Latest Funding and Award Opportunities
Details of MFG’s current funding opportunities and competitions can be found here.
MEDEA Awards 2013
The aim of MEDEA Awards is to foster innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education.
This year’s main awards are the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2013 and the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2013. In addition, there will be a Special Prize for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media 2013 supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme and a Special Prize for Educational Media Encouraging EU Citizenship that is being organised in collaboration with the European Year of Citizens 2013 (http://europa.eu/citizens-2013/). An additional Special MEDEA Jury 2013 Prize may also be awarded at the discretion of the MEDEA jury.
The deadline for receipt of entries for the fifth annual MEDEA Awards is 30 September 2013.
Exchange programme with the Finnish creativity lab
MFG is looking for four graduates from Baden-Württemberg for an six monthsexchange programme with the Finnish creativity lab Demola, leading Open Innovation Lab in Europe.
Digital Content Funding (DCF)
For the Digital Content Funding (DCF) support programme, which is being run again in 2011, MFG Film Funding and MFG Media Development (MFG Innovation Agency) are providing cross-sectoral resources totalling 500,000 euros per year. This will support projects including the development and production of computer games with an educational and cultural value and other sophisticated film-related interactive products on all platforms.
Your contact: » Bertil Kilian
MFG’s WISTA programme enables bachelor, masters and diploma students from all departments in universities and colleges in Baden-Württemberg to undertake practical research projects relating to ICT, media and the creative industries.
The following research projects are currently available:
- How can the acceptance of cloud computing in SMEs be increased and what part does open source software play in the process?
- Development of a software prototype for increasing the efficiency of object modelling in virtual environments
- Planning and implementing the OpenSocial API for social networks in companies
The DMMA OnlineStar was awarded for the first time in 2010. Two highly respected existing prizes were combined in 2010 to create the DMMA OnlineStar: the German Multimedia Award (DMMA) and the OnlineStar Creative Award. The DMMA OnlineStar is the most important creative and industry award for the digital economy, and is presented by the Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V., MFG Baden-Württemberg and publishing group Ebner Ulm.
The latest call for entries has not yet been launched.
Karl Steinbuch Scholarship
Through the Karl Steinbuch Scholarship, the MFG Foundation Baden-Württemberg supports selected highly-talented students in undertaking innovative IT or media-related projects.
The next application round will be launched in summer 2011.