twist

TWIST Cluster
TWIST

Belgium: Walloon Region
Pierre Collin
Profile:
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Overview

About us

TWIST (Technologies from Wallonia for Image, Sound and Text) is a 14-year-old organization whose mission is to strengthen and facilitate the economic development of companies active in the image industry and mainly the “smart media” industry.

Today TWIST continues to develop its activities for the benefit of the image industries but has specialized since 2019 in the « Sport & Entertainment » market (live sport & esport, live music, museums, attraction/theme parks, live shows, live entertainment TV), and especially in fields such as immersive & interactive technologies and content, hyper-personalization of content, AI, IoT, social networks.

Established - 01 September 2007
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 106
    Cluster Members
  • 85
    SME's
  • 5
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 5
    Large Companies
  • 8
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 4
    Number of civil society members
  • 4
    Other Ecosystem Actors

In 2013, TWIST has won the leading place for the European project Eurotransmedia which is gathering media clusters to bridge digital content with emerging technologies.

This challenging project started on September 2013 and will end up on September 2016. The EuroTransmedia project gathers some of the most influent triple helix media clusters in Europe such as Cap Digital (France), Pole Media Grand Paris (France), Interface Europe (Belgium), Media Evolution (Sweden), Barcelona Media (Spain), Eesti Digikeskus (Estonia), Plaine Commune (France) and CINQ (Canada).

Their main goal is to develop cooperation between all the stakeholders along the value chain (industrials, SMEs, research labs, academics, and public authorities) and to address the transmedia revolution with innovative solutions and stimulate economic development at European level.

As main achievement, a coherent and unified research agenda and the related interregional joint action plan will be developed by the consortium in close partnership with regional authorities. This will help Europe and its regions to reach the top spots in the emerging globalized transmedia sector, forming a European wide, world class cluster of excellence in the field.

www.eurotransmedia.eu

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Russian Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Cumulated employment of cluster members
5000

Management team

Collin Pierre
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Information and communication:J59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities - Information and communication:J60 Programming and broadcasting activities - Information and communication:J63 Information service activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Creative & Cultural Industries
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Sports; games; amusements - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Cultural & creative industries:Development of regional cultural & creative industries

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

Project name

Eurotransmedia is a European project aimed at supporting the transmedia sector. Officially started the 1st of September 2013, the project will run for three years, until September 2016. We consider transmedia as the future of Media industry. 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
United States
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Estonia
France
Germany
Spain
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
NEM

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Global Content Alliance

France

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