DNI Funded Projects

The DNI Innovation Fund has awarded more than €70m to more than 350 Projects in 29 European countries. Take a closer look at some of the projects from the first two rounds of DNI funding.

DNI Innovation Fund Annual Report 2016-2017 is available

We’ve been observing the progress and milestones of DNI-funded projects over the last 18 months and wanted to share their stories.

Featured Projects

Verlag Der Tagesspiegel

Tagesspiegel Causa

Tagesspiegel Causa is a website that maps debates. Using innovative software, Tagesspiegel Causa engages its op-ed writers in systematizing the arguments that constitute the debate in which they’re participating.

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Companion App

NZZ Companion App is an engaging and entertaining ‘digital companion’ with the aim to empower the consumer; providing them with personalized news and services based on usage situation, location, and interest.

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Telling Stories in 360°

Creating the first fully-integrated 360° workflow in an international media group, euronews will deliver regular VR news content to the global audience for its language services.

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Leave Your Mark (Round 3)

We will try to overcome the ‘era of trolling and noise’ with a variety of innovative interconnected formats that promote the best of digital interaction and diminish traditional effects from the dark side that are damaging digital media and clouding the ideal of the Internet as a democratic enhancer.

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United Kingdom
Associated Press Television News (AP)

AP Verify (Round 3)

The importance of UGC to news coverage continues to grow and is anticipated to continue in the future. However sourcing and verifying UGC takes considerable time and resource with mistakes often leading to misleading news entering the public domain. AP Verify will automatically collect and assess the data needed to verify content, saving considerable editorial time and bringing trusted content to the news viewer quicker than ever before.

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Gremi Media

Nationwide database of asset declarations (Round 3)

The main challenge of the project is to create a nationwide WWW services for gathering and making property declarations. The implementation of the electronic standard for property declarations will allow for their presentation to be transparent and accessible. It will also ensure full legibility of published documents. It is intended to serve all interested journalists as well as citizens so that they can easily and freely review public information submitted by persons performing public functions.

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United Kingdom
Full Fact

Third Generation Factchecking (Round 3)

Make factchecking internet scale, which means: Having a demonstrably balanced total set of content available for reuse; Refining our editorial product so factchecks can be reliably reused in different contexts and products; Creating the technical infrastructure to share factchecks in a fair and balanced way. A five-part plan: (1) Research into how people experience factchecks in different products, formats, and contexts. (2) Editorial development and testing of different factcheck formats. (3) Technical development of standards for sharing factchecks. (4) Evaluating automated factchecking to ensure that the system provides results in a consistently balanced way. (5) Implementing all these within Full Fact’s work.

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Público – Comunicação Social

+Perto (Round 3)

Connecting journalists with local audiences and creating a useful information product is a challenge. We will tackle this by using artificial intelligence to free reporters to do meaningful reporting. This everyday, AI powered information companion will double as a platform for journalists' to pose questions and interact with their audiences.

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DuMont Net (DuMont Mediengruppe)

RightHere (Round 3)

User Generated Content is considered a savior and an enigma for publishers at the same time. On the one hand integrating the reader’s voice and vision into a news story, especially while it happens and with the reader on site, adds enormous value to a piece of information. On the other hand activation and verification of UGC remain hot topics to be solved by publishers.

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DEBUNK The News (Round 3)

Growing amount of fake news and propaganda is a big threat for news ecosystem in the Baltic countries. As time makes a big impact on spread of the fake content and its effect, there is a significant need to identify and report fake content immediately. There is a need for a innovative tool that helps journalists and experts to detect potentially fake content in real time.

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Next Live Experience (Round 3)

Next Live Experience aims to be the first augmented live hub available to the news market. Using speech recognition, semantic analysis and computer vision, it will offer viewers recommended features synchronized with live video feeds. Optimized for mobile, interactive, augmented with contextualised content and a hub of live video feeds, Next Live Experience transforms the way people experience live news.

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Wirtualna Polska

Fake news alert (Round 3)

1. Automation of fight against fake news. Using technology rather then journalists. 2. Big data and AI elements. 3. Scale - Wp.pl is the largest Polish news portal.

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