nm2 is a collaborative research project which unites leading creative and technology experts from across Europe to address a great opportunity for businesses and consumers: how to develop compelling new media forms which take advantage of the unique characteristics of broadband networks.
nm2 is about creating a new media genre using all of the facilities of modern broadband communication and interactive terminals. The project will create new production tools for the media industry that will allow the easy production of non-linear broadband media that can be personalised to suit the preferences of the individual user. Viewers will be able to interact directly with the medium and influence what they see and hear according to their personal tastes and wishes.
nm2 (IST-2003-004124) is an Integrated Project of the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme Thematic Priority 2 (Information Society Technologies). It was submitted to the second call of the programme and addresses the strategic objective “Cross-media content for leisure and entertainment”. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the IST programme under FP6.
nm2 is running from September 2004 to August 2007 and has an overall budget of about 7.5 million euro. 13 partners from 8 European countries are involved in the project in different roles.
About EU Framework Programme 6
The EU Framework Programme 6 (FP6) has two main strategic objectives: Strengthening the scientific and technological bases of industry and encouraging its international competitiveness while promoting research activities in support of other EU policies. FP6 is focused on a number of thematic priorities, including Information Society Technologies.
EU FP6 website: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/home.cfm