EXPERIMEDIA: €0.5M funding for innovative ideas!

EXPERIMEDIA is seeking new partners researching and developing technology in the area of Future Media Internet (FMI) to join the project. Whether you’re a service provider, application developer, broadcaster, content provider, a network provider or researcher EXPERIMEDIA is looking for novel FMI experiments that help to understand and deliver new forms of social interaction and experience in on-line and real world communities. All experiments must deliver significant impact to users and businesses within EXPERIMEDIA venues’ ecosystems at Schladming Ski Resort, Multi-Sport High Performance Centre of Catalonia (CAR) and Foundation for the Hellenic World (FHW).

The EXPERIMEDIA Open Call 2013 was published 3rd May 2013 and will close on July 3rd. This year the project has another 0.5M€ to fund experiments. All the necessary information may be found on the Open Call page and you may also want to look through the project’s public deliverables and existing experiments. If you want to stay tuned please join the EXPERIMEDIA mailing list. For any further inquiries please send an email to the EXPERIMEDIA project.


EMC2 offers a unique opportunity for technology startups!

A unique opportunity for technology startups!

Are you a technology entrepreneur? Would your startup team like to participate FOR FREE in the bitspiration 2013 Demo Day contest in Poland? Then read on ...

bitspiration (23-25 June 2013, Krakow, Poland, http://bitspiration.com/) is a premier event for creative technology entrepreneurs, one of the biggest technology/ Internet Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe.

The bitspiration Demo Day is a startup contest. With EMC2's recommendation you could gain automatic entry to the semi-final stage – as well as free access to the rest of the festival – for two of your team members.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, please send a one-paragraph resume describing your startup venture to: george.whale@emc-square.org.

Find out more information about the: Demo Day and Demo Day Rules.

Finally, in case you are interested in helping, bitspiration is raising money to fund a prize for the startup contest.


Successful presence of EMC2 at the GIE 2013

EMC2 had a successful presence at the exciting international exhibition 'Greek Innovation Expo 2013' that was held from 16 to 19 May at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Athens, Greece.

The EMC2 team presented more than twenty innovative applications based on the research conducted by the centre's research partners, of which more than ten innovative ideas belong to our Greek research partner: the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI). The EMC2 team also conducted several one-to-one business meetings with Greek and international companies that laid the groundwork for future collaborations; we sure hope that those collaborations will lead to the transformation of our partners' research achievements to successful innovative products.

Mr L. Gymnopoulos presenting EMC^2

Dozens of professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, representatives of companies, researchers and other stakeholders visited the EMC2 stand. Finally, at the invitation of the organizers the centre's Secretary, Mr Lazaros Gymnopoulos, presented EMC2 and the Greek research partner (CERTH/ITI) in a special workshop on the final day of the event.

For a full report on the outcome of the Greek Innovation Expo 2013 please download the GIE 2013 Organizers' Press Release (en) (21).


EMC2 at Greek Innovation Expo 2013!

EMC2 is delighted to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the Greek Innovation Expo 2013, which takes place at Helexpo Palace in the historic city of Athens on 16-19 May 2013. GIE 2013 provides a showcase for Greek and European innovation, enabling leading companies and researchers in technology and design to exhibit, meet and collaborate. Continue reading


Plenoptics 2013: Call for Participation

EU COST Training School on Plenoptic Capture, Processing and Reconstruction

Sundsvall, Sweden , 16-20 June 2013

Plenoptics is a hot topic and there are a number of research disciplines addressing it, ranging from electrical engineering, computer vision and computer graphics to human visual perception, physics and optics. This training school targets the interdisciplinarity of plenoptic research, creating new ties between students and professionals working in the broad area. Continue reading


3D Goes to the Opera

Sunken Garden is an "occult-mystery film-opera" that uses 3D technology to enrich the audience experience. Created by Dutch composer-director Michel van der Aa and Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell, the opera tells the story of the disappearance of a software engineer and a young socialite, interweaving it with a fantasy sub-tale of a walled garden existing between life and death, physical and virtual. Continue reading


A Showcase of World-class Research: Join Our Webinar!

• Do you work in media computing or communication?
• Would you like to learn about current research and how it could help your organisation/ business?
• Join us at the FREE EMC2 WEBINAR where we will showcase work by some of Europe's leading technology researchers.
• For a flavour of what's on offer see the Research Showcase front page.


Tuesday 26th March 2013 starting 10am (UK time).


Register for the event here: webinar registration link.