"Fantastisch, geistreich, experimentell" - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

STATE Festival

STATE Festival is a celebration of ideas and creativity around scientific topics. Stimulating transdisciplinary engagement and discussion on cutting-edge research, it creates a meeting ground for science and the public, where scientific inquiry meets artistic expression.

STATE encourages an open dialogue and establishes an international platform for collaborative work, inviting creative professionals from all fields to meet, collaborate and discuss. Through fostering interaction and participation, the festival inspires to explore and challenge the boundaries of present knowledge.


Nestled between the East and the West and often dubbed as the new Silicon Valley, Berlin has a long tradition of unconventional and forward thinking. With more than 200.000 researchers and creatives from all over the world, 100+ research institutions, numerous universities and an internationally renowned creative scene, it is the ideal location for the festival.


The first edition of STATE Festival, STATE OF TIME, brought together over 1200 international scientists, innovators, artists and cultural dwellers for four days in October 2014 to Berlin. The unifying theme: Time. [read more]