The STARTS programme launches local initiatives in schools to have artists and IT experts jointly teach digital skills.

The picture represents students looking at an artist

Supported by the European Commission, the STARTS programme merges Science, Technology, and the ARTS to stimulate creativity and innovation by removing the boundaries between art and engineering.

As part of the programme, the Brussels STARTS Academy launches a joint activity of the Erasmus University College and GLUON - a Belgium platform for arts, science and technology.  The STARTS Academy proposes a series of workshops led by local artists and tech professionals. 

Students are encouraged to develop and build their own prototypes of digital and tech devices,  as a result of their creative and critical reflection on society. The prototypes will be exhibited at BOZAR in July 2019.

The STARTS Academy consists of three themes: Digital Arts, which includes virtual and augmented reality; Product Development, including 3D printing, laser cutting and prototyping; and next generation of technology platforms exploring Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

The STARTS academy  has officially been launched on Wednesday 9th January, with demo sessions of virtual, augmented and mixed reality at the Erasmus University College in Brussels.

More information about the STARTS programme.

For info and registration to the Starts Academy program, visit the webpage or contact GLUON EDUCATION: education@gluon.be.