As part of the Digital Europe Programme 2021-2027, the European Commission, together with EU Member States, plan to establish a network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). EDIHs will act as catalysts for the diffusion and adoption of advanced digital technologies (e.g.  artificial intelligence, high performance computing and cybersecurity) to help companies and public administration to become more competitive.

 

SPICI participates in this initiative through the project “Heritage SmartLab“, which aims to create a hub in Southern Italy focusing on digital transformation in the field of cultural heritage and creative industries.

Heritage SmartLab is one of the 45 Italian projects that have passed the first phase of national selection by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and will take part in the restricted call for projects due to be launched by the European Commission in the coming months.

The consortium of Heritage SmartLab aggregates the Cluster of Culture and Creativity in Basilicata called Basilicata Creativa (leader), four other clusters in the aerospace, automotive, energy and bioeconomy sectors, the Digital Innovation Hub Basilicata, the Campania-Apulia Competence Center MedITech, and SPICI, the supporting technical structure.

Together, these entities represent 9 universities with offices in Campania, Basilicata and Puglia, over 200 SMEs, 2 of the main Italian national research centers namely the National Research Council (CNR) and the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)and many other public/private research centers such as the company E-GEOS participated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Fiat Research Center in Melfi.

In order to promote and facilitate the digital transformation of public and private actors and building up the innovation ecosystem in Culture and Creative sector in Italy, Heritage SmartLab is operating within following subsectors of cultural and creative industry:

  • Cultural sites – archaeology, museum, libraries and exhibition
  • Festival and Event – art, craftmanship, festival and event
  • Design – interior design, graphic design, fashion design, jewellery and toys
  • Performing art – live music, theatre, dance, opera and circus
  • Audiovisual – film, TV and radio
  • New media – software, videogames, playable cities
  • Publishing – books, press, etc
  • Visual arts and new forms of art – painting, sculpture, photography, antiques, data visualisation
  • Food
  • Urban regeneration and smart city
  • Social inclusion

 

With regard to the digital transformation, Heritage SmartLab is highly focalised on the following technologies:

  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • HPC (high performance computing) and Big Data, together with sensors including integrating the satellite data
  • Cybersecurity

As part of the Digital Europe Programme 2021-2027, the European Commission, together with EU Member States, plan to establish a network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). EDIHs will act as catalysts for the diffusion and adoption of advanced digital technologies (e.g.  artificial intelligence, high performance computing and cybersecurity) to help companies and public administration to become more competitive.

SPICI participates in this initiative through the project “Heritage SmartLab“, which aims to create a hub in Southern Italy focusing on digital transformation in the field of cultural heritage and creative industries.

Heritage SmartLab is one of the 45 Italian projects that have passed the first phase of national selection by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and will take part in the restricted call for projects due to be launched by the European Commission in the coming months.

The consortium of Heritage SmartLab aggregates the Cluster of Culture and Creativity in Basilicata called Basilicata Creativa (leader), four other clusters in the aerospace, automotive, energy and bioeconomy sectors, the Digital Innovation Hub Basilicata, the Campania-Apulia Competence Center MedITech, and SPICI, the supporting technical structure.

Together, these entities represent 9 universities with offices in Campania, Basilicata and Puglia, over 200 SMEs, 2 of the main Italian national research centers namely the National Research Council (CNR) and the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)and many other public/private research centers such as the company E-GEOS participated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Fiat Research Center in Melfi.

In order to promote and facilitate the digital transformation of public and private actors and building up the innovation ecosystem in Culture and Creative sector in Italy, Heritage SmartLab is operating within following subsectors of cultural and creative industry:

  • Cultural sites – archaeology, museum, libraries and exhibition
  • Festival and Event – art, craftmanship, festival and event
  • Design – interior design, graphic design, fashion design, jewellery and toys
  • Performing art – live music, theatre, dance, opera and circus
  • Audiovisual – film, TV and radio
  • New media – software, videogames, playable cities
  • Publishing – books, press, etc
  • Visual arts and new forms of art – painting, sculpture, photography, antiques, data visualisation
  • Food
  • Urban regeneration and smart city
  • Social inclusion

 

With regard to the digital transformation, Heritage SmartLab is highly focalised on the following technologies:

  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • HPC (high performance computing) and Big Data, together with sensors including integrating the satellite data
  • Cybersecurity