Spaxels over Linz
© Ars Electronica / Martin Hieslmair


Promoting cross sector innovation across Europe


Digital Cross Over is a cross-sector project between the content + creative industries
led by the IMZ and co-funded by the European Commission through the EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
The project aimed at bridging culture + audiovisual content through digital technologies, as well as exploring new approaches
in the use of innovative technologies to facilitate access, monetisation, distribution and promotion of Europe’s cultural heritage.

Digital Cross Over was led by a consortium of representatives for different sectors consisting of the
IMZ International Music + Media Centre (AT), Ars Electronica (AT), Börsenvereinsgruppe (DE), Centrica (IT) and Izneo (FR).Moreover, a network of practitioners was built in order to carry on with these goals for the duration of the project and beyond.

From the findings of the Digitla Crossover Project we were able to develop a succession project:


is now aiming to achieve crossectoral+cultural collaboration.

Consortium Partners


Ars Electronica is a cultural institution, an educational facility and a R&D lab working since 1979 on the nexus of art, technology and society. It represents a comprehensive approach in the confrontation with techno-cultural phenomena + enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence.


Börsenverein Group supports the book industry + media sector via services that include representational activities, cultural projects, the organisation of trade fairs, training programmes and publishing and technology services.


Centrica specialises in the design, development + marketing of digital solutions in the fields of cultural heritage + tourism and in any expression of creativity. In 2015, Centrica founded the start-up VirtuItaly to valorise Italian culture through interactive + immersive touring virtual exhibitions.


The IMZ is the global network dedicated to the promotion of music + dance through audiovisual media. Its 150 member organisations are film producers + distributors, public + private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, performing arts institutions + technology providers.


izneo is the first official legal digital comic book reading service. With izneo, publishers like Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle, Kana, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics, Europe Comics and Dark Horse will offer the largest catalogue of e-comics.


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IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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Max Güntert
Project Assistance



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