4 billion people will be watching Vizrt graphics on election night
More stories, better told. And these are the stories that really matter. Come election night, media outlets all over the world will be using media tech and tools from Vizrt and the Norwegian Media Cluster.
Global tech company Evertz invests big in Media Cluster member Sixty
This means that Sixty´s product Ease Live, now separated into its own company, will be deeply integrated with Evertz cloud production solutions for the benefit of its live sports, live events, and linear to customers all over the world.
- A day to celebrate, says CEO of Sixty, Kjetil Horneland.
Faktisk.no joins the Media Cluster
We are pleased to welcome Faktisk.no as the latest addition to the Media Cluster.
Meet the Media Cluster Advisory Board
– The value the cluster creates is the sum of the work the community puts in, says Ketil Moland Olsen, Head of the Media Cluster Advisory Board. He has been heavily involved in the advisory board since it was founded five years ago.
Mobica is the Media Cluster's newest associate member
Mobica is a global software engineering provider delivering tailored, next-generation digital technology solutions. Their technical expertise, on-shore and near-shore capacity and scalable resourcing model enables them to deliver outstanding commercial outcomes for some of the world’s leading businesses.
VUU changes how we watch our favorite movies and TV series
VUU, the Norwegian Media Cluster's newest member, has launched a brand new technology that delivers bonus material, unique content, and sought-after trivia, directly to viewers in real time as they are watching movies and TV shows.
Dagens Næringsliv joins the Media Cluster
Dagens Næringsliv has recently been through a major restructuring, and has launched several innovation and development initiatives. To further accelerate digital development the media house now joins the Media Cluster as a member.
GlobalM joins the Media Cluster
GlobalM provides a solution for crowdsourcing news / sports content, and specializes in advanced streaming technologies for Sports, News, Business, Culture and Entertainment.
Are you a deeptech 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 high-potential European deeptech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges.
Ytringsfrihetskommisjonen kommer til Media City Bergen
Ytringsfrihetskommisjonen er nedsatt av regjeringen for å utforske hvordan det står til med ytringsfriheten i Norge i dag, og komme med forslag til tiltak som kan gjøre den enda bedre.
Einar Kaslegard joins the Media City Bergen team
The cluster organization is excited to welcome Einar Kaslegard as the new Project Manager for EU projects.
DN nytt medlem i medieklyngen
Dagens Næringsliv har vært gjennom en stor omstilling, og har tatt store innovasjons- og utviklingsgrep den siste tiden. Nå melder mediehuset seg inn i medieklyngen for å ytterligere sette fart på den digitale utviklingen.
Meet our new intern
Johannes Lien is currently studying for a degree in Master of Science in business, with a major in Leadership and Change at the BI Norwegian Business School. Johannes will spend his internship in the Media Cluster for the next eight weeks.
SpeakLab granted 2,8 MNOK to create next level webinar
Media Cluster member SpeakLab has been granted 2,8 million NOK in funding from Innovation Norway to take webinars and online courses to a higher level.
This was mcb tech .20
Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. As the pandemic situation continued to evolve, mcb tech had to move online. Using technology and tools from the Norwegian Media Cluster, a virtual studio was built to facilitate the conference in this extraordinary situation.
See what's happening in the Media Cluster this autumn
We have some exciting months ahead in the Norwegian Media Cluster - check out the highlights here.
Upcoming activities in MCB JoLab
See what's on the agenda this autumn.
7 Questions Between 7 Mountains
During the aftermath of Covid-19’s effect on the media industry, Myreze explored ways to expand on its range of virtual services and created a platform for a series of shows aimed to start an inspiring conversation together with Bergen’s most successful creatives.
Media companies push AI innovation
Media companies have strong desire and motivation to apply AI in their new solutions. This is reinforced by forces in the technological environment that are pushing for change. On the other hand, forces in the institutional environment are slowing down the degree of adoption due to the high awareness of dealing with responsible and ethical AI, which is necessary to maintain credibility.
Launching the Nordic 5G Consortium
Media City Bergen is setting up the Nordic collaboration consortium to facilitate innovation, development and commercialization of 5G services for content production and to engage in influencing 5G use and policies. Ingebrigt Lunde (former project manager at TV 2 AS) is engaged as a consultant to set up the consortium.
UiB and Media City Bergen awarded SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation
The University of Bergen and the Norwegian Media Cluster has been awarded a SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation from the Norwegian Research Council. The center MediaFutures will develop responsible media technology and innovation targeting the next generations of media users.
The Weather Channel becomes the first Virtual revolutionary TV-Channel
Following last month's announcement of a large rebranding project with the Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya, Myreze from the Norwegian Media Cluster has released details on yet another impressive project. This time with The Weather Channel, received by approx. 80 million households in the U.S.
Lytt invited to pitch as one of five European startups at the Silicon Valley Women´s Startuplab
Linn Dyveke Wilberg, the founder of Lytt, has been selected to be part of an exclusive selection of startups that will pitch to investors, entrepreneurs and influencers around the world, in a 30 minutes online pitching session on 18 June.
The Norwegian Media Cluster Awarded EU Funding to Boost Emerging Tech
The project STADIEM will develop incubators and accelerators across Europe. Startups that will be accepted to the program can secure up to 1,7 MNOK in funding.
Boosting Industries and Sustainability Through AI and Collaboration
To power innovation and deep tech projects, the Norwegian Cognitive Center can be just what the doctor ordered, as society emerges from the Covid 19 global pandemic.
Are you a deeptech 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 deeptech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges.
Meet our interns
It's time to introduce NCE Media's new interns – Vilde and Marianne!
Record number of applications for the University of Bergen in MCB
Sky high interest for the Department of Information Science and Media Studies' programmes in Media City Bergen.
May 5-6: IBM Think goes online, and you can join.
Amal Clooney, Imogen Heap and Mayim Bialik will all be speaking at the IBM Think 2020 Conference. And you can join - for free!
– Never despair - a crisis is an opportunity
Show & Tell is the most popular social arena and event for the Norwegian Media Cluster, only open to members, and showcases the latest innovations from the cluster members. For the first time ever Show & Tell moved online. One of the cases presenting was Scary Weather, a small startup highly affected by the corona crisis, but successfully shifted their focus to new markeds and opportunities.
Vizr.TV: Rapid evolution to the cloud
No doubt the corona situation puts companies in a difficult situation. But most of the Media Cluster Companies excel in digital communication, even when you need to set up your own TV channel in a couple of days to reach your customers. Read the story from Chris Black, Head of Brand and Content in Vizrt, on how Vizr.TV was born.
Media Cluster Tools to help with digital communications and remote production
The corona virus not only puts life and health at risk, but also jeopardizes large parts of the business community as well as public operations. For those who need to obtain critical operations, share and distribute important information or try to maintain some sort of "business as usual", most meetings, teamwork and productions now need to be done remote and on digital platforms.
Din komplette guide til norske krise- og tiltakspakker
I samarbeid med Innovasjon Norge, Vestland fylkeskommune, Bergen kommune, Sparebanken Vest og Norges forskningsråd inviterte NCE Media til webinar med guide til aktuelle krisepakker. Se webinaret i opptak her.
NCE Media wins pre-project grant to develop Katapult
NCE Media is granted NOK 200.000 from SIVA to research and explore the foundation for a national Katapult for Industrial Service Development.
We are proven for Cluster Excellence! The Norwegian Media Cluster is awarded the coveted European Gold Label, as we join rank with the European clusters of the highest standard.
Stavanger will have their "Media City"
The media industry in Stavanger, Norway, is one step closer to co-locating in the city center as Mediafarm, Mediability, Screen Story, NRK Rogaland and Stavanger Aftenblad sign a Letter of Intent to build a new “Media City”. The project is also supported by Lyse.
mcb tech .20 and Future Week postponed
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the postponement of the 2020 mcb tech conference and Future Week. The events were to be held in June in Bergen, Norway, but is now postponed indefinitely.
Norwegian Cognitive Center
The Norwegian Cognitive Center builds competence on AI cross industries and public sector, by training AI platforms on new industries and problems, and by laying the foundation for new research and knowledge. NCE Media is the initiator and primary driving force.
Everviz - the latest spinoff in the Media Cluster
BERGEN, NORWAY March 1, 2020: Highsoft, the leading provider of charting solutions for web and developers, is pleased to announce the creation of a subsidiary Visual Elements AS, which will take over the development and management of Highsoft’s “Highcharts Cloud” service.
The Norwegian Media Cluster Celebrates Ten Years
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Huge congratulations to all the fantastic Media Cluster Members and friends on the ten year anniversary. From 2010 until today the cluster has created thousands of new jobs, groundbreaking innovations, international successes - and an awesome cluster family.
Media City Bergen companies pitch ideas for master projects
In Media City Bergen, master students can collaborate with companies such as TV 2 Digital, NRK, Vimond, Bergens Tidende, Mjoll and Everviz.
What's the Deal with Snapchat?
Why have 2,5 million Norwegians downloaded the app, and how is Snapchat changing our social interactions?
Resources & tools for journalists
A collection of tools and resources especially useful for investigative journalists. Let us know if you have resources or useful links that can be shared.
IBC and NAB: Highway to international markets
The Norwegian Media Cluster focuses heavy on internationalization. On global arenas such as the trade shows IBC in Amsterdam and NAB in Las Vegas, we can provide our members a highway into international markets.
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.
Ketil Moland Olsen is the Media Cluster Ambassador of the Year
– The Media Cluster as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, said the Media Cluster Ambassador of the Year 2019, Ketil Moland Olsen.
Joint effort on editorial competence and innovation
The Norwegian media industry joins forces as NCE Media launches Media City Bergen Journalism Lab (JoLab) to increase media innovation and build competence for the newsroom of the future.
New Executive Program in Innovation and Leadership
The Norwegian Media Cluster is pleased to announce a collaboration with NHH, the Norwegian School of Economics, and their Executive department (NHHE), resulting in the launch of a new short program in innovation and leadership.
Årsrapport 2019 - Media Innovation Norway
Vi legger bak oss nok et spennende år for medieklyngen og Media Innovation Norway.
The Norwegian Media Cluster Wins EU Funding for AI
The Media Cluster has been appointed one of four core environments for AI expertise in Europe.
– An important recognition of the cluster capabilities and competence, says Haavard Myklebust, chair of the Media Cluster Board.
Humanoid robot prototypes on show at Media City Bergen
This semester, master's students at Media and Interaction Design at UiB are undergoing a course on how to make interactive robots. The students were challenged to invent a communicative purpose for a robot – which sparked some excellent ideas!
Future Week & mcb tech
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the postponement of the 2020 mcb tech conference and Future Week.
How UK media are facing future challenges
Earlier this month, a delegation from the Norwegian Media Cluster went to Cardiff and London to meet with several media and tech companies, including BBC, Amplyfi, ITV, as well as leading academic institutions.
Celebrating Female Leaders
– Transparency breeds trust. As a matter of principle, it is demanding, but transparency as value is essential to succeed as a leader in demanding situations, said Sarah C. J. Willand (Head of Communication and Organization) as she recently spoke about her TV2 management role in front of the media cluster’s network of business leaders.
The World to Media City Bergen
Last week, cluster member HoloCap pitched their solution to Horizons Ventures, one of the leading global investment funds in the world.
Learn from the best in Cardiff & London!
Would you like to visit what will become one of the most technologically advanced broadcasting centres in Europe, experience Europe's first immersive cross-disciplinary space for 360º cinema, or deep dive into the concepts of Artificial Intelligence with leading British startup companies?
Innovation Leadership: A competence program for cluster companies
Join our info meeting about NHH Executive's new competence program for leaders and innovation managers in cluster companies.
Justin Ferrell to hold Design Thinking Masterclasses for the Norwegian Media Cluster
It is a pleasure to announce that renowned Design Thinking expert Justin Ferrell is coming to Bergen and Stavanger for two separate masterclasses together with the Norwegian Media Cluster.
Tools & Methodology
If you want to excel at innovation, you must also master innovation methodology.
