Creative Innovation

The Sónar+D Innovation Challenge (SIC) is an accelerated innovation program based on creative technology and open collaboration between companies and top international talent. SIC helps companies to quickly innovate in topics that directly impact their business; to find the right talent in the way and to create forward-looking projects. Companies propose challenges to the creative community and collaborate to produce disruptive innovation proposals and present them at the main stage of Sónar+D.

In collaboration with MTG (Music Technology Group) of the UPF.

a challenge

Challenges are open questions defined by the sponsor companies in collaboration with the Sónar+D team. The challenges can be driven by technology, content, concepts or strategy and about topics related to data science, business disruption, IT infrastructure, big data, digitalisation, virtual and augmented reality, and many others.

Challenges may be presented by companies, universities, brands or other entities.

Participating in the Sónar+D Innovation Challenge gives you the opportunity to:

  • Deploy your technologies in a creative environment
  • Brand presence and visibility via Sónar+D communication platform
  • Networking and business opportunities, including participation in Meet the Expert sessions and workshops
  • Get in touch with top-notch talent from different creative fields
  • Recruiting opportunities
  • Working space at Sónar+D for 3 days for your team
  • 3 Delegate Passes to enjoy Sónar Festival and Sónar+D

Past Sónar+D Innovation Challenges


  • Creative prototypes to display and raise awareness about hearing loss by Amplifon
  • Empowering Artists and Creators: Transforming the Music Industry with Blockchain-based Funding by Utopia Music
  • The Composer's Assistant by Jukedeck
  • The future of education by Alpha
  • Music learning tools for people with motor disabilities by the Music Technology Group


  • Expressive gaming experience through gesture Interaction by RAPID-MIX
  • Collective smartphone experience by RAPID-MIX and Cosima
  • Augmented experience in electronic music festivals by Absolut Labs
  • Collaborative music listening by Deezer