IBBT is a research institute involved with broadband technological applicationsin fields that are related to IPEM research. IBBT is a leading partner in the Krook project, which is a new interdisciplinary media center, to be built in the center if Ghent city. IPEM will move its laboratories and offices to the Krook, hopefully in 2015.
The collaboration between IPEM and the Music Center Vooruit aims at presenting the hardware, software and interactive concepts developed within the EmcoMetteca project to multimedia artists. This can be translated into concrete cooperation workshops and artisitc experiments to gain expertise, relevant for public art multimedia performances. This cooperative project aims at stimulating a combined scientific and artistic research for innovation in multimedia arts.
Jeugd & Muziek Vlaanderen is the Flemish branch of the international federation Jeunesses Musicales International. Founded in Brussels in 1945 with the mission to "enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries", it is now the largest youth music NGO in the world, with member organizations in 45 countries and contact organizations in another 35. This collaboration gives ‘Jeugd & Muziek’ access to educational tools and artistic productions, developed at IPEM, and allows IPEM collaborators to do research in an educational context.
From 2010 to the end of 2011, Klankrups was selected for inclusion in the touring program of Jeugd & Muziek Vlaanderen. This means the social sound game for auditory training was offered to all primary schools and music educational institutions in Flanders. This gave us the opportunity to do usability research for this specific application.
The collaboration between Ghent University - IPEM and the Music Cetner "De Bijloke" aims at introducing a broad public to the hardware, software and interactive concepts developemd within the EmcoMetecca project. The goals is to achieve a deeper understanding of how mediation technology and innovative forms of concert events can be linked together through 'real world' presentation. The aim is to explore the effectiveness of new technologies and concert concepts that actively involve the audience. Partnership with De Bijloke supports the evaluation of the usability of new toolds and concepts in a ecological setting, as such provide feedback for further research and development.
SampleSumo BVBA is a young company, founded by a former collaborator of IPEM. SampleSumo combines music software development, intelligent audio processing, web technologies and hands-on experience with music creation toold to build solutions for end-users (musicians, gamers, producers...) and media-industry companies. The collaboration between IPEM and SampleSumo aoms at knowledge exchange, application development in the domain of music and movement and exploration of commercializing existing applications.
The Faculte Polytechnique Mons hosts (in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve) the Numediart project. This is a long-term research program centered on digital media arts funded by the Walloon region. Its main goal is to foster the development of new media technologies through digital performances and installations, in connection with local companites and artists. It is organized around three major R&D themes:
- HyFORGE: Hypermedia navigation
- COMEDIA: Body and media
- CPI: Digital instrument making
IPEM and Faculte Polytechnique de Mons oragnize joint workshops.
The AOG Music aims at developing the research collaboration between IPEM, the Department of Musicology, Ghent University and the University College, Conservatory Ghent. The goal is to establish initiatives that lead to joint research projects along the following research lines:
- Music and technology: Development of new instruments, use of new technologies in education
- Music and cultural heritage: Disclosure of musical work from former times, both as scores and as performances, fabrication of musical instruments, archiving and music information retrieval
- Music and creation: Exploring new ways of music performance in new settings, fostering music education for children
The university hospital UZ Gent is IPEM's priviliged partner in studies that address the role of music in the rehabilitation of auditory perception. Concrete Collaborations have been set up with cochlear implant users and hearing=impaired subjects. Ongoing projects have a focus on: