This year, the Aalto Digital Creatives Art & Tech Open Call final takes place on stage at the Media Lab Demo Day. The yearly Art & Tech Open Call, which seeks audiovisual, design, gaming and other cutting-edge projects, grants selected projects development funding between EUR 5000 and 25 000. Participating teams must be prepared to produce a prototype or a demo of their idea.
The Art & Tech Open Call jury has selected nine projects into the final where each team must give a pitch in front of a live audience. The teams have a short window of three minutes to present their projects and convince the jury of why they should be selected for the development grant. The jury will make the final decisions and announce the winners after the pitching competition.
This is the first time the Art & Tech Open Call final is organized as a part of Media Lab Demo Day’s program. It is also the first time the Art & Tech Open Call is able to grant such a significant sum of development funding to the projects due to new partnerships with the City of Helsinki, AVEK, Yle and Genelec. Behind these new partnerships is the Aalto Digital Creatives campus incubator supported by the City of Helsinki.