In the six 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 emerging talents from our growing community.
Through the physical and digital recreation of emblematic setups and stories from cinematographic universes, Dream Factory offers 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.
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.
NomadPlay won the ArtTech Forum Innovation Competition for its immersive music practice application. 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.
InsignERA is a technology company that focuses on creating solutions to improve accessibility for people with hearing impairments. Our flagship product is an application that translates streaming audio into sign language, making it accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Well of Art
We are Well of Art. A technology company that creates solutions for the digital transformation of K-12 art education. Our products include the Glaze software, reflecting a real-life painting process (developed in a three-year R&D project), the gamified learning-by-doing experiences and the artistic adventure game “Garden Creatures”, based in the world of Hieronymous Bosch (premiere 2023). We provide the curruculum-aligned programme of engaging lessons for all levels of K-12 education.
Holonic Systems uses spatial and physical computing to transform real world data into musical information that accompanies users’ activities while guiding them towards their destinations. Our adaptive music applications can be used by consumers, professionals and corporate customers to enhance and augment mobility, commuting, retail experiences and other events with auditory and musical interactions. The Holonic white label platform converts data from smart cities, vehicles, wearables and other sources into highly variable and responsive musical content, created by professional musicians and performed by end users – citizens and consumers. Holonic Systems’ geospatial Auditory AR platform powers the musical dimension of tomorrow’s location-based entertainment now.
muse – The voice of the visitor
Museums live through their visitors. muse is the voice of the visitor that inspires museums to create better exhibitions, programs and experiences. muse encourages your visitors to be active participants. Through a digital interface and in real time, you gain actionable impulses for a museum beyond the walls. muse makes feedback measurable and thus is the foundation for new strategies. Tailor-made reports, with insightful interpretation.
Hello xLAB is an experience design consultancy made up of trailblazers and creative problem solvers. We’re not your average design company but an end-to-end partner that wields insights, expertise, and fearlessness to explore new frontiers. Realizing your vision and business objectives is no easy feat, but after 35 years of mastering design, innovation, and strategy, we make it look easy. We have the right tools and know-how to craft a quality experience from strategic planning to design production.
Keru Project uses blockchain technology to create the first digital, secure, and sustainable souvenirs. Partnering with cultural institutions and touristic sites, they offer the visitors a way to make collection of the places they visited & to earn exclusive advantages. They want to give everyone the opportunity to preserve their memories in an accessible way while directly supporting our heritage.
SPECTYOU is the digital space for German-speaking theatre in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. They show drama, dance, and performance art as premium content.
SPECTYOU facilitates exciting discoveries and an overview of the entire theatre landscape. They have built the foundation for a central, always up-to-date online theatre hub.
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.
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.
MATIS multidisciplinary team proposes an innovative authentication approach. Their multispectral camera is based on utility and security. With the use of specific machine learning-derived image processing algorithms, they 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.
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. They 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Their technology is fusing real and virtual objects, enables natural eye focus, and eliminates eye strain and nausea.
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. 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.
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.
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)
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.
Pool Music is an innovative trading app that empowers music enthusiasts to invest directly in their favorite artists. Our platform provides vital support to artists in their career advancement while offering investors a unique chance to financially benefit from their musical insights. Pool Music addresses the dual challenge of ensuring sustainable, direct financial support for artists and enabling music fans to actively participate in the success of the artists they believe in.
These experiences/emotions consist of 1000+ highly curated photographs, stories in direct connection with the news, NFT’s, or personal pictures you own, all displayed at their finest on a proprietary top-notch cordless e-paper digital frame support.
You pick from your IONNYK smartphone app, the current soul/mood you want to display at the highest quality to all on an IONNYK digital frame hung to your wall.
Digital Kingdom creates elegant entertainment experiences using its passion and expertise in designing video games and interactive solutions. We design and implement custom solutions to communicate, entertain and amaze.
We work for the world of communication, industry and culture. Our products are mainly serious-game, VR/AR, Mapping & Videos. We also work on our own video games.
Limna, the world’s first AI-powered art advisor, makes it easier for anyone to confidently buy art, while connecting every kind of buyer with artists and galleries around the world. Limna analyses millions of art world data points in seconds to provide users with clear and transparent price estimates about the art that inspires them.
Art Mavens is the leading freelance marketplace for art professionals, a global hub for art professionals and organisations to connect, collaborate and transact. Created for art professionals, by art professionals. As featured in Forbes.
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WindowSight is a streaming platform to display visual art on TVs while supporting the artists. Their mission is to provide an accessible, affordable and HQ art experience so everyone can customize their own spaces and can take advantage of the benefits of having art in their daily lives. The platform operates worldwide through a mobile app, where the user has full access and control over all the content, and a TV app where they can display the artworks they choose in high quality in a digital format.
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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.
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. 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. It was founded in June 2020 by curator Jenn Ellis and architect Benni Allan. 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.