One of the worlds largest VC funds looks to Bergen
– I’m thrilled that Horizons Ventures - a fund that has helped build some of the most successful companies in the world - has chosen Norway and Bergen for this years gathering, says Silje Vallestad, organizer of one of the most exiting events of the year.
Get ready for an eventful autumn in the Media Cluster
We are now in the midst of preparing the coming months in the Media Cluster – with highlights like study tours to IBC Amsterdam and London / Cardiff, and an innovation workshop with Dan Olsen.
New course in innovation and entrepreneurship in Media City Bergen
How to be innovative and successful as an entrepreneur? UiB launches a new course for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Social Science in Media City Bergen.
Meet the Norwegian Media Cluster at IBC
IBC Hall 8, Booth C10: 13 of the Media Cluster companies will be at the Media City Bergen Pavillion at IBC, a joint stand showcasing world class media tech innovations and solutions from Media City Bergen.
Study Tour: Join NCE Media to visit IBC in Amsterdam
In 2018, the Norwegian Media Cluster set up its own stand at IBC in Amsterdam for the first time; The Media City Bergen Pavilion. Now, you can join for a study tour, and get a first hand experience of whats going on at Europe’s largest media technology trade show.
Launching a Cognitive Center in Bergen
Industry clusters in the Bergen region, the City of Bergen, Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, VIS Innovation, Helse Vest and several of the academic institutions in Bergen are now joining forces to establish a national center for cognitive technologies with IBM as the technology partner. The ambition is to raise expertise and competence in artificial intelligence.
This was Future Week 2019
An estimated 3000+ people attended the more than 50 events and workshops during the Media City Bergen Future Week. - We are proud, we are humble, we are moved beyond words by what the Media Cluster family have created and delivered, says Anne Jacobsen, Media Cluster CEO.
– People know when to break the rules, but machines don’t
What are machine ethics? How can we teach a robot the differences between right and wrong? UiB Associate Professor Marija Slavkovik explains this complicated concept.
NCE Media Establishes Satellite in Stavanger
– We have looked forward to this day, and are pleased that the Stavanger cluster now formally is a part of the National Media Cluster, NCE Media, says Ragnar Christensen, District Editor in NRK Rogaland.
1 million NOK to UiB startup Spellbound
The Norwegian Research Council has awarded the student company Spellbound with NOK 1 million from the STUD-ENT program.
Future Week; Discover what’s brewing
Come one, come all - From Bergen, Norway, Scandinavia, or around the Globe!
Media City Bergen, home to the Norwegian Media Cluster, opens its doors to the city and the world for Future Week on June 11-14, and welcomes anyone to attend the more than 50 events - most of them FREE - hosted inside the world's most advanced campus for media and technology.
The Media City Bergen effect: Record number of applicants for UiB's study programmes
The University of Bergen is seeing a massive increase in the number of applicants to the new masters and bachelor’s programs at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Limelight Networks takes home two awards
Media Cluster Associate Member Limelight Networks was recognized by the industry experts with no less than two awards at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Vizrt acquires NewTek and releases Viz Engine 4
It was called one of the biggest disruptive moves in decades, when the news about Vizrt's acquisition of NewTek broke just in time for NAB 2019. With NewTek onboard, Vizrt is now creating the largest company in the broadcast space dedicated to enabling IT-based video production.
IBM and NCE Media hosted networking event in Las Vegas
Around 100 executives from the worlds leading media and IT-companies joined the Norwegian Media Cluster and IBM´s networking event in Las Vegas as a start to a busy NAB week.
Wolftech sets up their first own stand at NAB
After having co-located with Vimond at their NAB stand for for many years, Wolftech is for the first time featuring their own stand at the 2019 NAB Show
Vizrt-Chris dazzled crowd at NAB with a Ferrari
In an all-new AR show, the largest augmented reality show at NAB, Las Vegas, Vizrt’s Chris Black today impressed the crowd showing a photo-realistic graphic version of a Ferrari GTO from the stage.
TV 2 Norway on stage at worlds largest media convention in Las Vegas
Last year, TV 2 Norway launched Europe’s first IP-based playout center. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, TV 2 went on stage to tell how they also built a multisite and multivendor Video-Over-IP-based broadcast facility in only 6 months. TV 2´s solution now attracts global attention.
Spinoffs from Fonn Group attracts global attention
Fonn Group, the majority owner of Mediability, continues the entrepreneurial Media Cluster tradition of spinning out new companies.
Meet our new interns
We are delighted to introduce you to Martine and Runa, our new interns at NCE Media. They are studying for a master’s degree in Innovation and Management at The Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL), and will spend their internship in the Media Cluster for the next 10 weeks.
First evaluation meeting of European network of broadcast sandboxes held in Bergen
The first evaluation meeting of Sandbox Hub was held on the 28th and 29th March at Media City Bergen. The purpose was to strengthen the cooperation between sandboxes and sharing of organizations and practices.
The ViSmedia Conference: We are being watched, also in our offline lives
We have learned to live with constant surveillance of everything we do online. But now, AI-powered technology is making its way into our physical world, influencing our personal sphere, and tracking our offline activities so discreetly that we barely notice it.
- Why do you want to be a leader?
Around fifty of Bergen’s top business executives participated in a leadership seminar in MCB Media Lab last week on invitation from the Media Cluster's "Innovators Circle" program.
- A truly inspiring evening, said the CEO of Rainfall, Morten Lied.
MCB 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.
A solution for kids’ transportation safety won the Media Lab hackathon
A total of 40 students and creative people attended the two-day hackathon where the goal was to create new and innovative solutions for the future of sustainable mobility.
Sparks fly: Media students meet industry
- We want young people, and we want your opinions! Liv Skotheim, Opinion Editor at Bergens Tidende could not be clearer.
She was one of many media professionals who came to meet students at the Media Festival co-organized by Metis, Bergen Private Gymnas (BPG) and NCE Media. (Photo: Martin Egset-Linneke)
Record attendance for the SVG Nordic Summit 2019 in Media City Bergen
"The SVG Nordic Summit is a fantastic opportunity for media professionals in the region to gather, connect and learn from each other in a way that has not been possible in the past,” says Anne Jacobsen, CEO of NCE Media.
- You need to listen to your audience
- If you don’t know who these influencers are, and who the popular youtubers are, you need to educate yourself. Otherwise you will not stay on top, and you will not succeed in connecting with the youth audience.
Roy Tore Lysen Jensen joins the NCE Media team
NCE Media is excited to welcome Roy Tore Lysen Jensen as our new Project Manager.
NCE Finance Innovation and NCE Media appoints shared EU advisor
Our Project Manager, Kristoffer Hammer, has now stepped into the role as EU advisor for both NCE Media and sister cluster, NCE Finance Innovation. He will be working closely with cluster members to identify relevant EU calls and produce top-notch applications for project funding.
2018 - in review
A year with a flurry of activities, with 150+ official visits to the Media Cluster, including Presidents and Royalty. 30 prestigious awards. 19 new spin-offs. More than 100 members. This is the results from the Norwegian Media Cluster, as we conclude a successful 2018.
TV 2 awards scholarships to four student projects
TV 2 awarded a total of NOK 100.000 to master students from the department of Information and Media Science at the University of Bergen (UiB) during a ceremony at Media City Bergen last week. The scholarship is part of their ongoing commitment to supporting new media talents.
SVG Nordic Summit 2019
On March 7 2019, the Nordic Summit will bring together broadcasting expertise from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden - and beyond - to debate the most pressing production, operational and technical issues faced by the European sports television industry.
Limelight Networks joins the Norwegian Media Cluster
Limelight Networks is a global content delivery network provider that specializes in quick, reliable and secure distribution of customers’ data anywhere on the planet. Now, the forward leaning and future-focused company joins the Media Cluster as an Industry Associate member.
Grethe Hjetland is the Media Cluster Ambassador of 2018
The Highsoft CEO received the award at the annual Media Cluster Christmas Special in the Media Lab.
Electric Friends wins contract with Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
Media Cluster member company Electric Friends beat the competition in a tender with Switzerland’s main broadcaster SRF, and secures their biggest contract to date.
Philosophy meets technology at UiB student demo
Master's students at Media and Interaction Design at the University of Bergen have deep dived into speech recognition, and presented their own applications.
Can a tech conference be a life changing experience?
We went to Brussels to find out.
- A different and unique conference
- We are proud to launch mcb tech .19, with a stellar lineup of world class speakers, says Anne Jacobsen (CEO, NCE Media) and Atle Sivertsen (CEO, NCE Finance Innovation)
Below you will find the lineup for mcb tech – stay tuned for more speaker announcements.
Marty Cagan and David Carroll to mcb tech
David Carroll, the US professor taking on Cambridge Analytica in the UK courts, and Marty Cagan, writer of the bestselling book "Inspired: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love" will both be at mcb tech .19. Get your early bird ticket now.
How are US media companies dealing with the challenges of tomorrow?
In November, a delegation from the Media Cluster traveled to New York to meet and learn from the world’s most forward leaning media and tech companies, including Turner, Vice, Adobe, IBM Watson and several others.
Students invite media companies, top politicians for live streamed debate
- The students run everything, from manning the live stream cameras to moderating the debate. We just keep in the background, ready to catch them if they fail, says teacher and co-organizer Erik Aarebrot at the Metis High School.
Masters students in scriptwriting pitching ideas for TV-series
The students pitched during their internships at ITV Studios and NRK (Photo: UiB/Linnea Reitan Jensen)
BI Bergen’s new masters program is set to tackle media industry challenges
BI Bergen’s new masters program is developed in close collaboration with NCE Media and other clusters. Here, students will be equipped to lead, and manage rapid change.
- The future of news reporting is live, flawed, and authentic
When Yusuf Omar was rejected as a foreign correspondent on the basis of being too young and inexperienced, he decided to hitchhike all the way to Syria, to cover the war on his own terms.
From there, he has managed to carve out his own niche as a pioneer in mobile journalism, rising to the top ranks of CNN before venturing out on his own. This week, he visited Bergen to teach local media professionals about new storytelling formats.
PROGRAM: All keynotes, presentations, and sessions at mcb tech .19 will be listed here.
There will be parallel sessions all over Media City Bergen during MCB Future Week (June 11-14). Most sessions are free and open to everyone, but some will require registration (marked with "Reg. for"
Sessions in Norwegian are marked (NO). All other sessions are in English.
With the exception of the mcb tech conference Thursday, and the Product Discovery Workshop on Friday, everything is free and open to all.
Fana Sparebank blazes new trails and joins the Media Cluster as a Business Associate Member
Fana Sparebank takes the business of banking into new directions. Through the application of new technology, new tools and an array of exciting solutions, the bank has released one digital innovation after another.
MovieMask launches AR headset
The people behind successful startup MovieMask have unveiled their brand new AR headset, MagiMask. The new mask turns any mobile phone into an immersive AR experience, and is set to speed up the AR revolution.
– It was referred to as an «iPhone-moment»
– When introducing the camera robots for the very first time to a global market at IBC last year, industry leaders called it an «iPhone-moment», says Anders Tomren, CEO of Electric Friends, in a new video showcasing the power of Western Norway.
A strong presence in the UK market is desired by the Media Cluster companies. Over the last year the likes of Motitech, Mediability, TicketCo, and Sixty have all established offices in London to expand their businesses and broaden their access to both suppliers and customers. We had a chat with Sixty CEO, Kjetil Horneland, on their recent expansion.
Members FREE: Study Tour to NYC during the US midterm elections
Join NCE Media's study tour to NYC and visit some of the world’s most forward leaning tech companies, including Turner, Vice, Unacast, IBM Watson and several others. You will also get a tour of Madison Square Garden's full-scale television production facility, and of course, an American-style “election night”.
«BRA SENDING» launched in Bergen
Western Norway is getting their own TV-channel by and for people with mental disabilities. Cluster member TV BRA will broadcast a monthly magazine format show through their website. The very first show aired during the launch and celebration at MCB September 13. (Photo: TV Bra)
The MCB Village at IBC open for business
– The Norwegian media industry is at the absolute forefront of broadcast and media tech innovation, said Kristianne Paasche, Special Adviser Innovation Norway, at the opening of the first Media City Village at the IBC – the biggest media tech exhibition in Europe.
