About the EIPCM - European Institute for Participatory Media

Berlin-SkylineThe European Institute for Participatory Media e. V. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, research and development of next-generation participatory systems & applications for business and society. 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 partners in different European countries with headquarters in Berlin.

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.

Read more about our research and current projects.

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What we offer

Our research addresses real-world challenges and develops innovative solutions that are tested in practice. This generates knowledge that empowers to act. We can make this knowledge work for you. Thanks to our network structure we can provide access to a wide body of state-of-the-art knowledge from scientific research – and we have the skills and experience in applying it to practice.

Real-world problems defy the boundaries of scientific disciplines. They are “wicked” because they are hard to structure and understand within familiar schemes. Thanks to our expertise in trans-disciplinary collaboration we can make knowledge from different disciplines work for our clients. And we do so at cost-coverage fees of a not-for-profit organization. In return, we ask that we may make the new knowledge acquired in the course of our consultancy available to the public through scientific publications in a distilled form (with due diligence to the confidentiality needs of our client).

Contact us for more information on what we can do for you. We also welcome inquiries of partners interested in establishing joint research labs in specific topics of their strategic interest.

Who we are

Founding Chairman
Scientific Council

Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik,
University of Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ziegler,
University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben,
Philipps University Marburg
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