Applications open for MediaFutures, the new European data-driven innovation hub for the media value chain

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Online, Online, Online, Online, 00000, Italia
28/06/2022 - 30/08/2022

MediaFutures, the data innovation hub bringing together startups, SMEs and artists to solve challenges in the media industry, has announced that applications opened on 28th June 2022 for its third accelerator and residency programmes. Startups, SMEs, artists and artistic companies as well as groups of individuals can now apply until 30 August 2022 (10am CEST) to become part of the European-funded project. Successful applicants will receive funding, mentoring and training.

From 2020 to 2023, MediaFutures will support 51 startups and SMEs, and 43 artists across three Open Calls for applications, distributing a total amount of €2.5 million. MediaFutures is looking for ideas relating to quality journalism, transparency, democracy and science communications, all of which should look to counteract the negative impact of misinformation and disinformation within society. Artists can work from available datasets or work with their own, as well as reacting to current affairs, media stories or issues around media freedom and accuracy.

Applications are being encouraged from those groups who are not as well-represented in the art and start-up worlds, or face additional barriers to entry, including those from ethnic minorities, women and non-binary individuals, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and those in lower-middle income countries. Applicants should be based in or be willing to relocate to Europe,
the UK or selected non-EU territories, for the six-month period that the funding covers, subject to travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

For more information on how to apply, visit: