UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage MNEMOSYNE
at the Cyprus University of Technology

Visit By Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation to DHRLab

Yesterday, the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage at the Technological University of Cyprus we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Dimitris Skouridis, Chief Scientist and President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (IDEK). During his visit, we presented our work, philosophy and activities in the field of digital cultural heritage at a global level.

Among the topics discussed were our recent achievements, notably the digitisation of objects from the largest Cyprus collection in Sweden, an important step in preserving and spreading our cultural heritage, making it accessible to an international audience. In addition, we presented Cyprus’ active participation in the TwinIT! Europeana initiative, which aims to cooperate and dissemination of knowledge and technologies in the field of digital cultural heritage.

Mr. Skouridis, who has emphasized in his interviews that research and innovation are driving forces for all sectors of economic growth, pointed out the importance of digital transformation and improving services to create a society without bureaucracy where citizens can interact productively. He also stressed the need to map the Cyprus ecosystem of research and innovation and to find solutions for knowledge dissemination with a focus on science and technology.

We, at the UNESCO Chair DCHLab are completely aligned with the vision of Mr. Skouridis. Our commitment to promoting digital innovation in the field of cultural heritage and our effort to make cultural heritage accessible to all contribute to creating a society based on knowledge and technology. Our initiatives, such as digitising objects from important collections, preserving and protecting memory and identity over time, and our active participation in international projects, strengthen Cyprus’ research and innovation ecosystem and promote the dissemination of knowledge globally.

We warmly thank Mr. Skouridis for his visit and it was an honor to welcome him and present him our work.

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