In the four editions to date, top companies, cultural institutions and researchers presented their work, and we invited eight start-ups to compete for the ArtTech Prize at the ArtTech Forum . All are examples of the talent emerging from our growing community.
The mission of Dream Factory is to propose to the public to experience fictional worlds in the universe of cult films, to live adventures, to escape from daily life, and better apprehend the world of today.
Through the physical and digital recreation of emblematic setups and stories from cinematographic universes, they offer the participants, during an evening, the opportunity to immerse themselves in their favorite characters, setups, and stories. In concrete terms, Dream Factory offers interactive and immersive walking experiences of Immersive Cinema.
We immerse the participants, recreating the environment of the film by designing real sets, actors, and interactive stories. The spectators can walk around, during an evening, between 2 to 4 hours as they wish and interact with these elements via participative and immersive narrations.
InsightART is revolutionizing the art world with next-generation x-ray imaging technology previously available only at the cutting-edge of particle physics research. Their mission is to safeguard the world’s artistic heritage with state-of-the-art tools designed to assist art restoration experts and to unmask forgeries.
Polkatulk empowers content distribution by securing copyright determination and tracking, as a one-stop-shop for the content industry: specific DLT addressing the issues of copyright management, Progressive Web Application & encoding script. The first implementation was live with Scenso.tv, the first sVOD platform for all performing arts. Unfortunately, the platform no longer exists.
NoMadMusic won the ArtTech Forum Innovation Competition for its immersive music practice application NomadPlay. NomadPlay is an innovative music platform that allows you to play virtually alongside prestigious musicians and musical ensembles.
Smartify is the ArtTech Prize 2017 winner. The young company proposes a virtual art guide, enabling audiences to scan and identify artworks and receive rich information.
It is possible to search through a curated collection of more than 2 million artworks or just hold a phone up to a piece of art to recognize it, and listen to audio tours of various collections.
SPECTYOU is the digital space for German-speaking theatre in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. We show drama, dance, and performance art as premium content.
SPECTYOU facilitates exciting discoveries and an overview of the entire theatre landscape. We have built the foundation for a central, always up-to-date online theatre hub.
With our 38 years of theatre experience, we understand theatre’s needs completely. The theatre world had been waiting for a high-quality platform to present artworks in a suitable environment. We connect theatres, professionals, young artists, researchers, and theatre lovers who utilize it as a space for communication, information, and exchange.
We contribute to developing theatre’s role as a space for public discourse in the digital era, make it more accessible and maintain its value for a democratic society.
SPECTYOU is the digital streaming service platform for theatre productions that provides videos of stage performances and additionally comprises a professional networking platform for business insiders.
Pictia is the first ethical image bank dedicated to the protection and management of copyrights using blockchain technology.
Pictia allows photographers to sell their images while keeping the traceability and protection of their copyrights!
For the buyer, it is the guarantee to get original images. Pictia delivers the certificates of authenticity blockchain, sells the licenses, monitors fraudulent use, and handles copyright disputes with their blockchain-based digital report solution (like a bailiff), Chainote, in partnership with lawyers.
MyPart is an AI-powered song search and matching platform with products that serve both songwriters and creative industry executives. The company is a proud graduate of UMG’s exclusive Abbey Road RED accelerator cohort of 2019 and a MassChallenge Gold Award winner.
Its proprietary ‘Song Mining’ engine conducts a granular analysis of lyrical and musical relevance based on a wide technology stack that combines machine learning (AI), computational linguistics, and digital signal processing, with a unique approach combining two key qualities:
The ability to search for songs with a set of reference songs: Songmine’s fingerprinting technique abstracts song DNA to support searching for songs with reference songs, based on common harmonic, melodic, lyrical, sonic, and structural features.
A distinct focus on the semantics and aesthetics of song lyrics: At the heart of its approach is a special focus on a deep comprehension of lyrics.
Art has always been a place for investment, yet reserved for high-value artworks and privileged individuals. Nowadays, middle-range value artworks, preponderant in the art market turnover, are becoming a suitable investment with appraisals up to 20% after authentication. Still, as half of the artworks in circulation might be fake, middle-range value artworks are perceived by new investors as risky: thorough art expertise relying on rigorous authentication are critical in transactions.
Therefore, technical analyses such as advanced optical techniques have been developed to assist art experts in the authentication process. Among them, multispectral imaging revealing pigment identification, underdrawings, and erased signatures, provide precious data during the authentication process. These analyses are relatively costly compared to such artworks, difficult to perform, and often require additional logistic costs (transportation and insurance). For those reasons, an overwhelming majority of artworks do not go through the authentication process and become a “lost market value” for experts.