Hubro – a result of IBM's collaboration with the Media Cluster
Hubro, a Watson powered chatbot, is the first result of the partnership between Media Lab partner IBM and the University of Bergen to develop the technological solutions of the future.
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.
Noroff joins the Media Cluster
Summer is over, and NCE Media kickstarts the new semester by welcoming a new member - Noroff School of Technology and Digital Media.
Wolftech signs with BBC
(Photo: BBC) The Media Cluster company has signed a contract with the world's largest broadcaster, the BBC. Between 8,000 and 12,000 BBC News journalists and production staff around the globe will use Wolftech News.
Media City Bergen to expo at IBC in Amsterdam
For the very first time, Media City Bergen will have its own pavilion at the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam with key companies in The Norwegian Media Cluster. Deputy Mayor, City of Bergen, Julie Andersland, will conduct the official opening.
UTLYSNING: Konkurranse for anbefaling av prosjekter til Innovasjon Norge
Send inn din prosjektskisse og få den spesielt anbefalt av NCE Media, i konkurranse om
prosjektmidler til forprosjekter og prototyping. Den tidligere Innovasjonsrammen er erstattet av en ordning (med samme navn) hvor NCE Medias panel kan anbefale prosjekter i konkurranse til INs utlysning 15. september.
– Don't get Lost in Fluff
The message from Professor Richard Rumelt was clear. In front of a packed house, the renowned strategy thought leader, business professor and author gave a powerful conference keynote talk at the inaugural mcb tech .18 conference.
The name is PATRIOT!
Watson has its finger on the pulse of Bergen. 7 Fjell brewery used the results from the IBM Watson analysis of the Bergen people, to create the Media Lab Artificial Intelligence Retro New England Pale Ale.
Substantial Growth within the Media Industry in Bergen
The media industry in the Bergen, Norway area consistently generates better results than the industry throughout the country. Member companies in the Norwegian Media Cluster are part of a strong and dynamic ecosystem, that grows faster, sells more, and contribute more to economic growth and value creation than the norwegian media industry as a whole.
Deloitte moves in to Media City Bergen
At long last, one of the Media Lab’s main partners has arrived in the Media Cluster’s headquarters. 150 Deloitte employees will work in the same building alongside with over a thousand others in the world’s most progressive media industry ecosystem.
Futuristic Tapas on the menu for mcb tech .18
– For a conference about the future, it seemed only natural to experiment a bit with futuristic foods for the menu, says Chef Kasper Vigsø Bye.
State Visit to Media City Bergen
H.E.President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia and H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon visited Media City Bergen yesterday as part of a state visit to Norway.
June 6: State Visit from Slovakia
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the President of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska to visit Media City Bergen on Wednesday June 6.
Join NCE Media to New York for the US Midterm Elections and to IBC in Amsterdam
For the first time, Media City Bergen and the Media Cluster will set up its own stand during IBC, Europe’s largest media technology trade show in Amsterdam. This will be a great opportunity to promote both the Cluster and its companies, as well as Bergen and Norway. Later this fall, we set sails for New York and the US midterm elections.
Meet our Interns
We are delighted to introduce you to our first interns at NCE Media! Maria and Joakim are Master's students at The Western Norway Uni. of Applied Sciences (HVL), studying innovation, entrepreneurship and economy. They have certainly come to the right place!
Experimenting with audio-journalism
Innovation is booming in the media cluster. Tech-company Beat is collaborating with Bergens Tidende to build new products around audio-content.
– This is not future-based. This is happening right now!
IBM's Thomas Anglero, Director of Innovation IBM Watson, gave a wake-up call to more than 200 delegates from Norway's leading publishers during the lead-in to the Nordic Media Festival last week. (Photo: Archive)
Media Meets Tourism
Last week, NCE Tourism & NCE Media joined forces during the very first NCE Tourism conference, hosted in Media City Bergen & at the Scandic Ørnen hotel.
Erica Orange, The Digital Dragon, and Just Add Ai to mcb tech .18
Technology expert and futurist Erica Orange will be on stage at mcb tech .18, June 21-22. She will be joining a stellar lineup of international speakers for the inaugural media and finance technology conference in Bergen. The other confirmed speakers are Digital Dragon, discussing the second wave of innovation, and Justadd.ai demonstrating how a German Bundesliga uses AI in scouting.
Music-Tech Therapy for Dementia Sufferers
Soundio is combining music and technology as a non-drug alternative for improving the lives of people suffering from dementia.
The startup company will present their project at the upcoming Show and Tell in the Media Lab on April 17. (Photo: Soundio)
About mcb tech .19
mcb tech .19, the future focused conference for tomorrow's leaders.
Save the date: Media City Bergen, Norway, June 13, 2019
Venue & Conference Information
An overview of everything you will need to know about the conference.
An overview of everything you will need to know about the venues for Future Week
Richard Rumelt opens the Inaugural MCB Technology Conference
Save the dates June 21 & 22 for mcb tech .18, the first-ever Media City Bergen technology conference! None other than Richard Rumelt, Renowned Strategy Thought Leader, Business Professor and Author, will deliver the conference keynote.
To Watch, and Being Watched Online
We, as readers and consumers of news, are going from just reading and watching content, to being watched ourselves. (Photo: Robert Nedrejord)
– The Municipality of Bergen is a Startup!
The claim was made by Commisioner Dag Inge Ulstein last Friday as The Municipality of Bergen launched their brand new InnoLab - a new arena for great ideas, creativity, innovation and growth.
– Diversity is the Core of Innovation
This was one of the key messages from Justin Ferrell, one of the world's most renowned Design Thinking coaches, who held a number of workshops during his visit to MCB and MCB Media Lab last week.
ANTI Bergen First Norwegian Agency to be Awarded DBA's Design Effectiveness Award
– This marks an important step up for design in the region and nationally, says Tom Morgan, Strategic Director at ANTI Bergen (Photo: ANTI Bergen)
Successful UK Launch for Mediability
Scandinavian-based broadcast solutions provider, Mediability, has launched Mediability Global, a UK-based technical consultancy service.
