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An Emerging community

Startups

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.

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  • insightart

    InsightART

    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.

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    2020 Winner
  • Polkatulk

    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.

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    2019 Winner
  • NoMadMusic

    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. 

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    2018 Winner
  • Smartify

    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.

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    2017 Winner
  • splashmob

    splashmob

    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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • Music traveler

    ​​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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • embodme

    embodme

    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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • artbrain

    Artbrain

    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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • animatico

    Animatico

    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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • ai.music

    AI Music

    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.

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    2020 Nominee
  • Feral Horses

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • Mila

    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.

     

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    2019 Nominee
  • Roots Studio

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • Art-Recognition

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • Artivive

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • CTRLmovie

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • LARGO

    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.

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    2019 Nominee
  • DEEPART

    DEEPART

    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.

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    2018 Nominee
  • CUSEUM

    CUSEUM

    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.

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    2018 Nominee
  • CRERAL 3D

    CREAL3D

    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.

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    2018 Nominee
  • DOTPHOTON

    DOTPHOTON

    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.

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    2018 Nominee
  • DANAEHI

    DANAE

    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.

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    2018 Nominee
  • Vochlea

    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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • Théoriz Studio

    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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • Rayform

    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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • Panthea

    PANTHEA is the European leader of surtitling solutions for performing arts. It is the only company that offers complete services in this field.

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    2017 Nominee
  • iazzu

    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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • Classeek

    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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • 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.

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    2017 Nominee
  • DOJO STORY

    Dojo Story

    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.

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    2020
  • scriptbakery

    scriptbakery

    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.

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    2020
  • collectonline

    CollecOnline

    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.

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    2020
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    Klassikal 

    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.

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    2020
  • Little-yeti-logo

    Little yeti

    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.

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    2020
  • Smart Art - Art History Escape 

    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.

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    2020
  • pinakotag

    Pinakotag

    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.

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    2020
  • enlightware-candli

    Enlightware

    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!”

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    2020
  • AORA-Logo

    AORA

    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.

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    2020
  • logo_aerariumchain

    AerariumChain

    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.

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    2020
  • ART-VALUE

    ArtValue

    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!

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    2020
  • Codex-logo

    Codex

    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

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    2020
  • Verisart

    VERISART

    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.

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    2018
  • ODOMA

    ODOMA

    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.

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    2018
  • Iconem

    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.

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    2017