MATIS multidisciplinary team proposes a new approach. Our multispectral camera is based on utility and security. With the use of specific machine learning-derived image processing algorithms, we found a way to drastically reduce the hardware costs and enhance the underdrawing visualization, fitting the needs of the art experts as well as obtaining a robust pigment mapping and identification. With a secured online database, this camera, easy to use, gives art experts broader access to the authentication market and will make MATIS the reference in the authentication market.
Kinetix empowers 3D creators and studios by providing them with AI-powered tools to accelerate and simplify their production processes.
Their ambition is to unleash the creativity of the community of creators and enable anyone to be able to produce 3D animated content to tell more engaging and immersive stories.
BavAR[t] aims to be the next platform for Augmented Reality (AR) & Art, and Branding AR outdoor scenography. We offer a new platform for artists and brands to advertise and show off. We bring together Digital Arts and scenography to become a reference in digital galleries, everywhere, for everyone.
BavAR[t] is geolocation augmented reality app including an AR chat. Brands and Artists can upload their 2D and 3D animated creations and then drop them at a given point-of-Interest. App users can then see them in the mobile app and collect AR[t] points. Users can then exchange these points for exclusive marketing deals. AR integrated chat allows users to communicate with each other, but also to leave hidden messages in various locations around the world that can only be read by some of the other users.
Artpoint is a creator of digital art experiences for public places. Our ambition is to bring art into living spaces such as hotels, shopping malls, or corporate offices to enrich the public experience and enhance spaces.
We represent over 200 artists and bring you the best of their work through two different solutions:
The digital gallery: Access to a catalog of digital artworks directly on the screen in exchange for a monthly subscription
The tailor-made solution: Creation and sale of installations combining art and new technologies based on a precise brief. Interactive art, immersive art, digital sculptures, data art, etc. The field of possibilities is infinite!
Splashmob allows you to create live mobile sites in story format with all connected devices in sync. “Stories” is one of the fastest-growing media formats. Splashmob works in real-time on any mobile browser, no app needed. Share music, images, video, links. Poll the audience or ask questions. Gather audience data, track engagement in real-time. Put your slides at the fingertips of the audience.
Music Traveler is an app that allows musicians to book spaces to practice and play all around the world, like an AirBnB for music studios. With Music Traveler, musicians can connect, practice, and play in no time. Having the equipment and services they need at their fingertips helps them stay focused on the music. Sharing spaces means access to what they want at a fraction of the cost.
Embodme presents ERAE TOUCH, a Polyphonic MIDI Controller born out of a desire to combine both sensitivity and versatility in a seamless object. Experimentation on the surface comes flawlessly bringing musicians closer to their original intents and ideas. A captivating audiovisual experience awaits with a colorful and powerful LED panel. Compose with dynamic music elements and build your tracks from original shapes and patterns.
Artbrain’s AI technology helps auction houses and dealers grow their businesses. Artbrain’s technology analyzes customers’ behavior to discover the most relevant matches between the customer base and available items. Based on the discovered matches, Artbrain delivers personal recommendations that magnify business growth.
Animatico helps revolutionize the customer experience with interactive avatars. Their intuitive avatar guides are the perfect assistants to customers whether it is to welcome, support or just simply entertain them. Animatico also allows to bring a brand to life and support clients in stores in finding the right products, provide information & entertain them.
Ai.music is a royalty-free adaptive music solution for innovative sonic adventurers that care about how they sound. The perfect song or stream, available at the touch of a button, with no disruption to creative flow or user experience. AI Music technology powers user co-creation, to create fully licensed music solutions that meet these changing demands. AI Music enables users to create on-demand royalty-free music that can be used and shared anywhere. Simple, friction-free, Music As A Service licensing model offers transparent and scalable pricing regardless of where and how users want to use it.
Feral Horses is a crowd investment platform that allows everyone to own and invest in the art they love.
In 2021, Feral Horses was acquired by artsquare.io, a fine art & collectibles tokenization platform, in the first Art Tokenization Platforms M&A operation.
A collective of engineers, neurologists, and designers developed Mila, a serious game designed for children with specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and built around rhythm and language exercises. It is carried by a rich musical universe aiming to lead the child to spontaneously come back on the tool with his parents.
Musical and rhythmic learning supports sound discrimination, the notion of time, the precision of gesture: skills underlying reading and writing.
