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.

 

New projects from Åte VR

A platform for joint rehabilitation, a learning tool for COPD-patients and a VR-respite for children with ADHD...

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About us

Get to know a little more about us and who you can meet at Ideas Lab.

Startups

Meet the entrepreneurs and startups.

Contact us

Find our contact information, if you have any enquiries

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.

AIM

Non-profit organization which offers a start-up environment to selected entrepreneurs within the digital visual industry.

STATUS

The project has been active since January 2017 and has been made permanent since Spring 2018 with financing from the Municipality of Aarhus through the year of 2021.

CONTACT

Head of Incubator
Christian Nyhus Andreasen
Mail: achn@aarhus.dk
Phone: +45 606 40477

Chef for Filmby Aarhus
Steen Risom
Mail: sr@aarhus.dk 
Phone.: +45 5157 5011

On a regular thursday afternoon, the people of Ideas Lab gathered around the table to brainstorm on how to save the world seas from plastic waste.

IDEAS LAB NEWS

MANND gæster TEDxAarhus og this.conference i oktober

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VR-installationen ‘X-Ray Fashion’ får Danmarkspremiere til this.conference i slut oktober. Bag den står startupvirksomheden MANND. Allerede den. 5. oktober kan man til TEDxAarhus høre en af skaberne fortælle om deres arbejde inden for VR og storytelling.

Currently Working On – Useeum

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Something is in the air. July and summer is around the corner, and Useeum is brewing some amazing new ways of enjoying museums around the country. Through storytelling and gamification, Useeum’s aim is to motivate people to visit more museums. We asked them about their summer campaign that they just launched.

Fem startup-virksomheder fra Ideas Lab indtog Waterkant Festival

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Ideas Lab rykkede for en stund teltpælene op, da fem af Filmby Aarhus’ startup-virksomheder deltog i Waterkant Festival i Kiel.

MEET THE PEOPLE OF IDEAS LAB

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.

http://chopchopgames.dk/

DRAMA QUEEN

DramaQueen is a digital platform that lets the user take the role of writer, stage designer, and director in a theatre where they can create stage plays. It is designed for usage in school classes and supports collaborative production.

www.dramaqueengame.com

EDDIE VISUALS

EDDIE Visuals makes interactive installations, live visuals and 360° experiences, with elements such as projection mapping, light and sound. They also make small commercials and branding films, as well as content for social media platforms.

www.instagram.com/eddievisuals/

GLICHHEART

We’re a new game development studio currently working on our first commercial game Altered. A puzzle game where the player is the puzzle. We pride ourselves on writing our own tech and love writing low-level engine code.

Meet the labsters

MANND

MANND specializes in the innovation of virtual reality flirting with new media storytelling and physical installations. We produce both live-action and CGI content within the boarders of art and commercial.´

www.mannd.dk 

Meet the labsters

JOHN MULLER ART

John Muller is a freelance artist providing services in concept art, production design, storyboarding, and illustration.

www.johnmuller.artstation.com

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.

www.randomdragongames.com

Meet the labsters

USEEUM

Useeum helps museums and similar institutions turn their exhibitions into great stories and games through one joint app for all museums. We believe that content is the key to successful digital communication. 

https://useeum.com/

Meet the labsters 

WINTERPATH

Winterpath is dedicated to creating hauntingly beautiful worlds with deep and intriguing gameplay. In 2018 Winterpath released ‘Atlaga’, a survival visual novel game for PC and Mac. The team is now working on their next project – an atmospheric strategy game with RPG elements.

www.winterpath.io

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XSIDED

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.

www.xsided.com

ÅTE VR

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.

www.aatevr.com

Meet the labsters

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:

Emolition

A company that creates applications for Emotional Data in wellfare design and audience development.

VestkystUnivers

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. 

IGNITE

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
  • Mentors
  • 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.

PARTNERE

Logo Filmby Aarhus

Head of incubator
Christian Nyhus Andreasen
Mail: achn@aarhus.dk
Phone: +45 6064 0477

Chef for Filmby Aarhus
Steen Risom
Mail: sr@aarhus.dk
Phone: +45 51575011

Visit us at:
Filmbyen 19, 2.
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

APPLY FOR RESIDENCY AT IDEAS LAB

Are you and/or your team digital visual entrepreneurs and looking for a place to build your business and network, then follow the link below to apply for residency at Ideas Lab.

Apply for residency at Ideas Lab here