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STARTS Prize - Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts

Objective

Science, technology and arts limn a nexus at which observers have identified extraordinarily high potential for innovation. And innovation is precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the future. The STARTS Prize initiative will focus on the most forward looking collaborations at the crossings of art, science, technology, industry and society, will showcase achievements and encourage further collaborations and will honor the inspiring individuals and teams behind these achievements. Here, art is assigned the role of catalyst that propagates scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public and triggers innovative processes. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize is emphasizing, on one hand, artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and, on the other hand, very promising forms of collaboration between the private sector and the world of art and culture. 8 prizewinning projects will be singled out for recognition in both categories and will be awarded each with €20,000. To provide the best possible environment for an international launch of the STARTS prize the project is linked to the PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA, one of the world’s premier awards honoring creativity and innovativeness at the interface of art, technology, science and society. The collaboration with the renowned institutions Ars Electronica, Waag Society and BOZAR allows a fast introduction to the relevant communities on an international scale and provide the necessary expertise. Their large international network assures recruiting the best possible experts to ensure a high quality in the evaluation and selection of the prize winners. The presentation of the awards and the exhibition of the prize winning works at the Ars Electronica Festival, the BOZAR Electronic Art Festival, Waag Society and eight additional major events will foster a high interest and establish reputation for the STARTS prize.

Fields of science

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Coordinator

ARS ELECTRONICA LINZ GMBH & CO KG
Address
Ars-electronica-strasse 1
4040 Linz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 475 824,54

Participants (3)

PALAIS DES BEAUX ARTS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 214 250
Address
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 148 000
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE DER STADT LINZ HOLDING GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 198 175,46
Address
Haupstrasse 1 5
4041 Linz
Activity type
Other