Spaxels over Linz
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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 aims 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 is 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 is to be built in order to carry on with these goals for the duration of the project and beyond.








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.


"Inviting the audience to get active": Interview with Kay Meseberg (ARTE)

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Find out more about the potential of immersive programmes, the future of cross-cultural content and digitisation in the arts + audiovisual sector on the Digital...

Metadata panel at Frankfurter Buchmesse co-hosted by the IMZ

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In the course of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the IMZ co-hosted a panel on the relevance of metadata for product visibility as part of the European innova...

IMZ at Frankfurter Buchmesse – Panel: Driving Discoverability through Metadata

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On Friday, 16 October 2020 from 11:00-12:00 (CET), there will be a panel discussion as part of our innovation project Digital Cross Over. Issues concerning meta...


Sophie Schneider
Project Manager



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