The Sónar Innovation Challenge (SIC), co-organized by the MTG, is an online & onsite platform for 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.
Tech companies propose challenges for the creative community based on concrete needs for innovation. Creators (coders, artists, designers…) who sign up for a challenge will have, after a selection process, the opportunity to work in a prototype within a unique collaborative environment together with other challengers and company mentors.
There are four challenges:
Absolut Labs is looking for weird, unexpected ways to influence the nightlife experience, promoting new types of social and musical connections
Deezer wants to challenge creators to build an interactive playlist system based on crowd behavior in order to build a system that generates and controls a live music flow.
Rapid-mix challenges participants to use gesture recognition technology to create new gaming experiences that focus on expressive control.
Rapid-mix and CoSiMa want to create a collective smartphone sonic experience for a crowd of people spontaneously engaging together into a collaborative/collective performance.