Platform that stimulates media innovations by bringing together the ecosystem and through dissemination of new insights and initiatives.
The Flemish and Brussels’ media sectors employ over seventy thousand people. In total, this important economic pillar accounts for 2.5% of the local GDP. (source: ‘Report on Data Analysis: Brussels’ media industry’ – Marlen Komorowski – SMIT, an imec research group at VUB – 2017).
The Smart Media Meetups aim to bring together all stakeholders to further boost these positive numbers and to connect local and international initiatives and opportunities.
The Smart Media Meetups target:
Its topical focus is twofold. Firstly, it provides insight in policy instruments from Brussels, Flanders or Europe. Think about the support from VLAIO, Innoviris or the imec.icon or imec.livinglabs programs. Also, the meetups can share opportunities and learnings from programs such as City of Things in Antwerp, whenever potentially relevant to develop or test new media services.
Secondly, the meetups promote knowledge exchange between its participants and the local and international partners and members. Best-practices from the broad media ecosystem take the stage with the aim of stimulating growth, innovation and collaboration.
The Smart Media Meetups originate from the common denominator of two initiatives at imec:
Smart Media Meetups is the initiative that puts the spotlight on initiatives regarding knowledge sharing, demand-driven research and acceleration, which originate from the context above.
Smart Media Meetups is an initiative by imec and Mediahub Brussels (SMIT, an imec research group at VUB), with support from MediaNet Vlaanderen and the Belgian Association of Marketing.
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For media economics and media policy related training programs and research, you can contact Prof. Dr. Karen Donders, Head of the Media Unit at imec-SMIT. For Mediahub Brussels related questions, you can contact Olivier Braet, Senior Researcher at imec-SMIT.