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Grow Your Business and Learn from 100+ Global Leaders
Connect, Learn, and Innovate with the Media and Technology Industry inside Media City Bergen. (Photo illustration)
A Trip Down a Royal Memory Lane With Motiview
Motitech gave the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a trip down memory lane during the Royal Visit to Norway last week. (Photo: Mads Oftedal Schwencke)
Dirtybit puts the Media Cluster on the Map at PGC London
Dirtybit's VP of Business & Marketing, Anette Ståløy, was one of the speakers at last week's Pocket Gamer Connects in London. (Photo: Aurora Berg)
UiB and Wolftech to Collaborate on New Journalism Tool
The University of Bergen has been awarded funds from the Norwegian Research Council's IKTPLUSS program to develop tools that will contribute to more efficient and innovative journalism. (Photo: Ingrid Aarseth Johannessen, UiB)
Huge Interest in the First-Ever Nordic Summit in Media City Bergen
On January 15 and 16, SVG Europe joined forces with NCE Media and Media City Bergen for the first-ever Nordic Summit, which attracted nearly 100 delegates from across Europe and the U.S.
Get ready for an eventful spring in the Media Cluster
SVG Nordic Summit, Justin Ferrell from Stanford d:school, breakfast meetings, Show & Tells and several new concepts. If 2017 was an eventful year, 2018 will be even busier!
MCB Media Lab
The Media Cluster innovation hub, free access for members
2017 – Year In Review
331 new jobs, 18 new spin-offs and more than 100 members. This is the results from the Norwegian Media Cluster, as we conclude a successful 2017.
Håvard Myklebust is the Media Cluster Ambassador of 2017
Received the Award at NCE Media’s first-ever Christmas Special in the Media Lab.
University of Bergen and TV 2 to collaborate on Studio MCB
The agreement will give media students access to state of the art facilities for TV production
INJECT: A Digital Inspiration Tool for Journalists
This week, the INJECT team gathered at the University of Bergen in MCB for the pre-launch of a EU funded, creative discovery tool that aims to inspire journalists.
Labcast – Powered by Deloitte Digital
Labcast is Deloitte Digital's brand new podcast from the Media Lab in Media City Bergen. The podcast will explore innovation, technology and creativity – the main activities in the Media Lab.
Nagelld is our member no. 100
We are proud to announce another milestone for the Media Cluster as we have reached 100 members!
NCE Media awarded prize from Bergen Næringsråd
– This is an inspiration to the business community of Bergen, as well as the city of Bergen, CEO of Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marit Warncke, said in her speech. (Photo: Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
– It’s almost as if I’ve had a look into the future
A total of nine member companies from the Media Cluster attended this year’s Media Festival, a joint effort to showcase the diversity of media companies found in the cluster. The festival is a collaboration between Metis Videregående, Bergen Private Gymnas (BPG) and NCE Media. (Photo: Martin Egset-Linneke / Metis VGS)
This was the Future Week
An eventful week in the Media Lab has come to an end. Hundreds of people have visited the lab and witnessed first hand the solutions that are being created in the Media Cluster.
'Tjommi' and 'SPV Town' won the hackathon
The very first hackathon in Media City Bergen Media Lab has come to an end, and ten teams have been working around the clock to come up with the solutions of the future. And boy did they deliver!
Official opening of Media City Bergen
Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture and Monica Mæland, Minister of Trade and Industry, will be present as the official opening of Media City Bergen finds place in the atrium Thursday November 9. (Photo: Entra/Mad)
– We have a lot to learn from the media cluster
120 editors from all over the country visited Bergen this week for their annual conference. Included in this event was a tour of Media City Bergen, and a visit to the media lab.
UiB and IBM to develop the technological solutions of the future
University of Bergen and IBM to collaborate on technology development and innovation. (Photo: UiB/Andreas H. Opsvik)
Future Week in the Media Lab
November 6-10: Artificial Monday, a two day hackathon with students and entrepreneurs, a virtual Thursday. And yes - Thank God, it will be Friday. Don't miss out on all the activities during Future Week in MCB Media Lab – see the full schedule here!
UiB Awarded NOK 2 Million To Establish Centre for Investigative Journalism
– It is encouraging that the importance of Investigative Journalism gets recognized, says Leif Ove Larsen.
Get Real on Virtual Thursday
Media City Bergen Media Lab, in cooperation with VR Oslo, invites everybody in the Media Cluster to a fun and interesting day of VR, AR and 360 video: Breakfast meeting and Expo in MCB Media Lab
A Land of Opportunity in Combining Fintech and Viztech
This week, Finance Innovation was awarded Arena-status in the Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme, as Innovation Norway announced seven new initiatives to be included in the programme
Zefyr Media Fund to move into Media City Bergen
– Media City Bergen gathers some of the largest players in the media industry in Bergen, and as a fund for audio-visual production, it feels natural to become a part of it.
NRK Moving into MCB Today
Today NRK Hordaland starts their big move from Minde to Media City Bergen.
Future Week - and WHAT a Week
November 6-10: Artificial Monday, a student Tuesday, an entrepreneurial Wednesday, and a virtual Thursday. And yes - Thank God, it will be Friday.
300 Media Leaders to Vizrt Days
Vizrt Days gathers industry leading broadcasters in Bergen, Norway for two days of inspiration and networking.
The Norwegian Media Cluster at Cutting Edge 2017
The Norwegian Media Cluster and VR Oslo exhibited together at Cutting Edge, the largest event of Oslo Innovation Week.
Study Tour: IBC Amsterdam
The day after our media lab launch in Amsterdam, we organized a guided NCE Media study tour at IBC, Europe’s largest broadcast show. 20 guests were introduced to the latest innovations coming out of the Norwegian Media Cluster.
The media lab officially opened
Around eighty people attended the launch of the Norwegian Media Cluster’s brand new Media Lab, as chairman of the Media Cluster board officially declared the lab for opened.
NCE Media partners with Deloitte
– We believe the media industry will be a frontrunner in developing exciting solutions for the next generation of business. The Norwegian Media Cluster is a leading example of this, says Dan Ison, partner and media industry lead in Deloitte North West Europe.
