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Demonstration of AmI technologies to the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania

The Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania, Rolandas Kačinskas, visited the Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (FORTH) on Tuesday, November 13th 2018. The Ambassador concluded his visit by attending a demonstration of Ambient Intelligence interactive system at the AmI Facility.

Viannos Municipality officials visit the AmI Facility

The Μayor of Viannos Municipality Mr. Pavlos Baritakis and the President and members of the Directors’ Board of the Viannos Holocaust Museum, Aristomenis Syggelakis, Andreas Aggelakis and Emmanuil Karakonstandakis, visited the AmI Facility of ICS-FORTH. The distinguished guests were especially interested in learning about interactive systems for cultural heritage organizations, as they plan to introduce such technologies to the Viannos Holocaust Museum. In the ensuing discussion the prospects of a collaboration were outlined and a follow-up visit of ICS-FORTH personnel to the Museum has been scheduled.

Article in Greek: www.cretalive.gr

Innovarch hosted at FORTH-ICS

Innovating Training Aims and Procedures for Public Archaeology (INNOVARCH) is a Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education action (Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice) in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Comission. INNOVARCH is an educational collaborative project aimed to design and assess experiences of theoretical and practical training for graduate and postgraduate students in the field of public archaeology, as well as to elaborate curriculum guidelines for introducing Public Archaeology in EHEA (Europan Higher Education Area) and training resources that are aimed to provide guidance for its gradual implementation into European higher education curricula. The fourth intensive course of Innovarch Project was scheduled in Crete, Greece, in May 2017. The opening day of the course was held at FORTH-ICS and participants were welcomed with a presentation of AmI interactive systems. On the second day, participants visited the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and interacted with the technologies in vivo.

Qingdao High-tech Zone Administrative Committee (QHZA) visits AmI Facility

On Monday 24th April 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between QHZA and FORTH STEP-C regarding the possibility of extensive future collaboration in several different fields. In the framework of the visit of the distinguished Chinese representatives, demonstration of AmI technologies and interactive systems was part of the agenda.

The Ambassador of the USA visits FORTH-ICS

On Tuesday the 28th of February 2017, the U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic Geoffrey R. Pyatt was given a tour of FORTH and especially AmI facility of FORTH-ICS. The demostration included interactive systems developed for cultural heritage organizations, tourist information facilities and the promotion of traditional Cretan products.

Demonstration of AmI technologies to the Ambassador of Argentine Republic

The Ambassador of Argentine Republic, Ms Carolina Pérez Colman showed particular interest in the Ambient Intelligence technologies demonstrated in the AmI Programme facility. The Ambassador outlined Argentine research objectives and highlighted the emphasis placed on research in recent years. The Ambassador pointed out the similarities between the two countries and expressed the desire of a scientific cooperation development in various fields of common interest.

European Researchers’ Night 2016 @ FORTH

Date: 30 September 2016
Location: FORTH, Heraklion Crete, Greece

Stater 360: An interactive system for the presentation of ancient coins

The interactive system Stater 3602, which allows the public to become familiar with selected ancient coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, is in operation at the ALPHA BANK – CULTURE store.

78th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TIF)

Date: 7 – 15 September 2013
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece