ArtTech Foundation

About us

Where is technological innovation heading in the arts? Are cultural institutions making the most of technology? How do start-ups invest in cultural and artistic heritage projects?

These are some of the big questions that inspired a group of academic researchers and business leaders in Switzerland to found ArtTech in 2017.
With ArtTech, we’re creating an eco-system to explore these big questions through research and test innovative solutions with promising entrepreneurs.

We’re breaking down barriers between museum curators and start-up’ers, artists and academics, creatives and corporates. Together, we believe we can help the arts and culture to adapt and thrive in a digital age for the world to enjoy.

Governance

Foundation board

chairman
Patrick Aebischer
Prof. Patrick Aebischer
President Emeritus
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
vice-chairman
Bénédict Hentsch
Fondation Hippomène
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Prof. Pierre Magistretti
King Abdullah University

Advisory Board

chairman
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Prof. Pierre Magistretti
King Abdullah University
Patrick Aebischer
Prof. Patrick Aebischer
President Emeritus
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Paul Alezraa
CEO & Founder
Avesta Group
Prof. François Ansermet
Professor Emeritus
University of Geneva
François Barras
Former Swiss Ambassador
Vincent Baudriller
Director
Théâtre de Vidy
Charles Beer
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Charles Beer
Chairman
Pro Helvetia
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Olaf Blanke
Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Isabelle Chassot
Director
Federal Office of Culture
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Jacques Cordonier
Director
Cultural Affairs Valais-Wallis
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Hedy Graber
Director
Cultural Affairs Migros
Jean-Pierre Greff
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Jean-Pierre Greff
Director
HEAD
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Frédéric Kaplan
Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Sarah Kenderdine
Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Frank Madlener
Director
IRCAM
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Alexia Mathieu
Professor
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Alain Prochiantz
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Alain Prochiantz
Professor
Collège de France
Martin Rohrmeier
Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Sabine Susstrunk
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Sabine Susstrunk
Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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James Williams
Executive Director
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

ArtTech Prize Jury

chairman
Patrick Aebischer
Prof. Patrick Aebischer
President Emeritus
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Paul Alezraa
CEO & Founder
Avesta Group
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Olivier Audemars
Vice President of the Board
Audemars Piguet
Caecilia Charbonnier
Founder & CEO
Dreamscape Immersive
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Fabrice Delaye
Journalist
Bilan
Markus Gross
Vice President for Global Research and Development, Director
Disney Research
Bénédict Hentsch
Fondation Hippomène
Anja Koenig
Global Head
Novartis Venture Fund
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Jean-François Ricci
Project Director
EPFL
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Christian Simm
Director
Swissnex Boston
Jean-Philippe Tripet
Managing Partner
Aravis Growth

Manage-ment & Curation

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Nathalie Pichard
Executive Director
ArtTech Foundation