Vizrt brings AR to election night
Election night is not only a hugely important event for the Norwegian people, it is also a chance for companies in the media cluster to shine.
IBM selected partner for Media City Bergen Media Lab
IBM has been selected as the lead technology partner for NCE Media. The Norwegian Media Cluster will build their innovation platform on IBM Cloud. In addition, all IBMs 60+ employees in the Bergen area will be moving to Media City Bergen in January 2018.
– An outstanding environment for media startups
Mediekuben, a brand new, two year program for startups and established companies, has just launched in Media City Bergen. The aim is to identify truly disruptive projects.
This is the Media Lab
MCB Media Lab - the Innovation Pulse of the Norwegian Media Cluster.
A peek inside Media City Bergen
The first tenants of Media City Bergen™ have now started moving into the premises. Even though the first few weeks will be a bit chaotic, some companies are already fully operated in the new landmark building in Lars Hilles Gate.
The first students ready for Media City Bergen
The competition was tough among this year's applicants for media studies at UiB. Now 220 students are ready to move in to the brand new premises in Media City Bergen, in Lars Hilles gate.
Motion Corporations prototype vil gjøre NRK web-TV mer tilgjengelig for alle
– Med vår prototype gir vi brukeren mulighet til å tilpasse strømmingen til eget behov.
The Vidden project
The use of sensors and beacons scattered on the mountain plateau Vidden, combined with AR technology, context and geolocation-based services will make it the tourist destination of the future.
NCE Media Study: IBC Amsterdam
Sep. 16-17: We are proud to invite you to the official launch of our brand new media lab, as well as an organized study tour at IBC, Europe's largest broadcast show. Meet the Norwegian Media Cluster companies, visit their booths at IBC and be updated on the latest media trends.
– Working hard on getting uncomfortable and learning from the best
Once again it was a great pleasure having Justin Ferrell from Stanford d.school back in Bergen to visit the media cluster. This time to work with our startups.
Velkommen til Greensight
– Grønn omstilling gjort enklere.
Straight from the Labs 2017
Tapas, bobler og show stod på menyen da rundt 200 gjester var med på uoffisiell lansering av fremtidens digitale løsninger.
Possibility melder seg inn i klyngen
– Vi utvikler og gjennomfører opplevelser som skaper verdi for kundene våre, sier Harold Sletten, CEO i Possibility.
NorApps står bak en av verdens ledende fotballapper. Nå melder bergensselskapet seg inn i klyngen.
Media education in front in Bergen
In August, six new and innovative media study programmes are launched in Media City Bergen. Academic Director Ole J. Mjøs looks forward to welcoming new media students to Bergen.
– Satser knallhardt på sanntidsgrafikk
MYREZE gjør sitt inntog i medieklyngen. Bli bedre kjent med dem her!
MovieMask melder seg inn i medieklyngen
Vårt nye medlem gir deg den klassiske kinoopplevelsen hvor du vil, når du vil!
– Utrolig nyttig
– Her var det muligheter jeg overhodet ikke kjente til, sa Hilde Gudvangen, gründer og CEO i oppstartsselskapet MUML. Hilde var en av deltakerne på dagens SkatteFUNN-kurs i regi NCE Media.
Utfordringen er å være kort og klar
SpeakLab holdt denne uken dagskurs i presentasjon for medlemmer i medieklyngen.
– Et kurs jeg kan anbefale på det sterkeste, sa Anette Dahlstrøm Ståløy fra Dirtybit.
Internships & Trainee Positions
Are you interested in trainee/internships in the Media Cluster? Check out the different opportunities here.
Free admission to events
Students at UiB, UiS, NHH, Noroff, BI and HVL are welcome to join selected events in the cluster.
Access to MCB Media Lab
The Media Lab is a sandbox for innovation and research, and have different resources available for students.
The Norwegian Media Cluster collaborates with academic institutions at many levels. This gives the students in the Media Cluster lots of advantages.
Ouverture – øreplugger til absolutt alle anledninger
Gründerne i Aglaia har sett seg lei av ørepluggers begrensninger. Nå lager de i steden sine egne!
UiB to participate in world-leading media innovation project
With support from the Research Council of Norway, the graphics company Vizrt and the University of Bergen are developing a world-leading tool for online video editing.
– Vi er historiefortellere
– Screen Story forteller historier gjennom bilder, film, musikk og hundrevis av andre virkemidler. Fotografi er et håndverk, og alle som jobber hos oss brenner for å fortelle gode historier på en god måte, sier fotograf og regissør Anders Hereid.
Vizrt og UiB får millioner til innovasjonsprosjekt
– Dette er virkelig en fjær i hatten for både oss i Vizrt og klyngen som helhet, sier Marius Monsen, UX-leder og prosjektansvarlig i Vizrt.
Vizrt og UiB får millioner til innovasjonsprosjekt
– Dette er virkelig en fjær i hatten for både oss i Vizrt og klyngen som helhet, sier Marius Monsen, UX-leder og prosjektansvarlig i Vizrt.
The rise of the selfie journalist
Selfie journalist and social media influencer Yusuf Omar inspired the audience at the Mobile spotting in the media-conference in Bergen.
Vidden blir testplattform for medieteknologi
Bruk av sofistikerte sensorer og nettvarder spredt oppe på fjellplatået Vidden, kombinert med AR-teknologi, kontekst- og geolokasjonsbaserte tjenester skal gjøre Vidden til fremtidens turistdestinasjon. Teknologien utvikles i medieklyngen, og er et resultat av et tett samarbeid mellom NCE Tourism og NCE Media.
Fem selskaper fikk av vår innovasjonsmillion
NCE Media var i 2016 nok en gang blant vinnerne i konkurransen om å få dele ut en million kroner i innovasjonsmidler fra Innovasjon Norge. Nå er midlene tildelt fem spennende innovasjonsprosjekter i medieklyngen. Prosjektene skal realiseres i 2017.
