Get to know a little more about us and who you can meet at Ideas Lab.
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...
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.
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’s “X-Ray Fashion” is nominated for not one but two Webby Awards. The owners behind MANND, Maria Herholdt Engermann and Signe Ungermand have developed a VR-experience that debates the fashion industry in a climatic perspective.
Meet the brothers and co-labsters Niels and Daniel Bross, who recently started the indie game developing company Glitchheart.
New teams and exciting projects have joined the lab.
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.
We have experience in film production, installations, performance design, events, fashion and interactive media.
Our approach is curious and we love projects that throw us out of our comfort zone. We are very fascinated by abstract themes, and how to create individual experiences with light and space.
Foltergeist is a competent Danish game development team, with experience of producing their own games completely from scratch. The team’s programmers have years of coding experience. Their graphic designers are skilled in the latest software in design, using the Adobe Creative Suite and recently the best software in pixel art and frame by frame hand-drawn animation..
INFO COMING SOON
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.
MIKKEL KELDORF MEDIA
Mikkel Keldorf Media is a video production company owned and run by Danish journalist Mikkel Keldorf. The company delivers high quality video productions for TV stations and private companies. Mikkel Keldorf has produced everything from international documentaries, corporate videos and VR/360 productions. Quality, creativity and adventurousness characterizes every production.
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.
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.
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.
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.