& Business
14, 15, 16, 17
June 2017


Sónar+D is the international conference organized by Sónar that covers the digital transformation of the creative industry to develop and strengthen talent, exchange knowledge and establish business opportunities.



Creators, artists and industry leaders gather at the Sónar Think Tank to address the impending issues of the digital ecosystem.



Sónar Innovation Challenge

Sónar+D Innovation Challenge (SIC) co-organized by MTG, is an online & onsite platform for the creative minds that want to be one step ahead and experiment with the future of technology. It brings together innovative tech companies and creators, collaborating to solve challenges that will lead to disruptive prototypes showcased in Sónar+D.

Startup Competition

Only 10 companies among the 30 selected for the Startup Garden by RICOH will compete in this round where they will have the opportunity to present their projects to a select team of judges. Participation in the startup competition is not mandatory.


Startup Garden by RICOH

Following an international call for submissions, each of the thirty selected startups will be given a booth for exhibiting their project in front of a potential audience of 50,000 people (Sónar+D and Sónar by Day visitors during the three days of the festival). In addition to this, they will enjoy many opportunities and advantages in the inspirational and creative framework of Sónar+D as mentoring and networking sessions, lectures, meetings with investors and the opportunity to participate in the Startup competition.



This is the nerve centre of Sónar+D. It is a space where the creators of the year's most outstanding technology initiatives present the projects that they have developed in creative labs, media labs, universities and businesses. A place for trying out innovations that explore new forms of creation, production and marketing, and which in turn fosters relationships between professionals in the creative industries and the general public

Live performance


SonarPLANTA is the joint initiative between Sónar and the Sorigué Foundation. It aims to promote research into creative languages based around technology and new media art, with the anual production of a large format exclusive piece for the festival.


The artistic realm of Sónar+D takes shape with a display of important installations of sound, visuals and interaction.

Tech shows


Repte Canòdrom

Meet the Expert

One-on-one professional coaching meetings for 10 minutes with renowned experts from creative industries. Only for Accreditation Pass holders at Sónar+D. You can reserve your appointment through the Networking Tool.

Meet the Investor

Mentoring for startups

Job Market Place

Organized together with Barcelona Activa, this event aims to connect creative talent and the city's culture with employment opportunities offered within the creative sector. Companies involved in creative industries, which are looking for specific employment profiles have the opportunity to meet with selected professionals.

EUMES presents: Artists Wanted

Sónar+D and music production school EUMES offer the possibility to artists registered at Sónar+D to present demos (or on-going projects) to a selection of renowned producers and record labels searching for new talents, in 15-minute one-to-one sessions. Registration is required. Limited places.

Meet&Drink Sónar+D by Estrella Damm