Programme outline

Since 2016, more than 100 sensational collaborations have been supported by the STARTS initiative, especially through WEAR SUSTAINSTARTS PRIZES and STARTS RESIDENCIES. Many of these teams have managed to create prototypes and innovative solutions that have the potential to develop further and scale up.

STARTS in Motion has been designed to empower artists and technologists in pursuing their STARTS project by exploring the business side of the creative work. Mixing online (readings, individual and group mentoring, lectures of inspiring artists) and on-site (2-day workshop in Barcelona and showcase at SONAR+D) sessions, the selected hybrid teams will have the chance to learn on key aspects for bringing their innovative and promising project to the next level.

Overall, STARTS in Motion aims at unleashing the full potential of the talents and changemakers who contribute to the development of an innovative STARTS ecosystem at European level.

Only 10 teams will be selected this year, don´t miss the opportunity!


  • 4-month online individual and group sessions
  • 2-day intensive workshop in Barcelona (June 15-16) hosted by Espronceda, including a half-day exchange with the start-ups incubated by Barcelona Activa (CREA MEDIA programme)
  • Participation and showcase at Sónar+D 2020, June 17-20, Barcelona

Learning modules

Business model

and vision

IP and


Fundraising and grants

at EU level

Pitching and



All teams who have received a STARTS fund within STARTS RESIDENCIES, STARTS PRIZE and  WEAR SUSTAIN, and whose funding has ended. The concerned teams  receive direct emails with more details on the programme and application conditions. 

This is the first edition of the programme. If you are not eligibile now, you will have a chance in the next years!