The European Institute for Participatory Media
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, research and development of next-generation media ecosystems. Our mission is to help companies, public organizations and society at large to take advantage of novel participatory forms of information and media creation, delivery and utilization.
We act as an innovation facilitator connecting cutting-edge scientific research with user-driven and market-oriented needs of user associations and industry. Established in 2007, we are a network institute involving local partners in different European countries with headquarters in Berlin and branch offices in Zurich and Rome.
In projects and partnerships with companies, universities, city governments and end-user associations we develop and experiment with new forms of participatory media solutions based on real-world needs of companies, public institutions and European citizens.
Participatory Platforms and Next-Generation Media Ecosystems
Participatory media and Web2.0 technologies have profoundly changed the way how people, institutions and companies interact with each other. We investigate how networked creation and management of knowledge, content, products and services - in value webs connecting end-users with professionals and companies - can be effectively designed for and managed.
What happens when the power of participatory platforms is combined with next-generation media systems, allowing seamless access to information, content and services across different channels and devices? More…
Social Innnovation in a Networked World
How will we work, live and be governed? What and how will we buy, consume and exchange? What role should institutions play when it is not costly but ubiquitous to transact? Technologies have always left an imprint on people’s lives and people have always found new, unforeseen ways of using technology and making it their own.
Social innovation emphasizes that the development of new forms of social, cultural and economic interaction and organization (e.g. social enterprises, open source, social commerce) represents an important form of innovation, which increasingly influences our lives. To promote active development of such social innovations we are building-up an innovation lab providing a trans-disciplinary playfield for learning about and experimenting with novel forms of social innovation. More…
Network and Partnerships
The institute network connects universities, private research institutes, SMEs and global industry players as well as local governments, public institutions, end-user and professional associations.
Office and Address
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Tel: +49 (030) 57-70-9367