How and why do technology businesses (start-ups and major groups) invest in cultural and heritage projects? Where do technological innovations lie in these fields?
These are the types of questions for which the ArtTech Forum was created. The annual event, bring together an international community of researchers, engineers, scientists and representatives of the cultural and economic sectors at seminars and round-table discussions.
From the presentation of projects carried out by large museums, heritage sites and universities, to presentations that showcase the ever-closer links between culture and entertainment and the new relationships between the art market and technology, the event provide participants with a unique opportunity to create ties that will eventually help develop new projects.
Launched during the first Forum in 2017, a start-up competition welcomes young entrepreneurs from the cultural and creative industry. This initiative also serves to illustrate new models of financing and investment in the cultural sector.
For its third edition, the ArtTech Forum 2019 partnered the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in a context where a growing number of projects are using technology for the digital preservation of cultural heritage. International experts and leading figures from various artistic and business circles participated in round tables and presentations about, among others, the link between technology, heritage preservation and the archiving of historical data. The objective was to bring together an international community of scientists, engineers, analysts, investors and representatives of the vast field of arts and culture.
Among several dozen candidates, eight start-ups presented their innovation. Following a public vote, the best start-up is Polkatulk. All these young companies will join the ArtTech global network, a unique opportunity to create links and synergies that can lead to exciting innovative projects.
After a successful edition 2019, the ArtTech Forum 2020 will be announced by the beginning of next year. The launch of the selection for the ArtTech Prize 2020 will take place next spring. Keep an eye on the site!