Each year, we foster the development of the museum ecosystem boosting it with innovation and creativity. Startups and early-stage tech projects have always been fundamental elements in We Are Museums.

This year, we want to harness the full potential of our event to create broader opportunities with a full exclusive programme based on openness, benevolence and purpose. 

Tech Loves Culture will be a space of conviviality, discovery and relaxation, for appointments to be made naturally and collaborations to be born with ease. Each project leader will have the opportunity to give a short introduction to the plenary session but also to join a full acceleration day so startups and museums will land to reality to start working together.

They will exhibit at Tech Loves Culture

In details

The program – The Tech Loves Culture program offers a space to startup, small business, entrepreneur or creative with early-stage or matured projects so you can showcase your products or services in a friendly environment. It includes a short introduction of the project to the plenary session on top of a dedicated learning expedition during the third day inspired by hackathon and match-making workshops.

The space – We offer an individual exhibition and testing space in a friendly corner to create a special and unique connection with the participants. It includes a table, 2/3 seats and a sign with your logo. Wifi will be provided in the venue as well as electricity plugs, power strips and extension cords, and a screen can also be provided upon request.

The pitch on plenary – Each project be able to speak in plenary for 3 minutes the first day of the conference in order to introduce the idea or the project, but also to look for collaborators or anything that could be useful at the moment.

One day of workshops on Wednesday 29 May:

For one day, startups and museum experts will be able to allow start-ups to find new grounds to test their ideas and products and improve them and reflect on how museum professionals can be inspired by these start-ups and bring new innovation tools and practices to their daily work.

The day is organized around 2 masterclasses and 2 workshops.

  • “Museums and start-ups, a love story” Masterclass by Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, Founder, Vastari and Joel Kremer, Founder, Kremer Museum

  • “Where is our innovation relationship today?” Animated by Julie Rouzaud, Interaction Strategist, Centvingsix /WeAreMuseums – Mentors: Vastari, Kremer Museum and Superskrypt

  • “Hot or … not?” Masterclass by Emilka Bojańczyk, Founder / Creative, Superskrypt and Piotr Burdyło, Founder / Tech, Superskrypt 

  • “How can we make love last?” Animated by Julie Rouzaud, Interaction Strategist, Centvingsix/WeAreMuseums – Mentors: Vastari, Kremer Museum and Superskrypt

At the end of the day, participants will reflect on what they learn, the tools they use and the roadmaps they contributed to. On this base, they will propose the 1st version of a manifesto for museums and start-up collaboration: “Museums and start-ups collaboration: the 10 sentences we won’t say to each other anymore”

They will lead the day and make it exceptional: