We enable innovators from the creative industries to have a positive political impact.Projects
In a Europe-wide Call for Ideas, we were looking for innovations from the creative industries to network the creative industries as a whole and provide targeted support for selected innovations.
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THE NEWSROOM is on a mission to fight misinformation and promote plurality online by changing news reading through bite-sized news and context. There’s a trust crisis towards the media that has devastating consequences on our democracies, on polarization and our mental health. The team wants to offer younger, tech-savvy generations an innovative and trustworthy way to engage with the news and to act upon them, in a way that empowers them as active citizens.
The start-up has built an AI-powered mobile application for news discovery that puts readers in the driver’s seat. It guides users through a step-by-step approach to news reading that provides them with full control on how deep they want to go for five key news events per day. Users also have the chance to discover the historical context behind the news and to understand the differentiating points of view and furthermore, what they agree and disagree on.
The solution of The Newsroom works towards increased confidence in reading the news and an improved public debate. This contributes to trust and confidence in reading the news which are directly related to inclusive civic engagement and democratic participation, public access to information and to the protection of fundamental rights within our societies. Furthermore, the team fosters global citizenship and appreciation of diversity and through tackling misinformation, boosts engagement as well as capacity to take action against climate change.
IMAGINARYhas created the "open source exhibition", where they are collecting and distributing math exhibits related to democracy or a democratic Europe to museums, schools, and universities.
These freely distributed science exhibits can also be installed in public spaces and engage a very large audience (daily) in an interactive and attractive way.
To scale their model, imaginary is developing an open-source exchange platform where producers of digital exhibits and exhibition organisers can connect.
This platform will also host their Democracy exhibit, developed in collaboration with the French think tank Lumen and commissioned by Futurium, Berlin.
The main idea behind this innovation is to establish a culture of openly sharing exhibits between museums. Freely distributed science exhibits can be installed in big cities and engage a very large public in an interactive and attractive form.
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HMAROCHOSHmarochos is a progressive local media outlet from Kyiv, Ukraine, bringing together team consists of experienced reporters, journalists, and digital specialists who have been promoting the sustainable development of cities for years and gained a reputation as a leading permanent platform for public discussion of relevant urban processes.
Hmarochos focuses on sustainable, progressive practices and how urban communities are uniting to reach their goals. The team relies on local communities in cities and experts in the fields they write about.
The team aspires to create a local online media using their innovative approach including creating media as a social enterprise, a civic platform and a glocalised focus for a newsroom. Every citizen who wants to know what is happening in their city as well as representatives of local businesses and the municipality, urban communities, activists and social groups like neighborhood associations and environmental organizations benefit from Hmarochos and the enabled discussions about the future of cities and our coexistence in them.
EˉLEKTRONeˉlektron creates new opportunities for artists (visual artists, independent movie makers, digital performance artists) to monetise their work while increasing fan community engagement.
They do this through a web3 platform model in combination with their tech curation approach developed over the last few years:
eˉlektron has been creating and presenting transdisciplinary artworks for physical and virtual stages for some time. Some use several stages at once, others want to transport the audience into a virtual space or let them dance in the middle of a 360° performance.
eˉlektron wants to prove that "theatre magic" can happen even if your fellow performer or audience member is 4 time zones away.
Through their web3 platform model, eˉlektron offers performing artists worldwide new opportunities for financial value creation and interaction with their audiences (inside and outside the performance). At the same time, they make the performing arts accessible to people everywhere, whether from a hospital bed or the other side of the world.
combines state-of-the-art XR with sights, sounds, interactions, and physical movement in the world around you to build learning experiences that seamlessly blend stimulus, interaction, and creativity.
Myracle’s learning experiences are created at the intersection of educators, technologists, and visual as well as performing artists, and a creator community across these disciplines is being built.
They want to provide collaboration tools to enable community stakeholders to co-create active learning experiences to be distributed using Myracle’s technology. For the composability of their learning experiences, Myracle aims to use the transparency, auditability, and scalability that Web 3 technologies bring. The business model is a C2B2C and B2G2C model with the community as producers, educational organizations and governments as buyers and students and learners as users.
Myracle aims to attract curious learners from all over the world and create a decentralized open innovation community of educators, technologists, and artists around the globe.
facilitators and innovation experts
Its interest is rooted in the innovation potentials of the creative industries across all European countries. Thus the innovation teams will be accompanied by members of Polis180 to write policy briefings for the German Federal Foreign Office that eventually inform the future strategy of the Foreign Office's foreign cultural and educational policy.