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GNI Startups Lab Report

Ten startups from Europe have successfully gone through the Google News Initiative (GNI) Startups Lab in the last six months. The program, which was run by Media Lab Bayern together with the EJC and Google, is now available in the GNI Startups Lab Report.

Media for Peace

Together with and the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, you can promote peace in crisis regions through journalism. In our new Media for Peace fellowship program, we'll work with you to develop ways to support journalism in Lebanon and Afghanistan that de-escalates and promotes peace.

Media Tech Lab

Up to 50.000 € for your Open Source project! You are an open source developer or software freelancer? You are passionate about an innovative IT topic that could help the media industry? You have identified a tech problem for which there is no solution yet? If so, the Media Tech Lab is just right for you!


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For three days, a large part of the Media Lab networked and learned in Perugia. This is what we took away from Italy for you.



Everyone is talking about climate journalism, but what does that mean exactly? The Italian Radar magazine has set clear guidelines and points of reference for itself. One important factor is not only to report on catastrophes, but also to show approaches to solutions and to manage the transfer into the everyday life of the readership.



Girls and young women are underrepresented in the media. They are often written about from the perspective of adults. The startup Girlhood enables girls to find their voice in the media. An important factor, as the founder explains.



What do video streaming provider have to offer to be attractive for users, and which obstacles are often overlooked? Sebastian Siepe and Ralf Neudel know the pitfalls of streaming. With their startup, they are creating solutions that make users actually enjoy media libraries and streaming services instead of being frustrated by them.



Many people probably know the wish: with all the information you have to process, you basically need a second brain. Or at least a way to connect it to the computer and automatically transfer the knowledge you want to store. Classic to-do lists are simply not enough at some point. The alternative is to store knowledge associatively. We explain what that means here in the blog.



Personalizing messages puts the needs of users at the focus. When done right, personalized content creates a win-win situation for publishers and users.



Videos are en vogue and an increasing number of users prefer watching to reading. With the help of artificial intelligence, videos can be realized even on a small budget, and at the same time companies benefit from positive effects such as increased reach..



How much time children should spend in front of screens, and what content they consume, is a much-discussed topic. The startup Lesido believes media consumption should be active and interactive, and should involve adults. With their solution for remote digital reading aloud to children, they have big plans for the publishing industry.



Media companies can use bots to learn more about their users and all while saving personal resources. But this requires more than just a chat window at the bottom right of the screen. Krischan Lehmann from 1E9 wants to design bots whose application is human and friendly.


Startups @ media lab

These startups are included in our latest batch:

Developments in the creator economy enable more and more creators to generate income through live streaming. Audivio helps streamers with insight and analytics to improve their professionalism and interaction with their audience.

Cinema Calc is the intuitive software for calculating film and video production costs. We eliminate complicated Excel spreadsheets and interfaces that look like Windows 95.

Cultway is a platform for personalized audiovisual stories in education and culture. With a simple construction kit, media and cultural institutions can create smart, mobile content and share it with their target audience.

Junite is a game app for adolescents and young adults that aims to help build and maintain a healthy relationship with sexuality. In a nutshell, it could be considered as a "Duolingo for the language of love and sexuality” based on scientifically-proven content.

Justt is an E2E solution for quality content creation, publishing and marketing. Users benefit from relevant and verified content with personalized UX. Creators & publishers reach matching audiences and monetize more successfully.

With Kertos you automate your data privacy operations. Data subject requests, record of processing activities, deletion or retention processes - Kertos provides a tool-based home for all topics and stakeholders in the field of data privacy.

Mondo is a gamified and interactive training platform. We provide our users with skills and knowledge for a sustainable and green future and make everyday positive impact easy and fun.

Music selection and editing are incredibly time-consuming. With MuseKIT, video creators can add sound to their video by selecting the moods of their video. Finally, they have time to do what they're really good at - creating videos.

Prisma3D is an intuitive app to create 3D models and animations. Our easy-to-learn user interface helps you to produce first 3D designs. Create, render and share your creations directly from your phone.

SUMM is the "Google Translate" for simplified language - an AI-powered tool that translates any text into a language style that is easily understood by ALL through simple sentence structure and additional explanations.

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Media Lab has offices in Munich and Ansbach. Our team can actively assist you with your project from both offices. Learn more about our team and mentors.

»Many innovations and great things can occur as a result of networking, incredibly high commitment and positive energy. We can only succeed in shaking things up in the future by working together—something Media Lab Bayern has pushed since day one.«

Konrad Weber
Project Manager at SRF – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

»The Media Lab has shown me that there are safe enclaves out there with space to experiment and try out new things. This has enabled me to achieve my dream of starting a digital media home for Black women in the German-speaking part of the world.«

Ciani-Sophia Hoeder
Founder of RosaMag (Batch #6)

»It’s mind-boggling to think about the ideas I began the R&D Fellowship with, and the final product created within eight weeks through interviews, prototyping and testing.«

Katja Vater
Online-Marketing & Audience Development Expert
(R&D Fellow Batch #2)

»I feel up to date with all the latest trends thanks to your startups, something which has allowed me to conjure up new ideas and impulses for my product development. I've also benefited loads from the great networking opportunities offered at your events and the ability to brush shoulders with interesting business partners from the media community.«

Ramona Lermer
Project Manager at pd next

»The Lab taught us to be more iterative and prototypical along the way. A product/MVP only really comes to fruition if you are able to develop it within 6-8 weeks to go live.«

Tjorven Rohwer
Founder (Batch #5)

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