Media Tech Lab
#01 - Knowledge Personalization
Personalized content tailored to your own knowledge level! There is an urgent need for a solution that allows us to reach each user at their current knowledge level.
#02 - Human Survey Interface
Find the most intuitive UX and presentation for surveys that are fun to use (possibly Tinder-like).
#03 - Cloud-native Reverse Proxy Cache
Build a privacy-compliant, cloud-native open-source proxy cache (as an alternative to centralized US providers such as fastly or cloudflare).
#04 - Social Media Manager Bot
Build a bot that simplifies/automates the work of a social media manager in a publishing context. E.G.: Write texts to articles, find suitable images, create graphics.
#05 - Summitbook.eth
Using a decentralized summit book as an example, evaluate SmartContracts and NFTs for the publishing industry.
Development of an open source component for semantic tagging
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We are convinced that the positive benefits of new technology outweigh its disadvantages.
»Advancing open source projects in the media industry with targeted funding! Simply great and worth supporting!«
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KEY FACTS ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Everything you need to know for the Media Tech Lab
You will work on your project or on one of the project ideas for up to 6 months
You work remotely or at our Open Space in Munich.
- Start possible from March 2023
- Project work will take up most of your day
- You should plan time for coaching and check-ins with the Media Lab team
You will receive a stipend
You will receive a stipend of up to 50.000 EUR
- You will receive a payment every two months from the beginning of the project
- Maximum payment of 45.000 EUR
- Additional maximum 5.000 EUR for coaches & mentors
You get strong sparring partners
You will be supported by specialized and strong coaches and mentors in the field of your project.
- Weekly 1:1 sparring sessions
- Feedback and input from our expert board
- Exchange with other Tech Lab Fellows
You become part of our open source network
We have a large network of experts, like-minded people and people interested in your project. You will have the opportunity to tap into this network and actively contribute to the innovative media industry.
- Tech people and experts in your field
- Relevant media companies and organizations
- Media experts and founders
Projects of Batch 1
Open Podcast is building a free and open ecosystem for podcasts. In the first project the aim is to provide a better analytics data for podcast hosts.
The aim of taggy is to give you an open, easy-to-start and easy-to-integrate but powerful frontend tool to fit your tagging needs.
Content lense enables bloggers and publishers to analyse their digital content and generate exciting insights.
Glasskube enables automatic installation and updates for popular open source software solutions to help organisations reclaim their digital sovereignty.
Projects of Batch 2
SnipAId develops Artificial Intelligence generated teasers, summaries and social media posts.
Open Recommendation Butler
Open Recommendation Butler (ORB) is building an AI language model designed specifically for the media industry that provides knowledge-based search results and thematic recommendations.
Speechcatcher develops an open source solution for translation, transcription and subtitling of any media files with German language content (audio/video).