An innovation, developed within the framework of the EU-funded project GRAVITATE project in which The Cyprus Institute is a key partner, has been analysed by the European Commission's Innovation Radar and will be included on the European Commission's Innovation Radar platform (accessed via a website or a smartphone app - iOS or Android). Details of the EU-funded project, in which the innovation was developed, will also appear on the relevant platform. The information will be accessible to the public via this platform from 20 July 2020, joining the 3600+ EU-funded innovations already showcased on the platform.
Details of this innovation, and how it was categorized by the analysis, include:
Innovation Title: Improved semantic annotation and annotation transfer between 3D shapes;
Market Maturity of the Innovation: “Exploring” (based on a method described in this paper);
Market Creation Potential of the innovation: Addresses needs of existing markets.
Additionally, Innovation Radar identified The Cyprus Institute as a “Key Innovator” in the development of this innovation, along with the British Museum and Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, partners in the GRAVITATE project, that is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 665155.
Within the GRAVITATE project (“Geometric reconstruction and novel semantic reunification of cultural heritage objects”), The Cyprus Institute is responsible for generating and providing the digital datasets through 3D scanning and image-based modelling, as well as parts of the metadata on this project. Furthermore, its researchers give input on the archaeological perspective and requirements of the project. CyI’s participation is coordinated by STARC Associate Professor Sorin Hermon.
The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts involved in reviewing ongoing research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission. These experts also provided an independent view regarding the innovations in the projects and their market potential (more information about the Innovation Radar methodology is available here).
The aim is to make information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public via the EU's Innovation Radar platform. This will show citizens the many excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by researchers and innovators around Europe, funded on their behalf by the European Commission. This initiative has the support of EU Members States and, to date, Ministers from 23 countries have signed the Innovation Radar declaration confirming their support for this initiative.