In early 2019, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wolverhampton, led by Dr Denise Doyle, were awarded funds to join the STARTS Prize initiative co-ordinated by Ars Electronica on behalf of the European Commission.

Concentrating their research under the title ‘Identifying Successful STARTS Methodologies’ the research team have spent the past year analysing the various theoretical and methodological strategies used by previous ‘Winners’ and ‘Honorary Mentions’ of the STARTS Prize.

The aim of the project has been to understand the conditions for effective art-science-technology collaboration and to analyse how said collaborations might be utilised to meaningfully address issues (sustainability, innovation, education, inclusion) outlined in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 agenda.