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					BROKERAGE EVENT IN THE FIELD OF

     “CULTURAL HERITAGE”
      Rome, 11th March 2008




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                            INTRODUCTION


                            TECHA2008 Technologies exploitation for the cultural heritage advancement
                            International forum & Brokerage event
                            On 10th and 11th March 2008, Rome will host an international Forum of two days dedicated to the study of
                            present and future perspectives of new technologies applied to cultural heritage.
                            TECHA2008 Technologies exploitation for the cultural heritage advancement wants to be a biennial
                            occasion to discuss and to share the contemporary thought on the conceptual aspects and the emerging
                            problems concerning the use of new technologies for the enhancement of the cultural heritage.
                            During the 1st day, conference, lectures and workshops on the following topics
                            • Survey, diagnostic and monitoring;
                            • Materials and techniques of intervention;
                            • Information & communication technologies for the cultural heritage;
                            • Sustainable technologies for the cultural heritage
                            will draw the attention to the state of the art and to the innovative trends of scientific research in the field of
                            the Cultural Heritage, evaluating the effectiveness of new technologies and highlighting the best practices for
                            the ITCH (Innovation & Technologies for Cultural Heritage) Governance.
                            On the 2nd day, the Brokerage Event will allow research groups and companies, coming from all the
                            European countries, interested in applying cutting-edge technologies, to meet each other to exchange
                            expertise and know-how, and to start international co-operation.
                            On the occasion of TECHA2008, moreover, researchers and companies will have the opportunity to show, in
                            a permanent exposition area, posters of their most recent studies and prototypes of their innovative products.




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ORGANISERS                                                                                                              •   Measurement tools and methods
• INNOVATION RELAY CENTRE NETWORK, in particular the IRCs                                                               •   Monitoring
    • CIRCE                                                                                                             •   Multimedia
    • IRIDE                                                                                                             •   New materials
    • IRENE                                                                                                             •   Survey and monitoring
    • LOMBARDIA                                                                                                         •   Sustainable technologies for the cultural heritage
                                                                                                                        •   Techniques of intervention

                                                                                                                    Cost
•   CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale
•   ENEA
•   APRE                                                                                                            The participation is free of charge

                                                                                                                    Venue
•   COMUNE DI ROMA
•   PROVINCIA DI ROMA
                                                                                                                    Centro Convegni MATTEO RICCI (www.unigre.it/centroconvegnimatteoricci)
THE BROKERAGE EVENT, an opportunity for transnational technology transfer and international co-                     Piazza della Pilotta, 4 - Rome
operation. Methodology for participation.
In pre-arranged bilateral meetings, participants will have the opportunity to explore the possibility of future     Calendar
co-operations. The meetings are scheduled on the basis of an on-line catalogue which collects in advance            • 22nd February: deadline to submit technology profiles in the on-line catalogue
technology offers and requests of registered participants and are the base to generate partnerships for tech-       • 29th February: deadline to request bilateral meetings
nology transfer and/or commercial agreements.
To attend TECHA2008 brokerage event you have to register in the www.techa2008.innovationrelay.net web-              • 10th March: TECHA2008 conference and workshops
site. Whereas, to contribute to the technology catalogue, you have to fill the form where you describe your         • 11th March: TECHA2008 Brokerage event

                                                                                                                    Links
offer and/or your request, the results of your researches and your know-how and expertise. By the on-line
facility is then possible to request bilateral meetings. Shortly before the event each participant will receive a
tailored meeting schedule.                                                                                          IRC - Innovation Relay Centre Network
Bilateral meetings will take place at Sala Borgia of Centro Convegni Matteo Ricci (Piazza della Pilotta, 4 -        • www.innovationrelay.net
Rome) the 11th March from 10.00 to 17.30.                                                                           EEN – European Enterprise Network
IRC staff will offer on-site support throughout the event                                                           • http://www.enterprise-europe-network.ec.europa.eu
                                                                                                                    TECHA2008
Thematic Areas                                                                                                      • www.techa2008.innovationrelay.net - info@techa.eu
Cultural heritage:
    • Analysis
    • Construction technologies
    • Diagnostic
    • ICT - Information & communication technologies


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IRC NETWORK versus EE NETWORK                                                                                                                                                     Index of all participating organisations
The Innovation Relay Centre network is the biggest European network for the promotion of innovation (71                                                                             with profiles according to countries
nodes disseminated over 33 countries: 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey
and Chile). Through a wide range of specialized business support services, targeted at technology-oriented
SMEs and researchers, the network supports and enhance the co-operation among European companies
and research centres.
The first Innovation Relay Centres were established in 1995 with the support of the European Commission.                                                                                               France
From April the 1st 2008, the network will change its name, and joining the EIC network will be part of a big-   A-Corros
ger cluster named European Enterprise Network, a new gateway to competitiveness and innovation, a more          Expertise and diagnosis in corrosion and conservation
effective support for the business of the European companies.                                                   of metallic cultural heritage, either terrestrial or submarine                           KHE       pg. 38

                                                                                                                Arkheïa
Information                                                                                                     New artificial and mineral material for art restoration
Sara Di Marcello, Vania Virgili                                                                                 or moulded works of art                                                                   TO          42
CNR - IRC CIRCE
Tel. +39 06 49932538 / 2677                                                                                     Industry and cultural heritage cluster
Fax +39 06 49932673                                                                                             Experience sharing from the french industries and heritages cluster association          KHE         229
E-mail : sara.dimarcello@cnr.it
         vania.virgili@irccirce.it                                                                              LERM
                                                                                                                Non destructive tests and laboratory analysis for building and material pathologies       TO         284
Salvatore Amico Roxas, Fulvio Miraglia
ENEA - IRC IRIDE                                                                                                                                                                                      Germany
Tel.+39 081 7723330 / 3371                                                                                      Fraunhofer Institut for Silicat Research ISC
Fax +39 081 7723344                                                                                             Cultural Heritage Preservation Research                                                  KHE         192
E-mail: salvatore.amicoroxas@portici.enea.it                                                                    International Convention Centre for conferences
        fulvio.miraglia@portici.enea.it                                                                         and meetings in the area of Cultural Heritage Preservation                               KHE         193

                                                                                                                Glaswerkstaette Rothkegel
                                                                                                                More security through optimized radiance filtering - UV&IR-protective glazing and
                                                                                                                lighting concepts for the protection of art in museums etc.                               TO         202

                                                                                                                Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart
                                                                                                                Optical Sensors for Cultural Heritage Structural Diagnostics Applications                KHE         231



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                                                                                    Hungary           Centrica
SZINFLEX PLUS Ltd.                                                                                    A state of the art web-based DRM/DAM software designed for digital image collections   TO    72
Roofing foil with fungicidal and antibacterial effect                                     TO    359   An innovative tool to deliver high quality images in the world wide web                TO    76

                                                                                        Italy         Centro Interdipartimentale “Laboratorio di Ricerca
Applidea Editrice s.r.l.                                                                              per la Diagnostica dei Beni Culturali”,
Web-based archives on human skeletal material with tridimensional                         TO    40    Università degli Studi di Bari
                                                                                                      Bioactive nanoparticles to fight microbial communities on stone Artworks               KHE   79
ART Test                                                                                              Techniques and methodologies for diagnostics of Cultural Heritage                       TO   81
Multilayer painting analysis                                                              TO     44
Planar scanner for high definition infrared reflectography                                TO     47   CNR- Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica
                                                                                                      Università di Napoli Federico II
Artemis srl                                                                                           PlaceMaker software: a flexible and interactive tool for complex analysis
Non Destructive Diagnostics and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage                           TR    50    and sustainable planning                                                               KHE   84

B&C Speakers                                                                                          CNR- Istituto per la Conservazione e la valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali
Outdoor sonorous parks specifically designed to enrich urban areas and parks              TO     52   Fluorinated polymers for conservation and restoration of stone artifacts               KHE   87

BCAA Srl                                                                                              CNR ITABC
KIS (KILYKÀ INTERACTIVE SYSTEM) - The naked way for multimedia applications               TO    54    Virtual reality application for cultural heritage, off and on line                     KHE   90

BOSSONG SPA                                                                                           CNR-IBAM
Technology of injected anchors with sock as a versatile method of structural reinforcement            RealTime 3D platform for remote visiting of cultural heritage                          TO    94
and strengthening for masonry structures                                                   TO    57
                                                                                                      CNR-Institute of Acoustics
BOVIAR s.r.l.                                                                                         Nondestructive acoustic method and device,
Scada Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory                    TO    60    for the determination of detachments of mural paintings                                TO    96

Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                                   CNR-ISMAR-sezione di Genova
Cultural heritage surveillance.                                                           TO    62    In-situ corrosion monitoring on metal surfaces by electrochemical methods              KHE   99
Earth Observation technologies applied to Archaeology                                     TO    64
Earth Observation technologies applied to cartography and tourist guidance.               TO    66    CNR-ITABC
New advanced technologies applied to the cultural heritage conservation.                  TO    68    High performance portable X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometers                             TO    101
Traceability of moveable cultural assets                                                  TO    70


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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche                                                                  Diasis s.r.l.
Characterization of archaeological and architectural ceramics                            TO   103   The “Sonic Imprint”, a new non-invasive technique able to technique able to univocally
Compatible mortars for the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage TO   105   identify and monitor the integrity of precious works of art.                             TO    135

Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari                           DIMEG, University of Padova
Biotech production of enzymes in microorganisms                                         KHE   107   A laboratory network for a multidisciplinary analytical and technological characterization
                                                                                                    of cultural heritage characterization of cultural heritage materials and objects (LADIMO) TO   138
Consorzio CETMA
Infra-red thermography for the non-destructive assessment and diagnosis of historic                 Dipartimento di Energetica, Sapienza Università di Roma
structures                                                                              TO    109   Detection of topographical features over wide areas using a shear-force microscope        TO   140
                                                                                                    Non destructive in situ investigations on Cultural Heritage                              KHE   143
CR&RC Centro Recupero e Restauro Campano
Innovative materials and new products for the restoration of historical edifice walls               Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Bologna
and paving for urban areas with low environmental impact                                TO    113   Combined Magnetic Resonance Techniques for diagnostic investigations of
Italian enterprise operating in the sector of building materials seeks                              Cultural Heritage porous materials                                                       KHE   145
partners for the certification of new innovative products                                TR   115
                                                                                                    Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica
CREALAB SRL                                                                                         Decision support and tools for eco-efficiency in rehabilitation works using fiber
CREA-RE a flexible remote management platform applicable to all domain                  TO    117   reinforced materials technologies                                                        KHE   148
                                                                                                    Decision support and tools for integration and efficiency of the solar components
D’Appolonia S.p.A.                                                                                  in architectural heritage                                                                KHE   150
Prism-Grating spectrographic optics                                                     TO    120   Mobile laboratory for safety, conservation and promotion of the architectural
                                                                                                    heritage                                                                                 TO    153
Demetra
Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod: the multimedia video-guide systems                                  Dipartimento Informatica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Milano
for tours in parks and cities.                                                          TO    122   Music processing technology                                                              TO    156
Green management                                                                        TO    126
Non toxic, biodegradable organic Hot Foam system for weeds control                      TR    128   Dipartimento Ingegneria Elettronica, Sapienza Università di Roma
Smart Botanical Garden System                                                           TO    130   A smart integrated system for chemical analysis                                          TO    158

Department of chemistry - “Sapienza”, University of Rome                                            ECOMEDIA
Aspecific in situ analysis of soluble salts                                             TO    133   MUST System: Multilingual Simultaneous Transmission
                                                                                                    for automatic commentaries (GPS/RFID)                                                    TO    161



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Emitech s.r.l.                                                                                    GEONETLAB, University of Trieste
Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for paper and for the archival               Road and environment survey by GNSS static and mobile mapping system/PDA
heritage conservation                                                                 TO    163   tourist guide for archaeological and cultural heritages                             TO    198
Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for cloth                        TO    166
Alternative disinfestations technology for the conservation of the wooden                         Georender srl
cultural heritage                                                                     TO    169   3D laser scanner surveying and modelling                                            TO    200

ENEA                                                                                              Global eco service srl
Diagnostic technology based on scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis         KHE   172   Floor radiating system, specially designed for cultural heritage and suitable for
Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF): applications to environmental monitoring,                       temporary or external utilization like fair, temporary events                       TO    204
cultural heritage preservation, medical diagnostics and terrorism protection          TO    174   System for removing the heat related to the IR component in the spectral emission
Multipurpose Digital Archive                                                          TO    177   of the UV lamps in offset printing machines ink drying                              TO    206

ENEA - Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente                                       H2 s.r.l.
Non invasive – no contact “seismic early warning - protection system” for statues     TO    180   Arianna3 - Software for historical archives description (ISAD compliant)            TO    208
and museal objects”                                                                               AriannaWeb - Solution for historical archives online publishing (EAD compliant)     TO    212

ErgonixART                                                                                        HomeGate srl
Multi-Sensorial Pathways for exhibitions, museums or public areas                     TO    182   New technologies and innovation for the Cultural Heritage                           KHE   215

ESG GRoup - University of Calabria                                                                IBAM-CNR
Graphical and Virtual reconstruction, GIS embedded, of archaeological environments    KHE   185   Satellite imagery processing for archaeology                                        KHE   218

E-voluzione srl                                                                                   ID Technology
Technology for Museal Exhibits, Man Machine Interfaces                                KHE   188   A scalable distributed Open Archival Information System (OAIS)                       T    220
                                                                                                  Oltreweb: integrated access metaweb to heterogeneous Cultural Heritage Asset        TO    223
Forus srl
Underwater archaelogy system                                                          KHE   190   Il Cenacolo s.r.l.
                                                                                                  LEONARDO: the permanent constant-strain frame for paintings                         TO    226
GeodaG Sistemi Srl
New anchorage system for structural and geotechnical application                      TO    194   Institute of Intelligent System for Automation
                                                                                                  A System to Automatically Monitor Archaeological
Geographike SRL                                                                                   Sites and Museums                                                                   KHE   239
Web GIS and DBMS solutions for Cultural Heritage Advancement                          KHE   196


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Interagens s.r.l.                                                                            GSM Audio-guide for Arts, Tourism and Environment                                         TO    292
Interactive Animated Characters for Cultural Heritage                            TO    241   Platform for multi-schema cataloguing                                                     TO    296

IREA-CNR                                                                                     MBL SOLUTIONS
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for non-invasive monitoring                                   Innovative microwaves technology for restoration and pest control
and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage                                          TO    244   in wooden immovable structures                                                            TO    303
Optic fiber sensor for non-invasive monitoring and diagnosticl
of the Cultura Heritage                                                          TO    247   MENCI SOFTWARE
Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) for non-invasive monitoring                                  Photographic tridimensional scanning till micrometric scale for cultural heritage
and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage                                          TO    250   measure monitoring                                                                        TO    305

Isolcell Italia S.p.A.                                                                       MEOGEO srl (IMAA-CNR spinoff company)
Technical module for atmospheric climatic control of showcases                   TO    253   Advanced technologies for risk assessment and management of cultural resources          KHE     307

ISSIA-CNR                                                                                    META srl
A geographically distributed system for the aided recomposition of fragments     TO    255   Meta3D: an engine for high quality 3D real-time rendering and simulation                  TO    309
OMERO: a system to allow blind people to touch virtual reality                   TO    261
                                                                                             Metis Systems S.r.l.
Istituto Protezione Piante                                                                   Digital Reproduction Systems for extreme high quality reproduction
DGGE for the identification of environmental microorganisms                     KHE    266   of large originals and books.                                                             TO    311

ITABC - CNR                                                                                  Officina per le Arti Opera srl
Integrated Ground Methods for Archaeological Prospections - IGMAP               KHE    268   3D digital textured models -suitable for interactive navigation- from laser scanning data KHE   323

ITABC-CNR                                                                                    Osservatorio sul Moderno a Roma, Architecture department - University of Rome “La Sapienza”
ARKIS CuBe: 3D Java-based Web GIS & 3D virtual modelling system                EURTD   271   Territory Sustainable development: urban project for an environmentally-accepted
                                                                                             recuperation/reuse of modern and contemporary architecture                       EURTD      326
L’AltroVerso FotoGrafiche di Anna Laura Bachini
Decorative urban panels fully customable                                         TO    282   P-Culture working group
                                                                                             ADMIRE: Personalized Cultural Tourism System on mobile device                             TO    328
LFArchitettura
Professional services in favour of sustainable architectural planning           KHE    286   Planetek Italia s.r.l.
                                                                                             WebGIS 3D & Permanent Scatterers Technique for Monitoring and Management
Liberologico                                                                                 of Cultural Heritages                                                                   KHE     330
A webGIS for the planning, managing and documenting of restoration works         TO    287

