Smarter Media in Flanders
01/01/2011 - 31/12/2012
Has been finalized

The aim of the IWT-funded joined project Smarter Media in Flanders (SMIF) is to investigate the future models applicable in the media industry that can create sustainable growth. The consortium groups both major and minor players in the industry, such as print media companies, service providers and technology providers, while academic institutions are involved to support specific research topics.

The SMIF project allows, for the first time in the media sector, a collaboration to be created for the production, collection, processing and distributing of non-competitive content, and more specifically for the collection of sports results (WP3), a common Next Media platform for innovative reporting (WP5), distribution of video content (WP6), distribution of media documents (WP7), the monitoring of copyrighted content (WP8), and the validation of advertisements (WP9). A cloud computing service forms the underlying hard- and software architecture of these production and distribution platforms and applications.