Innovation Funding with Project Partner

The MIZ-Babelsberg periodically promotes an interdisciplinary team or up to three graduates of journalism schools in the conception and implementation of an innovative project proposal in cooperation with a project partner from the media.

A pioneering market-oriented project of the partner serves as a basis for developing new journalistic forms of presentation. Together with broadcasters (TV and radio) as well as providers of audiovisual content innovative development approaches will be implemented for the broadcasting and media landscape.

The Innovation Funding for Journalists includes the individual financial support to a fixed monthly amount. The MIZ-Babelsberg also provides 1.500 euro for project-related coaching. The project partner takes on the substantial support and the strategic advice during the implementation.

The cooperation’s aim is a finished prototype or a marketable media product that can be distributed free of advertising by the project partner. The results of the project development will be published in a publication.

Open Calls

Innovation funding with project partner
Application deadline is November 26th, 2016.
Piching: December 8th, 2016
Funding of a team: starting from January/February 2016
Please contact Tanja Peuker for more information. 
Phone: +49 331 585658-16
Call for Application (PDF)
>> Information sheet (PDF)

Open calls for cooperations and relevant information regarding the criterions of the innovation funding can also be found by clicking the download button to the right. If you want to stay informed about our CFAs, please subscribe to the MIZ newsletter

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Past Projects

ARD-Kurznachrichtenzentrale (german version)
Project partner: ARD-aktuell
innovation funding for new journalists

dbate (german version)
Project partner: ECO Media TV Produktion GmbH
actual Project

Kulturmagazin interaktiv (wt) - (german version)
Project partner: Fraunhofer FOKUS und ORF
actual Project

Project partner:
Project period: 2014

Project partner: TOP Radiovermarktung
Project period: 2014

KLICK, KLICK, STAR - (german version)
Project partner: SPIEGEL.TV
Project period: 2013


Do you have questions? Please contact the funding team by mail: or via phone: +49 (0) 331 58 56 58 - 26.