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.
Non-profit organization which offers a start-up environment to selected entrepreneurs within the digital visual industry.
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.
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
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.
Ideas Lab rykkede for en stund teltpælene op, da fem af Filmby Aarhus’ startup-virksomheder deltog i Waterkant Festival i Kiel.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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