Partners of the 3IT - are actors of the whole sector of immersive imaging technologies

  • Industry – Vendors of technology for 3D production, studios, displays and storage
  • Provider – from broadcasting stations and TV channels to telecoms
  • Service Provider – from pre- and postproduction
  • User – in areas of potential application such as entertainment, TV, film, publishing, medicine, security, education etc.
  • Small & Medium Sized Companies – SMEs as potential users of R&D innovations, products and services
  • Research – Universities and private sector innovation centers

A bilateral agreement between a company and the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute offers prospective partners the choice between a variety of membership categories – between Bronze, Gold, Silver or Platinum status. Whichever membership status they choose, partners can always avail themselves of the 3IT as an event venue, marketing platform and networking nexus. Active participation in special projects is open to all partners. With the Platinum Partnership, the highest membership category, partners are also free to participate in setting the strategic direction of the 3IT in the Steering Committee.

How to become a partner

For more information about our partnership program please download our Concept of Use.

The Concept of Use is also available in German.

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Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Special Cooperations

Universities as Partners

Immersive imaging technologies are giving rise to a widely diversified range of new industry sectors and professions. With their arts- and sciences- oriented approach, universities play a special role in the pre-competitive environment of the whole sector of immersive imaging technologies. This is where creative minds come together to cooperate on the realization of tomorrow’s projects. And this is why the 3IT offers a platform where the up and coming generation of the young and gifted can rub shoulders with industry and where industry has a first class opportunity to directly acquire the skills and abilities it needs.

In view of the unique pool of expertise, creativity and young qualified professionals they hold, the Steering Committee has decided to offer universities a non-monetary form of partnership. This partnership is based on proactive participation in the 3IT which should be substantiated by submission of a working concept and the regular presentation of results.

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Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut Prime 3D


Every once in a while we visit our partners to have a look at their everyday business and to learn more about their work.
These partners are presented to you in our Homestories. Enjoy reading.

  • design akademie berlin Open or Close
    design akademie berlin

    The design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design has been a partner of the 3IT from the very beginning. Especially in the field of visual and spatial media such as 3D, CGI, 360°, VR and AR they share a great mutual interest. In June 2016 the 3IT team came to the design akademie berlin for a visit introducing themselves to the students of the new bachelor degree studypath photography (B. A. Fotografie) and taking a look at the recently refurnished building of the university. To read the whole homestory including two stunning creative projects from the students and an interactive walk through the design akademie Berlin click here.

  • Dolby Open or Close
    Some time ago we met up with Philipp Kraetzer and Lucia Grimaldi from Dolby. We had the chance to meet them in the Dolby Berlin office – a loft which was converted and refurbished from an empty factory and storage building to full equipped modernized offices.

    With tea and coffee Philipp and Lucia told us about the very beginnings of Dolby Berlin. Together with another colleague, Klaas Schüür, they founded their own company in 2000, specialized in video compression. In 2010 they were bought by Dolby Laboratories and are working in the field of software development and 3D solutions for the image processing sector ever since. Compared to the other Dolby offices in the whole world the one in Berlin is a relatively small unit with 16 employees – 15 male engineers and Lucia, the only woman (still hoping to change this, Dolby Germany will participate in the next Girls'Day.

    Dolby is mainly known for its sound systems and standards. The goal of the R&D team in Berlin is to set standards in the image processing sector as well and to strengthen the position of 3D. While 3D glasses are widely accepted as part of the 3D cinema experience, TV is a social experience: viewers want to crowd around and enjoy watching together. Glasses make that experience impossible to achieve. Therefore, Dolby has explicitly decided to support autostereoscopic 3D in the consumer business. The Dolby Berlin team is also involved in the development of Dolby Vision, a technology which enables a higher dynamic range and wider color gamut. Both, Dolby 3D and Dolby Vision, exploit the potentials of modern UHD technology in order to improve the visual experience.

    Since it is crucial to promote the development of 3D across all areas of entertainment delivery, Dolby 3D has been conceived as an end-to-end platform, covering the whole system chain from content producers to device manufacturers. This is one of the reasons why Dolby considers it a huge benefit to be partner of the 3DIC. Only recently Dolby was also voted to be the representative of all Silver Partners in the Steering Committee and is from now on invited to take part in strategic decisions concerning the development of the 3D Innovation Center.

    We enjoyed the morning at Dolby Berlin, it was a very insightful and at the same time entertaining meeting – not least because they have the mandatory Dolby soccer table in their kitchen…

    If you are interested in learning more about Dolby 3D click here.

  • Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg Open or Close
    Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, based in the Babelsberg media city, is the central stop for creative professionals active in the film and media industries in Berlin-Brandenburg.

    The Medienboard’s Media Business Development department showcases and promotes the region’s national and international standing and image, provides up-to-date regional information and encourages state and industry-wide networking among the film and media industries. It also supports the region's business development agencies in their efforts to attract new media companies and projects to the region and funds regional media-related projects and the development of innovative audiovisual content in the games, web and mobile business.

    The Film Funding department funds films and film projects, including content and project development, production, sales and distribution. It advises film industry professionals on matters of financing and offers both content-related and business training opportunities.

    With 3D into the digital future
    3D evolved into the growth engine across all media branches. Not least for motion pictures the third dimension has become a significant revenue driver. In order to pave the way for 3D-movies, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg supports both stereoscopic productions and the conversion of cinemas to digital projection for DCI norms. Funded 3D productions are beyond others “Measuring the World” by Detlev Buck, the OSCAR©-nominated documentary “Pina” and the animated short film “Water Soul”. With the help of Medienboard funding, more than 100 screens in the capital region have been converted for the digital age since 2009. Furthermore the Medienboard regularly presents the latest 3D cross-industry developments, new projects and players at its numerous events, such as the International Media Convention at the MEDIENWOCHE@IFA, the dgt – Deutsche Gamestage (funded by Medienboard), the mediengipfel (media summits), Berlinale Keynotes and Medien Dialog Berlin (Media Dialogue Berlin). Since 2012 the 3D Innovation Day takes place during the International Media Convention in cooperation with the 3D Innovation Center ( At its first edition the mobile TiME Lab of the Fraunhofer HHI celebrated its world premiere. Further information on the Medienboard, its funding offers, initiatives and events can be found under

  • SeeFront GmbH Open or Close
    SeeFront develops and licenses a patented technology to show three-dimensional content on displays without the obnoxious 3D glasses.

    Founded in 2006 by engineer and architect Christoph Grossmann, SeeFront’s team now consists of six 3D enthusiasts with a shared mission to send 3D glasses to the tech museum.

    The patented SeeFront 3D Technology uses eye-tracking to determine the viewer’s position and display a brilliant, crisp 3D image optimized in real-time for this position. This allows the viewer to enjoy natural freedom of movement in all directions in front of the display. SeeFront 3D is optimal for single-user applications in entertainment, consumer and professional fields of use, with mobile devices, laptop computers or desktop monitors. Among SeeFront’s customers are renowned companies from automotive, medical, consumer electronics and entertainment industries. Networking and exchange with other professionals in the field of 3D is especially important for a small company. The 3D Innovation Center offers a platform to address industry challenges together.

    The last year gave SeeFront multiple causes for celebrating. CEO Christoph Grossmann received the trophy and certificate as winner of the Innovation Award-IT in the Entertainment/3D category at CeBIT. Additionally, SeeFront won the “Selected Landmark 2012” award in the competition “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”. Special guest of the award ceremony in SeeFront’s office with a view of the Alster lake was Hamburg’s Senator for Economics.