Great success of the Open Call

The registration for this 1st edition of the Sónar Innovation Challenge is now closed. Applicants will be notified about the result of the selection process on May 6th.

We are truly thrilled by the quantity (over 100) and quality of the applications we got in this first edition. We want to thank all applicants for the effort they devoted to provide great motivation for the challenges they applied for. The selection process is going to be a really tough one.

The Sónar Innovation Challenge has been designed to attract creators with a wide variety of profiles and skills, and from this perspective the Open Call has been completely successful. There is a great balance of artists, coders, makers, designers, researchers… the perfect combination to form great multidisciplinary teams.

Also, the Open Call attracted talent from all around the globe. Below you can see the nationality of the applicants.


We will now carefully revise all the applications and select 5 creators for each challenge based solely on 2 criteria:

  • Coverage of the different required profiles to form multidisciplinary teams.
  • Motivation & portfolio provided in the applications.

The number and quality of applications guarantees very good teams, but also implies that many great applicants will end up not being selected to participate in this edition. We apologize in advance to those and encourage them to apply again next year.

We look forward to starting with the Sónar Innovation Challenge in two weeks!!