Vice Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Li Meng headed a group of visitors to the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas, on Saturday May 19th, 2018. The Chinese delegation was received by members of the FORTH Board of Directors and were shown various research projects. The delegation paid a special visit to the AmI Facility, where they were given a demonstration of interactive systems for cultural heritage organizations.
Article in Greek: www.cretalive.gr
The Municipality of Heraklion invited the Institute of Computer Science – Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (ICS-FORTH) to participate in the 6th China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF 2018), the world’s largest technology exhibition with nearly 1.000 exhibitors from 40 countries and 6.000 technologies from all around the world, with Heraklion enjoying the distinction of being an “Honored City”.
The mobile electrical vehicle unit featuring three interactive systems designed and developed by ICS-FORTH, was the main attraction on display during the four-day “En plo (At sea)” exhibition, 15th to 19th of June 2017, at the entrance of the Venetian harbour. The event was an initiative of the association of inflatable dinghies and boats of Crete, under the auspices of the Port Authority of Heraklion.
Article in Greek: www.flashnews.gr
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum has been awarded a Special Commendation in the European Museum of the Year Award Scheme (EMYA) of the European Museum Forum (EMF), held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-6 May 2017. The EMF Awards go to European museums that demonstrate a high level of professionalism and excellence in the experiential presentation of their collections, exploiting the possibilities offered by modern technology, and to the museums that attract a broader audience through various inclusive actions promoting European ideals and the wider benefit to society.
Official announcement: www.heraklionmuseum.gr
The opening ceremony of Messara Valley Tourist Information Center was held on Sunday, March 19th 2017 in the Saint Nektarios Cultural Center.
Stavros Arnaoutakis, the Regional Governor of Crete, officially launched the new Center, which is now open to the public after a year of pilot operation. The Bishop of Gortyna and Arkadia, Makarios, who was the driving force behind the creation of the Center, demonstrated the use of the ICS-FORTH interactive information systems to those present.
Articles in Greek: www.apopsilive.gr (video)
Date: 7 August 2016
Location: Arkadi Monastery
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.