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The CVC collaborates in two projects of the RIS3CAT Media Community

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The Computer Vision Center is taking part of the newly launched RIS3CAT Media Community, which will promote eight R&D+i projects within the cultural and creative industry sector. The CVC is collaborating in two: ViVIM and Zinkat.

Coordinated by technology center Eurecat, the RIS3CAT Media community will develop eight collaborative projects in the next four years with an investment of 13.688.490 €. This action plan will be supported with 6.000.000 € granted by the Government of Catalonia through its Agency for Business Competitiveness, ACCIÓ.

This community is comprised of 34 members which will collaborate to turn knowledge and technology into economic, social and cultural value, and to develop new opportunities of cultural production, diffusion and consumption. To this end, RIS3CAT Media brings together science, technology and creativity to tackle topics such as Artificial Intelligence and automation; Big Data and data analysis; hyper-personalization; new formats development; human-machine interaction and haptics; cloud computing; next-generation networks; cybersecurity and cryptography; social media and collaborative economy; and immersive media, virtual reality and augmented reality.

The CVC is collaborating in the following projects:

ViVIM: Computer Vision for Immersive Multi-Platform Video

ViVIM is a collaborative project aimed at implementing an innovative media production and consumption system. This system will focus on a novel form of audiovisual narrative based on omnidirectional video. Furthermore, the project will develop production tools for immersive screens, support for omnidirectional cameras and coordinated access to content through head mounted displays, tablet devices and conventional TV. Finally, ViVIM will test the viability of this system by means of two demonstrators addressed to live and deferred broadcasting.

The ViVIM project is coordinated by i2CAT and its consortium includes renowned academic and industry actors with complementary expertise and skills, such as the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation (CCMA), Eurecat, Visyon and the CVC.

“The project ViVIM is funded by the Agency for Business Competitiveness of the Government of Catalonia (ACCIÓ) within the RIS3CAT Media Community with the reference number COMRDI18-1-008”

zinkCAT

zinkCAT will develop a new protocol for designers and marketing agencies that will allow more connected designs to improve the online user expereince. The vision of the project is to link innovation and technology with the creative process specifically the design oriented to communication processes, which will allow the capture of new data relating to Artificial Intelligence algorithms to capture effective leads, increase sales and improve the audience experience.

The project is coordinated by the Creactivitat agency and its consortium is formed by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, Eurecat, Konodrac and the CVC.

The project zinkCAT is funded by the Agency for Business Competitiveness of the Government of Catalonia (ACCIÓ)

Nuria Martínez

The author Nuria Martínez