- Open call Sermas EU: deadline Oct 31st at 17h00 CET (up to 100K € funding!) - Open call EntertainmentLab by Tommorowland (yes!) & Imec.iStart (up to 50K €)
- Realities in Transition - European XR Camp Zagreb from 24 > 29 Oct 2023
The @sermas_eu project just launched its first open call-DEVELOP and is looking for innovators, researchers, startups, or SMEs working in the world of #XR to help develop, integrate, deploy, and validate applications for the SERMAS Toolkit.
Apply by 31 October, at 17:00 CET and get the chance to be funded with up to €100 000 per sub-project.
Presenting the project SERMAS: an EU-funded project with the goal of laying the foundations of next-generation XR systems by studying how people and technology interact, which affects the acceptance of technology in social situations. We will develop innovative, formal and systematic methodologies and technologies to model, develop, analyse, test and user-study socially-acceptable XR systems and we invite XR innovators to help us in this journey.
The Open Call 1 DEVELOP covers challenges in the development of hardware and software components grouped into different topics like privacy-preserving facial recognition, avatar generator runtime, multilingual speech recognition and more. We aim to support XR innovators and offer you an innovative, collaborative environment with specialised infrastructure, technology, knowledge, capital and markets and the chance of being funded with up to EUR 100 000 per sub-project.
imec.istart in Belgium is currently working, together with Tomorrowland, on the EntertainmentLAB project. A very interesting opportunity for startups to work together with Tomorrowland and dedicated corporates on real life challenges at the festival. The call is open for all European startups with a focus on Circularity, Crowd Monitoring, and Immersive Experiences. The challenge on Immersive Experiences could be a great opportunity for some organizations within our community.
The EntertainmentLAB project is an initiative of FIT, Startup.Flanders and Flanders Technology & Innovation (FTI), with the support of Tomorrowland, which now calls on start-ups/scale-ups to participate in three challenges, around ‘circularity’, 'immersive experiences' and 'crowd monitoring '. The selected start-ups will receive a budget, the support of a corporate partner and can test their innovations during one of the Tomorrowland events in summer 2024.
Six reasons to join!
1 - Government Seal of Approval
The program is funded by the Flemish government, ensuring a solid foundation for the venture.
2 - Zero Costs, Total Gain
No fees, equity demands, or hidden costs. We're here to support, not to take away.
3 - Test at a Tomorrowland event in 2024
Boost the trust and visibility of your solution on a global stage, getting the spotlight at a Tomorrowland event in 2024.
4 - Expert Facilitation
Collaborate seamlessly with top corporations, guided by the experienced advisors at Bundl and imec.istart.
5 - A Roadmap
We provide the expert guidance and growth opportunities you need to be stage-ready by Summer 2024.
6 - Get financial backing
Each selected startup is entitled to €25k-50k of financial backing from a corporate sponsor. This will help cover some of your work, travel and other needs.
All the information can be found on the EntertainmentLAB website including the button to subscribe.
Realities in Transition - European XR Camp
24 Oct 19:00 CET – 29 Oct, 17:00 CET
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb - Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000, Zagreb
Peti Kupe - Trnjanska cesta 5, 10000
KONTEJNER - new venue opening
European XR Camp - Zagreb
Through networking activities, peer-to-peer learning workshops, conferences and hackathons, the European XR Camps bring together the Creative and Activist European XR community every year.
During the Camps, Realities in Transition invites the European XR community to gather around artistic exhibition and performances of XR projects.
About Realities in Transition
RiT is an international community that aims at both exploring and supporting alternative Extended Reality (XR) productions, experiment new narratives and creative processes. RiT aims at building a strong, independent European XR creative and activist community, a think tank to tackle current and future challenges in the digital sector.