Apply and Accelerate Technological Development of Solutions for the Media Sector

Deadline Date: May 05, 2024

Donor Name: Cultura Portugal

Grant Size: Not Available

Applications are now open for the Media Open Call, an innovation program to test and accelerate the technological development of solutions for the media sector.

The objective of the program is to support new and existing businesses with an expected impact on players operating in the media domain, offering a unique set of services, strategic partnerships and networking opportunities.

The consortium that promotes the Media Open Call Innovation Program is made up of PCI · Creative Science Park Aveiro Region (PCI), NOS Comunicações and NOS Technology (Grupo NOS) in partnership with the University of Aveiro (UA), AMCC – Aveiro Media Competence Center and Google.

This pilot acceleration program promotes the development of technological solutions, personalized support and access to the main players in the media industry.


  • The media sector offers fertile ground for innovative solutions.
  • They are looking for national and international startups and companies with technological solutions applied to:
    • Media
      • Online and printed press, radio and audiovisual services.
    • Audiovisual Entertainment
      • Cinema, TV, streaming, video games and innovative formats such as virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
    • Media Transformation
      • Digital transition, new processes and new business models.

To transform the media industry and boost innovation levels, they aim to enable technological solutions based on:

  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • Big Data
  • IoT
  • Blockchain

Program Benefits

  • Contact with the media industry and personalized support to accelerate technological development.
  • Access to industry experts, mentors and infrastructure to power your technology.
  • End users and real environment to validate and scale solutions.
  • Financing opportunities to boost your technology and business.
  • Investment opportunities with national and foreign investors.
  • Special price defined according to the pilot’s development needs.


  • Products and services
    • Demonstration of Products and Services
  • Training and Consulting
    • Technology, Design and Business
  • Experimentation
    • Big data, IoT, UX
  • Test
    • 5G, cloud, hosting, service platform, AR/VR, media streaming, Edge

Eligibility Criteria

  • Startup or SME
    • If you are a Portuguese (or foreign) Startup or SME.
  • Ready to test
    • If you’re ready to test the technology at AMCC TestBed.
  • TRL4 maturity level
    • If the current level of technological maturity is between TRL4 and TRL8.

For more information, visit Cultura Portugal.

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