The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is an autonomous organization with a decentralized organizational structure, which currently maintains 56 research institutes and a patent office in locations throughout Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization of institutes of applied research and development in Europe. Future-oriented strategic research commissioned by the government and public authorities are carried out with the aim of promoting innovations in key technologies with an economic and social relevance in the next five to ten years. Work focuses on specific tasks across a wide spectrum of research fields, including communications, energy, microelectronics, manufacturing, transport, and the environment.
IRT is an SME specialised in audio-visual media technologies. Created as a non-profit organisation, IRT is dedicated to technical research and development for the benefit of the public. Founded in 1956, it is jointly owned by the Public Service Broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (ARD, ZDF, DRadio, ORF and SRG/SSR). About 100 experienced engineers and researchers find innovative and real-world solutions which enhance the quality of radio, television and new media services.
RBB (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg) is the public broadcaster for Berlin and Brandenburg. RBB produces and broadcasts one television channel and six radio stations, in addition to providing a range of interactive multimedia services including websites, mobile apps, teletext, Smart TV applications and social media feeds. As part of the ARD (Association of Public Service Broadcasting Corporations in Germany), it contributes to several nationwide TV and radio channels and multimedia services.
Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications is an internationally renowned team of researchers investigating all aspects of communications and distributed systems. Its constituent researchers are particularly interested in contemporary challenges in this area, including support for multimedia and quality of service, the challenges of mobility/ubiquitous computing and problems arising from the increasing levels of heterogeneity exhibited by such systems. One of Lancaster’s great strengths, as acknowledged by the International Review of UK Research in Computer Science, is the focus on pragmatic systems research.
RTI Spa is part of the Mediaset Spa group, the leading commercial broadcaster in Italy. Its terrestrial channels collect around 45% of TV audience and 65% of TV advertising. In 2005 Mediaset has launched on the Italian digital terrestrial TV (DTT) platform a pay-TV offer “Mediaset Premium”. Mediaset Premium has about 2 million subscribers. Mediaset Premium launched the so called Premium Play OTT-TV (Over The Top Television) service November 2011, after a trial phase started in March 2011.
Leadin is a premium user experience and service design agency. Leadin helps companies to create and execute user driven solutions from design to software development. Leadin applies modern user research, design and development methodologies, which construct the foundation of successful outcomes in varying sectors from automotive to big data and industry to healthcare. Successful products and services are based on the comprehensive understanding of the real users insights.
FINCONS GROUP is an IT Business Consulting company working on IT market for 35 years. Alongside clients as a strategic partner, the Group supports business development through innovative approaches, models and IT solutions, providing tailored and end-to-end software solutions to tier-1 players in several markets: Media, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Transportation, Manufacturing and Public Administration. The Group has offices in Switzerland (Küssnacht am Rigi, Bern, Zurich, Lugano), in Italy (Milan, Verona, Rome, Bari, Catania), in the UK (London) and in the US (New York and Los Angeles). Innovation is a key driver for the Group which develops several collaborations with industrial and public partners and with research centers and universities through the Innovation Lab.
Telecom ParisTech is one of France’s leading graduate engineering schools and is considered the school in the field of Communication and Information Technologies. Its disciplines include all the sciences and techniques that fall within the term “Information and Communications”: Computer Science Networks, Communications, Electronics, Signal and Image Processing, as well as the study of economic and social aspects associated with modern technology.