Since 1979, Ars Electronica (Austria) has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects betweenart, technology and society. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, eccentric in the bestsense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day. TheFestival as proving ground, the Prix as competition honoring excellence, the Center as a year-‘roundsetting for presentation & interaction, and the Futurelab as in-house R&D facility extend their feelersthroughout the realms of science and research, art and technology. Ars Electronica’s four divisions inspireone another and put futuristic visions to the test in a unique, creative feedback loop. It’s an integratedorganism continuously reinventing itself.http://www.aec.at
Center for the Promotion of Science
The Center for the Promotion of Science is a government institution competent for the promotion and the popularization of science. The idea to create the it emerged from the need to bring science closer to the population, as a necessary condition to increase the general scientific literacy and thus assure the future technological progress in Serbia. Since 2010, CPN organized numerous events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, published groundbreaking books and science magazine, and opened 13 Science Clubs around Serbia, including the one in Belgradehttp://www.cpn.rs
DIG gallery (Slovakia) is the alternative platform for presentation of the contemporary forms of digital andmedia arts. Activities of DIG gallery are focused on mapping and popularization of this area, developingthe local and international connectivity, supporting the artistic practice and creativity in general. DIGgallery collaborates with several institutions and independent initiatives within the interdisciplinaryresearch, alternative education and partnership networks. DIG gallery was founded by DIG non-profitorganization in 2012 as a model of the open-source gallery based in Kosice.http://www.diggallery.sk
Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation (Spain) is an independent public-private organization which isin charge of the program for the Etopia Center for Art & Technology. According to this mission, theyhave developed some interesting projects with international scope in the last two years, providing avaluable experience to the Foundation. The most relevant of them are: Paseo Project (in collaborationwith Ars Electronica), to promote technology-based creativity in the public space / Innovate! Europe(an European event on startup culture) / Das Detroit Projekt (coordinated by Schauspielhaus Bochum).http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/etopia
Zavod K6/4 (SIovenia) is a nonprofit cultural institution, which combines art and computer production of individualprojects. Current projects include: music and visual platform Klub K4, one of the main venues ofthe contemporary artistic exploration Kapelica Gallery, international festival of contemporary researchart transfer, computer cultural center Kiberpipa, multimedia biennial of open technologies HAIP. ZavodK6/4 was established in 2000, yet some individual projects have been running separately since 1989.K6/4 is the largest non-governmental and non-profit institution in the field of arts and culture in Slovenia.http://www.kapelica.org
GV Art (United Kingdom) is the UK’s leading contemporary art gallery which aims to explore and acknowledge theinter-relationship between art and science, and how the areas cross over and inform one another. Thegallery curates exhibitions and events that stimulate a dialogue focused on how modern society interpretsand understands the advances in both areas and how an overlap in the technological and thecreative, the medical and the historical are paving the way for new aesthetic sensibilities to develop.http://www.gvart.co.uk
Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre, Spain) is a multidisciplinaryinstitution, which produces, distributes and promotes access to new cultural forms arising fromthe creative use of ICT's programming section and intended for all audiences, offers several ways to involvedin the various activities of the program: exhibitions, events, workshops or educational programs.http://www.laboralciudaddelacultura.com
Science Gallery (Ireland) is a world first and a place where science and art collide. A new type of venue wheretoday's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideasmeet and opinions collide. Since opening in 2008, over one million people visited the Science Gallery inDublin - ranking them amongst the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland. They are all about openingscience up to passionate debate and want your opinion.http://www.dublin.sciencegallery.com
At CERN (Switzerland), the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probingthe fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientificinstruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles aremade to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about howthe particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Founded in 1954, theCERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first jointventures and now has 21 member states.http://www.home.cern
European Southern Observatory
Today, astronomy stands out as one of the most modern and dynamic sciences, using some of the mostadvanced technologies and sophisticated techniques available to scientists. ESO (Chile), the EuropeanSouthern Observatory, is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation inastronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operationof powerful ground based observing facilities for astronomy to enable important scientific discoveries.ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESOoperates three unique world-class observing sites in the Atacama Desert region of Chile: La Silla, Paranaland Chajnantor.http://www.eso.org
European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.