. You can do planning, communication with guides and other participants, sharing of experiences and recommendations, and get location based information and ability to purchase tickets and digital payment. BLE beacons, Scanreach Mesh radio wearables, and IoT sensors in the area, will deliver data, services and security solutions, even without cell phone coverage. A live demo of the prototype is on display in MCB Media Lab.

Contact: Rune Smistad


Sandbox Hub (VRT startup network – EU Media Road)

The Media Cube, our own incubator is a part of the Sandbox hub, European network of incubators. The network is coordinated by VRT in Brussels and help start ups to get pitching opportunities, find partners and clients. The regular meetings, online and in person helps to gain new insight, networking and identify opportunities.

Contact: Kristoffer Hammer


Reg4Future

Supporting the Vilnius´ business school in a project to determine which investments and regulatory conditions the regions need to put themselves at the vanguard of AI and the 5G system.

Contact: Kristoffer Hammer


Funding opportunities for members

SkatteFUNN

SkatteFUNN is a fantastic opportunity for any company to get some of its investments on innovation and development back. 25% of the costs can be returned through the tax bill. NCE Media offers two workshops a year. The Project team can also offer guidance on writing the application. 

Contact: Rune Smistad

Read more