16:30 - 16:50 Welcome Address
Eduardo Olivera, Project Officer Europe, Cap Digital, Paris
16:50 - 17:20 Presentation of the 6 French Guest Companies:
SHOWCASES + R&D PROJECTS LOOKING FOR GERMAN PARTNERS
17:20 - 18:00 Interactive discussion (BarCamp) on the issue:
Digital Technologies applied to the Music Industry: In which areas is there further need for R&D? Multicasting, signal processing, audio formats, metadata, interactviity...
Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau
Holger Großmann, Head of Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau
Jean-Marc Leclerc, Executive Manager, European Music Office - EMO, Brussels
All companies attending should feel free to take actively part in the discussion.
Follow-up session during the Popkomm:
A matchmaking session with the 6 French companies will also take place at the Popkomm on Wednesday September 8th from 10:30 to 13:30 in the Meeting rooms 4, 5, 6 (Networking Gallery).
In partnership with:
- Berlin Music Commission, Berlin
Details on the event:
Cap Digital and Media Deals, already cooperating in the European project ImMediaTe supported by the Europe INNOVA Programme of the DG Enterprise of the European Commission, are starting a new cooperation to develop business and innovation cooperation between the regions of Paris and Berlin with a focus on the mediatech sector (media and technology SMEs).
Cap Digital is organising this mission with co-financing of the European Commission’s ProInno Europe Programme. Cap Digital in coordination with Media Deals selected 6 innovative SMEs from the Region Ile de France to come to Berlin to meet potential partners from the region of Berlin and other parts of Germany. The aim is to promote the creation of consortia between French and German companies mainly in the field of R&D.
To meet with the French companies, all companies active in the field of music and innovation in the region of Berlin will be contacted via a series of partnership with local stakeholders and networks. Media Deals will further contact directly a number of companies which will be identified as potential partners for the French companies that were selected.
This mission will be set up as a two day-event divided in two parts. On Tuesday September 7th, a roundtable will take place where the French companies will discuss with German companies as well with research institutes will showcase successful projects and present areas of R&D where they are looking for partners. A discussion about setting-up and financing cross-border partnerships in the field of music and technology will follow.
On Wednesday September 8th, a match making event will take place at the Popkomm were 1-to-1 meetings between companies will be organised.
About Media Deals:
Media Deals is a pan-European investment network focussing at mediatech early-stage companies. More information available on www.media-deals.org
About Cap Digital:
Cap Digital is the French business cluster for digital content and services in Paris and the Ile de France region. More information available on
This session is hosted by CAP DIGITAL.
Theme track MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY hosted by AMIANDO.