MediaFutures runs a support programme for startups, SMEs and artists, selected through a total of three Open Calls.
7 startups in the ‘Startups for Citizens’ track, and 7 collaborative projects between startups and artists in the ‘Startup meets Artist’ track participated in the one month START phase to develop their ideas. At the end of this period they had the opportunity to pitch and 7 projects were selected for the BUILD phase: 3 in the ‘Startups for Citizens’ track and 4 in the ‘Startup meets Artist’ track. 5 projects were selected in the ‘Artists for Media’ track and joined the Artist residency programme.
At the end of the programme, participants showcased their projects and artworks in an online DemoDay on 23 September 2021 and a prize of €5,000 for artists and €10,000 for startups was awarded for the most successful contestants, following the decision of a jury.
Projects of the 1st cohort are presented below.
Best startup and artist in
Startup meets Artist track
Startups for Citizens track
Closing the Gap – the Gokind venture
People Supported Intelligence
Critical Climate Machine
Evil Magic Mirror
Best artists in
Artists for Media track