“Without you realising, science is all around you. From the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed, European research is part of your everyday life. The EU runs the biggest research and innovation programme in the world: Horizon 2020”. INCEPTION participated in the stand EU Science around the clock!, dedicated in particular to the "Research and Innovation" projects, during the Open Day of the European Institutions on 6 May 2017. Approximately 12,000 visitors came to the Open Day, and the exhibition of some of the main outcomes from INCEPTION contributed to show how important research and innovation are for the European economy and quality of life.Through a playful and interactive walk by 30 stands, this 25th edition of the Open Day in the Berlaymont presented the main policies of the EU, highlighting the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, the 5 scenario's on the future of Europe, the European Solidarity Corps and the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+. INCEPTION presented some of the preliminary outcomes on Virtual Reality of heritage as tools for the practical application of multi-informative 3D models.The application of different digital acquisition systems for the development of a three-dimensional modelling dedicated to making digital models used by different categories of users belonging to different disciplines is one of the main objectives of the project in terms of "inclusive cultural heritage". The Virtual Tours presented to ''Open Doors Day" by means of Headsets allowed visitors to explore one of the INCEPTION Demonstration Cases, the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence by Brunelleschi, and other historical environments. Another Virtual Tour showed the building of the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, a fifteenth-century building in the historic centre of Ferrara. Other three-dimensional models such as the Laurentian Library by Michelangelo in Florence and the archaeological site of Geguti Palace near Kutaisi, Georgia, were presented as a result of the activity of advanced 3D integrated survey.
The INCEPTION project has been selected by the European Commission to be presented during the events of the Europe Day 2017, a series of initiatives to celebrate the European Union and that each year attract thousands of visitors.
As part of these events, the upcoming May 6 INCEPTION will be presented in Brussels within the stands of the European Commission dedicated in particular to the "Research and Innovation" projects.The event, called "Open Doors Day", is held annually and aims to exhibit and explain the activities and the benefits that programs funded by the European Union bring to citizens.This year, the “Research and Innovation” stand will celebrate the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, that gave birth to the EU of today, showcasing the research projects that are making a difference in our lives.
INCEPTION, now in its second year of development, will present on this occasion some of the preliminary outcomes on Virtual Reality of heritage as tools for the practical application of multi-informative 3D models.The application of different digital acquisition systems for the development of a three-dimensional modeling dedicated to making digital models used by different categories of users belonging to different disciplines is indeed one of the main objectives of the project in terms of "inclusive cultural heritage". The Virtual Tours that will be presented to ''Open Doors Day" will allow visitors to explore one of the INCEPTION Demonstration Cases, the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence by Brunelleschi and other historical environments. Other three-dimensional models such as the Laurentian Library by Michelangelo in Florence, the Cathedral of Pisa, the Citadel of Gozo in Malta, the Forum of Pompeii, Santa Maria Novella in Florence, San Sebastiano in Mantua of Leon Battista Alberti will be presented as a result of the activity of advanced 3D integrated survey. Link
The INCEPTION project will join the Digital Heritage Conference 2017 that will be held in Olimje, Slovenia, on 23rd-25th May 2017.
ITN-DCH final conference - Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future - is an international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice. The ITN-DCH is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and CH protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework. The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and its consortium comprising of 14 full partners and 10 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. During the Digital Heritage Conference events INCEPTION will present some of the main outcomes achieved during the first two years of project in the field of 3D Data Acquisition, Processing and Modelling and Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies.
In conclusion of the second period of the research project (M30) the INCEPTION consortium is going to launch the INCEPTION course. The Patisson Historic complex of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Technical Chamber of Greece in Athens will host - on 6th and 7th of November 2017 - sixteen lectures focused on “Cultural Heritage H-BIM”: