STARTS LIGHTHOUSES

The STARTS Lighthouse Pilots support research seeking radically novel technology solutions to major challenges for industry and society, in close collaboration with artists. The Lighthousesaim at guiding EU innovation actions towards more systematic inclusion of the arts.

wear sustain

WEAR SUSTAIN has driven a movement toward the evolution of wearables and e-textiles that are more ethical, critical and aesthetic, and ultimately more sustainable for future generations.

The goal of WEAR Sustain was to develop best practices for enabling, facilitating, and growing our Europe-wide wearable technology, smart and electronic textiles network, for collaborations and innovations between artists, designers, technologists and engineers working on ethical and sustainable solutions and technologies for a better future.

Duration: January 2017 – April 2019

Coordinator: IMEC / Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

Partners: QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (UK), BLUMINE (IT), DATASCOUTS (BE), UNIVERSITY OF THE CREATIVE ARTS (UK), BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (DE), DIGITAL SPACES LIVING LAB (BG)

Management Contact Person: Heritiana Ranaivoson, info@wearsustain.eu

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Re- FREAM enables co-creation of scientists and artists in urban environment by offering facilitation services, access to know-how and technologies as well as mentoring.

Re- FREAM designs a sustainable open innovation platform with researched technologies, patterns, concepts, learnings for further development of fashion of the future.

Duration: December 2018 – November 2021

Coordinator: CREATIVE.REGION LINZ & UPPER AUSTRIA GMBH (AS)

Partners: WEAR IT BERLIN (DE), CREATIVE REGION LINZ (AT), AITEX (ES), CARE APPLICATIONS (ES), CONSORZIO ARCA (IT), EMPA (CH), FRAUNHOFER (DE), HARATECH (AT), INSTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN (IT) PROFACTOR (AT), STRATASYS (DE), UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN LINZ (AT)

Management Contact Person:  Gisa Schosswohl, gisa@into-projects.com

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Artists and technology experts collaborate under a novel working model scheme to propose innovative designs to address societal challenges faced by cities as they expand, and the evolving needs in functionality and emotional resonance of modern-day workplace and housing interiors.

The central objective of MindSpacesis to create the tools and develop the solutions for adaptive and inclusive spaces that dynamically adapt to emotional, aesthetical and societal responses of end users, creating functionally and emotionally appealing architectural design.

Duration: January 2019 – December 2021

Coordinator:  CERTH, Information Technologies Institute(GR)

Partners: MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY (NL), UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (ES), ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (GR), MC NEEL (ES), UP2METRIC (GR), NUROGAMES (DE), ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS (UK), MOBEN,  ANALOG NATIVE (DE), ESPRONCEDA (ES), ESENIORS (FR) AJUNTAMENT DE L´HOSPITALET (ES), CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (CN)

Management Contact Person: Stefanos Vrochidis, stefanos@iti.gr

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