DIGITAL – Institute for Digital Technologies
Steyrergasse 17
A-8010 Graz

JOANNEUM RESEARCH is a non-profit organisation concentrating on applied research with a highly qualified staff of more than 400 people. Services include specifically geared research tasks for small- and medium-sized companies, complex interdisciplinary national and international assignments as well as tailored techno-economic consulting. They participate in setting up and organizing national competence centres as well as in numerous large international projects. The DIGITAL – Institute for Digital Technologies ( specialises in web and internet technologies, image, video and acoustic signal processing together with remote sensing, communication and navigation technologies. These technologies are implemented in hardware and software development and application-oriented solutions using scientifically state of the art methods. The institute has participated in more than 80 EC and ESA funded projects since the Third Framework Programme.

Deutsche Thomson OHG
Karl-Wiechert-Allee 74
30625 Hannover

TECHNICOLOR S.A., with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide, is one of the world’s leading technology enterprises in the media industry. Technicolor is focused on its content creator customer base, leveraging its outstanding market position, the strength of the Technicolor brand with film and television studios, its in-home delivery assets (set-top boxes and gateways) and its research and licensing capabilities. The main business areas comprise solutions for digital content/media as well as for audio/video networks in the professional and consumer domains.

Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie NV
Auguste reyerslaan 52
1043 Brussel

The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT) (The Flemish Radio and Television Broadcast Organization) is an incorporated company of public right. As a part of the management contract, VRT has the mission to proactively investigate new technological opportunities. As such VRT has founded an independent technological research, development and innovation department called VRT research & innovation. The independent team of highly qualified researchers has great expertise in many facets of media production and media management. One of the objectives of VRT research & innovation is to research techniques to improve the efficiency of the broadcast chain from content production to content distribution.
The main R&D task of VRT is combining various time based metadata for multimodal indexing and search. VRT works on to the implementation of distributed repositories to host data sets for benchmarking, also contributing to their collection. VRT will also actively perform field trials.

Zuiderpoort Office Park
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 (box 102)
9050 Ghent-Ledeberg

iMinds known until very recently as IBBT, was founded in 2004 by the Flemish government as an independent research institute to stimulate ICT innovation. It is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research centre (looking at technological, legal, business and sociological aspects) and enables accelerated development and exploitation of new ICT products and services in strategic sectors in Flanders (Belgium).

bitmovin GmbH
Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

BITMOVIN is an Austrian technology providing company (SME) founded in 2012 as a spin-off of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the FP7-ICT project ALICANTE. Its principal expertise is in the domain of information and communication technologies for audiovisual networks, in particular for HTTP streaming services and embedded multimedia applications. Additionally, bitmovin provides consulting and standardization services, specifically towards ISO/IEC MPEG.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
United Kingdom

The BBC is a large broadcasting organisation producing radio and television programmes in a number of studio centres of varying size throughout the United Kingdom. In addition, it operates one of the most popular web sites in Europe. BBC R&D is a world-leading centre for media production and broadcasting technology, providing the BBC with a competitive advantage through technology development and expertise. It has a staff of about 150 engineers, mathematicians and scientists, and a range of specialist resources including a TV studio, video editing suites for both standard and high definition TV, and computer-based image processing facilities. R&D staff maintain close contacts with programme makers, to gather user requirements for projects and test prototypes.

Tools at Work Hard+Soft Vertriebsgmbh (TaW)
Zirkusgasse 40
1020 Wien

The company Tools at Work was founded in 1996 by DI Walter Kuntner and his wife Berenice Kronemann-Kuntner and currently employs 25 people. Their headquarter is located in the center of Vienna in the second district. With a turnover of approximately 7 Million Euros, Tools at Work is one of the major Apple B2B partners in Austria. Tools at Work offers IT-solutions for small companies up to corporate clients as well as educational customers from K-12 to higher education. Our main focus of business is the creative market. Tools at Work provides solutions and services for agencies, graphic designers, media companies, publishers, video and audio studios and professional broadcasters. The solutions are based on Apple products, the leading platform for creative professionals. With decades of experience in these segments, our highly qualified staff can provide the best “tools at work” and in-depth onsite or remote support.