“I3: Impact, Innovate, Invest”, a H2020 coordination action, organised a meeting in London, bringing together SMEs, representatives from H2020-funded projects, and investors. The meeting, held at F6S’ offices at Hackney Wick, provided an excellent overview of the European innovation front in media technologies, with projects ranging from fake news detection to automatic sign language translation. Evren Imre (University of Surrey) delivered a short presentation on VisualMedia, specifically, the objectives, the underlying technologies and the consortium composition.
The meeting offered a very good opportunity for sharing the best practice regarding bid preparation, project delivery, and valuable insights on how an investor’s mind works, and their investment priorities. Of particular interest to VisualMedia is a potential collaboration avenue with another H2020 project, “X5GON: Cross Modal, Cross Cultural, Cross Lingual, Cross Domain, and Cross Site Global Open Educational Resources Network,” for the use of VisualMedia technologies for augmenting video lectures available online with supplementary educational content.