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PROTUA tecnologia antropocentrica per beni culturali                                                   The Agricultural Research Council (CRA)
Focus: a smart telescope to discover culture and history                                               Magnetic Resonance Imaging for analysis of lapideous materials                        TO   371
in a landscape in a very easy way                                                          TO    334
                                                                                                       Togunà Interactive S.r.l.
Radiolan srl                                                                                           i-muse™ - Interactive Museum                                                          TO   375
Low-cost device for wireless telemetry and remote control of systems                       TO    336
                                                                                                       Tomogea S.r.l.
Regione Autonoma V.d.A. - Direzione Ricerca e Progetti Cofinanziati                                    Electromagnetic non-invasive measurements for investigating
Historical bridge continuous monitoring                                                     TR   338   environment and cultural heritage.                                                    TO   376
Surface mapping and analysis by remote recorder                                             TR   340
                                                                                                       TRACS SRL
S.R.S. Engineering Design s.r.l.                                                                       ANEMONE - An innovative multimedia, multi-transport system that improve the
Development of Technical Software for Enginnering Design and Control Systems Des           KHE   342   underwater communications for SCUBA                                                    T   379
Reliable monitoring system for the detection of changes in physical parameters              TO   344
                                                                                                       Univ. of Rome
Siti                                                                                                   Structural investigation of parchment and paper-made artefacts                        TO   381
Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage                          TO    346
Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage                          TO    348   Università degli studi di Milano
                                                                                                       New Accessibility towards Cultural Heritage                                           TO   383
SoArcheoMed srl
Technology about survey of archaeological sites and artistic buildings and drawing finds    TR   353   Università di Firenze - DET - Laboratorio Ultrasuoni e Controlli Non Distruttivi
                                                                                                       Applications of high resolution holographic radar for cultural heritage diagnostics   TO   386
societa italiana biotecnologie
Software and website for rapid diagnostic of microbial biodeterioration                                University of Bari
of Cultural Property                                                                       TO    355   Laser Innovation in Artworks Conservation and Education (LIACE)                       TO   389

T&T                                                                                                    University of Brescia - DICATA
LIDAR/Hyperspectral data for archaeological and environmental surveys                      TO    362   Experimental investigation on mechanical behaviour
                                                                                                       of natural pozzolana lime mortars as a fundamental step for the design
T.E.A. sas di E. Console & C.                                                                          of structural repair of historical buildings.                                         TO   393
Techniques and methodologies for not-invasive diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage          KHE   366
                                                                                                       University of Calabria - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tecnolab srl                                                                                           Low-cost system for the stereoscopic visualization of 3D digital model.               TO   396
Handheld informational platform for museums                                                TO    369


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University of Molise - Department of Sciences and technology for environment and territory                                                                                              Poland
Process for the bio-cleaning of the surfaces of objects of various chemical natures
and buildings, including Cultural Heritage (Bioclean-art).                           TO       398   Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBIGS)
                                                                                                    Alarm sender using LAN/VAN networks which can be used in museums etc.                   TO    233
University of Palermo Department of Information Technology                                          Nanotechnology application in building industry                                         TO    235
Robot acting as a guide in cultural areas                                               TO    401   Silica sol from waste chalcedonite used in order to improve the construction
                                                                                                    products’ properties                                                                    TO    237
University of Parma
Instruments and NDT technologies for the structural integrity assessment of buildings   TO    404   Magit Sp. z o.o.
                                                                                                    3D Interactive visualisations of museums, buildings and cities                          TO    299
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Dept Biology                                                        The multimedia kiosks - information points for museums, galeries, monuments etc.        TO    301
Methods for control and monitoring of stone bio deterioration in archaeological sites EURTD   406
                                                                                                    OBAN&OBANI
University of Siena                                                                                 Preventive Conservation Strategies for Protection of Organic Objects in Museums,
Wireless Sensor Network for real-time monitoring of Cultural Heritage assets            TO    409   Historic Buildings and Archives                                                     EURTD     321

University of Siena - Centre of Geotechnologies                                                     Smarttech
Geotechnologies for the Cultural Heritage: remote sensing, digital                                  ScanBright – mobile system for 3D measurement                                           TO    350
photogrammetry, GIS, web-GIS, 3D modelling, laser scanning, geophysics                  PS    411
                                                                                                    SUPO CERBER Fire Fighting Security Systems
Unversity of Cassino                                                                                Automatic Water Fog System for Fire Extinguishing                                       TO    357
Mechanics of manipulation and industrial robotizations to carry out
architectural surveys                                                                   TO    414   Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna/Military University of Technology
                                                                                                    Laser cleaning of monuments and works of art                                            TO    423
Virtual Italian Parks srl
Virtual Reality Platform and 3D graphical engine                                        TO    416
                                                                                                                                                                                       Portugal
Xewer
Electric generation systems with accumulation fuelled by photovoltaic                               NOVA CONSERVACAO, LDA
or aeolian energy                                                                       TO    426   Information management system applied to the cultural heritage, regarding
Micro photovoltaic system for small and medium electric uses (Sun Spark)                TO    428   conservation, maintenance and documentation.                                            TR    319




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                                                                                   Romania                                                                      Index in alphabetical order of all participating
                                                                                                                                                                                   organisations with profiles
NO ORG
Multifunctional integrated technology for the conservation
of national cultural heritag                                                           TR    315
The conservation of patrimonony objects in hight frequency coul plasma                 TO    317
                                                                                                                                                                                                  A
                                                                                     Spain         A-Corros                                                                                  France
                                                                                                   Expertise and diagnosis in corrosion and conservation of metallic cultural
LAbein-Tecnalia                                                                                    heritage, either terrestrial or submarine                                                   KHE      pg. 38
Augmented Reality for the diffusion, promotion and learning of Cultural Heritage       TO    273
Integration of Information Technologies for management and revalorisation                          Applidea Editrice s.r.l.                                                                    Italy
of historical surroundings.                                                            TO    276   Web-based archives on human skeletal material with tridimensional representations             TO         40

Laboratorio de Documentación Geométrica del Patrimonio (UPV/EHU)                                   Arkheïa                                                                                   France
Geometric Documentation, information transcendence, metadata                          KHE    280   New artificial and mineral material for art restoration or moulded works of art              TO          42

VIRTUALWARE                                                                                        ART Test                                                                                    Italy
Recreation of Heritage Sites using Virtual Reality Technology                          TO    418   Multilayer painting analysis                                                                  TO         44
                                                                                                   Planar scanner for high definition infrared reflectography                                    TO         47
Visual Communication Technologies VICOMTech
Valorization of Cultural Heritage                                                     KHE    421   Artemis srl                                                                                 Italy
                                                                                                   Non Destructive Diagnostics and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage                               TR         50




                                                                                                                                                                                                   B
                                                                                                   B&C Speakers                                                                                Italy
                                                                                                   Outdoor sonorous parks specifically designed to enrich urban areas and parks                  TO         52

                                                                                                   BCAA Srl                                                                                    Italy
                                                                                                   KIS (KILYKÀ INTERACTIVE SYSTEM) - The naked way for multimedia applications                   TO         54




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BOSSONG SPA                                                                            Italy        CNR ITABC                                                                         Italy
Technology of injected anchors with sock as a versatile method of structural                        Virtual reality application for cultural heritage, off and on line                KHE     90
reinforcement and strengthening for masonry structures                                  TO     57
                                                                                                    CNR-IBAM                                                                          Italy
BOVIAR s.r.l.                                                                          Italy        RealTime 3D platform for remote visiting of cultural heritage                       TO    94
Scada Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory                   TO    60
                                                                                                    CNR-Institute of Acoustics                                                        Italy
                                                                                                    Nondestructive acoustic method and device, for the determination of
                                                                                                    detachments of mural paintings                                                     TO     96
                                                                                           C
Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                    Italy        CNR-ISMAR-sezione di Genova                                                       Italy
Traceability of moveable cultural assets                                                 TO    62   In-situ corrosion monitoring on metal surfaces by electrochemical methods         KHE     99
Earth Observation technologies applied to cartography and tourist guidance.              TO    64
Cultural heritage surveillance.                                                          TO    66   CNR-ITABC                                                                         Italy
New advanced technologies applied to the cultural heritage conservation.                 TO    68   High performance portable X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometers                          TO    101
Earth Observation technologies applied to Archaeology                                    TO    70
                                                                                                    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche                                                Italy
Centrica                                                                               Italy        Characterization of archaeological and architectural ceramics                       TO    103
A state of the art web-based DRM/DAM software designed for digital image collections     TO    72   Compatible mortars for the conservation of the architectural and
An innovative tool to deliver high quality images in the world wide web                  TO    76   archaeological heritage                                                            TO     105

Centro Interdipartimentale “Laboratorio di Ricerca per la Diagnostica dei              Italy        Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari         Italy
Beni Culturali”, Università degli Studi di Bari                                                     Biotech production of enzymes in microorganisms                                   KHE     107
Bioactive nanoparticles to fight microbial communities on stone Artworks               KHE     79
Techniques and methodologies for diagnostics of Cultural Heritage                       TO     81   Consorzio CETMA                                                                   Italy
                                                                                                    Infra-red thermography for the non-destructive assessment and diagnosis of
CNR- Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica Università di               Italy        historic structures                                                                TO     109
Napoli Federico II
PlaceMaker software: a flexible and interactive tool for complex analysis and                       CR&RC Centro Recupero e Restauro Campano                                          Italy
sustainable planning                                                                   KHE     84   Innovative materials and new products for the restoration of historical edifice
                                                                                                    walls and paving for urban areas with low environmental impact                     TO     113
CNR- Istituto per la Conservazione e la valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali              Italy        Italian enterprise operating in the sector of building materials seeks partners
Fluorinated polymers for conservation and restoration of stone artifacts               KHE     87   for the certification of new innovative products                                    TR    115
                                                                                                    CREALAB SRL                                                                       Italy
                                                                                                    CREA-RE a flexible remote management platform applicable to all domain              TO    117

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                                                                                         D         Mobile laboratory for safety, conservation and promotion of the architectural heritage         TO     153
D’Appolonia S.p.A.                                                                   Italy
Prism-Grating spectrographic optics                                                    TO    120   Dipartimento Informatica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Milano                    Italy
                                                                                                   Music processing technology                                                                     TO    156
Demetra                                                                              Italy
Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod: the multimedia video-guide systems for                             Dipartimento Ingegneria Elettronica, Sapienza Università di Roma                      Italy
tours in parks and cities.                                                            TO     122   A smart integrated system for chemical analysis                                                TO     158
Green management                                                                      TO     126
Smart Botanical Garden System                                                         TO     128
Non toxic, biodegradable organic Hot Foam system for weeds control                    TR     130

Department of chemistry - “Sapienza”, University of Rome                             Italy                                                                                                           E
Aspecific in situ analysis of soluble salts                                            TO    133   ECOMEDIA                                                                                      Italy
                                                                                                   MUST System: Multilingual Simultaneous Transmission for automatic
Diasis s.r.l.                                                                        Italy         commentaries (GPS/RFID)                                                                        TO     161
The “Sonic Imprint”, a new non-invasive technique able to univocally identify
and monitor the integrity of precious works of art.                                   TO     135   Emitech s.r.l.                                                                                Italy
                                                                                                   Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for cloth                                  TO    163
DIMEG, University of Padova                                                          Italy         Alternative disinfestations technology for the conservation of the wooden
A laboratory network for a multidisciplinary analytical and technological                          cultural heritage                                                                              TO     166
characterization of cultural heritage materials and objects (LADIMO)                  TO     138   Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for paper and for the archival
                                                                                                   heritage conservation                                                                          TO     169
Dipartimento di Energetica, Sapienza Università di Roma                              Italy
Non destructive in situ investigations on Cultural Heritage                          KHE     140   ENEA                                                                                          Italy
Detection of topographical features over wide areas using a shear-force microscope     TO    143   Diagnostic technology based on scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis                 KHE     172
                                                                                                   Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF): applications to environmental monitoring,
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Bologna                                       Italy         cultural heritage preservation, medical diagnostics and terrorism protection                   TO     174
Combined Magnetic Resonance Techniques for diagnostic investigations of                            Multipurpose Digital Archive                                                                   TO     177
Cultural Heritage porous materials                                                   KHE     145
Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica                                Italy
Decision support and tools for integration and efficiency of the solar components    KHE     148   ENEA - Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente                                   Italy
in architectural heritage                                                                          Non invasive – no contact “seismic early warning - protection system” for statues
Decision suppor and tools for eco-efficiency in rehabilitation works using fiber                   and museal objects”                                                                            TO     180
reinforced materials technologies                                                    KHE     150


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ErgonixART                                                                       Italy         Georender srl                                                                          Italy
Multi-sensorial Pathways for exhibitions, museums or public areas                  TO    182   3D laser scanner surveying and modelling                                                 TO    200

ESG GRoup - University of Calabria                                               Italy         Glaswerkstaette Rothkegel                                                           Germany
Graphical and Virtual reconstruction, GIS embedded,                                            More security through optimized radiance filtering - UV&IR-protective glazing            TO    202
of archaeological environments                                                   KHE     185   and lighting concepts for the protection of art in museums etc.

E-voluzione srl                                                                  Italy         Global eco service srl                                                                 Italy
Technology for Museal Exhibits, Man Machine Interfaces                           KHE     188   System for removing the heat related to the IR component in the spectral                 TO    204
                                                                                               emission of the UV lamps in offset printing machines ink drying
                                                                                               Floor radiating system, specially designed for cultural heritage and suitable for       TO     206
                                                                                               temporary or external utilization like fair, temporary events
                                                                                     F
Forus srl                                                                        Italy
Underwater archaelogy system                                                     KHE     190
                                                                                                                                                                                          H
Fraunhofer Institut for Silicat Research ISC                                  Germany          H2 s.r.l.                                                                              Italy
Cultural Heritage Preservation Research                                           KHE    192   AriannaWeb - Solution for historical archives online publishing (EAD compliant)          TO    208
International Convention Centre for conferences and meetings in the area of                    Arianna3 - Software for historical archives description (ISAD compliant)                 TO    212
Cultural Heritage Preservation                                                   KHE     193
                                                                                               HomeGate srl                                                                           Italy
                                                                                               New technologies and innovation for the Cultural Heritage                              KHE     215

                                                                                     G
GeodaG Sistemi Srl                                                               Italy
New anchorage system for structural and geotechnical application                   TO    194                                                                                              I
                                                                                               IBAM-CNR                                                                               Italy
Geographike SRL                                                                  Italy         Satellite imagery processing for archaeology                                           KHE     218
Web GIS and DBMS solutions for Cultural Heritage Advancement                     KHE     196
                                                                                               ID Technology                                                                          Italy
GEONETLAB, University of Trieste                                                 Italy         A scalable distributed Open Archival Information System (OAIS)                             T   220
Road and environment survey by GNSS static and mobile mapping                      TO    198   Oltreweb: integrated access metaweb to heterogeneous Cultural Heritage Asset             TO    223
system/PDA tourist guide for archaeological and cultural heritages



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Il Cenacolo s.r.l.                                                                         Italy         Istituto Protezione Piante                                                       Italy
LEONARDO: the permanent constant-strain frame for paintings                                  TO    226   DGGE for the identification of environmental microorganisms                      KHE     266

Industry and cultural heritage cluster                                                   France          ITABC - CNR                                                                      Italy
Experience sharing from the french industries and heritages cluster                        KHE     229   Integrated Ground Methods for Archaeological Prospections - IGMAP                KHE     268

Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart                                 Germany
Optical Sensors for Cultural Heritage Structural Diagnostics Applications                KHE       231   ITABC-CNR                                                                        Italy
                                                                                                         ARKIS CuBe: 3D Java-based Web GIS & 3D
Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBIGS)                           Poland          virtual modelling system                                                       EURTD     271
Alarm sender using LAN/VAN networks which can be used in museums etc.                        TO    233
Nanotechnology application in building industry                                              TO    235
Silica sol from waste chalcedonite used in order to improve the construction                 TO    237
products’ properties                                                                                                                                                                         L

Institute of Intelligent System for Automation                                             Italy         LAbein-Tecnalia                                                                 Spain
A System to Automatically Monitor Archaeological Sites and Museums                         KHE     239   Integration of Information Technologies for management and revalorisation of      TO     273
                                                                                                         historical surroundings.
Interagens s.r.l.                                                                          Italy         Augmented Reality for the diffusion, promotion and learning of Cultural           TO     276
Interactive Animated Characters for Cultural Heritage                                        TO    241
                                                                                                         Laboratorio de Documentación Geométrica del Patrimonio (UPV/EHU)                Spain
IREA-CNR                                                                                   Italy         Geometric Documentation, information transcendence, metadata                     KHE     280
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic                    TO    244
of the Cultural Heritage                                                                                 L’AltroVerso FotoGrafiche di Anna Laura Bachini                                  Italy
Optic fiber sensor for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage      TO     247   Decorative urban panels fully customable                                           TO    282
Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic of               TO     250
the Cultural Heritage                                                                                    LERM                                                                           France
                                                                                                         Non destructive tests and laboratory analysis for building and material           TO     284
Isolcell Italia S.p.A.                                                                     Italy         pathologies
Technical module for atmospheric climatic control of showcases                               TO    253
ISSIA-CNR                                                                                  Italy         LFArchitettura                                                                   Italy
A geographically distributed system for the aided recomposition of fragments                 TO    255   Professional services in favour of sustainable architectural planning            KHE     286
OMERO: a system to allow blind people to touch virtual reality                               TO    261



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Liberologico                                                                          Italy                                                                                            N
A webGIS for the planning, managing and documenting of restoration works                TO    287   NO ORG                                                                        Romania
GSM Audio-guide for Arts, Tourism and Environment                                       TO    292   Multifunctional integrated technology fot the conservation                        TR      315
Platform for multi-schema cataloguing                                                   TO    296   of national cultural heritafe
                                                                                                    The conservation of patrimonony objects in hight frequency coul plasma             TO     317

                                                                                                    NOVA CONSERVACAO, LDA                                                         Portugal
                                                                                         M          Information management system applied to the cultural heritage, regarding          TR     319
Magit Sp. z o.o.                                                                    Poland          conservation, maintenance and documentation.
3D Interactive visualisations of museums, buildings and cities                          TO    299
The multimedia kiosks - information points for museums, galeries, monuments etc.        TO    301

MBL SOLUTIONS                                                                         Italy                                                                                             O
Innovative microwaves technology for restoration and pest control in wooden             TO    303   OBAN&OBANI                                                                     Poland
immovable structuresù                                                                               Preventive Conservation Strategies for Protection of Organic Objects in        EURTD      321
                                                                                                    Museums, Historic Buildings and Archives
MENCI SOFTWARE                                                                        Italy
Photographic tridimensional scanning till micrometric scale for cultural heritage       TO    305   Officina per le Arti Opera srl                                                   Italy
measure monitoring                                                                                  3D digital textured models -suitable for interactive navigation- from laser      KHE      323
                                                                                                    scanning data
MEOGEO srl (IMAA-CNR spinoff company)                                                 Italy
Advanced technologies for risk assessment and management of cultural                  KHE     307   Osservatorio sul Moderno a Roma, Architecture department - University             Italy
resources                                                                                           of Rome “La Sapienza”
                                                                                                    Territory Sustainable development: urban project for an environmentally-       EURTD      326
META srl                                                                              Italy         accepted recuperation/reuse of modern and contemporary architecture
Meta3D: an engine for high quality 3D real-time rendering and simulation                TO    309

Metis Systems S.r.l.                                                                  Italy
Digital Reproduction Systems for extreme high quality reproduction of large             TO    311                                                                                         P
originals and books.                                                                                P-Culture working group                                                           Italy
                                                                                                    ADMIRE: Personalized Cultural Tourism System on mobile device                       TO    328




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Planetek Italia s.r.l.                                                             Italy         SoArcheoMed srl                                                                 Italy
WebGIS 3D & Permanent Scatterers Technique for Monitoring and                      KHE     330   Technology about survey of archaeological sites and artistic buildings and        TR    353
Management of Cultural Heritages                                                                 drawing finds

PROTUA tecnologia antropocentrica per beni culturali                               Italy         societa italiana biotecnologie                                                  Italy
Focus: a smart telescope to discover culture and history in a landscape in a         TO    334   Software and website for rapid diagnostic of microbial biodeterioration of        TO    355
very easy way                                                                                    Cultural Property

                                                                                                 SUPO CERBER Fire Fighting Security Systems                                    Poland
                                                                                                  Automatic Water Fog System for Fire Extinguishing                                TO    357
                                                                                       R
Radiolan srl                                                                       Italy         SZINFLEX PLUS Ltd.                                                           Hungary
Low-cost device for wireless telemetry and remote control of systems                 TO    336   Roofing foil with fungicidal and antibacterial effect                            TO     359

Regione Autonoma V.d.A. - Direzione Ricerca e Progetti Cofinanziati                Italy
Historical bridge continuous monitoring                                              TR    338
Surface mapping and analysis by remote recorder                                      TR    340                                                                                      T
                                                                                                 T&T Italy
                                                                                                 LIDAR/Hyperspectral data for archaeological and environmental surveys            TO     362

                                                                                       S         T.E.A. sas di E. Console & C.                                                   Italy
S.R.S. Engineering Design s.r.l.                                                   Italy         Techniques and methodologies for not-invasive diagnostic of the Cultural        KHE     366
Development of Technical Software for Enginnering Design and Control               KHE     342   Heritage
Systems Des
Reliable monitoring system for the detection of changes in physical parameters      TO     344   Tecnolab srl                                                                    Italy
                                                                                                 Handheld informational platform for museums                                       TO    369
SiTI                                                                               Italy
Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage                    TO    346   The Agricultural Research Council (CRA)                                         Italy
Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage                    TO    348   Magnetic Resonance Imaging for analysis of lapideous materials                    TO    371

Smarttech                                                                        Poland          Togunà Interactive S.r.l.                                                       Italy
ScanBright – mobile system for 3D measurement                                        TO    350    i-muse™ - Interactive Museum                                                     TO    375




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Tomogea S.r.l.                                                                     Italy         University of Molise - Department of Sciences and technology for                         Italy
Electromagnetic non-invasive measurements for investigating environment and          TO    376   environment and territory
 cultural heritage.                                                                              Process for the bio-cleaning of the surfaces of objects of various chemical
                                                                                                 natures and buildings, including Cultural Heritage (Bioclean-art).                        TO     398
TRACS SRL                                                                          Italy
ANEMONE - An innovative multimedia, multi-transport system that improve the            T   379   University of Palermo Department of Information Technology                               Italy
underwater communications for SCUBA                                                              Robot acting as a guide in cultural areas                                                  TO    401

                                                                                                 University of Parma                                                                      Italy
                                                                                                 Instruments and NDT technologies for the structural integrity
                                                                                       U         assessment of buildings                                                                   TO     404
Univ. of Rome                                                                      Italy
Structural investigation of parchment and paper-made artefacts                       TO    381   University of Rome Tor Vergata, Dept Biology                                            Italy
                                                                                                 Methods for control and monitoring of stone bio deterioration                         EURTD      406
UNIVERSITà DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO                                                   Italy         in archaeological sites
New Accessibility towards Cultural Heritage                                          TO    383
                                                                                                 University of Siena                                                                      Italy
                                                                                                 Wireless Sensor Network for real-time monitoring
Università di Firenze - DET - Laboratorio Ultrasuoni e Controlli Non Distruttivi   Italy         of Cultural Heritage assets                                                               TO     409
Applications of high resolution holographic radar for cultural heritage              TO    386
                                                                                                 University of Siena - Centre of Geotechnologies                                          Italy
University of Bari                                                                 Italy         Geotechnologies for the Cultural Heritage: remote sensing, digital
Laser Innovation in Artworks Conservation and Education (LIACE)                      TO    389   photogrammetry, GIS, web-GIS, 3D modelling,
                                                                                                 laser scanning, geophysics                                                                TO     411
University of Brescia - DICATA                                                     Italy
Experimental investigation on mechanical behaviour of natural pozzolana lime         TO    393   Unversity of Cassino                                                                     Italy
mortars as a fundamental step for the design of structural repair of historical                  Mechanics of manipulation and industrial robotizations to carry out                        TO    414
buildings.                                                                                       architectural surveys

University of Calabria - Department of Mechanical Engineering                      Italy
Low-cost system for the stereoscopic visualization of 3D digital model.              TO    396
                                                                                                                                                                                             V
                                                                                                 Virtual Italian Parks srl                                                     Italy
                                                                                                 Virtual Reality Platform and 3D graphical engine                                TO       416


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VIRTUALWARE                                                                 Spain
Recreation of Heritage Sites using Virtual Reality Technology                 TO     418

Visual Communication Technologies VICOMTech                                 Spain
Valorization of Cultural Heritage                                            KHE     421




                                                                                W
Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna/Military University of Technology             Poland
Laser cleaning of monuments and works of art                                   TO    423




                                                                                 x
Xewer                                                                        Italy
Electric generation systems with accumulation fuelled by photovoltaic or
aeolian energy                                                                TO     426
Micro photovoltaic system for small and medium electric uses (Sun Spark)      TO     428




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Know-how/ expertise KHE_FR_22253                                                                     France      Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                 Advantages               The innovative aspects of this project lay on research projects :
A-Corros                                                                                                                                  -Development of tools able to ameliorate the on site diagnosis by means of non
village d’entreprises,                                                                                                                    destructive testing (acoustic emission, lamb waves, etc.),
ZI Nord - BP 12114                                                                                                                        -Development of a really innovative method to dechlorinate underwater archaeo-
F - 13646 Arles Cedex                                                                                                                     logical artefacts : use of subcritical fluids

Title                    Expertise and diagnosis in corrosion and conservation of metallic cultural heritage,    Current State            Already on the market
                         either terrestrial or submarine                                                         of Development
                                                                                                                 of the Technology
Abstract                 A French company offers expertise and diagnosis in corrosion problems of the
                         metallic cultural heritage, either terrestrial or submarine.                            Intellectual             Exclusive rights
                         The company is looking for industrial or research partners to collaborate in a          Property Rights:         In link with Clemson University, south Carolina, U.S.A
                         Mediterranean centre for conservation and restoration of underwater artefacts.
                                                                                                                 Application Domains      Construction technology; Materials technology; Measurement methods
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation
Detailed description     A-CORROS is a company specialized in the expertise and diagnosis in corrosion
                         problems of the metallic cultural heritage, either terrestrial or submarine. The        Profile of Target        Research organisation and industries
                         working fields are mostly harbour infrastructures, industrial heritage (metallic mon-   Partner
                         uments) and submarine archaeology.
                         On the industrial heritage point of view, A-CORROS deals with on site corrosion         The Specific Area of    Conservation and restoration
                         measurements, laboratoty experiments and provides some conservation recoman-            Activity of the Partner Research organisation / industry in the field of underwater technology
                         dations. A-CORROS is specialized either in the on site diagnosis or the laboratory
                         experiments (in collaboration with LERM society) and especially on non-destruc-         The Tasks to be          Use the expertise of A-Corros- join the Mediterranean centre
                         tive testing.                                                                           Performed of             for conservation and restoration of underwater artefacts
                                                                                                                 the Partner Sought
                         The next axis of development will deal with the creation, in Arles, of a
                         Mediterranean centre for conservation and restoration of underwater artefacts.          Responsible IRC          IRC MedIN (French Mediterranean)
                         This laboratory will work with European and moreover Euromediteranean partners
                         in order to develop some collaboration in the fields of :
                         -corrosion expertise : optimizing on site diagnosis tools and protocols,
                         -conservation : developing on site conservation treatments and optimizing treat-
                         ment times,
                         -education : training archaeologist and young conservators,




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Technology Offer         TO_IT_22387                                                                    Italy    Innovative Aspects /    Anthroponet project is the first experiment on Italian territory and one of the first,
                                                                                                                 Advantages              at the international level, about census of skeletal material on a geographical basis
Applidea Editrice Srl                                                                                                                    and on-line spread of results.
via Trieste 18                                                                                                                           It uses Google API map technology: archaeological sites are located on maps
I - 09047 Selargius CA                                                                                                                   according to coordinates inserted during census.
                                                                                                                                         Three-dimensional reproductions allow prolonged and non-invasive use of special
Title                    Web-based archives on human skeletal material with tridimensional representa-                                   finds, which can be examined and measured accurately without being touched,
                         tions                                                                                                           thus remaining preserved from the risks of wear. It’s possible to get measuring lin-
                                                                                                                                         ear, angular and more.
Abstract                 The Anthroponet project is a comprehensive archive of the skeletal material from
                         Sardinia, based on a digital database that can be accessed on the web. The period       Main advantages         The census of skeletal material of prehistoric Sardinia will enable the anthropolo-
                         considered stretches from the Lower Paleolithic to the end of the Roman Empire                                  gy community to find specific information on sites of interest and carry out gener-
                         articulated in the following phases: definition of the data dictionary and cataloging                           al statistical analyses.
                         criteria of skeletal materials; recording; compilation of information units and glos-                           The information collected may be shared among scholars of different scientific dis-
                         sary; digitalization of data; 3-dimensional reconstructions; creation of the web                                ciplines at regional, national and international levels. They can also provide a valu-
                         interface.                                                                                                      able material to be used for educational purposes, cultural and tourism, to pro-
                                                                                                                                         mote and enhance the heritage of Sardinia.
Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia                                                                           Such knowledge is extremely useful for the study of specific anthropological prob-
                                                                                                                                         lems, such as the origin of particular diseases (thalassemia), the health and
                                                                                                                                         lifestyle, and the mode of peopling Sardinia.
Detailed description     The projected database is composed by seven major groups of information: geog-
                         raphy, general information, excavation and burial type, archaeological and anthro-      Web Link Present        www.anthroponet.it
                         pological information, relative and absolute dates, bibliography. Some items will       Innovative Product
                         be complemented by graphics, photographs, tridimensional representations
                         (skeletal elements and artifacts). These will enable the retrieval of dimensions        Intellectual            Copyright protected
                         (length, angles, perimeters, areas, volumes). The database is susceptible to be         Property Rights:
                         updated as new skeletal collections become known or are recovered.
                         In order to allow the use of the resulting website for touristic and educational pur-   Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                         poses, informative pages concerning the scientific contents, and a glossary of tech-
                         nical terminology will be published. The end result will be a useful instrument for     Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint venture agreement
                         scholars of prehistory and ancient history, who will be able to retrieve specific
                         information and perform comparative analyses. The produced synthesis of infor-          Profile of Target       Archaeological Superintendencies, anthropology and archaeology Departments
                         mation truly represents a necessary condition for the study of the evolution of the     Partner                 of universities, Museums
                         bio-demographic features of Sardinia in the period covered.
                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE




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Technology Offer        TO_FR_21795                                                                    France                               - no handover,
                                                                                                                                            - no drying stress,
Arkheïa                                                                                                                                     - no shrinkage,
BP 60136                                                                                                                                    - no bug holes,
F - 13631 ARLES Cedex                                                                                                                       - decrease of production costs.

Title                                                                                                              Current State            Already on the market
                                                                                                                   of Development
                        New artificial and mineral material for art restoration or moulded works of art

Abstract                A French company has developed a new artificial and mineral material with very             of the Technology

                                                                                                                   Web Link Present
                        performant properties : workability, hardening, shrinkage, esthetic aspect,...
                                                                                                                                            www.arkheia.fr
                                                                                                                   Innovative Product
                        This material can be used for art reproduction or specific esthetic production.

Technology Keywords Materials Technology
                                                                                                                   Intellectual             Patent(s) granted
Detailed description    Arkheïa, French SME, has developed a composition including water and air hard-             Property Rights:

                                                                                                                   Application Domains
                        enable binders that can be used notably for the realisation of moulded objects
                        having the aspect and the properties of stone.                                                                      Construction technology; Materials technology

                                                                                                                   Collaboration Details
                        These objects can be structures, statutes, slabs, paving blocks, city or interior furni-
                        ture, chimneys...                                                                                                   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical
                        These materials can be used for art reproduction or for any material with esthetic                                  co-operation

                                                                                                                   Profile of Target
                        characteristics.
                                                                                                                                            - Industrial sector: mold and precast factory manufacture
                                                                                                                   Partner
                        The company can also realise finish-polishing mortar or finishing and decoration
                        coats.                                                                                                              - Restorers and moulding plants /art gallery and museum curator, architect
                        The company is looking for industrial partners or partners working in the restora-                                  - Art, design and decoration

                                                                                                                   The Specific Area of
                        tion field for a license agreement, a technical collaboration or a commercial agree-
                                                                                                                                           Art restoration, furniture manufacturers
                                                                                                                   Activity of the Partner
                        ment with technical assistance.