Roots Studio digitizes thousands of endangered art from tribal communities into an online library for royalty licensing. They reclaim authorship for minority voices by averaging a 5 – 20x return from the original selling price, working with over 3000 artists in India, China, Panama, Iraq, Jordan, amongst others. Roots Studio has been recognized in PBS Newshour, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, and Forbes 30 Under 30.
Art Recognition provides a tool to evaluate the authenticity of fine art leveraging the latest artificial intelligence methods. The system is fast, non-invasive, and unbiased. Based on photographic reproductions of an artist’s paintings, the tool checks whether the artist’s typical features – their “brushstroke” – correspond to those of the painting in question.
Artivive is an AR tool that allows artists, museums, and galleries to create new dimensions of art by adding a digital layer to a physical piece. It is an innovative way for audiences to interact with art with a smartphone or tablet, thanks to Artivive app.
Artivive’s vision is to change how art is created and consumed – and build the community around augmented reality art.
CtrlMovie is an ecosystem that allows film studios and independent filmmakers to create and produce branched narrative movies. Thanks to the wide range of playback solutions for any size screen, CtrlMovie content can be distributed to movie theaters, home entertainment, mobile, and streaming.
But the technology is not only used by major Hollywood studios for entertainment, but also for advertising, education, professional training, and live events.
Largo provides data-driven intelligence to the movie industry with the proprietary technologies that show the recipes to success.
Largo’s innovative tool, LargoAI, can discover the potential of a film at very early stages, even at the script level, and provide actionable insides to improve it.
Deepart uses an algorithm inspired by the human brain. It uses the stylistic elements of one image to draw the content of another. It allows you to turn any image into a piece of art of any style you want, in just a few clicks. First, upload a picture of yours into Deepart’s website, choose a style, for example, Van Gogh, and the algorithm turns your picture into a work of art in the style of the Master.
Cuseum helps museums accelerate visitor and member engagement using digital tools. Cuseum’s software platform makes it easy for museums, cultural institutions, and public attractions to publish mobile apps, manage their collections, access visitor analytics, and generate new revenue opportunities.
CREAL3D developed Light-Field imagery, a technology that is the genuine representation of how light exists in the real world, and that is used for AR and VR with fashionable glasses or headsets. The Light-field projectors are embedded in the glasses’ arms, enabling multiple perspectives of one digital scene projected to each eye, and 6000 images sent every second. Their technology is fusing real and virtual objects, enables natural eye focus, and eliminates eye strain and nausea.
The size and number of images taken every year is growing so fast that storage and network technologies can’t keep up. These images must be compressed. Dotphoton™ is an image compression solution for professional applications, for example, biotech research and labs, for optical systems manufacturers, or for photographers. Their aim is to achieve the highest possible lossless compression ratio for a particular image from a particular image sensor and meanwhile guarantee full image information retention.
Digital Art Network and experiences, the platform to collect Fine Art NFTs. As the experience of art continues to evolve, so will the way it is acquired and appreciated. Inspired by the Wall Drawings by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, DANAE is spearheading a new model of valuation and copyright management to protect and promote digital art. As this new market emerges, DANAE is setting new standards that will prioritize the reputation of digital artists, the means of their works’ transmission, and of course its value.
Vochlea Music is a creative technology company specializing in fun, easy-to-use software and hardware for music makers. They’ve created an AI Audio Engine that triggers drum samples instantly by making any percussive sound; beatboxing, clicking, clapping, or even the sound of a homemade drum kit.
A multi-awarded studio gathering a team of professional engineers, visual artists, and creative developers, combining scientific and artistic research to create beautiful and unconventional experiences with cutting-edge technologies.
Rayform provides a unique technology for artists and designers, allowing them to “sculpt” light. This enables completely new design and storytelling opportunities to create memorable experiences and prevent counterfeiting.
PANTHEA is the European leader of surtitling solutions for performing arts. It is the only company that offers complete services in this field.
The way how people view and buy art is changing as a new generation of buyers matures.
This free app connects art lovers with art exhibitors. The two parties can live-chat about artworks, collectors may visualize pieces in their own rooms via Augmented Reality, and everyone involved benefits from easy 24/7 access to one another – all around the globe.
Every generation produces a wealth of musical talent, but talent discovery and performance opportunities still rely on a traditional business model that is primarily based on relationships, word of mouth, and personal recommendations.
What if the industry could source a constant stream of top-level talent that bubbles up through data? The field will benefit from following and then anticipating the latest trends and rising musicians.
Classeek developed an algorithm that allows unique data analysis modeling and tracks trends through market data, helping artists and agents find new opportunities and make career decisions.
