Consortium

The VERTIGO consortium is made up of seven core partners, whose collective experience covers, ART-ICT collaborations, ICT R&D, design, and innovation management.


Project coordinator, ART-ICT R&D institution 

Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music 
IRCAM-Centre Pompidou is a non-profit research institution located in Paris, associated to Centre Pompidou under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It was founded in 1977 as part of the Centre Pompidou project by Pierre Boulez as an institution dedicated to promoting collaborations between researchers, engineers and artists.

ICT Group of Fraunhofer Institutes, R&D

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

ART-ICT company, involved in STARTS 

Artshare Investigacao Tecnologia E Arte, Lda
ARTSHARE is a company focused on innovation through research and development of new technologies, applications and services by methodological means of artistic practices and expressions. ARTSHARE, although being a Portuguese firm, shifted its centre of operations to Brussels which allows closer engagement with activities involving the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.

R&D-Design and innovation, digital humanities

EPFL Research university active in ICT, design and digital humanities
EPFL has more than 2000 PhDs, with a key focus on engineering and computer sciences. In collaboration with ECAL, a leading art and design school, it has held the EPFL+ECAL Lab since 2007, a center for design research. This center has developed a new approach to bring art and engineering together for disruptive innovation. EPFL further impacts society and arts through ICT thanks to the new Digital Humanities Institute.

IoT company 

Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas Sociedad Limitada
LIB is an SME that is closely located and related to the University of Zaragoza. Since its origin in 2006 as a Spin Off company from this University, LIB has been recognized as an innovator company by all institutions within the Spanish Government.
LIB designs and manufactures hardware technology and a complete software development kit for the implementation of wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering and consultancy companies can implement reliable Internet of Things, M2M, and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market.

Innovation management company

INOVA+
INOVA+, created in 1997, is the leading company in Portugal in innovation consultancy and one of the leaders in Europe. It is one of the main shareholders of the INNOVA Group, currently one of the leading private European consultancy groups in innovation, with offices in Belgium, Portugal, German, Luxembourg and Poland. It delivers highly specialized services in research exploitation, technology transfer and innovation management to clients in public administration, research and private businesses.

Cultural innovation association

Association Culture Tech (The Bridge)
Association Culture Tech is grouping private and public partners of the Rhone Valley Region of France involved in the development of digital economy: University of Avignon, Festival d’Avignon, IT companies cluster (AND grouping 100 IT companies), education centers, co-working centers, it extends to Nîmes, and Aix and Arles areas with the Festival d’Aix and the Rencontres d’Arles.

“Boost synergies between artists, creative people and technologists”

VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes.