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The Cluster Sofia Knowledge City is a partner in a H2020 project

The Cluster Sofia Knowledge City is a partner in a H2020 project

The Sofia City of Knowledge Cluster will participate in the MediaMotorEurope, а Horizon 2020 project, which will start on January 1, 2020, and end on January 31, 2022. The project will stimulate the development of solutions for the media industry needed to tackle such challenges as misinformation, accessibility, user interfaces, and data usage. The aim is to assist a group of European high-tech innovative companies in the development and implementation of media solutions for the future.

It will bring together businesses from 4 different ecosystems in 4 different countries in Europe and create two specialized media hubs and two strong innovation hubs. Together with European networks of investors and start-ups, the project will help a select group of 60 high-tech start-ups and developing companies to gain access to resources and potential clients (over 180 clients in total), thus positioning themselves successfully in the media market. The project will develop a specialized mentoring program (accelerator), which will provide intensive support and training for the selected companies for 6 months. At least 8 specialized workshops are also planned.

The cost of the project is EUR 1 952 262 and will be implemented by the following 7 partner organizations from 6 European countries: 1. De Vlaamse Radio- Televisieomroeporganisatie NV VRT Belgium - leading organization; 2. Media City Bergen AS MCB, Norway; 3. Thermi Business Incubator Thermi, Greece; 4. Athens Technology Center ATC, Greece; 5. Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, Bulgaria; 6. FastTrack FT, Portugal; 7. F6S, Ireland, which will develop a map of development opportunities for companies in the industry and a technology collaboration platform.

The participation of the cluster in this project will be an important contribution to the city of Sofia and will contribute to accelerating the development of the innovative knowledge ecosystem in the city and in particular the media industry.

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