The CULTURATI project was launched with international fanfare at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Centre in Ankara on 8th of March, 2023.
President of TÜBİTAK
Professor Hasan Mandal, President of TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council), listed the major technological innovations to address the complex needs of dynamic societies for sustainable development and stressed that the project will have a global impact on the use of mobile and other innovative communication technologies for cultural collaboration among societies by way of the pioneering vision of Turkish and international academics and researchers. The project will use reiterative and collaborative innovation that perfectly matches today’s versatile societal development issues. He stated the importance of supporting the resilient infrastructure of the pandemic-weakened cultural and creative industries with the support of the project to form a sustainable cultural ecosystem in the future.
Ankara Deputy Governor
Ankara Deputy Governor Turan Yılmaz emphasized that the cultural industry produces accessible and user-friendly platforms through digital vehicles and noted the development of innovative technologies. He has promised that CULTURATI will be of substantial added value to the cultural and tourism sector with the help of its technologies to protect cultural heritage. Yılmaz added that the project's originality came to the fore with the creation of special personalized themes in the places we see and research. Yılmaz also stated that CULTURATI will help promote Ankara’s many museums and historical and cultural sites, especially the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, as the project team includes academicians and stakeholders under the coordination of Bilkent University. He completed his speech by expressing that the governorship of Ankara will always support the CULTURATI project.
The National Presentation of the CULTURATI Project concluded with an address by David Green, Innovation Manager of Blenheim Palace, a British World Heritage Site.