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 will welcome young entrepreneurs from the cultural and creative industry. This initiative also serves to illustrate new models of financing and investment in the cultural sector.
The ArtTech Forum 2019 will take place at the Cini Foundation in Venice on 24th September
The conferences and panel discussions will present different projects showing the link between technologies, heritage preservation and the archiving of historical data.
Among these, the Time Machine Project which builds a Large Scale Simulator mapping 2000 years of European History, transforming kilometres of archives and large collections from museums into a digital information system, will be showcased. Adam Lowe, CEO of Factum Arte, a foundation and company constructing a bridge between new technology and craft skills will also present his projects. In addition to this there will be a tour of the Cini Foundation and a panel discussion on new business models focusing on to promote entrepreneurship and investment in the domain of culture and technology.
Finally, the ArtTech Prize will be awarded to one of the 8 startups selected by an international Jury.
As in 2017 and in 2018, the participants from Europe, the United States and Asia will have the opportunity to create ties that will eventually help develop new projects.