Within the Prize, Art is assigned the role of catalyst that propagates scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public and triggers innovative processes.

The annual STARTS Prize gives visibility to collaborations between artists and industry for new pathways to innovation, and to artistic exploration of technology altering the use, deployment and perception of technology.

Duration:  Annual, in September

Coordinator: ARS ELECTRONICA (AS)

Partners: BOZAR (BE), WAAG (NL)

Management Contact Person: Veronika Liebl, Veronika.Liebl@ars.electronica.art

The STARTS Prize call 2020 is open, don´t miss it!

See more on STARTS PRIZE website

Research Project: Identifying successful STARTS methodologies

In early 2019 an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wolverhampton led by Denise Doyle, were awarded funds to join the STARTS Prize initiative co-ordinated by Ars Electronica on behalf of the European Commission.

Over the course of the last year the team have conducted research into the Winners and Honorary Mentions of the STARTS Prize to see how collaborations succeed, with the aim to further understand how successful projects engage across Science, Arts, and Technology, and the ways in which this can be used effectively to address issues outlined by Horizon 2020 (sustainability, innovation, education, inclusion).

The team will be hosting a variety of internal and external events throughout their research including a conference hosted at the University of Wolverhampton on the 1st and 2nd July 2020. See our Events page for more information in the coming weeks, and visit our blog not to miss any exchange on this research!

  • ARTIFICIAL SKINS AND BONES  Florian Voggeneder
    ARTIFICIAL SKINS AND BONES Florian Voggeneder
  • AMSTERDAM´S 3d PRINTED STEEL BRIDGE / MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab  Tom Mesic
    AMSTERDAM´S 3d PRINTED STEEL BRIDGE / MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab Tom Mesic
  • STARTS PRIZE TROPHY  None
    STARTS PRIZE TROPHY
  • Golden Nicas and STARTS Prize winners 2016  Florian Voggeneder
    Golden Nicas and STARTS Prize winners 2016 Florian Voggeneder
  • Golden Nicas and STARTS Prize winners 2018  vog.photos
    Golden Nicas and STARTS Prize winners 2018 vog.photos