The Sónar Innovation Challenge is divided in an online and an onsite phase. During the online phase, from May 2nd till June 12th, teams work to plan the best solution for the challenge in collaboration with company mentors, and start building a prototype. From June 13th till June 16th teams and mentors meet in Barcelona to develop and finalize the prototype and present it to the Sónar+D audience.
During the online phase of the SIC, challengers and mentors collaborate and coordinate remotely in order to prepare for the final phase of the SIC, a 4-day creative sprint within Sónar festival in Barcelona.
Although the online phase has no formal structure, we recommend that each team organizes their efforts around the following milestones:
Frequent communication is key to a smooth collaboration between team members, so we encourage each team to establish a weekly group call in order to monitor progress on the above milestones.
Each team will have their own public page in the SIC website that they can edit and update with information about the team members and their project. The team page will serve to promote the team’s work and raise interest on their approach to the challenge until the Sónar festival begins, so the more information you provide on your work, the better!
We also recommend teams to publish a weekly catch-up blog post outlining their progress – this way the rest of the world can have an insight into your team’s efforts and progress!
A kickoff meetup will take place on June 13th at the Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (directions here). Search for “Sala Polivalent” at floor -2, Tanger Building (there will be signs to help you find the spot). During this day, teams will meet in person for the first time and will be able to work on their prototypes to get them ready for being finalized and showcased at Sónar+D. Food and drinks included!
During the festival, every team will have a dedicated space at Sónar+D MarketLab, where they will be able to work on their prototype and interact with Sónar+D attendees. On June 16th from 17.45 until 19.00 the challengers will present their prototypes in Room+D.
Disclaimer: The information presented below is from SIC 2016 and serves as a reference. While we do not anticipate drastic changes, be advised that some of the below aspects may be updated.
Sónar is not responsible for any loss or theft of the exhibited material.
Back wall of each structure is 4m long & 1,2m width. Roll-ups are not allowed.
General Sónar+D hours: 10am – 8pm. Please notice that the area should not be left unattended.
Challengers coming from outside Barcelona get a 300€ travel grant they can use for plane tickets and/or accommodation.
Foods and beverages will be provided during the kickoff meetup. During Sónar (June 16th-18th), challengers and mentors will get food & drink tickets.
An email will be sent to each participant with a link for filling in your accreditation details. Please, follow this link and fill in the details as soon as possible.
To access the Sónar+D you’ll need to pick up your physical accreditation on the first day of the event. Sónar will send you email instructions regarding where and when to pick up the accreditation. If you have any trouble please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT:To pick up your accreditation you’ll need the same ID/Passport you used when filling in accreditation details via the link provided.