Digidemo –programme

Where
Finland
When
2016
Who
The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), the Ministry of Education and Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

The aim of the DigiDemo programme is to promote the development of important cultural content and service projects, to improve the R&D prospects of businesses in the field, and to respond to challenges concerning the cultural policies of a digitalised society.

For more information, http://www.kopiosto.fi/avek/en_GB/avek_subsidies/

http://www.minedu.fi/export/sites/default/OPM/Julkaisut/2008/liitteet/opm39.pdf

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

Subsidies are awarded to companies or industry experts for R&D projects based on the above content types that aim to develop new kinds of narratives or services in the fields of culture and entertainment, utilise multiple channels and have a good chance of going into production.

Projects considered for subsidies are evaluated based on their innovativeness and capacity for production. Additionally, the projects’ potential for commercial success nationally or internationally is also considered.

DigiDemo support is awarded from funds allocated to AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) by the Ministry of Education and Culture since 2002.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Please see the objectives of the measure above.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

DigiDemo support is awarded from funds allocated to AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) by the Ministry of Education and Culture since 2002. Yearly around 800 000 euros are awarded to multiple projects.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The programme was evaluated in 2007 regarding the years 2003-2006. The evaluation showed that DigiDemo had a clear impact in supporting the creation of new content products and services. The share of DigiDemo subsidy in the demo project budget is major, covering almost 40% of the budget on average. Compared to the group of non-funded projects, the funded projects have considerably more often reached the market.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Please see the report.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation