Culttech Space

welcome to

culture & technology festival

June 01— 03, 2023
CultTech Space explores
  • Better accessibility of culture
  • Financial sustainability of culture through technology
  • New business models in culture
to make culture the central element of human growth in a post-material world

CultTech Space is a part of ViennaUp'23 startup festival
CultTech Space festival includes the Demo Day of the 3rd batch of the CultTech Accelerator, the only accelerator program dedicated to startups in the sphere of culture and technology. Come and see for yourself!
CultTech & Investment program
Filmquartier GRAND LOFT,
Schönbrunner Str. 31, Vienna
1st of June

start of registration

start of discussion
AI's Role in Cultural Development and Transformation: Challenges & Opportunities
Join the public talk on how AI is impacting the cultural sphere and examine challenges & opportunities that come with it. The discussion will bring together experts, scholars, and enthusiasts in the field of artificial intelligence and cultural development. This is a great chance to ask any pressing questions on the topic! The panel will be broadcast online.

Among the participants of the discussion are renowned experts who lead AI research as well as practical applications.
Tim Crane
Tim Crane is a philosopher at the CEU in Vienna who works on the nature of the mind, thought and consciousness. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Mechanical Mind.
Frédéric Filloux
Frederic Filloux is currently a senior business writer and technology columnist for the French newsweekly L’Express with a focus on Big Tech, artificial intelligence, deeptech and cybersecurity.
Pelin Kasar
Pelin Kasar is a doctoral candidate at CEU who works in the philosophy of mind and social philosophy. Her current research focuses primarily on implicit cognition and memory.
Moderated by:
Pierre-François Marteau
Pierre-François Marteau is an entrepreneur, investor and former media executive. He has been an active part of the CultTech movement since 2020, and serves on the board of the Association.
1st of June at 20:00
CultTech Community Meetup
An investment-focused networking event. Invitation only.

  • Welcome words by VC Ventures, Speedinvest, New Renaissance Ventures
  • Q&A’s
  • Flying dinner and networking
2nd of June

9:30 registration

startups' showcases

13:00 – 14:30 networking
CultTech Accelerator Demo Day #3

Join investors and cultural & creative professionals to discover new tech solutions for culture presented by the 9 participating startups of the Culttech Accelerator batch #3.

The CultTech Accelerator is a core element of a greater CultTech movement. It is the first-ever program dedicated solely to tech innovations in the cultural sector in order to make it more accessible worldwide. The Accelerator program is 3-months long. During this time, participating startups are diving deep into curated sessions led by experts, getting support from experienced mentors, and gaining access to early-stage investors and industry partners.

Demo day is the culmination of the startup's hard work during the program, where they will present their solutions to investors, potential partners, and the wider audience.

Come and get to know the emerging CultTech players!
vrisch Office, Praterstraße 17, Stiege 1, Top 2, 1020 Wien
2nd of June

16:00 – 17:30
Company Visit with vrisch: Exploring VR for Exhibitions
Join us for an exciting office visit with vrisch, an award-winning VR AR (XR) content production company. Step into the intersection of culture and technology and get a sneak peek of their new VR tool for planning and archiving exhibitions ARVUS.

ARVUS is an innovative planning and virtualization tool that digitizes exhibition spaces and artifacts, offering an immersive, detail-oriented virtual experience that's accessible across multiple platforms. It facilitates seamless customization of exhibitions, enriching them with audio guides and cross-exhibit content in various languages for global reach. Completed exhibitions are stored securely in the ARVUS Cloud and made available on iOS, Android, and Meta platforms, fostering worldwide access and interactive group visits. It provides valuable analytics on visitor behavior for informed decision-making, and can be aesthetically tailored to align with the branding of the institution.

ARVUS modernizes exhibition planning, creation, distribution, and evaluation, enhancing the way galleries and museums interact with audiences in the digital era.

Meet the founders, see how vrisch operates, preview a VR exhibition tool among the first few and connect with the network!
CultTech in the City program
Experience various CultTech activities spread across the city of Vienna
3rd of June
10:00 - 18:00
This day, several CultTech companies will be showcasing their developments, providing real examples of what CultTech is all about.

All events require registration in advance, please, see the link below.

📍 Kärntner Str. 19 / STEFFL, 1010 Vienna
  • 11:00-12:30 | Special Free Tour led by Walter Werzowa, the Music Director of the project, with a Q&A session in the end.
  • 10:00-18:00 | Independent Visit with a 50% discount during the day

Explore the exhibition at your own pace. Time slots are scheduled every 15 minutes. Register below and after obtaining your personal confirmation, show it on June 3rd at the MYTHOS MOZART counter and get a ticket for only 13 EUR!

Artivive "Breakthrough" Exhibition
📍 Reindorfgasse 38, Lokal 1, 1150 Vienna
  • 13:00-14:00 | Special Free Tour led by Anna Kósa, Executive Assistant
  • 10:00-18:00 | Free Independent Visit during the day

Explore the exhibition at Artivive HQ at your own pace

📍 ViennaUP Homebase, Karlsplatz
14:00-16:00 | Free Challenge
Discover Vienna in a completely new way with CultTech Accelerator alumni. Meet founders, download the app, and solve puzzles to uncover secret city spots!

And we are also crafting a special CultTech experience at the Future Ball at 21:00.
In addition, there's the entire ViennaUp program →
ViennaUP is a decentralized community-driven festival in the heart of Europe, shining a light on what the future of technology holds. Together with our contributing partners, we are building a unique interconnected experience for startups, investors, tech enthusiasts, creatives and visionaries.