About Sandbox Hub
In order to test new ideas, a safe and supportive environment is needed. European media organizations have the required infrastructure, knowledge and audiences to give ideas a viable trial. Even more, innovators are eager to engage with established media players to develop their concepts. As part of MediaRoad, the Sandbox Hub leverages this context and delivers a new platform to validate new technologies, services and solutions across the European media sector. Similarly, the name “sandbox” not only refers to a safe playground, but also to a testing environment for software development.
The Sandbox Hub aims to replicate the successful model of VRT Sandbox and its members in other European media organizations. This enables the growth of a European network of media innovation accelerators in which groundbreaking ideas are tested and scaled. The accelerators, also referred to as Sandboxes, are hosted by established media organizations and welcome applications from entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs that work with concepts related to media, involving technology, journalism, social media and content. Each Sandbox can have a different method and work independently but remains connected with others across Europe through a platform to give successful cases the chance to scale internationally.
Concretely, the Sandbox Hub’s main goal is to build a network for accelerators of media innovation, enable local startups and SMEs to scale in Europe, and exchange experience and expertise.
MediaRoad Sandbox Hub Leader