Press release: Bergen, Norway June 12th 

Research centre on “Responsible Media Technology & Innovation” to be established in Media City Bergen. 

Fonn Group with companies Mjoll and 7Mountains will participate in the research center in cooperation with the University of Bergen and centre partners NRK, TV 2, IBM, Vizrt, Amedia, Vimond, Schibsted, BT, and Wolftech.  

“Today’s announcement from the Research Council of Norway is fantastic news”, says CEO of Fonn Group, Håvard Myklebust. “We are truly honored to be part of this research initiative that now will happen in the heart of Media City Bergen!”, he adds. 

For Fonn Group companies Mjoll and 7Mountains the participation in the research centre means being actively involved in highly relevant research in the fields of media production and analysis; fields that are at the heart of what the companies do. 7Mountains are the inventors of DiNA, a story-centric tool for journalists that moves newsrooms to the cloud. Mjoll offers the groundbreaking solution Mimir, for cloud based media management that brings AI technology to end users. 

“We look forward to contributing to the research centre and working with the dedicated PhD resources from the University of Bergen, as well as centre partners, in fields of research that are highly relevant for us and our customers, says CTO of Mjoll, Steinar Søreide. 

7Mountains’ CTO, Mads Grønbek adds: “Participating in this research centre is a dream situation for a startup company. We truly believe we will accomplish great things together and that our customers will see the value of this in our products, with new innovations and cooperation”. 

See news announcement from Media City Bergen

Read more from the University of Bergen here.

Press contacts: 

Fonn Group:
Håvard Saunes Myklebust, CEO, Fonn Group
haavard@fonngroup.com 

Ingrid Agasøster, COO, Fonn Group
ingrid@fonngroup.com 

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