an academia-industry alliance to foster media innovation

What we do

Research projects

We support the transformation of the media sector through scientific research.


We strive to build a bridge between academia and the media industry.


We are open to new members and eager to collaborate with like-minded institutions.

Featured projects

Media Observatory Initiative
Media Observatory Initiative

Moving toward digitalization, the news ecosystem goes through a transition phase that eases access to[…]

Scientific Expertise and Media Discourse
Scientific Expertise and Media Discourse

In order to restore the public's trust, we propose to develop an innovative tool to[…]

Fake News, Audiences and Journalism
Fake News, Audiences and Journalism

This project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how young audiences are exposed and[…]

About us

Our Initiative brings together academic, public and private partners who have joined forces to support and develop innovation in the media and IT sector. Our aim is to initiate research projects with affiliated universities and in partnership with our media members, and to engage with a wider community involving researchers, media professionals and investors.

Our members

Founding members

Affiliate members

Membership program

Our joint research projects and activities are funded by the annual contributions of our members.

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 joint projects)n/a
May Influence the development of the InitiativeYesNoNo

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

EPFL Media Center

The Media Center is an interinstitutional and interdisciplinary center, which is hosted by EPFL and serves as the operational arm of our Initiative. It is an interface between academic institutions and media companies.

Mounir Krichane

Mounir Krichane

Leonor Camporeale

Leonor Camporeale

Administrative Assistant & Coordination
IMI - Initiative for Media Innovation

EPFL Innovation Park, Building J
CH - 1015 Lausanne
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