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Subject:Our new H2020 project COPA EUROPE aiming at the cross-channel distribution of European sport events kicks off this week!

On the 16th and 17th of November 2020 a new H2020 project ‘Collaborative Platform for trAnsmedia storytelling and cross channel distribution of EUROPEan sport events’ with the acronym COPA EUROPE kicked off! This new Research & Innovation Action, funded by the European Commission’s programme HORIZON 2020, is coordinated by Mr Paradell Bondia Antonio representing Wordline, the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry.

Ms Elena Tsangaridi, R&D Project Manager and Mr. Philippos Phillippou, R&D Senior Project Manager, represented eBOS Technologies at the meeting, which brought together 9 partners from 5 European countries and 1 associated country.  

COPA EUROPE’s consortium is formed by a well-balanced group of SMEs, industrial partners and research technology organisations that provide multiple and complementary technological and research expertise to cover the full spectrum of innovation activities foreseen in the project. The industrial partners involved in the project are amongst the leading and innovative organisations in their sectors in Europe and worldwide.

The kick-off meeting gave the opportunity to consortium partners to introduce each other and to confirm their operational capacities, knowledge, roles and experience. The discussion mainly focused on partners’ introductions, general management issues, procedures to be followed, presenting and analysing the work to be conducted in the project’s Work Packages and tasks. 

COPA EUROPE aims to address the exploding demand for non-linear sports consumption (live and eSports) by leveraging Over the Top (OTT) and combining it with new set of media technologies that will democratise the consumer experience, enable cost-sensitive live video from anywhere, and personalize the distribution to change the experience of each viewer individually. COPA EUROPE will deliver a cloud-based infrastructure for harvesting, accommodating, transmitting and distributing digital media with regard to sport and competitive events, including the infrastructure needed to allow content creators and producers of live coverage to react to live outcomes, via innovative workflows. The project will span for 3 years and it is expected to be completed in October 2023.

The COPA EUROPE vision is founded on four main pillars, ripe with potential for future media industry innovation:

i. Blockchain-enabled Over the Top (OTT) subscription platform
ii. Federated Learning (FL)-drive personalized OTT services
iii. Immersive transmedia storytelling
iv. 5G-integrated deployments


eBOS role in the project will be:

  • To lead the project’s dissemination and communication activities;
  • To lead the task related to the ethical and legal framework and EC ethics requirements;
  • To coordinate the design and the implementation of the project’s communication strategy and plan;
  • To design, develop and maintain the project’s website and social networks accounts;
  • To promote the use of the project’s results towards European ICT SMEs with the aim of enabling and encouraging them to use the project’s exploitable assets and services;
  • To participate in at least 2 industrial exhibitions and conferences per year, promoting the project, whilst liaising in parallel with relevant European Technology Platforms;
  • To participate also in the successful exploitation of results, including supporting the elaboration of compelling innovative evidence-based business plans and models.

eBOS will leverage its expertise in front-end dashboards and APIs development, as well as in systems integration to support the work to be carried out in several tasks, providing also support for the execution of the use cases.
Updates and news will be frequently posted on the project’s website during the course of the project. Until the official website launch, the project’s factsheet is available at CORDIS.  

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 957059.