Regional STARTS Centers

The STARTS Regional Centers intend to expand the STARTS initiative on a local level towards a number of European regions.

Two consortia are currently developing STARTS Regional Centers accross Europe:

STARTS EXHIBITION VISIBLE SENSIBLE, Fondation Fiminco, September 2020 - Courtesy of Quentin Chevrier

The 7 partners of the consortium work at developing a network of players interested in creating local centres in the spirit of STARTS and public activities that strengthen collaborative practices between the fields of art, industry, business, and research. 

As the creativity and transversal thinking of artists lead to innovative and unconventional ideas and practices, the STARTS Regional Centers believe artists teaming up with technologists are capable of imagining a more viable future for European societies, economically, socially and ecologically.

The STARTS pillars promote art as a way to re-centre contemporary reflections around humanist innovations: the STARTS Centers thus embrace the mission of facilitating the implementation of the STARTS pillars in diverse European regions.

Duration: June 2019 - December 2020

Coordination: BOZAR (BE)

Partners: Ars Electronica (AT), French Tech Grande Provence (FR), MEET (IT), Made Group (GR), Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (DE), Gluon (BE)

Management contact person: Emma Dumartheray, emma.dumartheray@bozar.be

STARTS EXHIBITION NEAR+FUTURE+QUASI+WORLDS, State Studio, July 2020 - ©Anne Freitag_STATE Studio

STARTS Towards Sustainability
STARTS Towards Sustainability (S2S) is a STARTS regional centres pilot project set to implement a European network of regional STARTS hubs for cross-sector innovation.
S2S aims at contributing to the creation of the European Digital Innovation Hubs by promoting networking and seeding STARTS activities in the regions of the North and Centre of Portugal; Namur, in Belgium; Île de France, in France; Piemonte, in Italy; the Southwestern region of Bulgaria and in Estonia.
STARTS activities will also be promoted alongside associated regions such as Oberbayern, in Germany; Lazio, in Italy; Eastern Slovenia; Attica, in Greece, and other EU regions to be engaged during the project.
S2S will also contribute to national initiatives of the regions of the countries involved, and make sure its activities contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs.

Duration: March 2020 - June 2021

Coordination: The Serralves Foundation (PT)

Partners: Artshare (PT), KIKK (BE), CentQuatre (FR), Fondation FIMINCO (FR), Fondazione Nesta Italia (IT), National Digital Assembly (BU), Tallinn University (ES)

Management contact person: Luís Miguel Girão: luis.miguel.girao@artshare.pt

Know more about the Regional STARTS Centers with these short videos from the partners:

La French Tech Grande Provence
France

Made Group
Greece

ARS-Electronica
Austria

Film University Babelsberg
Germany

Bozar
Belgium

Gluon
Belgium

MEET, Digital Cultural Centre
Italy

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