Get to know a little more about us and who you can meet at Ideas Lab.
Meet Åte VR
We asked Ege Jespersen, CEO and Creative Director of Åte VR a few questions about Gonio VR og their hopes for the future.
New projects from Åte VR
A platform for joint rehabilitation, a learning tool for COPD-patients and a VR-respite for children with ADHD...
8 tons of plastic waste is dumped in the ocean every year. That equals a garbage truck emptying its load into the sea once every minute. How can digital solutions help stop this?
Incubator News October '18
Here's some of the great stuff going on at the lab this month
Meet the labster: Bo Mathorne
Meet one half of the Animation Studio Wicker.Works that makes edgy animation for adults.
One app for all museums
Creators of X-Ray Fashion, a multi-sensory VR-experience showing at Venice Film Festival this fall
Jam Night at Ideas Lab
Bringing great minds together to save the environment
Meet Random Dragon Games
The Random Dragons were one of the first teams that moved into Ideas Lab after finishing their education at Dania Games in Grenå.
Ideas Lab is an incubation environment for startups and talents who make Digital Experiences. We explore new ways of using our competences from games, films, sound, 3D and animation to build meaningful experiences that solve big and small challenges.
We want to be the centre for development of digital experiences in Denmark, by opening up our doors to both scientists, startups, talents and established businesses who are interested in developing digital content.
Our startups and talents take things from idea to action – building both prototypes and final products, and we want to invite businesses from all kinds of fields to come join us at Filmby Aarhus.
We aim at opening up this part of Aarhus to anyone who want to investigate and produce digital experiences – whether you come from finance or health care, Ideas Lab has something to offer, because we can work with and understand new technologies across fields.
The Danish Society for Nature Conservation and Ideas Lab got together to work out a digital solution to urgent environmental problems. Watch the video above to see how it went.
IDEAS LAB NEWS
A platform for joint rehabilitation, a learning tool for COPD-patients and a VR-respite for children with ADHD. These are just some of Åte VR’s new projects.
On a regular thursday afternoon the people of Ideas Lab gathered ‘round a table to brainstorm ideas to save the world seas from plastic waste.
A talk about edgy animation and the new film in the making.
MEET THE PEOPLE OF IDEAS LAB
Wicker.Works As is a newly established animation studio whose goal is to develop and produce innovative animated films where expressions and the overall mood is in focus.
Wicker.Works is an animation studio dedicated to explore the aesthetics of the animation medium, to push the style, and to make it more tangible, more immediate, more powerful.
CHOP CHOP GAMES
We’re a small team of two people passionate about creating new and interesting experiences for gamers. Currently we’re working on a social partygame in a nordic universe which explores the possibilities of using your phone as a controller.
BetterPlayer’s mission is to make professional football training available to all talents around the world. Passionate about football, most waking hours are spent figuring out how to digitalise pro training on the BetterPlayer app.
Find out more on betterplayer.com and in App Store where you can download the app.
Freelancer specialising in writing copy and stories for games, as well as providing marketing and communication services
Maria is the head of incubator and pretty much a one-man army. She was headhunted back in January 2017 and has been leading Ideas Lab to glory ever since. Just obey her one rule: Don’t be an asshole!
MAD CAT is production company specialized in fashion-, image-, and branding film. The crew consists of Ditte Marie Rothemejer and Camilla Gammelgaard – two MAD CATs with lots of power and will, to make your brand identity shine through playful, aesthetic, and artistic visuals.
Bo Thomas Michelsen is an graphic artist and illustrator. He draws and animates on demand with experience in 2D and 3D freelance work. He mainly focuses on comics and computer/board game graphics.
RANDOM DRAGON GAMES
Random Dragon Games is a game development studio. We build fun, fast paced, nerdy games and work for other companies as programming consultants on complex programming tasks. We pride ourselves on our structure, creativity, and our ability to deliver results.
Wrinkled Art is a small independent game studio with a passion for weirdness. We aim to create interesting games and animation, with a strong focus on well-crafted visual styles and great storytelling. Wrinkled Art is one corner of the production company Roasted Horse.
Xsided is captivating fan experiences & effective sponsor activation for organizers of matches and events. It’s all powered by the Xsided Entertainment Platform, through various games and contests on mobile and the big screen.
Åte VR create amazing VR experiences for the healthcare industry – primary market is rehabilitation and how VR can be used to help patients recover faster with this amazing technology.
MEET OUR MENTORS
Senior User Experience Designer
Digital Experience Manager
Peter Kjær Stoklund
Lego System A/S
Senior Project Manager
ACADEMICS IN RESIDENCE (AiR)
AiR is a collaboration between Ideas Lab and Arts AU(Aarhus University) included in a project to create seamless transitions between the education- and work environment. Other project-partners include VIA Film and Transmedia (VIA Erhverv) also located in Filmbyen.
The students are introduced tc concrete entrepreneur work as well as the problems and challenges you face as a startup. Through teamwork, mentor guidance and partnership, we hope to see some great prototypes from the AU students.
Case-partner projects in Fall ’18:
A company that creates applications for Emotional Data in wellfare design and audience development.
Destination development and design of a digital universe for the West Coast. Partners include:AU University (Centre for Universe Construction), Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune, National Museum, Norrøn Architects, Innovation Lab.
EU ConnectCall-Project for development of Open Education Resources for Arts and Creative Industries of all ages.
Aarhus Walks On Water
FashionTech and Welfare design dealing with openair democratic and interactive fashion performances in VR and AR.
A NETWORK OF CREATIVE SOULS AND COMPETENCES
Ideas Lab is open for:
- Master students, who are writing their master thesis, and have an idea that can be commercialized
- Newly educated, who continues to work with ideas from their education/study
- Entrepreneurs in progress
- Loosely associated teams, who emerged as a part of the digital visual industry
As a member/resident you get:
- Office facilities and meeting rooms
- Coaching on ideas, work progress and business evolvement
- Access to equipment (AR, VR and more)
- Close relation to the digital visual industry in East Jutland
- Networking events
- Colleagues and socializing with other entrepreneurs and startups
LET IDEAS LAB DEVELOP IDEAS FOR YOUR BUSINESS MODEL
We want to invite businesses from all kinds of fields to come join us at Filmby Aarhus. We aim at opening up this part of Aarhus to anyone who want to investigate and produce digital experiences – whether you come from finance or health care, Ideas Lab has something to offer, because we can work with and understand new technologies across fields.
All members/residents of Ideas Lab are chosen with precision to make sure the profile fits the overall vision and the other competences in the community. Established businesses cannot get a spot at Ideas Lab.