Dynamikken i medieklyngen skaper verdier i milliardklassen
Verdiskapingen i medieklyngen er på nærmere tre milliarder kroner årlig. I tillegg gir klyngen vesentlige ringvirkninger i sine omgivelser. Dette fremgår av en ny rapport utarbeidet for foreningen Media Region Bergen.
18 nye spinoffs i medieklyngen
Hele 86 prosent av medieklyngens selskaper introduserte nye innovasjoner på markedet i 2016. I tillegg skapte medieklyngen 229 nye arbeidsplasser, derav 133 i bergensregionen, samt hele 18 nye datterselskaper/avdelingskontorer sist år.
Vimond får internasjonaliseringsprisen
Vimond ble kåret til ”Årets Villsau” under årsmiddagen til Bergen Næringsråd fredag. Prisen ble delt ut av Næringsminister Monica Mæland.
– En stor ære, sa CEO i Vimond, Helge Høibraaten.
Challenging! Wonderful! Exciting!
We could not ask for more! The feedback was overwhelming after a full day's intense workshop with Justin Ferrell, Fellowship director at Stanford d.school. Ferrell was back in Bergen to visit NCE Media, and to give a Design Sprint workshop for a few selected teams from the media cluster, and a keynote speech for more than 110 attendees from the media and tech industry in Bergen.
Her starter et spennende samarbeid
- Dette var helt topp! Jeg er virkelig glad for at Bergen er så nærme Haugesund.
Vimond is launching a brand new Trainee Program
Vimond Media Solutions is launching a new Trainee Program. The program starts in August 2017 and will run for a year.
Storstilt feiring på Nøstekaien
Politikere, næringslivsledere, byråder og en rekke klyngeledere fikk i går testet sykkelformen gjennom VM-løypen i Bergen sentrum. Med høy stemning og stort pågangsmot syklet følget med eskorte gjennom byen på besøk til NCE Media, NCE Tourism og NCE Seafood.
Teknologisk maktdemonstrasjon fra den norske medieklyngen, i Rio
Med TV 2 i spissen setter selskaper fra den norske medieklyngen spor i Rio med sin OL-produksjon. Ikke nok med at TV 2 er en av kun to tv-stasjoner i verden som får lov til å sette opp sitt eget studio inne på campus, men de teknologiske løsningene som er utviklet i samarbeid med flere av klyngens selskaper vekker også oppsikt.
Bildespesial: Bak dørene i Media City Bergen™
Vi vet at det blant medlemmene våre er knyttet stor spenning til status på MCB-prosjektet. Nylig fikk vi muligheten til å være med på innsiden og få et innblikk i hvordan det jobbes frem mot innflyttingsdato i august 2017. Se vår bildespesial!
The Norwegian Media Cluster Makes its Mark on NAB
The Norwegian media cluster, headquartered in Bergen, makes its mark on the NAB Show, the world's largest media and technology conference and expo in Las Vegas. "The amount of innovation that happens out of Bergen just makes you realise that something special is going on there", said founder and president of Reality Check Systems, Andrew Heimbold.
Medieklyngen satte sitt preg på NAB
Den norske medieklyngen, med hovedsete i Bergen, satte sitt tydelige preg på NAB Show, verdens største medie- og teknologimesse i Las Vegas sist uke. "Andelen innovasjon som kommer ut av Bergen gjør at man forstår det er noe spesielt som skjer der". Det sa grunnlegger og president i Reality Check Systems, Andrew Heimbold.
Fremtidens løsninger skapes i samarbeid
– Det er utrolig viktig å møtes. Forskningsmiljøet har godt av å se hva som rører seg i bransjen, og vice versa. Her har NCE Media skapt en plattform for samarbeid vi kan bygge videre på inn mot Media City Bergen™.
Media City Bergen™ is a leading, international hub for media and technology innovation, powered by the Norwegian Media Cluster, at last count, consisting of over 100 members.
Robot som revolusjonerer studioavvikling
Electric Friends er en startup som skal tilby diverse software og hardware-løsninger for å automatisere TV-produksjon – og det med millimeterpresisjon!
Slik blir medieklyngens visuelle identitet
Media City Bergen™ er under bygging, NCE Media er oppgradert fra et arenaprosjekt til et NCE (Norwegian Centre of Expertice) og medlemsforeningen Media Region Bergen er etablert. Nå er tiden kommet for å bygge vår felles visuelle identitet.
IBC i Amsterdam 2015: Se vår spesielle oppsummering
En rekke av selskapene i medieklyngen var sterkt tilstede på IBC i Amsterdam nylig, en av verdens største TV-messer med over 1700 utstillere. Vizrt dro hjem pris for beste stand. Her er en liten stemningsrapport.
– Her er det enorme muligheter
Det uttrykte en begeistret Christopher Giertsen ved Christian Michelsen Research (CMR) da en rekke utvalgte selskaper fra medieklyngen møtte utvalgte fagområder og avdelinger ved CMR denne uken.
- En viktig dag for Bergen
- Dette er en god dag både for Bergen, og for de mange medieselskapene som skal flytte inn her.Det sa statsminister Erna Solberg da hun la ned grunnsteinen i den nye kunnskaps- og næringsparken i Lars Hillesgate, Media City Bergen™.
Vi har fått en million - den gir vi til dere!
NCE Media er blitt tildelt en "Innovasjonsramme" på 1 million kroner av Innovasjon Norge. Denne skal vi bruke til starthjelp eller utvikling av gode konsepter og prosjekter i klyngen. Nå starter jakten på de beste ideene – hos dere!
You made it!
Ti fantastiske representanter for medieklyngen stod på scenen da vi inviterte mediefolk fra hele landet til eventen Made in Bergen under mediedagene. Vi slår fast, med all mulig bergensk beskjedenhet, at de ti selskapene leverte varene!
Stor fremgang for medieklyngen
De fremmøtte på årsmøtet til foreningen Media Region Bergen fikk en gjennomgang av et fremgangsrikt år for medieklyngen.
NCE Media is the innovation engine for the more than hundred cluster members. The Norwegian Media Cluster is a world leader in augmented reality, graphics, AI, virtual studios, robotics, broadcast & IP based video, and tools for workflow and visual storytelling.