2019: The year in review

Thanks for a great year, nextMedia.Hamburg community!

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It’s been a busy year, with three new innovation programs – Content Foresight, MEDIA LIFT, Prototyping Lab – and many more projects and events. We are grateful for the appreciation, your involvement in these intensive network innovation programs and the highly recognized results.
We’ve worked closely with the content and tech industry in Hamburg and beyond to foster and support innovation for media and tech such as with news, games, music, radio, film, TV, advertising, content platforms, SaaS and many more.

Together we have further developed Hamburg as the media capital!


As 2019 comes to a close, here are some highlights:

January

We presented the results of VR Prototyping Lab of our team up with HAW Hamburg, Universität Hamburg and their students as well as nextReality and our partners DER SPIEGEL, foodboom and Bauer Xcel for three mind-blowing prototypes.

January

February

We cooperated with Social Media Week to open the week about „Stories“ and talk with Christina Elmer (Spiegel Online), Johannes Klingebiel (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and Julian Kramer (Adobe) about the potentials of machine learning in media.

February

March

We announced the unprecedented incubator for media & tech called MEDIA LIFT in Hamburg and invited our network to collaborate.

We kicked-off Content Foresight Mobility with diverse partners such as Axel Springer, pilot and Wunder Mobility.

We presented a refreshed newTV Kongress together with our curators from Focus Group with speakers such as Fynn Kliemann and Henry Mason (Trendwatching).

March

April

Togehter with Cross Innovation Hub we did Match-Making with entrepreneurs in our new format XCreation: Content & Tech.

We launched a White Paper about Articfial Storytelling.

We partnered with Hamburg Media School, nma, NOZ MEDIEN, NDR, N-JOY to hack NEWS_FIND_ME.

April

May

We supported Young Leaders‘ Forum as part of the Hamburger Mediendialog of the city of Hamburg.

We partnered with Hamburg Innovation Summit.

We co-hosted MediaMatch at OMR with nma to talk to potential entrepreneurs and meet media experts from all over the world.

We launched BestCases about Blockchain in the media industry.

May

June

After pitching 20 exciting ideas and teams for batch 1 of MEDIA LIFT, we fired the starting gun for the best 6 teams: WUNDERPARC, Female Leadership Academy, Newsseam, BotTalk, SpaceWalk and Wallie.

We partnered with ChefTreff Sommergipfel to meet young talents.

We co-hosted Mind the Progress.

June

July

We published the first out of four media innovation reports.

July

August

We took WUNDERPARC and SpaceWalk, two of our MEDIA LIFT batch 1 teams to Gamescom for them to get famous.

August

September

We celebrated the end and promising results of our very special 6-months innovation program „Content Foresight“ with a big event and press at our new Hamburg Kreativ building @designxport.

Our scoopcamp hosted speakers such as Alan Rusbridger (Reuters Institute), Anita Zielina (CUNY) and Shazna Nessa (The Wallstreet Journal).

A week of Journalism: We hosted the GIJC and INMA in Hamburg.

We partnered with NEXT Conference for a Camp all about Prototyping.

We traveled to NYC MEDIA LAB Summit for an international exchange.

September

October

We celebrated the end of batch 1 MEDIA LIFT at our „Graduation Pitch“. Proud of all the 6 teams and their next, promising steps.

We partnered again with 12min.me for another session on Media Innovations.

AI Prototyping Lab kicked-off with Universität Hamburg, Hamburg Media School and FH Wedel and our partners DER SPIEGEL, N-JOY and Bauer Xcel Media.

October

November

We invited 40 talents and 4 innovative media and tech firms in Hamburg to come together and inspire each other on our Media Innovation Buzz ride.

We traveled to Moscow for Art Week.

November

December

We released our Predictions 2020 from experts such as Jeremy Kaplan (Tow-Knight Center) and Christopher Roskowetz (Jung von Matt/Tech) talking about the future of media.

December

Thanks again for this year’s program and event partners from dpa, NDR, Rocket Beans, G&J, JvM, Die ZEIT, ZEIT ONLINE, DER SPIEGEL, Spiegel Online, Bauer XCel Media, N-JOY, Google, Studio Hamburg, foodboom, NOZ, HHLab, HAW, Uni HH, FH Wedel, HMS, Schwan Communications, Axel Springer, MOPO, pilot, ITS 2021, Maiborn Wolff, Hochbahn, IAV, Wunder Mobility, NEXT Conference, Social Media Week, Online Marketing Rockstars, XING.

Mentors and jurors such as Andreas Spiegler, Britta Schewe, Marco Maas, Reza Abdolali, Kerstin Fröhlich, Michael Leitl, Wolfgang Wopperer-Beholz, Meinolf Ellers, Ole Keding, Charlotte Richter-Kiewning, Paul Solbach, Nicolas Meibohm, Prof. Christian Stöcker, Christoph Hüning, Jan Henri Kalinowski, Joachim Dreykluft, Philipp Ibelshäuser, Chrisian Heise, Stephanie Reuter, Gregor Landwehr, Sara Urbainczyk, Franziska Knöfel, Benjamin Ferreau, Prof. Bohn, Prof. Rott and the many more.

Facilitator and institutions such as nma, IFB, TOI, Z_Punkt, nextReality, Focus Group, Start-Up Unit by Hamburg Invest, Tutech Innovation.

Media partners t3n, Murmann, Netzpiloten, Netzwerk Recherche, Horizont, basic thinking, Berlin Valley, Diwish, Handelskammer, DJ, Appinio, DerFreitag, Hamburg Start-Up.

Sponsors such as Jägermeister, Studio Hamburg, foodboom, Google, Brooklyn Brewery, Zeit Online.

Speakers from Funk, Syrreal, YouTube, The Wall Street Journal, University of Oxford, Tow-Knight Center, Amedia, Google, Zeit Online, HHLab, Cuny, Business Insider, Xing News, Trendwatching, Kliemannsland, Strz, ARD, ProSiebenSat.1, VfL Wolfsburg, Studio Hamburg, Sport1, Dokyo, AGF, Larissa Rieß and many more.

… and all the people we developed ideas with or connected with within the past twelve months.

Our nextMedia-Team grew to six. Great to have you Paula, Nyasha, Marc, Philipp and Bastian.

I would like to say thank you very much for the joint journey in 2019, we’re excited to see what the next year holds for media!

Best,

Nina Klaß, Head of nextMedia.Hamburg

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