The Marche Culture Foundation (FMC) is a public law body which operates for the Marche region according to the in-house providing model, promoting development projects and actions in the cultural sector, following the regional guidelines and programming acts.

The Marche Culture Foundation promotes and enhances the historical and artistic heritage of the Marche region through five operational sectors:

Digital Catalog of Cultural Heritage

It manages information systems and regional databases dedicated to the cultural heritage, promoting its public fruition and valorisation. The cultural heritage of the Marche region has a widespread and stratified character, consisting of different types of assets located in heterogeneous realities. Through the Foundation, the Marche Region has chosen to invest in knowledge, documentation and heritage cataloging programs, aware that the cataloging data is the basis for every protection and enhancement action.

Digital Media Team

It manages the digital communication of the Tourism and Culture sector of the Marche Region through an articulated digital eco-system aimed at promoting incoming tourism, cultural assets and the regional territory in general. The team currently manages over 20 activities on 10 different social networks, diversified by markets of national and international interest as well as clusters. In addition the Team takes care and manages the Official Tourism Blog of the Marche Region:

Film Commission

It supports the regional cinema in all sectors of the film and audiovisual chain, it promotes the region as a place for film production and also valorises places as film tourism destinations. Marche Film Commission supports the creation of films, fiction, commercials, documentaries and any other form of audiovisual work in Le Marche, also valorising the artistic and technical skills of the professionals from Le Marche working in the sector.

Media library

It carries out research, collection, cataloguing, conservation and digitization of audiovisual materials relating to the history, culture and traditions of the Marche region.

Museums and Cultural Places

It works for the enhancement and promotion of the regional cultural heritage, strengthening its role and value as well as its identity within its own territorial context. The activity of Museums and Cultural Places is aimed at facilitating accessibility to the heritage, promoting innovation of the cultural offer and communication, sustainable management of museums and places of culture. Acting in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, institutions, national and regional associations, dioceses, universities and private operators, it contributes to the development of the cultural system of Le Marche through integrated projects on a regional, national and community scale. In particular:

  • supports the development of museums and museum networks, and the creation of a virtuous system of governance through the strengthening of the Regional Museum System. It promotes models of management and participation of the subjects operating in the museum and cultural sector, the third sector and local communities.
  • supports projects of cultural aggregation in networks (thematic and territorial) and systems, according to the regional classification.
  • carries out communication and territorial marketing activities for museums, libraries and archives, archaeological areas and parks, monumental sites and all places of culture in the region. The activity includes the production and coordination of cultural itineraries and cultural events such as conferences, meetings, fairs.
  • promotes museum digitization projects.
  • carries out refresher courses and training in the areas of conservation, enhancement and management of cultural heritage, therefore promoting competences and facilitating the employment of operators in the cultural sector.

The Province of Alicante (ALICANTE) as a public institution, provides services to small municipalities that could not provide them by themselves, such as water, waste and firefighters. It also distributes state funds to fix roads, highways and other infrastructure and it cooperates with the municipalities through economic contributions foreseen in the provincial plans, with aid falling on matters such as sanitation and environmental control, engineering, urban planning or social welfare.

ALICANTE has been very active in industrial activities, as it encompasses many industrial cities such as Elche, Alcoy, Ibi or Elda. The Provincial Government of Alicante has indeed set as a priority the enhancement of its Industrial Heritage, which is shown by its different calls and programs. The Province of Alicante, as a result of its secular industrialization processes based on local natural resources, has got an abundant, rich and varied industrial heritage (mills, factories, agroindustry settlements, equipment and infrastructure related to industrial activities, etc.), which, after having fallen into disuse and oblivion, is being revalued at present, not only because of its cultural value, but also because it is considered as another territorial resource.
Here are some examples on the rehabilitation of the industrial heritage: – City of Alcoy – was always focused on the textile industry. The city has a long tradition in the reuse of the industrial settlements. Isolated public and private initiatives have contributed to the recovery of the industrial heritage with the rehabilitation of modernist buildings; the conversion of old workshops and factories into restaurants; as well as the reconversion of an old textile factory called ‘Terol house’ into a supermarket. – ARA Plan (Programme for urban revitalisation) – was developed in 1991 in order to systematically rehabilitate abandoned industrial settlements. The main result was the transformation of a disused textile factory (Fábrica Bernabeu) into a Health Centre called ‘La Fabrica’ (The Factory). – El Molinar – the cradle of the Valencian industrialization, it housed from the end of the 18th century, the first factories and mills of the Valencian Community. After their closing, an interdisciplinary project carried out by the University of Alicante, which involved architects, engineers and historians, led to the realization of an archaeological – industrial theme park on the industrialization of the Valencian Country, with the available buildings and facilities.

The council of the Province of Alicante is of considerable dimensions, being composed of 1,332 officials with a position in the organization, 7 workers and 29 temporary workers.

The Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) was established in 1971 as the University of Ancona. In 2003, it changed its name to Università Politecnica delle Marche in order to stress its scientific and technological mission and vision. UNIVPM has about 17.000 students and it comprises five faculties (Engineering, Science, Economic Sciences, Medicine and Agricultural Sciences) with more than 7200 students, which permanently employ about 700 academics and 650 technical/administration staff. UNIVPM is very active and performant in the European R&D&I: it secured 52 FP7 projects with a total budget of over 12M€, and is currently coordinating 3EU Projects and managing 40 of them with over 35 M€ in H2020.

UNIVPM also offers Doctoral programs, supporting students during their research.
UNIVPM hosts the regional desk of the National Agency for the European Research (APRE), which represents the National Contact Point for the H2020 funding Program in partnership with the MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. The UNIVPM departments that will be involved in the project activities are 2: -Department of Information Engineering (DII) – employs 137 people: 47 permanent staff (full, associate and assistant professors), 15 administrative and technical staff, 49 PhD students and 26 Post-Doc fellowships.

The Department hosts several laboratories and the activities of 12 spin-offs in the ICT field. The overall annual budget is around 4M€. The departments involved collaborate on several regional, national and international research projects, with different and synergic competencies useful for a multidisciplinary approach to the research activities. This is due to its strategic position within one of the most important Italian districts in precision farming and Satellite image analysis for environmental purposes. DII is involved in several research areas among which: AI, Multimedia, Computer Vision, E-Learning, Robotics, Computer Security, Movement Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Software Agents. – Department of Construction, Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICEA) – it is an excellence research unit as demonstrated by its first place among Italian research units in the MIUR ranking.

The DICEA research unit has 50 permanent, associate and assistant professors working with PhD students and postdoc research fellows, and 12 persons in the technical staff. Within the 2 departments, 2 main LABs (DHEKALOS & VRAI) are involved in all learning experiences, and ICT tools adopted within the project will be tested and enabled by the new facilities in the DHEKALOS Lab. The laboratory DHEKALOS DICEA is equipped with cutting edge tools for digitising cultural and architectural heritage, landscape and territory, as well as the equipment needed to visualise, test and interact with any type of models and content. The facilities form a complete set with complementary features that enables 3D scanning in both static and dynamic modes: different terrestrial lasers and 2 different mapping systems (Kaarta + Scan & Go platform). A complete set for photographic and photogrammetric documentation as well as for 360° images and video production. The photographic equipment is completed by mechanised slides and turntables, telescopic rods, stabiliser and a lighting system that guarantees perfect illumination, both indoors and outdoors, even with polarising filters. UNIVPM started in 2013 a System of Quality Assurance through a systematic verification of the requirements, and it constantly monitors the indicators of the periodic evaluation in order to identify and implement continuous improvement actions.

The University of Patras (UPATRAS) is the third largest University in Greece regarding the size of student potential, the Faculty Members, Administrative Personnel, number of departments, and accredited student titles. It includes 35 Departments (34.000 students), with a large number of sectors and consequently a great range of disciplines, which operate 161 laboratories and 17 fully equipped clinics.

Upatras demonstrates a significant research activity and a reputation for quality and innovative research. Its faculty members are very active in publishing their research results and groundbreaking achievements in international scientific journals of the highest quality. Besides its distinguished path in education, the University of Patras has excelled in the fields of Basic and Applied Research. It has acquired international prominence for pioneering wide ranging Research in areas such as Environment, Health, Biotechnology, Agricultural, Economics and Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mechanics, Electronics, Informatics and Basic Science. A number of the Departments, Laboratories and Clinics have been designated as Centres of Excellence, on the basis of International Assessment. The University of Patras has a reputation for quality and innovative research and presents an effective participation in a plethora of Research Projects, Scientific Organizations, and Research Groups. Nowadays the scientific programs are the major funding resource for more than 3000 research personnel.

The University of Patras participates in all major European and National Scientific Programs. The Department of Management Science and Technology provides training and research in the areas of Administrative Science related to modern technologies and organizational studies facing the increasing role played by new technologies today in the development and operation of businesses, the need for electronic interconnection of modern plant activities, the need for organizational transformation of businesses and the pressure exerted by international competition significantly differentiate knowledge and skills that business executives and organizations must have.

The main mission of the Laboratory of Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation (E.D.I. LAB) of the Department of Management Science and Technology is to provide internationally and high level research work in the following disciplines: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Information Systems Security and Privacy Enhancement Technologies, Digital Services and Technologies in various fields such as education, health, e-government, etc., Intelligent Information Systems-Business intelligence.

The National Museum of Zadar – ZADAR was established and founded in 1962 by merging four independent museum- gallery institutions, which constitute the departments of the Museum nowadays: Ethnological Department, Natural History Department, Department of Zadar City Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts.

Under the museum’s framework, are also included the exhibition pavilion of the City Lodge and Rector’s Palace, separated collections on the island of Iž. The main mission of the National Museum Zadar encompasses the systematic collecting, safekeeping, exhibiting, documenting and the professional and scientific processing of mobile and immobile objects of the civilizational, cultural and natural
heritage, from the 13th century down to the present day. The museum has over 100,000 items and represents heritage that communicates the cultural and natural values, as well as the identity of Zadar and the wider region. By co-organizing and hosting exhibitions of other institutions, and organizing professional and scientific gatherings, workshops, cultural events, concerts and promotions, the National Museum is an indispensable cultural, educational, social and tourist point of the city and county.

The Museum has also published many monographs, catalogues, posters and postcards, based on the cultural heritage of Zadar. The museum staff is made of 32 employees and the number of volunteers fluctuates throughout the year.

Founded in 2010, Inercia Digital S.L. is an innovative Andalusian organisation specialised in training and innovation in digital skills at an international level. We are a VET centre officially accredited by our regional government and our main area of expertise is fostering digital and entrepreneurial skills, which we make accessible through our Virtual Campus, approved by the Regional Government of Andalusia as a Virtual Training Centre for Employment.

Inercia Digital has extensive experience in participating in innovative European educational projects and was appointed a new member of the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” of the European Commission in 2017. We are also the proud recipients of the Certificate of Compliance AENOR EA0043 as a Young Innovative Enterprise in 2015. Our mission is to drive training and innovation in digital skills across Europe, for educational institutions as well as professionals, for the labour market and for all European citizens in general.

Since 2020, Inercia Digital has been a member of the European Green Digital Coalition. This Coalition has a joint mission to support the green and digital transformation of the economy both inside and outside Europe. Inertia Digital is one of the companies that are part of this programme and is involved in greening the ICT sector and making the emission reduction potential of its solutions applicable to all other sectors. We offer training and innovation in digital and entrepreneurial skills at international level, but we are also committed to fostering innovative advances in education through active participation in European projects and educational initiatives. We specialise in: Training – online and in-person training in digital skills to promote education, employment and make citizens active participants in today’s digital society.

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