Congratulations to the 2021 Innovation Challenge Winners
On August 31, 2021, PILOT announced two winners of the 2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge.
BeamOn – Beam Dynamics. BeamOn is a cloud-based product intelligence platform for broadcast stations. The platform bridges the communication barrier between product owners and manufacturers to help broadcast studios reduce costly downtime on set and extend equipment life cycles.
Reinventing Local TV News: Prioritizing Animation and Graphics – Northeastern University. Researchers at Northeastern have shown that animation and advanced graphics are effective ways to enhance broadcast journalism. Northeastern University’s team provides research data, a roadmap, expertise and ready-to-use templates for animations and graphics.
The Challenge Focus
PILOT’s 2021 Innovation Challenge will showcase emerging products or prototypes that are poised to help broadcasters seize opportunities they are likely to encounter over the next two to three years. Specifically, we are looking to highlight innovations in these areas:
- Products that leverage edge technologies to drive new revenue opportunities for broadcasters.
- Technologies that enhance broadcast journalism to help viewers and listeners get more from their most trusted source of local news.
- In-vehicle technologies that deliver more value out of broadcasting.