Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: FP7 - Information & Communication Technologies
Funding Instrument: Coordination Action
Start Date:
Duration: 24 months
Total Budget: 1,225,105 EUR
ITI Budget: 264,371 EUR

The objective of nextMEDIA is to enhance the coordination of the efforts in Europe towards producing a clear situation of the Future Media Internet, create common pillars (e.g. the Future Media Internet reference architecture for Europe) and support the results of the developments of the European projects by means of the following actions:

  • Coordinate and Support of research collaboration in networked media scientific fields, especially in Future Media Internet (with strong orientation to the combination of 3D Internet Media and Content-aware Networks/Network-aware applications)
  • Support the cooperation and future research of the European projects in the field of Networked Media by means of driving Task Forces and propose and coordinate new ones (“Future Media Internet Architecture”).
  • Identify the position and clear opportunities in the areas where the European research in Future Media Internet is more competitive world-wide and develop studies and roadmaps by means of analysing the situation, technology and patents in the most developed countries in relevant research areas.
  • Create the necessary dissemination means to advertise and spread excellence of the European research in Future Media Internet world-wide and attract the prominent scientists and company managers to the events.

The results of the nextMedia coordination action will be used to promote and disseminate the common European position, by accessing different channels, such as stakeholder workshops and exchange of best practices. The project will use the results of the information gathering and best practice identification and definition, and will disseminate them to the community at large. For each of the stakeholder groups belonging to this community a set of recommendations on how to mainstream these results into their research activities, policies and strategies will be developed.