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STARTS Prize
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STARTS Prize

DEADLINE:16 March 2020

Extended deadline

The STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Criteria

  • Artists / creative professionals or the researchers / companies involved from throughout the world are eligible; STARTS is not limited to citizens of EU-member states.

  • The jury is looking forward to receiving submissions from a broad variety of fields and disciplines. Among others, projects from the areas of new media applications, human computer interaction, machine learning, biotechnology, art & science, green technologies, material research, smart cities and citizen empowerment, robotics, quantum technology and many more are very welcome to apply.

  • Every submitted project must be, at the time of its submission, either totally completed or far enough along for the jury to be able to assess its quality and the likelihood of it being successfully implemented. The same applies to collaborative arrangements—at the time they’re submitted, they must already be up-and-running and in the implementation stage. No consideration will be given to entries that are purely concepts, ideas or proposals for collaboration.

  • Projects should not be older than two years or have to show a significant update or further development within the last two years.

Benefits

  • Two prizes, each with Euro €20,000 prize money
  • The winning projects will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2020 in Linz, Austria and at various exhibitions and events Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag stage at partner institutions worldwide.