Want to have the freedom to act independently?

Working in art&tech and design, but missing a last link to make your plans happen for real? Whether you think in a product, experimental development or a socially engaged project, KiBu gives you a studio, expertise and visibility to bring it to life!

Apply now!

Your challenge?Use your creative energies!

Apply to the KiBu Lift program, build your own project, work side-by-side with our team for three months and use the unfair advantage offered by our lab.


You will have the opportunity to materialize your idea with a continuous support of our mentors.

How does the Lift Program work?

KiBu Lift is designed to support creative-minded individuals who are passionate about creating experimental projects in a cross-disciplinary environment. The goal of the program is to translate these imaginations into material expressions. We support projects in early stage of development, with concepts untethered from any restrictions in thematics or media. From tech-savvy ideas to design-based, artistic projects are welcomed to join.

Apply to the KiBu Lift program, build your own project, work side-by-side with our team for three months and use the unfair advantage offered by our lab.

What do we offer?

  • A budget of 500 000 HUF, in case you need equipment or software for the prototyping, we will get you all the necessary tools
  • Experts who you can learn from
  • Infrastructure that you can use to build and develop
  • Experiments where you can test and measure
  • Workshop space where you can use any equipment we have (3D printer, CNC router, soldering station, oscilloscope, multimeters and many others)
  • Dynamic workflow where sharing and helping is essential
  • International network that you can reach out to
  • Inspiring community that you can always ask from
  • Exhibition opportunity that you can use to present your work
  • Media exposure that you can use to make your work viral
  • Access to partners and investors that you can leverage
  • Best practices that you use during your research
  • Brainstorms where you can set your creative spirit free
  • A team that you can count on ;)

What we ask from you:

The idea

  • should address a technological or design issue
  • should be innovative with experimental approach
  • a proof of concept or prototype should be realizable

The ideal candidate

  • has the necessary skills covered to be able to create the PoC or prototype
  • is available for at least 20 hours a week to work on the project,
    this is essential for the successful prototype development

What happens during the 3 months?

During the Lift program the candidates have the opportunity to materialize their ideas with a continuous support of our mentors. Our workflow consists of weekly pitches where the lifts present the progress in the research, design and development of their projects. There are several occasions to gain visibility on public events during the semester and the final pitch is on the KiBu Demo Day at the end of the Talent program which is a singular event to showcase the projects in front of a broader audience, press and investors. The goal of the program is to prototype the ideas that either end up in cultural context or in the field of tech innovation.

Fill the application form

Application will close on 22nd Nov at 23:59 CET

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line! hello@kitchenbudapest.hu

Selection Process

Timeline
DON’T BE LATE!
Application deadline
Nov 22 — days remain
ROUND 1
First Shortlist
Nov 24

ROUND 2
Interviews
Nov 30 - Dec 1

ROUND 3
24h Hackathon
Dec 6 – 7
WINNERS’ PARTY
Talent Kick–Off
Jan 15