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INCEPTION methods and tools will result in 3D models that are easily accessible for all user groups and interoperable for use by different hardware and software. It develops an open-standard Semantic Web platform for Building Information Models for Cultural Heritage (HBIM) to be implemented in user-friendly Augmented Reality (VR and AR) operable on mobile devices.

INCEPTION collaborative research and demonstration involves all disciplines (both social and technical sciences), technologies and sectors essential for creation and use of 3D models of cultural heritage. SMEs are the thrust of INCEPTION consortium that will bring the innovation into creative industries of design, manufacturing and ICT. The Consortium is fully supported by a Stakeholder Panel that represents an international organisation (UNESCO), European and national public institutions, and NGOs in all fields of cultural heritage.

Innovation in INCEPTION will directly and indirectly benefit the project consortium and stakeholders. The combination of innovative methodologies and protocols, processes, methods and devices (Platform and applications) to enhance the understanding of European Cultural Heritage by means of 3D models will bring: new knowledge, collaboration across disciplines, time and cost saving in develop and use of 3D digital models, increase of market share, and social be​nefits. The innovative procedures and applications will enable remote.

Communication and collaboration across professionals, experts, architects, etc. and will increase the operation fields in Cultural Heritage. When developing innovative results during the project, market consideration will be taken into account, especially regarding: a) new products that imply a change in behaviour of a costumer; b) for improved products, clear insight in the limitation of the existing; c) the use of technology to reduce cost and to guarantee effectiveness.​

Prof. Roberto di Giulio
University of Ferrara, Italy
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 665220.