Media Tech Lab

Ready for the future with Open Source: We fund tech solutions for the media industry!

You will receive 50,000€ from us in order to work with industry experts on developing innovative solutions for media companies, making their day-to-day work easier. We aim to match the creativity of developers with the challenges faced by decision-makers. Together, we want to develop best practices that media companies can benefit from and use - free of licensing costs.

Quick Facts

Funding amount

50.000 €


6 months


Remote / Munich



Who is the Media Tech Lab for?

For developers

Funding for your open source project
We support you in developing an innovative open source project. You will receive a 45,000 EUR funding + 5,000 EUR coaching budget. All you have to do is send an application, briefly describing your project idea.

Info about funding

For decision makers

Free technology for your media company
Our free open source projects allow media companies to use high-end technology without significant effort. Utilize existing solutions and save costs!

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Our topics

Artificial Intelligence

Projects that deal with machine learning or natural language processing - e.g. assistants that support activities in the journalistic field, speech analysis software or smart context recognition.

Web3 & Blockchain

In the area of Web 3 & Blockchain, we deal with decentralized systems. For example, blockchain-based applications, smart contracts, minting of NFT collections, but also projects to ensure freedom of press and information distribution in censored internet environments.

Augmented & Mixed Reality

Projects that advance virtual worlds in the media environment. For example, context-based augmented reality applications, opportunities for virtual online collaboration.

Infrastructure & Web Technology

Everything concerning online platforms, hosting, frontend and backend technologies as well as Semantic Web, e.g. ambitious DevOps projects, groundbreaking Javascript components or interactive realtime applications with websockets.

UX-Design & User Experience

Good technology is only half the battle. It is just as important to develop inspiring user interfaces and intuitive user experiences. To this end, we would like to promote projects in the UX area that develop a different view of how we build interfaces today.

Projects from the Media Tech Lab


Doppelcheck, a browser-based AI tool, facilitates fact-checking for journalists and enables a quick assessment of the credibility of information.


ContentRicher enhances articles for media companies by identifying relevant personalities from Wikipedia and Instagram, offering the option for manual integration or automatic use of the tool's suggestions.


ANTicle revolutionizes content creation in digital newsrooms by providing journalists with high-quality texts, headlines, and SEO content, allowing them more space for research and creativity.


SnipAId develops Artificial Intelligence generated teasers, summaries and social media posts.

Open Podcast

Open Podcast is building a free and open ecosystem for podcasts. In the first project the aim is to provide a better analytics data for podcast hosts.


Speechcatcher develops an open source solution for translation, transcription and subtitling of any media files with German language content (audio/video).


Open Recommendation Butler (ORB) is building an AI language model designed specifically for the media industry that provides knowledge-based search results and thematic recommendations.


taggy is developing an open front-end tool that enables the automatic recognition of contexts and assigns suitable tags.


Glasskube enables automatic installation and updates for popular open source software solutions to help organisations reclaim their digital sovereignty.

Our Values

We are fervent tech enthusiasts, constantly seeking the latest innovations and embracing our nerdy side.

Innovative solutions
We create groundbreaking solutions that spark inspiration.

Team Spirit
Our passion lies in fostering team spirit and embracing diversity.

Transparency and open source culture
We are dedicated to achieving both transparency and nurturing an open source mindset.

Quality, technology ethics and data privacy
We prioritize excellence, uphold technology ethics and safeguard data privacy, all while nurturing our innovative spirit.

We love new technology
We firmly believe that the advantages of new technology outweigh any drawbacks.


Erkan Kasap

CTO Media Tech Lab