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Screen ME-Net

The objective of the ScreenME-Net project is to enhance excellence in screen media entrepreneurship scholarship at Tallinn University (TLU), to increase its networking position and visibility in this scholarly field, and to ensure sustainability of the impact of this project, mainly through the institutionalisation of a screen media entrepreneurship research hub, the so-called ScreenME-Hub, at TLU.

In terms of enhancing excellence in scholarship, the project aims at positively impacting all four pillars of scholarship (Boyer, 1990): discovery, integration, teaching and application. The objectives will be achieved through networking and collaboration activities with an interdisciplinary set of internationally-leading research institutions with strong expertise in entrepreneurship teaching and research as well as in various academic disciplines and scholarly areas of high relevance to understanding current dynamics in media industries and their wider societal effects.  Not only do these partners have a high level of scientific capacity and international reputation, they are also well-integrated into the relevant international research and collaboration networks and have shown excellence in early stage researcher development as well as research management and administration skills. The experience, knowledge and authority of these leading institutions will provide a perfect guide to TLU in achieving sustainable and visible excellence in screen media entrepreneurship.

The overall objective of the ScreenME-Net project is to strengthen research capacity, enlarge the scope of the research partnership and enhance the reputation and attractiveness of Tallinn University (TLU) in screen media entrepreneurship scholarship through networking activities with internationally-leading research institutions. The main beneficiary at TLU are its Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) that offers BA and MA education in audio-visual media as well as its Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). The Centre studies cultural change and innovation processes that accompany emergent digital media and audio-visual forms. While significantly strengthening the field of screen media entrepreneurship scholarship at BFM and MEDIT, the project has also positive spill-over effects to other TLU schools, especially through an advancement of research management and administration skills as well as an increased visibility of the university as a whole. Through the project, the scientific capacity and the research profile of TLU and its staff will benefit from networking and collaboration activities with the project partners that, as a whole, will form the ScreenME-Net.

The project kicked-off virtually on February 4, 2021 and will run for 36 months. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952156.

In October 2021, ScreenME launched the first in a series of newsletters. The newsletters provide information on the project, updates on project activities, details on upcoming events and other interesting news.

  • Issue 1: The first issue provides an overview of the project in general, the project partners, the buddy system and information on the value proposition workshops. 19 February 2021.


Partner locations



The lead partner is Tallinn University (TLU), Tallinn, Estonia with partners from:

  • Munster Technological University (MTU), Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Cork, Ireland;
  • Technical University Ilmenau (TUIL_IFMK), Ilmenau, Germany;
  • Lappeenrannan-Lahti University of Technology (LUT), Lappeenranta, Finland;
  • Jönköping International Business School and its Media Management and Transformation Centre (JIBS_MMTC), Jönköping, Sweden;
  • Aarhus University (AU_CMIP), Aarhus, Denmark;
  • Vrije University (VUB_SMIT), Brussels, Belgium.


Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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