A planet-centered and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies.

MUSAE aims to set up the MUSAE Factory Model, based on the Design Future Art-driven (DFA) method, and integrate it into a (European) Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) network to support companies in guiding strategic digital technology innovation and addressing future challenges in the food domain to improve people’s and the planet’s wellbeing. In addition, MUSAE will establish a deep connection with the S+T+ARTS ecosystem, bringing together expertise in design, art, nutrition and wellbeing, and human-machine interaction.

MUSAE will run 2 S+T+ARTS residencies involving 23 artists and 11 SMEs working with three main technologies – Artificial Intelligence, Wearables, and Robotics – to envision the future scenarios for technology applications and design future-driven prototypes, thus opening new markets and innovations.

To ensure the replicability and widespread adoption of successful practices, MUSAE will establish and activate a Factory Model Pack within the DIH partner designed to empower other Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to seamlessly incorporate and replicate the proven framework, thereby enhancing the overall impact and reach of these initiatives.

Duration: September 2022 – August 2025
Consortium: Politecnico di Milano (IT), Ab.Acus (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES), MADE (IT), PAL Robotics (ES), Gluon (BE), University College Dublin (IE), The University of Manchester (UK), School of Electrical Engineering – University of Belgrade (SRB).
Project Coordinator:  Marita Canina,


MUSAE’s open calls will be centered around the exploration of the following pivotal themes:

  1. Reducing Carbon Footprint in Dietary Behavior
  2. Role of Food in Holistic Human Well-Being
  3. Rethinking The Food Chain in Our Environment

In the first open call, MUSAE aims to curate select 12 visionary artists, while in the second open, 11 artists and 11 SMEs will apply together to create 10 prototypes (TRL5) within the topic of Food as Medicine.


The residencies are designed to help artists envision future scenarios related to the topic of Food as Medicine to improve people’s and the planet’s well-being. Artists will collaborate with technology providers to develop new technological solutions that meet future humanity’s needs with a planet-centered approach, opening up new markets and activities.