Hac Te participates in the European project S+T+ARTS in the city

by | May 5, 2023

Drone Aviary / Superflux

Drone Aviary / Superflux

Hac Te has been the winner of the latest call for the European Union S+T+ARTS Regional Centers program with the project “STARTS in the City,” in which it participates through a consortium with five other entities.

The S+T+ARTS program aims to establish closer links between technology and artistic practice to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges faced by Europe. Among the various ways of supporting projects, STARTS created the Regional Centers (RSC) in 2018 to provide funding to cultural institutions, innovative companies, foundations, universities, and research institutions that co-develop digital projects for a more sustainable future. This modality gives special relevance to the fact that regional ecosystems are much closer to people than states and therefore constitute a privileged space for social and human-centered innovation.

Among the three winning projects of the latest call, we find “STARTS in the City,” which resulted from a proposal led by Gluon (Brussels), together with Meet (Milan), Ars Electronica (Linz), Inova+ (Matosinhos), Kersnikova (Ljubljana), and Hac Te.

The S+T+ARTS in the City project will be implemented from April 2023 until October 2024. During this period, it will promote eleven artistic residencies where co-creation must address a specific problem in each region. In the case of Hac Te, the aim will be to provide solutions to three challenges through three residencies. The project is also characterized by the intention to strengthen ties with the academic world to promote a new curricular approach to teaching in art, science, and technology. Once the residencies are concluded, the business potential of the results will be explored, ensuring that the produced prototypes are viable and provide concrete solutions to the market. Additionally, the results of the residencies will be showcased in different festivals and competitions throughout Europe.

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