an academia-industry alliance to foster media innovation

Mission

The IMI drives the future of media through open innovation and at the interface between technology and people

The IMI and its members have created an innovation support fund to finance joint academic research projects in the following media and IT-related fields.

Topics of interest

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Building new business models to reach digital audiences

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Fighting misinformation and restoring trust in the media

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Harnessing data in a way that respects users' privacy

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Leveraging technology for creative purposes

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Enriching the cultural and social aspects of media

About the Initiative for Media Innovation

The IMI brings together academic, public and private partners who have joined forces to support and develop innovation in the media and IT sector. The aim of this alliance is to initiate research projects with partner universities, and to gather and interact with a wider community that involves researchers, media professionals and investors.

The IMI is open to all private and public organizations, in Switzerland or abroad, who wish to join and are active in the relevant fields.

Founding members

Membership program

The IMI relies on the contributions of its members to support collaborative research projects with partner universities.

Ordinary membersAffiliate membersPartners
Annual contribution (min. 2 years)Fixed feeFlexible feen/a
Membership status Full (with practically the same rights as the founding members) Affiliate (only gives access to a selection of the joint projects)n/a
May Influence the development of the IMIYesNoNo

The IMI is open to all private and public organizations, in Switzerland or abroad, who wish to join and are active in the relevant fields.

Media Center

The Media Center is an interinstitutional and interdisciplinary center, which is hosted by EPFL and serves as the operational arm of the IMI. It is an interface between academia and industry.

Mounir Krichane

Mounir Krichane

Director
Leonor Camporeale

Leonor Camporeale

Administrative Assistant & Coordination
IMI - Initiative for Media Innovation

c/o EPFL I MEDIA
EPFL Innovation Park, Building J
CH - 1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 91 27
info@media-initiative.ch