The spicy innovation lab: Kitchen Budapest, opened in June 2007, is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary teams. KIBU offers a research lab space downtown Budapest, a basic grant for a dozen researchers, some equipment, and a dynamic workflow where sharing and helping is essential, and the freedom to capitalize any good idea. Being sponsored by Magyar Telekom(MT), the leading Hungarian Telco, there is a direct path where ideas and prototypes get reach larger audiences, in case MT and the project group finds ways to do so. KIBU’s aim is build a platform where ideas are materializing and some end up in cultural context, some in the market. Art and technology: Kitchen Budapest regularly organizes exhibitions to present the prototypes, as well as works or projects from related institutions and professionals.

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