Welcome to the CULTURATI Horizon Europe RIA Project Newsletter, your gateway to the latest insights, developments, and innovations at the intersection of culture, technology, and research.

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Connecting the Dots: stakeholder engagements propel CULTURATI

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to revolutionize the way we engage with and celebrate cultural heritage and arts across Europe. It is with immense pride that we highlight the significant role that stakeholder meetings have played in shaping the path of our ambitious journey.         

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IOTIQ's pioneering pilot site investigations

With unwavering determination, Ankara Governorship has joined hands with Bilkent University and Ankara Governorship to usher in a new era of cultural exploration. Our mission is nothing short of transformative—enriching visitor experiences while safeguarding the treasures that hold our collective history.   

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UK contingency meeting at Blenheim Palace

After our successful launch in Ankara, CULTURATI took flight with a captivating contingency meeting at Blenheim. Gathering the three UK partners to share early thoughts on this dynamic research and innovation action that includes key stakeholders, cultural experts, and pilot sites, including Blenheim Palace.   


Merging Smart Solutions with Heritage Sites

“CULTURATI is a smart space project that perfectly aligns with our expertise in smart space solutions, both in closed spaces like museums and open heritage spaces. […]
AI will play a pivotal role in CULTURATI. For us, at IOTIQ, a smart system is one that decides independently without user intervention. Our goal is to automatically define content and plan guide routes, making our spaces truly smart and using human resources efficiently.”

Özer Aydemir, CEO, IOTIQ

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Empowering CULTURATI NIMBEO's architectural innovations

At the heart of our commitment was the design of a robust and scalable system architecture—an intricate web that forms the bedrock of the entire CULTURATI solution. With unwavering focus, we meticulously formulated an architecture that not only meets the demands of the project but also paves the way for future expansion.

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The Order of the Star of Italy to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Rahmi M. Koç Museum General Manager Mine Sofuoğlu was awarded the “Italian Star Order” by the Italian Embassy and received the title of knight. We are happy to be together with our Italian partners Foggia University and Meridaunia in the CULTURATI project, which was supported within the scope of the European Union’s “Horizon Europe” program.

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CULTURATI's inspirational meet at Rahmi M. Koç Museum
A confluence of visions

In the midst of the vibrant spirit of Istanbul, the Rahmi M. Koç Museum stands as a living testament to the rich tapestry of our past. Within its walls, history intertwines with innovation, forming a captivating narrative that speaks to the heart of what CULTURATI aspires to achieve. The museum’s diverse collection mirrors the very essence of our collaborative endeavor.   

Launch Meeting in Ankara

The journey of CULTURATI began with an inspiring launch meeting held in Ankara during the vibrant season of spring. 

The event was attended by more than 100 guests, including the Finnish Ambassador H E Ari Mäki, and Italy’s Cultural Attaché Maria Luisa Scolari. Rector of Bilkent University Prof Dr Kürşat Aydoğan, Deputy Governor of Ankara Turan Yılmaz, and Prof Hasan Mandan, President of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) delivered the opening addresses. The speakers highlighted the international significance and cutting edge nature of the project, which will use state-of-the-art technology to build resilience back into a cultural heritage sector that was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.