STARTS Prizes 2022

Tuesday 14th June, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

Winners 2022 selected:

STARTS Prize of the European Commission for
Holly Herndon (US) and Giulia Foscari (IT)

(Linz/Brussels, July 13, 2022) The STARTS Prize 2022 attracted a total of 1499 entries from 96 countries, with the top prizes of 20,000 euros each going to Holly Herndon (US) and Giulia Foscari (IT). Their projects were awarded by the international jury, which included Francesca Bria (IT), Andres Colmenares (CO/ES), Asako Tomura (JP), Lucía García (ES) and Alexander Mankowsky (DE).

The prestigious STARTS Prize is part of the long-term STARTS initiative of the European Commission. The competition is announced annually and is endowed with a total of 40,000 euros. Awards are given to innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art that have the potential to have a significant impact on economic and social innovation in Europe. A GRAND PRIZE FOR ARTISTIC EXPLORATION and a GRAND PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION will be awarded, in addition to 10 Honorary Mentions and 18 Nominations. The winners will each receive 20,000 euros and will be prominently featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz as well as at a series of events organized by consortium partners Bozar, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and the Frankfurt Book Fair.