Zoe (Former Apelab)
In 2017, Apelab presented SpatialStories, a full Production Suite for XR (VR, AR, MR) interactive content creation. The Suite reflects the growing need for a comprehensive, creators friendly, professional foundation to build and play 3D interactive experiences.
Apelab, Inc. decided to concentrate on Zoe, an app that enables creators to build and play 3D interactive experiences, and became Zoe Immersive, Inc. in 2021.
Dojo is an augmented audio system, provided by exhibitors to their visitors. The Basel-based startup develops radically simplified IoT products with a focus on the growing markets of storytelling and multichannel marketing applications. Dojo distributes a story through an interactive audio device. The technology enables a new sensory experience with fewer limitations. Delivering location-based audio on demand.
Scriptbakery is a software that digitizes the acceptance, management, and analysis of texts. With Scriptbakery, manuscripts and exposés can now be processed effectively. Together with the smart analysis tool ALINEA®, which they developed for the challenges of the publishing industry, texts can be accepted, viewed, and evaluated cloud-based alone or in a team from anywhere in the world.
CollecOnline allows enthusiasts, experts, amateurs and investors to organize and protect their collections with a digital toolbox. Art & Antiques, Coins, Minerals, CollecOnline is also a specialized network connecting collectors worldwide.
Klassikal connects professionals in classical music.
Klassikal is a common digital space to foster collaboration between professionals
in classical music. Find interesting artists and innovative projects, build up your network and be discovered.
Little Yeti is an online platform that creates and publishes personalised story books for children and families.
We develop clever algorithms to create unique children’s books for each child and our goal is to create the most innovative personalised books in the world thanks to our innovative approach.
Little Yeti lives on the intersection of storytelling, algorithms, interactive media and design to create amazing books and to deliver a unique customer experience.
Smart Art – Art History Escape
Enjoy beautiful art and Learn something new every day – Smart Art app helps discover art, history, and culture in a fun and interactive way.
Pinakotag enables your artworks to join the world of IOT.
In a time when fine art collections are at the forefront of social and financial investments, a piece’s history becomes a valuation vector. Pinakotag ensures the long-term conservation of your artworks’ memory, through an innovative physical and digital system, allowing the pieces to interconnect globally and create their own social network.
At Enlightware, we pursue the mission to foster autonomy, creativity and collaboration skills of each individual through digital products. Our first product is Candli, a tool allowing anyone to create their own video game or interactive story in a very simple way. Capture objects, images, and drawings, to create the elements of your game. Using a handful of visual programming rules, assemble these elements into a fully playable game. Then, with a simple click, share your game with your friends. You don’t need to install anything to try Candli out: all you need is a mobile device or a computer with a camera. Then just go to cand.li and start creating!”
AORA is a virtual gallery that is accessible to anyone in the world with an internet connection. Founded in June 2020 by curator Jenn Ellis and architect Benni Allan, AORA combines art, architecture music and more to instill a sense of calm, wellbeing and discovery. AORA responds to multiple needs: access to the arts, no matter where you are; a curated point of sale and display; extending the healing properties of art; community, bringing together people from multiple disciplines, across the art and technology space.
AerariumChain is the cloud service for both owners of artworks and professionals in the field. Through the integration of 3D Scan, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, AerariumChain makes possible monitoring each work of art over time and in a reliable way.
Art Value App is an online platform where numerical art is created, distributed and traded. We use blockchain technology to secure the market as well as generate unique artworks. With Art_Value – The Numbers Matter!
Codex is a new generation museum experience. We aim to change the museum guides industry by bringing the excitement of an escape room to it
VERISART is an online service that allows artists to certify digital or physical creations, including NFTs, video, digital art, paintings, print editions, collectibles, and more, and to manage them all from a dashboard. VERISART applies blockchain technology to combine transparency, anonymity, and security to protect your records of creation and ownership.
ODOMA is AI in the service of Cultural Heritage. They believe that public cultural heritage and private patrimony are highly valuable assets, which can be harnessed via ad-hoc AI technologies and UX Expertise, and they bring both to the table.
ODOMA provides AI technologies to extract, enrich and exploit contents from digitized or digital heritage.
Founded in 2013 and active in 21 countries, ICONEM specializes in the 3D digitization of cultural heritage sites, monuments, and objects. Their team of experts travels the globe, combining the large-scale scanning capacity of drones and the photorealistic quality of 3D to create digital replicas of our most treasured places, record them for future generations, and champion them today.