2021 International Science, Technology and Arts (STARTS) Prize (€20,000 prize money).

2021 Worldwide Science, Expertise and Arts (STARTS) Prize (€20,000 prize cash)


Expertise and Arts (STARTS) type a nexus with a very excessive potential for inventive innovation

Functions are invited for the 2021 Worldwide Science, Expertise and Arts (STARTS) Prize. STARTS is an initiative of the European Fee to foster alliances of expertise and inventive observe. As a part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards probably the most pioneering collaborations and yields  within the subject of creativity and innovation on the crossings of science and expertise with the humanities.

Science, Expertise and Arts (STARTS) type a nexus with a very excessive potential for inventive innovation. And such innovation is taken into account to be exactly what’s known as for if we’re to grasp the social, ecological and financial challenges that Europe will probably be dealing with within the close to future. The function of artists thus is not seen to be nearly propagating scientific and technological information and abilities among the many basic public however way more as a sort of catalyst that may encourage and set off revolutionary processes. The inventive observe of inventive exploration and experimental appropriation of recent applied sciences has a large reaching potential to contribute to the event of recent merchandise and new financial, social and enterprise fashions.

Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on inventive works that affect or change the way in which we take a look at expertise, and on revolutionary types of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of artwork and tradition.


Two prizes, every with €20,000 prize cash, are supplied to honor revolutionary tasks on the intersection of science, expertise and the humanities.

2021 Worldwide Science, Expertise and Arts (STARTS) Prize (€20,000 prize cash) Eligibility

  • Open to artists/inventive professionals or the researchers/firms concerned from all through the world;
  • STARTS shouldn’t be restricted to residents of EU-member states.


Floor breaking collaborations and tasks pushed by each expertise and the humanities. Purely inventive or technologically pushed tasks should not the main target of this competitors.

  • All types of inventive works and practices with a powerful hyperlink to innovation in expertise, enterprise and/or society; moreover, STARTS shouldn’t be restricted to a specific style similar to media artwork and digital artwork.
  • All forms of technological and scientific analysis and growth that has been impressed by artwork or entails artists as catalysts of novel pondering.
  • The jury is wanting ahead to receiving submissions from a broad number of fields and disciplines. Amongst others, tasks from the areas of recent media functions, human laptop interplay, machine studying, biotechnology, artwork & science, inexperienced applied sciences, materials analysis, sensible cities and citizen empowerment, robotics, quantum expertise and plenty of extra are very welcome to use.

Judging Standards

  • High quality of the inventive analysis and its potential affect on expertise;
  • High quality and success of the collaboration between artwork and expertise;
  • High quality and depth of the connection to innovation, training, social inclusion or sustainability;
  • Common standards similar to aesthetics, originality, convincing idea, innovation and the method and high quality of the presentation.


The next supplies should be submitted:

  • A video documentary (roughly three minutes in size)
  • Pictures (JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG) on the highest potential decision; compressed recordsdata (similar to .zip or .lzh recordsdata) are unacceptable.
  • A transparent, detailed description of the inventive idea, the type of interplay and technical implementation; since particular conditions should be fulfilled for an onsite presentation to happen (e.g. along side the Ars Electronica Competition), the mission’s specs as to {hardware} & software program and spatial necessities must be as detailed as potential. Furthermore, the entrant should specify what he/she will be able to present on his/her personal in an effort to stage such an onsite presentation, and what should essentially be furnished by Ars Electronica Linz.
  • A printable portrait photograph and a biography of the artist
  • On the entrant’s choice, further materials similar to photographs, paperwork and drawings (as PNG or PDF) can be submitted.

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