Become a challenger

The call for challengers is now closed. If you applied, we will contact you on April 28th
  • Check the list of the 6 proposed challenges and see which one better fits your profile.
  • You can apply for more than one challenge. Take into account that you will have to provide a motivation for each of the challenges you apply for.
  • Your application has to be individual (i.e. you cannot register a team).
  • The selection process will be based on the motivation, profile and previous experience of applicants.
  • A team of 5 (five) challengers will be assigned to each challenge.
  • The open call will remain open until April 7th
  • The results of the selection process will be published on April 28th.
  • If you are selected, you will work together with your team to create an innovative prototype that will act as an answer to your challenge.
  • From the publication of the teams, you will have the chance to meet and work remotely with your team from May 1st to plan the best solution for the challenge in collaboration with company mentors. 
  • From June 13th till June 16th you will come to Barcelona to develop and finalize the prototype with your teammates and present it to the Sónar+D audience.
  • On June 16th and June 17th you will chill out and enjoy Sónar+D and Sónar Festival.
  • The Intellectual Property of the developed prototypes will not belong to the companies that propose the challenges but to the creators that build it.

In addition, you will get the following benefits if you are selected:

  • 1 Sónar+D delegate pass.
  • Food & Drink tickets for the working sessions in Sónar+D (June 14, 15 & 16)
  • 300€ Travel Aid for attendees coming from abroad
  • Access to the SIC working area in Sónar+D (June 14, 15 & 16)