An increasing number of high-tech companies assert that scientific and technological skills alone are not sufficient anymore. In this context, the Arts are gaining prominence as catalysts for an efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into novel products, services, and processes.
The European Commission has launched the STARTS initiative, supporting 'Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS. It is a field where boundaries between art and engineering are removed and creativity becomes a crucial factor.
As part of the STARTS initiative, we are committed to support silo-breaking collaborations via a new European Union Prize – the STARTS prize. The prize will give visibility to the most forward-looking collaborations between ICT and the Arts.
In the age of digitisation, art and engineering are no longer contradictory modes of thinking - Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner in charge of the Digital Single Market.
A Call for Coordination and support actions has been launched to boost synergies between artists, creative people and technologists under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016/17. Read blog post on the Work Programme for details on the call and FAQs.