Text by CLOT Magazine
From January 9 until March 2, 2020, scientists, technologists, artists, institutions, labs, and companies can submit their lighthouse projects for the STARTS Prize 2020. The STARTS Prize announced and overseen by Ars Electronica, BOZAR, and Waag, aims to find pioneering work at the interface of science, technology, and art contributing to scientific and social innovation. The European Commission has launched the STARTS initiative in order to fully involve artists at the interface of science, technology, and art in European innovation processes.
The STARTS Prize is awarded in two categories and up to ten special mentions. One category is the Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration honours innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the artistic, cultural, and creative sectors, and the second on, the Grand Prize Artistic Collaboration is awarded for artistic research and works whose adoption by art has great potential to influence or change the use, application, or perception of technology.
Since its introduction in 2016, the STARTS Prize has been awarded to the Artificial Skins and Bones Group, Iris van Herpen, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich and Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, Etsuko Yakushimaru, MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab, Giulia Tomasello, 300.000 Km/s, and Bjørn Karmann und Tore Knudsen.
The deadline closes on March 9, 2020.