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                   The Tasks to be
                        Any esthetic characteristics can be done and the material is adapted to each
Advantages                                                                                                                                  The partner will use the materiel for art, restoration or for the creation of its
                                                                                                                   Performed of
                        project. The properties of the new material can be similar to the material to be
                                                                                                                                            own products.Arkheia will provide engineering, technical consultancy,
                                                                                                                   the Partner Sought
                        reproduced, or slightly different.
                                                                                                                                            testing of new applications, adaptation to specific needs, and quality control.
Main advantages
                                                                                                                   Responsible IRC
                        The composition of the material has many advantages compared to cement-based
                        formulations.                                                                                                       IRC MedIN (French Mediterranean)
                        - decrease of hardening time before drawing,
                        - increase of drawing resistance,
                        - better workability,
                        - easier implementation,


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Technology Offer       TO_IT_22511                                                                        Italy                             - CCD cooled scientific camera
ART Test                                                                                                                                    - interferential filter set
Via Giuntini 13                                                                                                                             - Computer controlled
I - 56023 Pisa                                                                                                                              - Proprietary software
                                                                                                                                            - Average acquisition time: 1h30’/m2
Title
                                                                                                                   Innovative Aspects /
                       Multilayer painting analysis
                                                                                                                                            There is no other system which is capable of providing this sort of images.
Abstract               An Italian company specialised in optical non-invasive diagnostics services target-         Advantages               The method has been patented.

                                                                                                                   Main advantages
                       ed at artworks, has developed a method to acquire separate images of varnish and
                       paint layers which compose the external part of a painting. The company is look-                                     Having such data enables the conservators to map the presence of different var-
                       ing for partners and customers to promote sales in other European countries.                                         nish layers and inpaintings, and control the possible removal of them. This tech-
                                                                                                                                            nique helps them in a new and powerful way in one of the most complex parts of
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                                 a restoration intervention.

                                                                                                                   Current State
                    Telematics Applications; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
                                                                                                                                            Already on the market
Detailed description                                                                                               of Development
                                                                                                                   of the Technology
                       Painted surfaces are, generally speaking, multilayer structures. In the conservation
                       field, a few methods are available to investigate such structures, and to permit to

                                                                                                                   Web Link Present
                       image layers which are normally hidden to the naked eye. One of these methods
                                                                                                                                            Patent(s) granted
                                                                                                                   Innovative Product
                       makes use of IR radiation. Analysing the IR radiation reflected by a painting’s sur-
                       face it is generally possible to see the underlying priming layer and possibly the

                                                                                                                   Application Domains
                       preparatory underdrawing.
                       The other methods currently used to investigate the various separate layers, imply                                   Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                       microsampling of the painting surface and analysing the cross-section.                                               Diagnostics labs (public and private); museums; art galleries; auction houses; art
                       However, in this way, there are two main drawbacks. The first is linked to the need                                  experts; collectors; antique dealers.
                       of a (micro-)invasive action, the other is related to the fact that the results are valid                            Public and private projects (european, etc) for research, monitoring, exhibition in
                       only for that specific sample, and cannot be generally extended to the neighbour-                                    the cultural heritage field.

                                                                                                                   Collaboration Details
                       ing surface.
                       The method we propose is intended to provide a qualitative image stratigraphy of                                     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                       the varnish and superficial paint layers, overcoming some of the previously men-                                     Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

                                                                                                                   Profile of Target
                       tioned weak points of the currently used techniques. This new procedure makes
                                                                                                                                            Diagnostics companies; public and private conservation labs;
                                                                                                                   Partner
                       use of UV induced visible fluorescence multispectral imaging and exploits the fact
                       that different materials fluoresce, reflect and absorb light in different ways, and                                  partners in cultural heritage projects (es. Framework programmes, etc); museums,
                       electromagnetic radiation in the visible range has a different penetrating power                                     foundations, etc.

                                                                                                                   The Specific Area of
                       depending on its wavelength. The result of this process is a set of images. In each
                                                                                                                                           Study and conservation of art and archaeological cultural heritage;
                                                                                                                   Activity of the Partner organization and/or sponsoring of exhibitions, restorations and events in cultural
                       of them a different layer is visible.

                       Technical data:                                                                                                     heritage field.


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The Tasks to be      Technology spreading; cooperation in funded projects; customer acquisition.   Technology Offer       TO_IT_21735                                                                   Italy
Performed of                                                                                       ART Test
the Partner Sought                                                                                 Via Giuntini 13
                                                                                                   I - 56023 Pisa
Responsible IRC      IRC RECITAL
                                                                                                   Title                  Planar scanner for high definition infrared reflectography

                                                                                                   Abstract               An Italian company specialised in optical non-invasive diagnostics services target-
                                                                                                                          ed at artworks, has developed an actuated planar Infrared (IR) scanner, with sen-
                                                                                                                          sitivity till 1700 nm, and a radiation source with rich continuous emission spectrum
                                                                                                                          in the long wavelength range. The company is looking for partners and customers
                                                                                                                          to promote sales in other European countries.

                                                                                                   Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                                                                                                                       Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools

                                                                                                   Detailed description   Infrared Reflectography is an imaging technique, mainly used in the fields of doc-
                                                                                                                          umentation and conservation of easel paintings.
                                                                                                                          IR reflectography is an a unobtrusive technique, which makes it specially suitable
                                                                                                                          for the investigation of artworks. It generally makes underdrawing and underpaint-
                                                                                                                          ing visible (Underdrawing is the preparatory sketch that precedes the application
                                                                                                                          of color paint).
                                                                                                                          This is because infrared light generally penetrates the upper layers and is then
                                                                                                                          reflected by the ground and absorbed by the underdrawing. This differential
                                                                                                                          absorption can be imaged by an infrared-sensitive camera.
                                                                                                                          IR reflectography is used by conservators and art-historians before the restoration
                                                                                                                          work, and during any documentation phase.
                                                                                                                          Nowadays the traditional IR film has been mostly replaced by digital systems,
                                                                                                                          which allow more reliable database creation, a better image processing and
                                                                                                                          enhancing, easy reproducibility of the reflectograms, and, most important, a high-
                                                                                                                          er image quality, in particular as far as paint penetration goes.

                                                                                                                          The developed device consists of a motorised planar scanner equipped with an
                                                                                                                          InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) sensor. It can acquire high resolution digital
                                                                                                                          reflectographies with high tonal dynamics. It features a light modular structure,
                                                                                                                          with respect to the wide surface that can be acquired with one single scan (up to
                                                                                                                          6.5 sq.mt.). The acquisition is performed with a standardised procedure, implying


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                       the device prior lab calibration, an on-site calibration, stable set-up, sensitivity, fil-   Intellectual              Secret know-how
                       ter system and radiation source, whose characteristics are mentioned in the tech-            Property Rights:
                       nical data. This will be provided together with the acquired and processed data.
                                                                                                                    Application Domains       Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                       Technical data:                                                                                                        Customers: diagnostics labs (public and private); museums; art galleries; auction
                       - IR sensor: InGaAs Photodiode, spectral sensitivity 0.8 - 1.7 micron                                                  houses; art experts; collectors; antique dealers.
                       - Lighting: 2 halogen lamps 10 W                                                                                       Public and private projects (European, etc) for research, monitoring, exhibition in
                       - Spatial Resolution of Scanned Area 101,6 dpi (on painted surface)                                                    the cultural heritage field.
                       - Reflectogram gray levels: 12 bit/pixel resolution
                       - Overall amplitude XYZ Area Analysis in a single acquisition: 1.8 x 3.8 m                   Collaboration Details     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                       - Modular and transportable device, easy to assemble                                                                   Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement
                       - Size: depending on the acquisition area chosen (in the actual prototype 200 or
                       400 x 230 cm; depth 70 cm)                                                                   Profile of Target         Diagnostics companies; public and private conservation labs; partners in cultural
                       - Light structure, easy to transport                                                         Partner                   heritage projects (es. Framework programmes, etc); museums, foundations, etc.
                       - External stabilized power supply 24 V
                       - Computer controlled                                                                        The Specific Area of    Study and conservation of art and archaeological cultural heritage; organization
                       - Proprietary software                                                                       Activity of the Partner and/or sponsoring of exhibitions, restorations and events in cultural heritage field.
                       - Average acquisition time: 1h30’/m2
                                                                                                                    The Tasks to be
Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                                              Technology spreading; cooperation in funded projects; customer acquisition.
                       The performances of this system are much higher compared to a vidicon or CCD                 Performed of
Advantages             camera and enable a better readability of the acquired images. The resulting                 the Partner Sought
                       images do not require any post-processing since they do not suffer from any geo-
                       metric distortion, uneven illumination effects, vignetting, etc.                             Responsible IRC           IRC RECITAL

Main advantages        Short scanning time. Large scanning area. Highly precise metrical referenced posi-
                       tioning; Reflectogram in 1:1 scale with the painting target. Radiometrically calibrat-
                       ed. Autofocussing system and combined acquisition of other optical diagnostics
                       methods (in progress).

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       www.art-test.com
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Technology Request TR_IT_22422                                                                          Italy                            experise in order to be supported in developing GSM/GPRS/UMTS applications for
Artemis srl                                                                                                                              data collection.
c/o Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università Politecnica delle Marche via Brecce Bianche
I - 60131 Ancona                                                                                                 Main advantages         WSN is a very promising technology, because of its flexibility and low cost.

Title                                                                                                            Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                                 of Development
                        Non Destructive Diagnostics and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage

Abstract                ARTEMIS Srl was born in Ancona on March 31 2003 as a university spin-off, col-           of the Technology

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                        lecting and unifying the experiences and the skills of the Department of Mechanics
                                                                                                                                         Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                        and of the Department of Architecture Construction and Structures - DACS of the
                        Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Marche, with those of the

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                        industrial partner Aderma Srl. The company has always worked in the sector of
                        NDT, participating in national pilot projects and recently starting a participation in                           Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods

                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details
                        EU RTD activities. The company is interested in being supported in developing
                        GSM/GPRS/UMTS applications for data collection.                                                                  Technical co-operation

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                      Profile of Target       Academy
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools                                                   Partner

Detailed description                                                                                             The Specific Area of    ITC, remote data acquisition by GSM/GPRS/UMTS modules
                                                                                                                 Activity of the Partner
                        In the area of activity of Aderma, ventilated walls, DACS and the Department of
                        Mechanic patented a measurement technology based on the scanning laser

                                                                                                                 The Tasks to be
                        Dopple vibrometer (SLDV) for the determination of the conservation state of ven-
                                                                                                                                         Help and support in developing GSM/GPRS/UMTS applications for data collection
                                                                                                                 Performed of
                        tilated walls (“Remote diagnostic system for the determination of pathologies in

                                                                                                                 the Partner Sought
                        ventilated walls stone coverings”, MC 2002 A 000087, october 17 2002). Around
                        this patent Artemis Srl has been created, and it is positioning itself in the field of

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                        building diagnostics, thanks also to the considerable experience of its personnel in
                        the use of other instrumentation, such as infrared thermography and ground pen-                                  IRC IRIDE
                        etrating radar (GPR). Recently, Artemis started developing autonomously what are
                        known as WSNs - Wireless Sensors Networks, an innovative approach for the mon-
                        itoring of environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, light level,
                        vibrations. On this purpose, the company is interested in being helped in develop-
                        ing GSM/GPRS/UMTS applications for data collection.

Innovative Aspects /    Data can be collected remotely and analyzed or simply shown on Web pages; new
Advantages              measurement nodes are automatically added to an existing network, not requiring
                        an extensive re-programming; data may be collected and exported in many open
                        source formats, like PostgreSQL. On this purpose, the company is looking for


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22428                                                                           Italy    Innovative Aspects /     The main innovation aspects are linked with the possibilty to realize a complete
B&C Speakers                                                                                                    Advantages               design concept of every location enriched with it. The coordination of sound and
via Poggiomoro 1                                                                                                                         lights allow to engineer new experience accourding to the specific needs of the
I - 50012 Bagno a Ripoli (FI)                                                                                                            organizations and of the customers involved.
                                                                                                                                         The system will be useful also in the wellness sector. Its capacity to involve con-
Title                  Outdoor sonorous parks specifically designed to enrich urban areas and parks                                      temporary more senses will have a beneficial effect on end users.
                                                                                                                                         Significant contributions could be given by this system in the field of reducing envi-
Abstract               A pool of Italian SMEs has developed a solution combining music and lights to cre-                                ronment noise pollution.
                       ate advanced experience for outdoor locations and for cultural heritage. The sys-
                       tem could be used both in natural ambient like public gardens and in urban ambi-         Main advantages          The system is fully customable. Lights and sounds could be specifically designed
                       ent like civil infrastructures, parkings and harbours. The tools developed could be                               for each type of application. The tools used have a low impact on the sorround-
                       used also in order to reduce the environment noise pollution. The SMEs involved                                   ings as they will be conceived in order to respect it.
                       in the project are looking for partners in order to joint further development, test
                       new applications, transfer the knowledge in new raw materials and for commer-            Current State            Already on the market
                       cial agreement wtih technical assistance.                                                of Development
                                                                                                                of the Technology
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology; Multimedia
                                                                                                                Intellectual             Secret know-how
Detailed description   The pool is coordinated by a musician building sonorous parks project. With some         Property Rights:
                       years of experience in this matter, he works assembling the expertise developed
                       by two SMEs specialized in loudspiker and LED technologies. Together they have           Application Domains      Construction technology; Materials technology
                       all the know-how necessary in order to build and customize olistic project for the
                       complete valorisation of every type of outdoor experience. The solution could be         Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                       built employing particular type of lights coordinated with sounds specifically                                    Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Other
                       designed for that particular kind of setting.
                       Many other applications could be developed starting from this kit of technologies        Profile of Target        Organization working in the cultural heritage segment
                       and competences. The SMEs involved are interested in evaluating every kind of            Partner
                       collaboration that could be linked with it.
                       Potential areas of application could be public and private gardens, amousement           The Specific Area of    Cultural heritage
                       parks, civil infrastructures like urban roads, highways and car parkings, railway sta-   Activity of the Partner
                       tions, urban areas and maritime infrastructures like harbours and especially mari-
                       nas. The system could be used also to reduce the acoustic pollution produced in          The Tasks to be
                       each particualr environment.                                                             Performed of
                       They are looking for partners in order to joint further development, test new appli-     the Partner Sought
                       cations, transfer the knowledge in new raw materials and for commercial agree-
                       ment wtih technical assistance.                                                          Responsible IRC          IRC RECITAL



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22492                                                                            Italy    Innovative Aspects /   The KIS system is based on:
BCAA Srl                                                                                                         Advantages             - Motion capture. These systems are able to encode the movement of user hand
via g. peroni 442/444                                                                                                                   into binary information. Thanks to the simplicity of the mechanism, from their very
I - 00131 Roma                                                                                                                          beginning these systems have worked in “real time”, allowing the emergence of
                                                                                                                                        human-machine interaction methods now well consolidated.
Title                  KIS (KILYKÀ INTERACTIVE SYSTEM) - The naked way for multimedia applications                                      The motion capture applied to the human body today is feasible following differ-
                                                                                                                                        ent methods and tools. The fundamental difference lies whether markers (reflec-
Abstract               KIS stems from the experience gained in the field of multimedia communications                                   tive or bright points) are placed on the body joints.
                       and of research in integrating different languages and expressive codes such as                                  Marker-based systems are highly accurate in identifying the parts of the body asso-
                       gestural, visual and music-instrumental.                                                                         ciated with markers themselves. The image sequence is captured by cameras con-
                       KIS is an immersive installation with a high experiential impact for the delivery of                             nected to the computer. This elaborates the images and identifies the movements
                       multimedia content. It is a technology that allows the user to create experiential                               by tracking the markers. The installation of such motion capture systems is how-
                       moments of great impact. Users live their “experience” inside an empty box                                       ever significantly complex and requires a long preparation phase for both the stage
                       (greater than 5 x 5 meters). This box virtually recreates around the user the world                              and the performer(s).
                       to be experienced by combining:                                                                                  These features make marker-based systems suitable for the realization of
                        - video                                                                                                         videogames, movies and whenever the time required by the preparation is not an
                       - three-dimensional resources, for example 3D tours                                                              issue.
                       - sounds and music                                                                                               The great innovation of KIS is it operates without markers.
                       - images and animations                                                                                          A powerful system of marker-less motion capture analyses the video stream
                                                                                                                                        acquired by a camera and transforms it into dynamic variables (absolute and rel-
Technology Keywords Multimedia                                                                                                          ative coordinates of the body in space, the quantity and quality of movement,
                                                                                                                                        etc..). Such variables describe in real time the observed scene, i.e., the background
Detailed description   KIS is based on a “markers less” motion-capture system                                                           environment and the subject who moves inside (who has not the need to dress
                       The great innovation of KIS is that the user moving inside the box interacts with all                            any motion sensor).
                       these resources without the need of any device (mouse,                                                           - Rendering engine that receives the input from the “motion/expression capture”
                       keyboards, gloves, sensors , etc.).                                                                              module and virtually transforms it in any possible type of output (video, audio,
                       User can drag images, activate sounds and movies simply by moving hands in the                                   interactivity, management of 3D virtual environments).
                       air, so actively exploring, investigating, and selecting the virtual contents recreated
                       around him. This is done just with the movement of the body, which is interpret-          Main advantages        The installation of KIS has significantly lower costs than other motion capture
                       ed by the system and translated into display instructions.                                                       devices.
                       KIS is an installation utility to repeated. Once the hardware is installed, you can                              The motion capture system is completely markerless, with conseguent speed up
                       modify and customize the setting simply by varying the conveyed content.                                         of the installation and the calibration process.
                       This means that the customer can reuse the system for immersive experiences on
                       various themes, just creating new multimedia content.                                     Current State          Already on the market
                       KIS has competitive costs The installation of KIS has significantly lower costs than      of Development
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Web Link Present         www.bcaa.it                                                                              Technology Offer TO_IT_22355                                                                            Italy
Innovative Product                                                                                                BOSSONG SPA
                                                                                                                  Via Enrico Fermi, 51
Intellectual             Copyright protected                                                                      I - 24050 GRASSOBBIO (Bg)
Property Rights:         we are just working on patents.

