On June 13th and 14th of 2013 there is in Barcelona the Neuro–Music Hack Day, a neuroscience and music incubator included in the Music Hack Day (MHD), an event which in turn is part of the professional programming Sonar Festival Barcelona. This action aims to generate incubator products and technological applications that could eventually produce viable projects of business interest in the intersection between music and neuroscience.
Neuro–MHD takes place in the framework of KiiCS European project (Knowledge Innovation and Incubation in Creation for Science) that explores how to encourage innovation and creation by the intersection between art and science and considers the following awards:
- 1st award: Sensor platform complete kit and a Apple Ipad Mini MD532TY/A 32 GB tablet
- 2nd award: Sensor platform complete kit and a Rasperry PI
- 3rd award: Sensor platform complete kit.
Moreover, the Neuro–MHD winner will compete with other incubation activities participants for a trip and entrance to Picnic Festival (Amsterdam, September 2014), the largest event of its kind for top creative and innovation professionals in business, technology, new media, entertainment, science and the arts.
The selection criteria will be based in originality (of the process, product or service), ability of the idea to solve a problem/answer to a market or social need, impact potential (at economic, social or cultural level), idea’s susceptibility to be of business interest and presentation of the hack.
The jury members will be representatives from KiiCS Local Consortium entities: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB), Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi), Institut Municipal d’Educació de Barcelona (IMEB), Barcelona Activa, Centre Arts Santa Mònica, Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts (CONCA) and Fundació Obra Social La Caixa.
This initiative is lead by the Music Technology Group (MTG) in collaboration with the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF) through the KiiCS project, and it is supported by the research group Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), also from UPF, and by Starlab Barcelona SL.