Our Project


CULTURATI is a Horizon Europe RIA project under grant agreement No 101094428, coordinated by Bilkent University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Tourism and Hotel Management Department. CULTURATI is a global content platform that enables CCIs, creative professionals, and citizens to create content collectively for cultural heritage and arts across Europe. Consequently, CULTURATI curates content in its database and delivers the content in its database to end-user (consumers of cultural heritage and arts) in customized games (Q&A) and routes to attract and engage them with cultural heritage and arts more closely. CULTURATI can be used by venue and site-based CCIs (e.g. museums, art galleries, art fairs, biennial events, palaces, castles, historic town centres, cities), creative professionals (e.g. artists, authors, handcraft designers, freelancers, painters, film and animation producers) and citizens. Thus, CULTURATI will provide a platform for various groups in public (e.g. CCIs, social innovators, local, regional, and national authorities, sectoral partners, local SMEs, young people, minorities, disadvantaged groups and citizens) to include them in content creation for heritage and arts actively.

CULTURATI delivers customized games and routes to the end-users with the help of its content in a database collectively produced by CCIs and citizens. Thus, CULTURATI is also a content curator which will score its database for the necessary information based on the selection criteria of the end-users (preferences, needs, wants, etc.) retrieve the relevant data and share the findings in a logical, organized, and presentable way utilizing games and routes. With CULTURATI, cities and regions can also take advantage of the creative potential of their CCIs and citizens in the production of content with artistic and cultural value. In this way, a game or a route for a person touring a city, a region, or a site will be co-produced with the help of content created by various individuals in public, forming a new cultural experience and dissemination. Providing customized games and routes through mobile devices at venue-based sites, CULTURATI works with an algorithm to optimize the number of visitors in each location dynamically and proactively by respecting carrying capacities set for them by their managers. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies (e.g. cloud and mobile technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), sensors-people counters, and Artificial Intelligence), CULTURATI aims to enhance the visitor experience by providing customized information, managing visitor flows on-site, and ensuring social distancing between them in case of a pandemic.


CULTURATI is a Horizon Europe RIA project under grant agreement No 101094428. The principal objective of the project is to design, develop, evaluate and validate mainstream technologies for its ecosystem utilizing the Internet of Things, cloud and mobile technologies, sensors (people counters), and Artificial Intelligence. Our user-centered design methodology situates user needs at the center by actively involving them in five pilot sites across Europe to validate CULTURATI, as well as increase engagement with broader audiences. Accordingly, our interdisciplinary consortium involves computer scientists, CCIs, academia from various disciplines, including social sciences, SMEs, public authorities, and non-profit community initiatives to focus on engaging citizens, and ensuring widespread communication and exploitation of CULTURATI in Europe and internationally.


The overall objective of CULTURATI is to build a sustainable and inclusive cultural-educational ecosystem with visitor and capacity management that will aim to achieve five strategic objectives.