Application Domains      Information processing, information systems KIS is ideal for making installations,       Title                  Technology of injected anchors with sock as a versatile method of structural rein-
                         even permanent, within fair stands, playgrounds, museums or art galleries, corpo-                               forcement and strengthening for masonry structures
                         rate presentations and tourism promotion, and whenever it is necessary to engage
                         and amaze.                                                                               Abstract               During the restoring operations on existing buildings, strengthening works often
                                                                                                                                         involves the insertion of metal elements into the masonry or wooden structures:
Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical                                    the stitching up of cracks, the joining of the supporting metal elements to existing
                         co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement;                                 structures, the connection between floor slabs to perimeter walls, the strengthen-
                         Financial resources                                                                                             ing of wooden floors or roofs.
                                                                                                                                         Anchoring, connections and stitching can become one with the masonry or wood
Profile of Target        Industry, academy, digital entertainment, research organisation, public administration                          through grout or resin injections. Depending on the application and on the type of
Partner                                                                                                                                  material involved, injection anchors could require different types of intervention:
                                                                                                                                         resin injections are fairly simple when the anchorage lengths are less than 1.00-
The Specific Area of    Content delivering, r&d, event organisation, cultural applications                                               1.50 meters while, for longer lengths, you need to use grout injections compatible
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                                  with the original materials.
                                                                                                                                         Resin tixotropic used normally for injection anchors guarantees against excessive
The Tasks to be          Fund raising, products co-developing, commercial activity                                                       spreading in the wall cavity and voids, but the short curing time complicates the
Performed of                                                                                                                             deep extrusion stage.
the Partner Sought                                                                                                                       On the contrary, grout which is more fluid, is easily injected, but can get lost in the
                                                                                                                                         wall voids, cavity and cracks thus hindering the filling up of the borehole and giv-
Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                                                                       ing an inadequate anchorage.
                                                                                                                                         A solution to these problems can be found by applying innovative technology of
                                                                                                                                         injection anchors with sock.

                                                                                                                  Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology

                                                                                                                  Detailed description   The system is made of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve into which a
                                                                                                                                         specially developed grout is injected under low pressure. The injection material is
                                                                                                                                         a specially designed fluid grout, containing graded aggregates and other con-
                                                                                                                                         stituents which, when mixed with water produce a pumpable grout that exhibits
                                                                                                                                         good strength without shrinkage. Installation is through precisely drilled holes pro-
                                                                                                                                         duced by wet or dry diamond coring technology.


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                        The size and type of steel bar, the strength of grout and the diameter of the hole        Profile of Target       Universities
                        can all be varied to provide the required parameters and to provide an appropri-          Partner                 Project Engineers and Architects
                        ate stiffness compatibility with the masonry.                                                                     Cultural Heritage Authorities

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                                          Institutions
                        The flexible sleeve restrains the grout flow and expands up to twice its previous         The Specific Area of
Advantages
                                                                                                                                          Expertise and technician involved in the strengthening and restoring of masonry
                        diameter moulding itself into the shapes and spaces within the walls, providing a         Activity of the Partner existing historical buildings with a particular attention to those belonging to the
                        strong mechanical interlocking along the entire length of the anchor. Moreover the                                Cultural Heritage.
                        mesh of the sock is designed to contain the aggregates of the mixed grout allow-
                        ing the cement enriched water to pass through the sock providing a chemical bond          Responsible IRC          IRC Lombardia
                        with the substrate.
                        With the total control of grouting injection it is possible to guarantee that forces
                        are transmitted by bond, both mechanical and chemical, between the anchor and
                        the surrounding masonry, in axial direction, along the entire anchorage length.

Main advantages         Being force-trasmission entirely devolved to the injection anchor system, it is pos-
                        sible to avoid the installation of anchoring plates at the ends, thus performing blind
                        anchors. This is a typical application in the field of restoring of historical building
                        and monuments where the first necessity is the preservation of manufacts such as
                        old paints or precious plasters and other ornaments.

Current State           Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present        www.bossong.com
Innovative Product

Intellectual            Exclusive rights
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Construction technology; Materials technology

Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Other




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22515                                                                          Italy                             - identify the structure and integrate the acquisition data with details of the mate-
BOVIAR Srl                                                                                                                              rial, structural diagrams and site effects;
Via G. Puccini, 12/a                                                                                                                    - analyse static and dynamic conditions and provide on request a “picture” of the
I - 80026 Casoria (NA)                                                                                                                  internal strain status of the structure
                                                                                                                                        - determine the degradation status and evaluate the hazard degree as well
Title                  Scada Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory                                           - signal alarm conditions and suggest a number of options for decision making

Abstract                                                                                                       Intellectual             Secret know-how
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory, made up of a
                       multi-level network (data acquisition, transmission and processing) and a central-

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       ized support system for the decision-making.
                                                                                                                                        Construction technology; Information processing, information systems;
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                             Measurement methods

                                                                                                               Collaboration Details
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools
                                                                                                                                        Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture
Detailed description   The system is made up of a multi-level network (data acquisition, transmission                                   agreement; Financial resources

                                                                                                               Profile of Target
                       and processing) and a centralized support system for the decision-making.
                                                                                                                                        Light Industry, University, High School, Research Organization
                                                                                                               Partner
                       For each structural tipology there are specific monitoring parameters which are
                       deemed typical of that structure’s response and functional to the assessment of its

                                                                                                               The Specific Area of
                       actual status in relation to some limit conditions purposely defined.
                                                                                                                                       Civil Engineering, Geophysical, ICT, Financial Sciences
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner
                       The data logging system integrates all the sensors and transducers suitable to read
                       the engineering units which the preliminary scientific analysis will have identified

                                                                                                               The Tasks to be
                       (accelerometers, wind-speed sensors, displacement transducers, load cells, etc.).
                                                                                                                                        Technological development, production and supply
                                                                                                               Performed of
                       Each of the handiwork under control is fitted with a local slave, which is linked to

                                                                                                               the Partner Sought
                       a data collection and transmission terminal unit, capable to communicate with a
                       local centralizer (local master) situated within a distance of 2 km, which is able to

                                                                                                               Responsible IRC
                       store data, to carry out a first-level processing in order to validate the measure-
                       ments taken by the sensors and finally transmit all readings from the monitored                                  IRC IRIDE
                       sites.
                       Transmission at all levels of the network is made by means of highly-reliable tech-
                       nologies (e.g. satellite network) with internet-based standard protocols. The possi-
                       bility to extend the system to an undefined number of structures at no further
                       costs than those of the local acquisition and trasmission apparatuses is given by
                       the particular architecture network which is of a wireless and distributed type.

Innovative Aspects /   The system, through a control panel with a user-friendly interface,
Advantages             allows the operator, for each structure, to:
                       - receive and store incoming data


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22146                                                                         Italy    Application Domains       Information processing, information systems
Carlo Gavazzi Space
Via Gallarate 150                                                                                             Collaboration Details     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
I - 20151 Milano                                                                                                                        venture agreement

Title                  Cultural heritage surveillance                                                         Profile of Target         Public sector in the field of cultural heritage, churches.
                                                                                                              Partner
Abstract               A high-tech video system for security control and surveillance is offered to muse-
                       um halls, art galleries, cathedrals, etc.                                              The Specific Area of    Museum halls, art galleries, art collections, cathedrals.
                                                                                                              Activity of the Partner
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications                                                                   Responsible IRC           IRC Lombardia

Detailed description   The system is a centralized system fully equipped with multiple “always-on” video
                       cameras, surveillance monitors and sensors. Museum halls, art galleries, cathe-
                       drals, etc. are monitored by an on-site security equipment. Upon an intrusion
                       event security professionals are immediately alerted and the exact location of the
                       endangered site is identified by live video feed. The system provides security over
                       the investigated areas and on the same system itself. Past events are recorded and
                       archived for further analysis.
                       The system ISS-VS, provided by Telematic Solutions Spa is an example of this tech-
                       nology which has been already successfully applied to urban areas, airports, road
                       networks and endangered areas.

Innovative Aspects /   Use of innovative technologies for monitoring the security of museum halls,
Advantages             collections and paintings also in ancient buildings like churches and cathedrals.

Main advantages        If centralized for many areas of interest, this technology has low maintenance costs
                       and allows immediate decision and intervention.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual           Exclusive rights
Property Rights:



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22113                                                                         Italy    Intellectual            Exclusive rights
Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                                           Property Rights:
via Gallarate 150
I - 20151 Milano                                                                                              Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods

Title                  Earth Observation technologies applied to archaeology                                  Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                                                                                                                                      Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement
Abstract               Remote sensing approach applied to archaeology to identify landscape features
                                                                                                              Profile of Target       Public Institutes (e.g., Public Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works,
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management;                          Partner                 Local Administration, Township, etc.)
                    Measurement Tools
                                                                                                              The Specific Area of    Archaeology
Detailed description   Remote sensing applied to archaeology is particularly useful to identify landscape     Activity of the Partner
                       features which are normally not reported in the local - regional cartography. These
                       can be remains of old seedlings, historical road network, old field partitioning and   Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       other hand made works. IKONOS and QuickBird satellites, which generate very
                       high resolution imagery, are operationally used. Applicative examples in this field
                       are the following:
                       - the mapping of the ancient Roman Centuria (Roman road network) in which
                       traces of roads and crossings can be detected or inferred on the basis of their reg-
                       ular geometry;
                       - mapping of inaccessible areas (e.g. deserts) with archaeological interest for sur-
                       vey planning;
                       - old river beds detections.

Innovative Aspects /   Use of innovative space technologies and remotely observed data for archaeology
Advantages             applications.

Main advantages        Satellite information can be integrated in the data traditionally collected through
                       field surveys, thus giving them added value.
                       Remote sensing techniques are an essential and cost effective tool for not accessi-
                       ble areas.

Current State          Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22100                                                                            Italy    Current State            Development phase laboratory tested
Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                                              of Development
via Gallarate 150                                                                                                of the Technology
I - 20151 Milano
                                                                                                                 Intellectual             Exclusive rights
Title                  Earth Observation technologies applied to cartography and tourist guidance                Property Rights:

Abstract               This project presents the development of a hand portable tool for tourist purpos-         Application Domains      Information processing, information systems
                       es. The tool is user friendly palm device capable of displaying ad hoc cartography
                       in the town of interest, providing vocal comments comment to the highlights in            Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture
                       the historical town, displaing 3D models of remains and old buildings in their orig-                               agreement
                       inal reconstruction.
                                                                                                                 Profile of Target        Public Institutes (e.g., Public Insitute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works,
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management                              Partner                  Local Administration, Township, etc.). Tour magazines, Art magazines, IT compa-
                                                                                                                                          nies.
Detailed description   This project considers the development of a user friendly tool at the service of the
                       tourist during his excursions for sight seeing. The tool is composed of a GIS based       The Specific Area of    Tourist market & promotion. Art conservation and restoration.
                       portable palm device that is capable of the following functions:                          Activity of the Partner
                       - generating customized cartography and tour proposals in the town of interest,
                       - highlights in the historical town,                                                      Responsible IRC          IRC Lombardia
                       - displaying 3D models of remains and old buildings in their original reconstruction,
                       - providing vocal comments on each art object under consideration.

                       The technical principle of this system is similar to that of satellite navigators.
                       However, the system integrates extremely different kinds of information in a very
                       flexible way. The database is composed not only of road cartography but acts as a
                       prototype of a digital library where all information about the history, geography
                       and cultural items are stored. Vocal comments, pictures, 3D models are included
                       and georeferenced. The system constitutes a digital tour guide in the hands of the
                       tourist. Local useful addresses (hotels, restaurants, info contacts, etc.) and informa-
                       tion (open times, prices, etc.) are also stored and highlighted in the cartography.

Innovative Aspects /   Use of innovative space technologies for tourist services and cultural applications.
Advantages

Main advantages        In a one-touch tool thousands of information are immediately available at a
                       glance.


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22112                                                                         Italy    Current State
Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                                           of Development
via Gallarate 150                                                                                             of the Technology        Available for demonstration. Field tested
I - 20151 Milano
                                                                                                              Intellectual             Exclusive rights
Title                  New advanced technologies applied to the cultural heritage conservation                Property Rights:

Abstract               The innovative technology of “Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar” is applied        Application Domains      Measurement methods
                       for detection of slow and fast structure displacements.
                                                                                                              Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
Technology Keywords Measurement Tools                                                                                                  Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

Detailed description   The interpherometric technique applied using the Ground Based SAR (GBSAR)              Profile of Target        Public Institutes (e.g., Public Insitute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works,
                       provides data on object displacements by comparing phase information of the            Partner                  Local Administration, Township, etc.)
                       object detected in different times. The instrument provides high resolution images
                       of the detected object (e.g. building facades, towers, etc.).                          The Specific Area of    Art conservation and restoration, Old Building restoration.
                       Precision measurements of ground deformation allows understanding the dynam-           Activity of the Partner
                       ic characteristics of the investigated surface. Surface deformation in the buildings
                       induced by instability or human activities can be easily detected by the ground        Responsible IRC          IRC Lombardia
                       based radar. During the last years, such considerations have motivated the devel-
                       opment of ground based and portable instruments in the microwave domain. On
                       one side, they can be considered as an alternative source of information with
                       respect to spaceborne radar sensors, on the other hand they add some advantages
                       such as their portability and acquisition repetitiveness.
                       The innovative technology of “Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar” (GBSAR)
                       provides unique performance in terms of measurements speed, displacement
                       accuracy ease of transportation and operation. The GBSAR provides all-weather
                       displacement monitoring capability exploiting an Interferometric approach.

Innovative Aspects /   Use of innovative technologies for monitoring the stability of ancient buildings.
Advantages

Main advantages        Advanced technologies are more cost effective as compared with other traditional
                       techniques.




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22098                                                                            Italy    Intellectual              Exclusive rights
Carlo Gavazzi Space                                                                                              Property Rights:
via Gallarate 150
I - 20151 Milano                                                                                                 Application Domains       Information processing, information systems

Title                  Traceability of moveable cultural assets                                                  Collaboration Details     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                                                                                                                                           venture agreement
Abstract               The presented technology aims at developing a geo-location system able to track
                       moveable cultural assets during the transportation on their way to/from exhibi-           Profile of Target         Transportation company, art museums.
                       tions. By application of a geo-location system a full nail-to-nail traceability of each   Partner
                       asset is provided to the operator in real time.
                                                                                                                 The Specific Area of    Transports in the specific sector of art objects. Cultural assets logistics.
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management                              Activity of the Partner

Detailed description   This is a space based technology allowing the geo-location and control of move-           Responsible IRC           IRC Lombardia
                       able cultural assets (e.g. art objects, paintings, sculptures) on their way to exhibi-
                       tions and museums. The system allows a complete nail-to-nail control on the
                       whole transportation, deposit, watching operations on the object and its way back.
                       The system, wholly based on internet/intranet technology and extranet, allows any
                       operator to access all logistic information on the collection or the specimen in real
                       time during its transportation. Also e-mail and sms gateway services are integrat-
                       ed in the system. Wireless palm devices, RFID new technologies and other devices
                       can be integrated.

Innovative Aspects /   Innovative projects already implemented in this field are CUSPIS, coordinated by
Advantages             NEXT SpA (www.cuspis-project.info/demonstrations.htm) and PILOT/SMART.

Main advantages        Full control and traceability of the assets on their way to and from the destination
                       place.

Current State          Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       www.cuspis-project.info/demonstrations.htm
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Technology Offer TO_IT_22108                                                                         Italy                           • integrates spidering to automatically search the Web and reports when it finds
Centrica                                                                                                                             watermarked images
Via dei Benci 2                                                                                                                      • allows the personalization of image licensing and pricing policies for all variables
I - 50122 Firenze                                                                                                                    • embeds a sophisticated extendable event driven messaging system
                                                                                                                                     • user interface embeds a CMS module leveraging the XML language capabilities,
Title                  A state of the art web-based DRM/DAM software designed for digital image collec-                              which enables System Administrators or/and Collection Administrators to edit all
                       tions                                                                                                         the static content of the site without any need of programming
                                                                                                                                     • automatic content validation and multilingual capabilities
Abstract               An Italian ICT company has developed a web based platform for Digital Asset                                   • CMM (Color Management Module) for generation of images in a customizable
                       Management/Digital Rights Management (DAM/DRM) of digital image collections.                                  Color Space
                       The company is looking for licence and joint venture agreements.                                              The platform has been designed as a web tool: its web interface doesn’t need any
                                                                                                                                     plug-in and it is compliant with IE 6+ and Mozilla 7+, on Windows, MAC and
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                          Linux/Unix operating systems. The server side is available for both Windows
                    Telematics Applications; Multimedia                                                                              2000/2003 server and Linux Platform.

Detailed description                                                                                          Innovative Aspects /   The platform has been developed from the beginning to fill up a market segment
                                                                                                              Advantages
                       The platform is a web-based DAM/DRM software designed for fully automated
                       access – viewing in multiple resolutions, on-demand distribution, pricing and                                 that is forecasted in rapid growth and still not crowded and the system has specif-
                       invoicing – of digital image collections. The platform is composed of three main                              ic exclusive DRM capabilities. This architecture allows easy customization and
                       layers:                                                                                                       extendibility without need of specialized programming skills, at the same time
                       • a platform independent XHTML user interface                                                                 ensuring top performance, flexibility and scalability. The system is designed to work
                       • a platform independent Web renderer (written in PHP4)                                                       with the Open Source MySQL server but can be integrated with other databases.
                       • a platform-dependent multi-resolution Image Server and modules                                              The platform ability to make high-resolution images available to Internet cus-
                       It is a unique solution for DAM (Digital Asset Management) serving as a single                                tomers drastically reduces asset search and delivery time. It also enables the imple-
                       access point for all digital image files and their metadata, thus enabling users to                           mentation of a multi-tiered pricing structure thus granting the system administra-
                       find, access, share, distribute and track image files within or outside an organiza-                          tor to efficiently service market segments with different needs. DAM/DRM solu-
                       tion more efficiently, saving time and money.                                                                 tions considerably reduce administration expenses – asset (digital file) manage-
                       All image archives can be easily published on the Web, allowing customers to                                  ment and distribution.
                       search, resize and download hi-resolution images in real time according to cus-                               The exceptional integration of image watermarking, asset management, search
                       tomizable licensing and pricing policies.                                                                     capabilities, Dynamic Distribution and Spidering for IPR protection are but a few
                       Main features:                                                                                                of the features that make this platform an exceptional product in a new market
                       • automates the process of uploading, viewing, publishing, maintaining, marketing,                            segment (DAM/DRM).
                       and distributing web-based image banks or stores enables customers to zoom                                    Reuse and differentiated use, the success key for Asset Management:
                       images to examine the finer details                                                                           The product ensures the capability to reuse the asset in a variety of ways and
                       • integrates a sophisticated DRM (Digital Right Management) system                                            enables the implementation of different business models.
                       • centrally stores images and metadata and customizes downloads encoding                                      Dynamic License generation
                       image information and unique transaction identification                                                       The system automatically generates licenses of use of the images with a user-
                       • allows scalable and secure deployment of large collections at any resolution                                defined template and according to image utilisation (country, circulation, type of


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                  publication, web site, book, advertise, etc..) and pricing structure. Licenses (HTML                             • modify, without the need of any programming, the static content of all the web
                  files) are archived and delivered to the customer as well.                                                       environment through the CMS capabilities of the platform
                  The administrator can access to specific functions to modify in real time the pric-                              • localize the platform in any language without the need of any programming
                  ing structure of the archive.                                                                                    through the platform translation engine
                  CMS (Content Management System) capabilities.                                                                    • configure the system to generate, send and archive invoices and images licens-
                  The administrator of the system can access and modify in a web environment all                                   es of use
                  the static content of the application: help pages, FAQ, delivery notes templates,
                  license templates, invoices templates, e-mails.                                         Current State            Already on the market
                  CRAWLER                                                                                 of Development
                  Full or semi-automated search of digitally watermarked images on the world wide         of the Technology
                  web. Digitally watermarked images are searched by the tool’s software agent.
                  In the event that suspicious images are detected, a report is generated and auto-       Web Link Present         www.xlphoto.it
                  matically sent by e-mail to the image collection administrator. The technology          Innovative Product
                  automatically reports potentially unauthorized usages of the images.
                                                                                                          Intellectual             Secret know-how
Main advantages   The advanced features of the system DRM/DAM have no equals in those products:           Property Rights:
                  From an end user point of view, either a customer willing to purchase an image and/or
                  a graphic designer inside an organization, the system has some unique features:         Application Domains      Information processing, information systems
                  • Zooming capabilities                                                                                           The product can be useful in the following fields:
                  • download the image at any resolution in real time (Dynamic Distribution)                                       Cultural Heritage, Image banks, Medicine, Pre-press, Industry, e-commerce,
                  • organize search results in an unlimited number of personal collections (Light                                  Tourism, Mapping/GIS.
                  boxes), the customer can use the system environment as working space
                  • share light boxes with co-workers to accelerate the process of decision making        Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement
                  • availability of multiple search criteria
                  The Image Archive Administrator has the possibility to:                                 Profile of Target        Value Added Reseller, Public administration, regional government, Universities,
                  • create/modify and manage multiple image archives with different data structures       Partner                  Galleries
                  • access advanced users management capabilities
                  • watermark in a visible manner the images in the previews and in the comp (low         The Specific Area of    Providers of visually rich content
                  resolution) delivery                                                                    Activity of the Partner
                  • invisible watermark the delivered images through system Dynamic Distribution
                  technology applying different watermarking strategies (unique ID, Photo ID, trans       The Tasks to be          Experimentation of the technology with assistance, technology adoption and testing
                  action ID etc..)                                                                        Performed of
                  • activate the spidering module to search watermarked images over the internet          the Partner Sought
                  to enforce IPR
                  • embed Metadata extracted from the database in IPTC of the delivered images in         Responsible IRC          IRC RECITAL
                  a personalized way and at delivery time
                  • modify in real time the licensing pricing structure


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22105                                                                            Italy                           ality and completely customisable (60 API). All existing Internet browsers in the
Centrica                                                                                                                                standard configuration support both viewers. The user can choose the size of the
Via dei Benci 2                                                                                                                         viewing window according to the speed of the available Internet connection, the
I - 50122 Firenze                                                                                                                       image in a larger viewing window requiring longer time to load.
                                                                                                                                        No special hardware requirements. The tool viewers are compatible with most
Title                  An innovative tool to deliver high quality images in the world wide web                                          installed hardware and operative systems, including older browser versions and
                                                                                                                                        slower CPUs.
Abstract               An Italian ICT company has developed a software that allows Internet users to view                               No special Internet connection necessary.
                       images in a web browser, at any resolution, with high chromatic fidelity and IPR                                 No specific platform necessary, viewer will work on all Windows, Macintosh, Unix
                       protection capabilities through digital watermarking, dynamic download. The inter-                               and Linux platforms running either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape
                       face can be designed through a Flash component and/or in HTML/Javascript. The                                    Navigator Internet browsers.
                       company is looking for licence and joint venture agreements.                                                     The image is inherently protected from copy because only the content of the view-
                                                                                                                                        ing window can be copied (and this only by printing the computer screen).
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications; Multimedia                                                                                 SERVER SIDE
                                                                                                                                        Easy to download and install, the software can be easily downloaded and installed
Detailed description   This software enables Internet users to view images of high resolution quickly and                               within minutes. The software is accompanied by simple, easy to follow instruc-
                       interactively.                                                                                                   tions, allowing putting high resolution images online in a matter of minutes. It fits
                       It is ideal for all providers of visually rich content: merchandise catalogues, cultur-                          easily in existing website architecture (Apache, IIS) no re-designing is necessary, all
                       al heritage images, digital archives-image banks, territory, industrial imaging, med-                            that is needed is to provide new hyperlinks from the existing website to the high-
                       ical imaging.                                                                                                    resolution images
                       It enables providers to distribute high quality image content to the largest possible                            The software is already available for Windows 2000/2003 Server; Linux server plat-
                       audiences, immediately increasing site traffic, brand recognition, and orders.                                   forms.
                       Once the tool is installed on an Internet server, images are uploaded to it. Source                              Multiformat design allows to readily upload most common source image file for-
                       images can be in the entire common graphics file format: TIFF, JPEG.                                             mats, such as TIFF and JPEG.
                       Image size is open ended, the software commonly handling any image quantity.                                     The server aspect is fully customisable according to particular needs such as spe-
                       Of course adequate storage space has to be made available on the server to host                                  cial functions, integration with existing databases, watermarking procedures etc.

                                                                                                                 Innovative Aspects /
                       the image files. The images are then automatically converted into a particular kind
                                                                                                                                        The innovative aspect is the ability for Internet users to view very high resolution
                                                                                                                 Advantages
                       of pyramidal format and are ready to be served. Once the server receives a query
                       from a client, for example a request to zoom in, the server will retrieve and serve                              images over the Internet with integrated colour serving and copyright protection
                       only the required portion of the image, which has a size to fill the viewing window,                             (the images can be watermarked for the protection of copyright rights of the own-
                       typically only a few Kilobytes and therefore fast to transmit even if uncompressed.                              ers).

                       HIGHLIGHT FEATURES:                                                                       Main advantages        High speed even with narrow band connections, such as modem, GPRS etc.
                       CLIENT SIDE                                                                                                      Visualisation through standard Internet browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer,
                       No plug-in is required, user is given a choice of an HTML viewer enabling basic                                  Mozilla) without plugins and/or with Flash.
                       functions such as zooming and panning, or a Flash viewer with advanced function-                                 Colour management system for high colour fidelity.


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                          Integrated image watermarking technology for copyright protection. Digital water-      Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22281                                                                      Italy
                          marks are embedded both on source images resident on the server as well as on          Centro Interdipartimentale “Laboratorio di Ricerca per la Diagnostica dei Beni Culturali”
                          each image served to clients.                                                          Università degli Studi di Bari
                          Dynamic download: images can be served at desired resolution to authenticated users.   via Orabona 4
                          Available for the Windows (2000/2003) and Linux platforms.                             I - 70125 Bari
                          Access to the server can be direct, through PHP templates or with Flash interface.
                                                                                                                 Title
Current State
                                                                                                                                         Bioactive nanoparticles to fight microbial communities on stone Artworks
                          Already on the market
of Development                                                                                                   Abstract
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                         An Italian University interdisciplinary research group is developing a both remedi-
                                                                                                                                         al and preventive approach to decrease microorganisms proliferation on stone art-

Web Link Present
                                                                                                                                         works. The method is based on the use of bioactive copper nanoparticles as
                          www.xlimage.it
Innovative Product
                                                                                                                                         antimicrobial agents capable to exert a marked biological activity over a long peri-
                                                                                                                                         od of time. Researchers are looking for a partner for technical cooperation and/or

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                         financial support.
                          Secret know-how
Property Rights:                                                                                                 Technology Keywords Materials Technology

Application Domains       Information processing, information systems                                            Detailed description    The copper nanoparticles (NPs) have a core-shell structure in which a metallic core
                          The product can be useful in the following fields:                                                             is surrounded by a shell composed of the surfactant molecules. The colloidal dis-
                          Cultural Heritage, Photographic archives, Mapping/GIS, Medicine, Pre-press,                                    persions are morphologically stable and can be easily exploited thanks to their
                          Industry, e-commerce, Tourism                                                                                  composition.

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                         Due to their core-shell structure, when exposed to an aqueous solution, the NPs
                          Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement                                             exert a controlled release of metal ions. Preliminary experiments performed on

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                         exponential cultures have shown a reduced or complete inhibition of bacteria in
                          OEM agreements, Value Added Resellers, Public administration,
Partner
                                                                                                                                         generating colonies on appropriate media. The activity of NPs was tested on dif-
                          regional government, Universities, Galleries.                                                                  ferent concentrations, ranging from1x105 to 1x109 colony forming units (CFU)/ml,

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                         of a number of Gram-positive bacteria (namely, Bacillus Pumilus ATCC 7061,
                        It is an ideal product for all providers of visually rich content.
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                         Bacillus megaterium ATCC 14581, and Arthrobacter histinolovorans ATCC 11442).
                                                                                                                                         No significant difference in activity of NPs was detected.

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                         Studies are presently underway to determine the effectiveness of NPs on spore
                          Experimentation of the technology with assistance, technology adoption and testing.
Performed of
                                                                                                                                         germination and to establish the minimal inhibitory concentration of NPs for com-

the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                         plete bacterial-growth inhibition. The activity of NPs will be further investigated
                                                                                                                                         through molecular methodologies for selective amplification, by real-time PCR (RT-

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                         PCR) amplification, of targeted DNA sequence from only viable cells in the pres-
                          IRC RECITAL                                                                                                    ence of dead cells.




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Innovative Aspects /    The innovative aspect of the use of copper NPs in the field of biodeterioration of     Technology Offer TO_IT_22280                                                                          Italy
Advantages              Cultural Heritage is both related to the enhanced bioactivity of the metal when        Centro Interdipartimentale “Laboratorio di Ricerca per la Diagnostica dei Beni Culturali”
                        applied in the form of nanoparticles and to the structure of the NPs themselves. The   Università degli Studi di Bari
                        core-shell structure provides a control over the releasing properties of the metal     via Orabona 4
                        ions and a proper tuning of their bioactivity. Thanks to the nanometer size, a low     I - 70125 Bari
                        concentration of biocide is sufficient for remedial and preventive bioactivity.
                        The NPs can be incorporated in polymer systems, as used in consolidation and           Title                   Techniques and methodologies for diagnostics of Cultural Heritage
                        protection treatments, in order to create nanocomposites gradually releasing
                        bioactive copper ions.                                                                 Abstract                An Italian interdepartmental university research centre offers diagnostic activities
                                                                                                                                       and services for Cultural Heritage.
Main advantages         The main advantage of our method relies in the combined use of consolidant/pro-                                Available techniques:
                        tective polymer systems and bioactive material to be applied on out-door stone                                 - non invasive transportable micro-Raman spectroscopy
                        monuments.                                                                                                     - inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
                                                                                                                                       - (pyrolysis)-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS)
Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                                                           - optical microscopy and stereoscopy equipped with image acquisition, storage
Property Rights:                                                                                                                       and elaboration
                                                                                                                                       - high resolution electron transmission microscopy (HR-TEM)
Application Domains     Materials technology                                                                                           - thermoluminescence
                                                                                                                                       - laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Financial resources                                                                    - X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
                                                                                                                                       - X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Profile of Target       Research organisation                                                                                          - nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
Partner                                                                                                                                - transportable Nd:YAG laser systems for on site laser cleaning

The Specific Area of    Research on biodeterioration of works of art caused by different types                 Technology Keywords Materials Technology
Activity of the Partner of organisms and microorganisms (fungi, algae, Gram-positive e Gram-negative
                        bacteria)                                                                              Detailed description    The research laboratory performs archaeometric investigations and studies on
                                                                                                                                       Cultural Heritage artefacts.
The Tasks to be         Cooperation in funded projects; implementation and testing                                                     Diagnostic activities and services:
Performed of            of NPs on other biological agents (fungi, algae, Gram-positive e Gram-negative                                 -characterisation of paint layers
the Partner Sought      bacteria) involved in biodeterioration of Cultural Heritage.                                                   -analysis of proteic, lipidic, saccharidic and polymeric materials
                                                                                                                                       -analysis of pigments
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE                                                                                                      -chemical element analysis
                                                                                                                                       -trace and ultra-trace analysis
                                                                                                                                       -structural analysis of crystalline phases
                                                                                                                                       -dating of artefacts
                                                                                                                                       -authenticity studies


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                       -chemical characterisation of surfaces                                                Property Rights:
                       -optical and electronic microscopy
                       -preparation and embedding of thin and macro-micro metallographic sections and        Application Domains      Materials technology
                       characterisation by optical and electronic microscopy
                       -high resolution electron transmission microscopy                                     Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                       -laser cleaning of stone, ceramics and other artefacts
                       -quantitative and morphological characterisation of microbial communities in          Profile of Target        The expected partners are identified as private and public owners of works of art,
                       biofilms                                                                              Partner                  restorers and research organisations willing to carry out diagnostic investigations

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                                      and/or laser cleaning.
                       The research laboratory continuously improves and implements diagnostic
Advantages             methodologies:                                                                        The Specific Area of    Preservation and valorisation of Cultural Heritage.
                       - Development of diagnostic methodologies for the chemical characterisation of        Activity of the Partner
                         works of art
                       - Study of conservation treatments                                                    The Tasks to be          Private and public owners of works of art, restorers and research organisations
                       - Development of statistic models for data treatment for attribution and prove-       Performed of             willing to carry out diagnostic investigations and/or laser cleaning.
                         nance studies                                                                       the Partner Sought
                       - Development of chemical and physical methodologies of dating
                       - Study of deterioration layers on various substrates of mobile artefacts and mon-    Responsible IRC          IRC IRIDE
                         uments
                       - Study of phenomena and processes of biodeterioration
                       - Development of methodologies for laser cleaning of stone, ceramics, wood and
                         metallic objects for conservation treatments or industrial applications

Main advantages        The main advantage of this research centre is related to the interdisciplinary and
                       complementary approach adopted for diagnostic investigation of Cultural Heritage.
                       This approach allows a complete characterisation of various materials and artefacts
                       based on the synergic collaboration between chemists, physists, biologists, geolo-
                       gists, art historians and archaeologists.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       www.laub.it
Innovative Product

Intellectual           Secret know-how


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22175                                                                        Italy                           the symbols can be positioned on the base map, making it possible to connect the
CNR- Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica Università di Napoli Federico II                                             information referred to the places with the related multimedia schedule.
Via Forno Vecchio 36                                                                                                                    The partial maps and the created symbols for the final complex map can be over-
I - 80134 Napoli                                                                                                                        lapped and connected, the final product being characterized by a strong graphical
                                                                                                                                        impact.
Title                   PlaceMaker software: a flexible and interactive tool for complex analysis and sus-                              Different uses of the software devoted to different users are foreseen (planners,
                        tainable planning                                                                                               citizens, tourists…).
                                                                                                                                        In order to render the results of the analysis objective and useful to sustainable
Abstract                PlaceMaker is a complex method for analysing the urban landscape designed to iden-                              planning, the software connects the symbols of the complex map to numerical
                        tify elements that do not feature in traditional mapping and which constitute the con-                          indices that allow the calculation of quality, place-identity sustainability, potentiali-
                        temporary identity of the places, meant as fundamental element of Cultural Heritage,                            ty and weakness of the places represented in the map.

                                                                                                                 Innovative Aspects /
                        representing them in a map that renders the places intelligible. The software tool,
                                                                                                                                        Unlike other analytical approaches which study only one aspect of the city
                                                                                                                 Advantages
                        under development, supports PlaceMaker method to all its phases. Representation of
                        the places is realized by means of insertion in maps of symbols and elements con-                               (perceptive, urban, etc…) or multidisciplinary approaches which collect a lot of
                        nected to multimedia schedules that can be continuously updated.                                                data but find difficulty collating it, PlaceMaker method and software consider the
                                                                                                                                        places from all points of views and with different but compatible tools of relief.
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; Multimedia                                         PlaceMaker assembles, elaborates and reconstructs the data deriving from surveys
                                                                                                                                        based on physical reconnaissance, sensory perceptions, graphical elaboration,
Detailed description    The software tool, under development, supports PlaceMaker method of analysis                                    photographic and video records, and sets this data against that provided by an
                        designed to identify elements that do not feature in traditional mapping and which                              overview of expectations, an analysis based on traditional cartography and a ques-
                        constitute the contemporary identity of the places, meant as fundamental element                                tionnaire given to local inhabitants.
                        of Cultural Heritage, representing them in a complex map that renders the places                                Traditional cartography is still unable to represent the new urban features of the
                        intelligible.                                                                                                   contemporary city which are not easily identifiable and often remaining invisible.
                        The main characteristics of PlaceMaker software under development are: flexibili-                               The innovative feature is that, far from excluding traditional types of analysis,
                        ty, facility and rapidity of use, strong graphical impact, indexing of the results.                             PlaceMaker method and software integrate them with several approaches serving
                        Flexibility makes it possible to conserve, manage, modify and update in a particu-                              to understand the city and cultural heritage in all their complexity.

                                                                                                                 Main advantages
                        lar format the multimedia data that are necessary for the creation of the multime-
                        dia schedule, connected to the symbols placed on the maps.                                                      There are three main criteria governing the study of aspects that are not univocal-
                        Regarding facility and rapidity of use, with simple and fast operations the creation                            ly translatable into objective facts: scientificity, meaning the objectivity of the results
                        of the maps takes place on the basis of traditional cartography or other kinds of                               and the repeatability of the method in different kind of contexts; capability for
                        maps. The map is therefore constituted by a cartographic base on which are insert-                              updating, meaning the possibility to add new data, to modify the existing ones, to
                        ed a series of symbols to which the multimedia database is associated. The multi-                               obtain other results; timing, meaning the possibility of using the results in a sus-
                        media database connected to the symbols contains the data collected in the dif-                                 tainable programming both of guardianship and enhancement of cultural heritage
                        ferent phases of PlaceMaker method and in particular written texts, schedules,                                  and urban design and planning. Those criteria are satisfied thanks to combined
                        images, planimetries, maps, audiovisuals. The software possesses a database that                                use of PlaceMaker method and software.
                        allows the creation and modification of the categories of symbols of PlaceMaker,                                Furthermore the software is flexible for several uses and suitable for different kinds
                        used for the entire map. Once the database of categories has been constructed,                                  of contexts.


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Current State           The software is in advanced design phase.                                            Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22316                                                                        Italy
of Development                                                                                               CNR- Istituto per la Conservazione e la valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali
of the Technology                                                                                            Via Madonna del Piano, 10
                                                                                                             I - 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Intellectual            Secret know-how
Property Rights:                                                                                             Title                    Fluorinated polymers for conservation and restoration of stone artifacts

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems                                          Abstract                 An Italian research centre developed and studied different fluorinated and perflu-
                                                                                                                                      orinated polymers to be used for the consolidation and protection of stone works
Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Financial resources                                                                   of art. Thanks to the high energy of the C-F bond, these compounds show high
                                                                                                                                      chemical stability that, associated with their high hydrophobic properties, makes
Profile of Target       Software house                                                                                                them eligible products for the conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage
Partner                 Research organisation                                                                                         objects exposed to aggressive environment. The proponents look for the technical
                        Academy                                                                                                       collaboration with companies able to develop the synthesis to an industrial level.

The Specific Area of    Software design                                                                      Technology Keywords Materials Technology
Activity of the Partner Software production
                        Urban Design                                                                         Detailed description     The development of fluorinated polymers concerns the synthesis of different class-
                        Urban Planning                                                                                                es of compounds: perfluoropolyetheric amides and partially fluorinated
                        Cultural Heritage                                                                                             (metha)acrylic polymers.
                        Cultural and Sustainable Tourism                                                                              Perfluoropolyetheric amides are viscous liquid materials having high chemical sta-
                                                                                                                                      bility and bearing polar groups capable of “fixing” them to polar substrate such as
The Tasks to be         The partners sought are: 1) a software house and/or computer science researchers                              stone. Their properties make them eligible as protective agents for stone objects
Performed of            and academics, to support the technical and graphical software development;                                   of relevant historical and artistic importance, in particular for those exposed to an
the Partner Sought       2) public and private cultural heritage and urban design and planning organiza-                              aggressive environment.
                        tions, for experiments on the fields in the framework of research projects or sus-                            Partially fluorinated (metha)acrylic polymers, on the other hand, in consequence
                        tainable planning process.                                                                                    of their suitable glass transition temperature, solubility in many organic solvents,
                                                                                                                                      water repellence, adhesive and cohesive properties, may be considered good con-
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE                                                                                                     solidants for porous decayed materials such as stone or wood artefacts. Among
                                                                                                                                      the different partially fluorinated (metha)acrylic polymers, the poly 2-fluoroacry-
                                                                                                                                      late show the higher chemical stability and may be also proposed as protective
                                                                                                                                      agents for stone works of art.

                                                                                                             Innovative Aspects /     The conservation and restoration of works of art is usually performed with
                                                                                                             Advantages               polymers or pre-polymers, supplied from the market for other uses and adapted
                                                                                                                                      for this specific application. The main characteristics of the involved products are
                                                                                                                                      water repellence capacity, and adhesive and cohesive properties which make them


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                        appreciated products for the consolidation and protection of indoor as well as out-     Partner                 and/or fluoropolymers.
                        door stone artifacts.
                        One of the more important drawbacks of the currently traditional compounds is           The Specific Area of    Chemistry, restoration
                        their moderate or low chemical stability that reduces the lifetime of the conserva-     Activity of the Partner
                        tion treatments and, often, produces undesirable by-products. The low chemical
                        stability is usually due to the low energy of the C-H bond.                             The Tasks to be         The proponents look for industrial cooperation to transfer the laboratory synthesis
                        It is known that perfluorinated compounds, thanks to the high energy of the C-F         Performed of            to pilot plant level, and institution devoted to conservation of cultural heritage.
                        bond, show high stability. However they are not suitable for stone treatments           the Partner Sought
                        because of their low affinity with these polar materials. Introduction of polar
                        groups in the perfluorinated chain, or the substitution of specific hydrogen with       Responsible IRC         IRC RECITAL
                        fluorine in the molecule of traditional polymers, greatly improves the performanc-
                        es of the final products.
                        In the case of the perfluorinated compounds the presence of polar groups, such
                        as the amidic ones, gives affinity with stones without losing the chemical stability
                        of the original compounds. In the case of traditional polymers (acrylic polymers)
                        the partial fluorination in the main chain improves the chemical stability maintain-
                        ing the appreciated properties of the not fluorinated polymers.

Main advantages         The synthesis of specific compounds for the conservation and restoration of works
                        of art puts at disposal of restorers and institution devoted to conservation of cul-
                        tural heritage products with well known and tested characteristics, and in particu-
                        lar with defined and desired properties. Moreover, the knowledge of the charac-
                        teristics of the treatment products allows choosing the better solution for any case,
                        avoiding undesirable or irreparable final results.

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Materials technology

Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation

Profile of Target       Industry, in particular chemical companies specialized in polymers


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22255                                                                          Italy    embodiment constitute a new way of learning, communication and cultural trans-
CNR ITABC                                                                                                          mission; in cybernetic terms it is a “mirror effect”, we can display our action and
via Salaria Km 29,300                                                                                              mind in someone’s embodiment. Actually it is possible to find virtual communities
I - 00016 Monterotondo Stazione (RM)                                                                               developed entirely inside three-dimensional environments, where the users (rep-
                                                                                                                   resented by avatars) can directly contribute to modify the aspect of the virtual
Title                  Virtual reality application for cultural heritage, off and on line                          world and the social relationships between people.

Abstract               The research activity of the Virtual Heritage Lab (VHLab) of CNR ITABC is oriented          In very few cases virtual reality applications in the field of cultural heritage are ori-
                       to the development of an integrated methodology for the creation of informative             ented to scientific fruition. The project, “Integrated Technologies of robotics and
                       systems in the filed of Cultural Heritage, mainly through virtual reality applications.     virtual environment in archaeology”, financed by the Italian Ministry of the
                       Three-dimensional and interactive virtual environments can be the best solution             University and Scientific Research, gives us the occasion to experiment a multi-user
                       to contextualize spatial data, to visualize, simulate relationships among different         domain in the web destined to the scientific community: archaeologists, experts in
                       kinds of contents, referred to the same cultural context.                                   human and social sciences. They have the possibility to share information, ideas,
                       Arachaeological and historical research produces, during the phases of acquisition,         test simulations and exchange data. All the topographical data acquired on the
                       post-processing and coomunication, huge quantities of spatial data, disseminated            archaeological sites involved in the project, together with all the historical sources
                       in different archives , with various formats, ontologies and typologies.                    collected, converge in a virtual multiuser domain where users can meet, dialogue,
                       It is foundamental to integrate all these data in the same spatial domain, to rep-          modify the scene or the map of the relations of cultural contents, according to their
                       resent and enhance their interrelations, to interact with them, to be “sourrounded”         own interpretation and personal hypothesis, discussing them with other users. The
                       by spatial information. From the last two years VHLab has been developing new               project is still in progress, it can be considered as a pilot-study case and it will be
                       research projects oriented to the study and communication of cultural heritage              finished at the end of 2008.
                       through multi-user virtual reality applications, off and on line.
                       The state of the art in this field is still quite pioneering, because there are no Multi-   Another off line Multiuser VR project has been just concluded by our lab: the
                       user Domains (MuD) for sharing and exchanging cultural and scientific contents,             Virtual Museum of Via Flaminia Antica, opened to public fruition in the National
                       in the field of virtual heritage.                                                           Roman Museum at Diocletian Termal Bath, since January 2008. The via Flaminia
                                                                                                                   was a roman consular road, built in 220 b.C. and connected Rome and Rimini, in
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; Multimedia                    Northern Italy.
                                                                                                                   The conditions of fruition led us to project this application mainly for communica-
Detailed description   Virtual Heritage can define all the digital processes connected with a multidiscipli-       tion needs, combining different kinds of media. Four visitors interact in the same
                       nary approach to the interpretation, knowledge and communication of cultural                virtual environment through their avatars using joysticks and their computer
                       heritage. The interpretation and communication process is created by spatial-tem-           screens. They meet inside the archaeological sites along the first thirteen miles of
                       poral coordinates but it depends on the sense of place transmitted through cross-           Via Flaminia: Livia’s villa Milvian Bridge, the area of Grottarossa and the ancient
                       cultural domains. This gap of distance in time, space and place between present             arch of Malborghetto. Through their actions they create, in real time, a virtual per-
                       and past can be partially filled by a virtual reality environment, where the simula-        formance on a large screen for all the audience present in the room. On this large
                       tion is able to reproduce a holistic context of the cybernetic information.                 screen discovered contents, like movies, multimedia, 3D reconstructions, can be
                       In network and collaborative environments cyberspaces and information are                   visualized in stereoscopy. In this way the interaction of each user-avatar inside the
                       shared and the experience, subjective and objective, is embodied by avatars,                virtual world is finalized not only to his own learning but to collective interpreta-
                       actions, interactions, behaviors, navigations, dialogues, feelings, storytelling.This       tion, collective actions, common storytelling.


