Follows a list of co-investing and management partners, all leaders of the media/audiovisual sector, have already signed formal agreements or, in some cases, extended Memorandum of Understanding. PDF copy of all signed MOUs in this 48-pages ZIP file. Such MOUs are aimed to one or more of the following agreements:

  • localization of media or audiovisual production, training and/or innovation facilities
  • co-investment and management of media production facilities
  • co-investment and management in media innovation, research and training facilities

Qantm

Profile: Institute world leader in game design and animation, part of the SAE Group. It offers unique and innovative animation and video games programs, stimulating the development of the skills most required by those industries. Born in Australia in 1996 and now present in 7 countries, the institute has become a world leader in digital games and animation.

Role: Teaching and training.

Projects in the Park: it will set in the Park its sixth European location, after those in Amsterdam, Berlin, Monaco, Zurich, London. It will provide complete study and accomodation packages that are expected to attract at least 50% of foreign students, particularly from Europe.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.qantm.com/

UCLA University of California Los Angeles

Profile: One of the top 5 cinema and television schools worldwide. The Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) is a joint effort of the UCLA School of Theather, Film and Television and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. It is involved in the creation of a Research Node in the Park. Its director Jeffrey Burke is also the Director of Technology Research Initiatives of the whole UCLA School of Theather, Film and Television.

Role: locator of permanent structures in the Park and Cluster, co-manager of training and research.

Projects in the Park: a workshop for 20 UCLA students in the Palazzo Chigi of Formello in June-July 2012 has been already formalized, together with other training activities for UCLA teachers at the Open Media Hub. In the future, activation of a permanent Research Node for R&D in technologies applied to performing arts, video and theater.

Stato:
Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: www.tft.ucla.edu

KALTURA

Profilo:

Kaltura is the world’s Leading Video Platform, providing video management, publishing, authoring, distribution and monetization solutions for media companies, enterprises, educational institutions and service providers. Kaltura’s solutions power video for leading media companies such as HBO, WB and Paramount, enterprises such as Bank of America, Texas Instruments and Astra Zeneca, and educational institutions such as NYU, MIT, Princeton, UVA and Upenn. Kaltura also offers open source solutions, including Kaltura’s Community Edition Platform, as well as Kaltura’s HTML5 Video Library, supported by the Kaltura communities at Kaltura and HTML5Video.org. Over 150,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and system integrators use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities. Kaltura’s features and products enable to easily deploy custom work-flows involving video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization and analysis. The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at Kaltura. A commercial version of the software can be obtained at Kaltura along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development. Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: Kaltura, Kaltura and http://exchange.kaltura.com/.

Role: Co-investment in software technologies and co-management.
Status: Signed MOU.

Website: http://corp.kaltura.com/

Piksel

Profile: PIKSEL (formerly Kit Digital) is a global leader in sales for digital video services based on IP protocol, especially for creation, management, monetization, cross-media distribution of video assets. The team consists of over 500 professionals who speak over 18 languages. Its customers include major Italian groups (eg. The Corriere della Sera, Vodafone) and many international leaders. The company also has $ 40M per year in sales of technical and integration services for the production of digital channels and audiovisual content, including creation and management of studies/theaters and mobile units. The Piksel platform allows Internet-native, digital channel or traditional TV producers, together with their worldwide partners, to produce, process, capture, manage, monetize and distribute content in a cross-media manner on three channels: Computer Browsers IP-enabled televisions and mobile phones. A company just acquired by the group also provides more information here.

Projects in the Park: participation as the managing body and investor in the Open Media Labs

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding

Website: http://www.kitd.com/

Euroscena

Role: direction and control, conduction of negotiations with investors, organizational support

Profile: Leading Company in Italy, with a full range of high quality technical services for the broadcasting market, with theaters and mobile units in many Italian cities. Among the top 10 for yearly turnover in Italy. In providing services for the media market, Euroscena is an exclusive partner, providing professional talent and technologies covering the entire production cycle: from concept to completion. Each service in the value chain is managed completely from the development to turnkey management of television channels in all phases of pre-production, set design, engineering and broadcasting. Euroscena is able to meet any requirement in the filming market thanks to a number of studies in Rome and Milan, and mobile production units SD – HD.

Projects in the Park: participation as managing body and investor in the Open Media Labs.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding

Website: http://www.euroscena.it/italian/index.php

SAE Group

Profile: SAE is the most important institute of higher university education and professional development for audio-visual technologies in the world, first by quality and number of locations (56 cities in 24 countries). It controls Qantm, Studio 301, world leader in audio post production for movies, and Neve, maker of the audio equipment used in the production of blockbuster movies like Avatar.

Role: Teaching and provision of services, infrastructure and spaces dedicated to audiovisual producers.

Projects in the Park: it will manage in the Park a 1,500 sqmt training centers which will host masters and advanced training classes, focused on multi-platform, cross-media content creation, design of custom interfaces and cross-media authoring. It will also create a 500 sqmt audio recording studio for film post-production.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.sae.edu

Studio 301

Profile: World leader in audio post-production for cinema, with the highest know-how of the Neve equipment, used for example for the Avatar blockbuster.

Role: Locator Partner

Projects in the Park: Construction of a 1500 sqmt world-class audio studio.

Website: http://www.studios301.com/

Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Dipartimento Informatica e Sistemistica

Role: Teaching and training, setting up laboratories and space for teaching.

Projects in the Park: it will organize master and intensive courses in multimedia technology based on open standards and free/open source software, which will benefit from large laboratories in a
400 sqmt area and will provide specialist teaching in the Open Technologies Institute.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding in February 2009.

Website: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/

Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza – Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale

Role: Teaching, research and experimentation.

Projects in the Park:it will locate in the Park Master level courses that will offer updates in the cross-media writing field, and will perform experiments and research in innovation technology and audiovisual languages.

Status:Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.coris.uniroma1.it

Università di degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza – CATTID

Profile: The CATTID (Centre for Applications of Telvision and Distance Teaching Techniques) is a research center at La Sapienza University specialized in technology innovation, thanks to the skills acquired from various departments and faculties.

Role: Teaching and Research.

Projects in the Park: will contribute to the development of new open communication technologies for use and distribution of digital content, optimization of the audiovisual production processes, 3D modeling and e-learning. Later on it will place in the Park a separate department of itw own Logos laboratory, which will be connected to the GARR network, and will run masters and short intensive specialization courses.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.cattid.uniroma1.it/

BIC Lzio

Profile: Center for enterprise creation and innovation support of the Lazio Region. Currently manages a network of 7 business incubators located throughout the Lazio Region (from 1,000 to 3,500 sqmt each).

Role: Business Incubation.

Projects in the Park: it will manage a new BIC Lazio incubator on an area of 1,000/​​1,500 sqmt, for start-ups focused on innovative technologies, unencumbered by patents and based on free/open source software, for audiovisual material production and distribution.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.biclazio.it

TheNetValue

Profile: Strategic consulting and management company mainly focused on support to new start-ups in the electronics and new media fields. Founded and directed by Mario Mariani (former CEO of Tiscali from 2006 to 2008).

Role: Business Incubation.

Projects in the Park: it will locate in the Park a business incubator specialized in ICT and New Media.

Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Website: http://www.thenetvalue.com/

Filmhouse srl

Profile: Historical video production studios of Formello, adjacent to the Park site, with over 7,000 square meters of and more than 45,000 cubic meters, of its studios and film studios equipped. 

Website: http://www.filmhouse-studios.com/

 

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