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                       In the next future we would like to extend the concept of “multiuser domain” to                                      local Museums and on the web)
                       artificial life. We imagine a virtual scenario where artificial creatures, self-organized
                       in the territory, able to develop autonomous behaviours, can related with human             Web Link Present         www.vhlab.itabc.cnr.it/flaminia
                       users, in an unpredictable network of possible relationships and events. Artificial         Innovative Product
                       life can be very useful to simulate natural and social phenomena on the territory.
                       Territory is perceived, interpreted, occupied, lived according to different meanings        Intellectual             Copyright protected
                       or symbolic values that living beings give to places. That is why the “space”               Property Rights:         Property rights of digital contents belong to our Virtual Heritage Lab
                       become “places” and the territory become a “map” in our mind.
                                                                                                                   Application Domains      Information processing, information systems
                       “Virtual Rome” is another project that VHLab is developing for Seat Pagine Gialle
                       and Promoroma: the WebGIS VR technology will enable to explore in real time the             Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement
                       areas of Appia Antica, via Flaminia and Imperial Forum valley.
                                                                                                                   Profile of Target        Research organisations, local public organisations, museums, academies
Innovative Aspects /   - virtual ecosystems                                                                        Partner
Advantages             - alive virtual environment
                       - multiuser domain                                                                          The Specific Area of    Conservation, valorization, communication of cultural heritage
                       - artificial life and artificial intelligence                                               Activity of the Partner
                       - virtual storytelling
                       - access and sharing of data                                                                The Tasks to be          Promotion of cultural sites, interest in the creation and sponsoring of “virtual
                       - possibility of editing of virtual scenario                                                Performed of             museums” or in multidisciplinary projects on cultural heritage through
                       - transparency of data and methodological processes (top-down and bottom up                 the Partner Sought       digital technologies.
                       approaches)
                                                                                                                   Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE
Main advantages        - valorization and communication of cultural heritage
                       - improvement of learning
                       - cultural impact on research and on general public
                       - new tools of interaction and data sharing among
                       - multidisciplinary approach
                       - integrated methodologies and technologies
                       - tools for interpretation of cultural contexts

Current State          Our applications are available for public, they are used inside museums’ contexts
of Development         (Via Flaminia Antica project in Roman National Museum; Virtual Museum of
of the Technology      Scrovegni Chapel in Museo degli Eremitano in Padova; Appia Antica Project,
                       shown in occasion of temporary exibitions of virtual archaeology (Rome,
                       Immaginare Roma Antica, Traianus Markets, 2005 and Archeovirtual, Paestum
                       2006); Distretto Archeologico della Provncia di Salerno, (DVD installation inside


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22315                                                                          Italy                            2. Remote Visiting
CNR-IBAM                                                                                                                               3. Result extremely life-like
Strada per Monteroni, c/o Campus Universitario
I - 73100 Lecce                                                                                                Main advantages         The platform allows:
                                                                                                                                       Increase of tourist flows.
Title
                                                                                                               Current State
                       RealTime 3D platform for remote visiting of cultural heritage
                                                                                                                                       Available for demonstration. Field tested
Abstract                                                                                                       of Development
                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       An Italian research institute has developed an advanced information platform,
                       able to represent the architectural morphology of the buildings under study with

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                       great accuracy at various scales, including both detailed elements and the monu-
                                                                                                                                       Exclusive rights
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       ment as a whole, as well as the textural features of the internal and external sur-
                       faces. Every available information is accessible in Real Time 3D. The institute is

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       interested in technical cooperation with companies or research organizations.
                                                                                                                                       Information processing, information systems
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools; Multimedia                                     Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation

Detailed description                                                                                           Profile of Target       Research organisations, companies
                                                                                                               Partner
                       An Italian research institute has developed an advanced navigation platform, for
                       the “virtual visit’ of monuments.

                                                                                                               The Specific Area of
                       The main aim is to enable the public to enjoy the results of archaeological and
                                                                                                                                       - Research organisations: Cultural Heritage
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner - Companies: Development of software solutions
                       archaeometric research, via the web or stand-alone products, and to “virtually visit”
                       monuments using RealTime 3D visiting systems.

                                                                                                               The Tasks to be
                       The navigation platform allows the user to visualise complex scenes and DVR-
                                                                                                                                       - Research organisations: testing of new applications;
                                                                                                               Performed of
                       based knowledge models in “full-screen mode” even on desktop computers.
                                                                                                                                       - Companies: cooperate for the optimization of the platform
                                                                                                               the Partner Sought
                       The current state of the monument is shown along with the previous phases in its
                       history.                                                                                                        addressing specific applications

                                                                                                               Responsible IRC
                       All the textures have been obtained by processes of photomodelling and have
                       been applied to the geometrical forms in accordance with the radiosity algorithm,                               IRC IRIDE
                       with lights and shadows of the ‘area’ type. The result is extremely life-like, almost
                       indistinguishable from the reality.
                       The 3D platform use integrated methods for the creation of three-dimensional
                       models through laser scanning techniques, digital photogrammetry, 3D photo-
                       modelling and direct surveying. It has been tested on Byzantine sites in the
                       province of Lecce and in Basilicata, in the South of Italy.

Innovative Aspects /   The platform allows:
Advantages             1. Fruition of cultural heritage through an immersive system of visit


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Technology Offer TO_IT_21532                                                                           Italy                            which are difficult to construe. Moreover, its complex instruments which are not
CNR-Institute of Acoustics                                                                                                              easy to use and its very high cost, considerably limit the use of this technique.
Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100                                                                                                             Other acoustic techniques, have not reached till now satisfying results (i.e.
I - 00133 Rome                                                                                                                          “ecospectrography”). The proposed acoustic technique uses a different acoustic
                                                                                                                                        parameter (the acoustic energy absorption coefficient) as physical indicator of the
Title                  Nondestructive acoustic method and device, for the determination of detachments                                  separation zones and it is a perfectly non-destructive method of analysis of the
                       of mural paintings                                                                                               painting. In fact, the acoustic source used to excite the surface, and the sensor
                                                                                                                                        detecting the acoustic signal reflected by the same, are both positioned at an
Abstract               An Italian research centre developed a portable instrument to detect and measure                                 appropriate distance from the fresco, without need to “touch” it, while using
                       detachment extension in mural paintings. The invention gives a significant contri-                               acoustic waves of limited amplitude. The new proposed method utilizes an appro-
                       bution to a very important sector of the cultural heritage conservation (i.e. frescos                            priate signal processing system allowing discrimination of the feeble signals indi-
                       and mosaic works), where the expertise of the art restoration needs to closely link                              cating the detachment zone, from the other noise.

                                                                                                                Main advantages
                       up with scientific and technical knowledge. The proponents look for technical col-
                       laboration with companies able to bring the prototype to an industrial level.                                    A precise damage definition and measurement before restoration and a successive
                                                                                                                                        measurement after restoration of mural paintings and mosaics, is fundamental in
Detailed description   The invention concerns a portable instrument to detect and measure detachment                                    order to evaluate the efficiency of treatments used for their protection. The pro-
                       extension in mural paintings. It is based on a novel non-invasive acoustical tech-                               posed technique seems to comply perfectly with the above requirements, such as
                       nique to reveal detachments and a pertinent apparatus to map them by means of                                    to be considered a possible measurement standard in the practice of conservation
                       acoustic imageries. These latter are correlated to the entity of the absorbed                                    and safeguard of the mentioned artistic handworks. The present technology is a
                       acoustic energy, when the painting is insonified by a proper acoustic wave. The                                  non-invasive and non-destructive method and device for analysing the separation
                       method can reveal small and large-size anomalies, related to the degree of detach-                               zones, that is, such as to avoid damage to a work of art.

                                                                                                                Intellectual
                       ment, hidden in the interface between the first plaster (“arriccio”) and the wall, as
                                                                                                                                        Patent(s) granted
                                                                                                                Property Rights:
                       well as between “arriccio” and the last plaster (“intonachino”). A sophisticated sig-
                       nal processing algorithm allows the information contained in the reflected pulse to

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       be extracted from the overall background due to the superposed direct pulse and
                       to both environmental and electric noises. Measurement results represented by                                    Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agree-
                       means of a map, i.e. by a planar or a 3-D distribution of the value of a proper                                  ment

                                                                                                                Profile of Target
                       acoustical quantity, give the so called “acoustical images”, which are directly corre-
                                                                                                                                        Industry, local administrations
                                                                                                                Partner
                       lated with the size and shape of the observed anomalies.

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                The Specific Area of
                       At present the method commonly used by the restores for the detection of
Advantages                                                                                                                              Electronics, Maneuvering, Restoration
                                                                                                                Activity of the Partner
                       separation zones in frescos is still an empiric and very invasive one, called “ham-
                       mer” technique, based on the subjective perception of the human hearing in eval-

                                                                                                                The Tasks to be
                       uating different pitches of sound, when tapping different points of the painted sur-
                                                                                                                                        The proponent look for industrial support to reduce the dimension of the present
                                                                                                                Performed of
                       face with fingers. Among non-destructive scientific techniques, the only one which
                                                                                                                                        prototype, already portable but still constituted by stand alone electronics
                                                                                                                the Partner Sought
                       currently is suited to give some information on the presence of separation zones
                       in frescos, is the so-called “thermovision”, which, however, often gives results                                 components that make it not so practical to be transported and used in particular


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                  conditions. The necessary know-how to obtain the best performances will be pro-     Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22283                                                                     Italy
                  vided. Potential partners could be electronic industries or assembling companies.   CNR-ISMAR-sezione di Genova
                  Possible users could be local administrations or restoration companies.             via De Marini, 6
                                                                                                      I - 16149 Genova
Responsible IRC   IRC CIRCE
                                                                                                      Title                  In-situ corrosion monitoring on metal surfaces by electrochemical methods

                                                                                                      Abstract               A Cultural Heritage research group based in the north-west of Italy and involved
                                                                                                                             since a long time in conservation state characterisation of artistic metal surfaces
                                                                                                                             has developed a specially designed contact probe for in-situ Electrochemical
                                                                                                                             Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on metal cultural heritage objects.

                                                                                                      Technology Keywords Measurement Tools

                                                                                                      Detailed description   The concern for the wide deterioration of outdoor bronze sculptures has greatly
                                                                                                                             increased during the second part of the XX century, mainly due to the severe envi-
                                                                                                                             ronmental modification brought about by the “industrial revolution”. In the field of
                                                                                                                             corrosion research and protective coatings characterisation, electrochemical meas-
                                                                                                                             urement methods have been applied on a wide number of systems. Only recent-
                                                                                                                             ly they obtained an increasing attention in the field of metal cultural heritage
                                                                                                                             objects.
                                                                                                                             The Italian lab has developed an in-situ Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
                                                                                                                             (EIS) measurements method suitable for metal cultural heritage special needings.
                                                                                                                             The technique has been applied on several outdoor bronze monuments. On the
                                                                                                                             Monumento ai Mille (E.Baroni, 1915, Genoa-Italy) the behavior of six protective
                                                                                                                             coatings has been monitored for several years and compared with the behavior of
                                                                                                                             the same coatings on clean bronze coupons. On the Cristo degli Abissi (G. Galletti,
                                                                                                                             1950, S.Fruttuoso-Italy) the homogeneity of patina and the cleaning procedure
                                                                                                                             effectiveness has been evaluated. On the Bartolomeo Colleoni statue
                                                                                                                             (A.Verrocchio, 1496, Venice-Italy) the electrochemical behavior of the different
                                                                                                                             patinas present on the statue has been characterized along with the effectiveness
                                                                                                                             of protective coating systems.
                                                                                                                             The electrochemical spectroscopy is used in conjunction with other in situ (colour,
                                                                                                                             thickness) or lab (XRD, microscopy) techniques for a whole characterization of
                                                                                                                             conservation problems.

                                                                                                      Innovative Aspects /   Electrochemical methods provide a valuable tool to properly compare and quantify


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Advantages               both conservation state and restoration treatments efficacy on metal objects by        Technology Offer TO_IT_21887                                                                           Italy
                         measuring corrosion rate. The availability of the Contact-Probe EIS measurements       CNR-ITABC
                         method allows to compare laboratory studies with real-life objects.                    via Salaria km 29.300
                                                                                                                I - 00016 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Main advantages          Non-destructive corrosion rate measurement and monitoring.
                         The technique allows to address several issues relevant for artwork conservation:      Title                  High performance portable X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometers
                         patina properties and protectiveness, effectivenes of cleaning procedures, evalua-
                         tion of coating systems for corrosion protection                                       Abstract               Since long X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is being used for non-destructive characteri-
                                                                                                                                       zation of cultural materials. Athough many portable XRF spectrometers are com-
Current State            Available for demonstration. Field tested                                                                     mercially available, most of them are not sufficiently sentitive to analyse minor ele-
of Development                                                                                                                         ments, which are essential to characterize cultural materials. The system present-
of the Technology                                                                                                                      ed here was designed and assembled at CNR’s Istitute for Technologies Applied to
                                                                                                                                       Cultural Heritage; it performs by far better than most portable spectrometers on
Web Link Present         http://icom-cc.icom.museum/Documents/WorkingGroup/Metals/etic/                                                the market. Detection limits range from 50 to 300 mg/kg depending on the
Innovative Product       somerset/Letardi-EAS-06.pdf                                                                                   analysed element, with a measurement time of only 120 s.

Intellectual             Secret know-how                                                                        Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                Detailed description   The portable XRF spectrometer is equipped with an X-ray tube working at 60 kV
Application Domains      Materials technology; Measurement methods                                                                     and 1.5 mA. The detector is of the Si-Drift type with an active area of 7 mmq and
                                                                                                                                       a thickness of 0.45 mm. A miniaturised closed-loop system provides tube liquid
Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Financial                                    cooling. Reproducible positioning is guaranteed by two lasers impinging at 45 on
                         resources                                                                                                     the measurement point.

Profile of Target        Research organisations, industries, museums, restoration laboratories, public bodies   Innovative Aspects /   Combination of high-energy, high-intensity primary flux with a fast detector.
Partner                                                                                                         Advantages

The Specific Area of    Preservation of Cultural Heritage, research organisations dealing with corrosion,       Main advantages        Efficient excitation of the K-lines of elements in the range 45<Z<60; detection lim-
Activity of the Partner coatings, metal artifacts characterisation                                                                     its 10 to 100 times lower than those of commercially available systems.

The Tasks to be          Searching for non destructive metal surface characterisation                           Current State          Available for demonstration. Field tested
Performed of             (corrosion, corrosion protection, cleaning); partnership for project proposal          of Development
the Partner Sought                                                                                              of the Technology

Responsible IRC          ALPS IRC                                                                               Intellectual           Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                                Property Rights:



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Application Domains      Measurement methods                                                                   Technology Offer TO_IT_22313                                                                          Italy
                         In situ non-destructive XRF analysis of cultural materials. In situ XRF analysis of   Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
                         metals in biological materials                                                        via granarolo 64
                                                                                                               I - 48018 Faenza (RA)
Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Financial
                         resources                                                                             Title                   Characterization of archaeological and architectural ceramics

Profile of Target        Industry                                                                              Abstract                Application of different analytical sequences for charactersing archaeological and
Partner                                                                                                                                architectural ceramics with various microstructural patterns including both pastes
                                                                                                                                       and coating layers. The proposed sequences permit to obtain the maximum result
The Specific Area of    x-ray tubes and/or x-ray detectors manifacturing                                                               with the minimum amount of sample, also by using non destructive investigation
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                                techniques.

The Tasks to be          Commercialization of the instrument                                                   Technology Keywords Materials Technology
Performed of
the Partner Sought                                                                                             Detailed description    The general sequence includes the following steps: representative sampling of the
                                                                                                                                       material to be analysed in a suitable quantity; determination of eventual pollutant
Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                                                                     elements (for example soluble salts and phosphorus); study of the microstructure,
                                                                                                                                       with particular reference to macropores and eventual secondary phases depositat-
                                                                                                                                       ed inside them; determination of ignition loss and complete quantitative chemical
                                                                                                                                       composition; determination of the total mineralogical composition; measurement
                                                                                                                                       of the real density; determination of open porosity and of pore size distribution.
                                                                                                                                       Of course, depending on the type of sample to be analysed, this sequence is
                                                                                                                                       adapted in order to obtain the maximun result with the minimum consumption of
                                                                                                                                       material. In particular this objective is obatined by using, when possible, non
                                                                                                                                       destructive analytical techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, EDS X-ray spec-
                                                                                                                                       troscopy and FT-IR.

                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /    The innovative aspect is the proposal of an analitic sequence which permits to
                                                                                                               Advantages              reduce the amount of sample destroyed for the preparation of the analytical spec-
                                                                                                                                       imen. Another aspect is the introduction of non destructive investigation tech-
                                                                                                                                       niques in an analytical sequence together with invasive techniques.

                                                                                                               Main advantages         - Reduction of the amount of sample destroyed for the preparation of the analyt-
                                                                                                                                       ical specimen;
                                                                                                                                       - Indirect and immediate verification of the compatibility the variuos results
                                                                                                                                       between them, so that it can be possible to intervent to discover the evenatual mis-


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                         takes;                                                                                Technology Offer TO_IT_22322                                                                            Italy
                         - Best reliability of the results and guarantee of the comparability of the results   Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
                         from different laboratories;                                                          via granarolo 64
                         - Reduction of the costs of the analyses due to the less amount of time needed for    I - 48018 Faenza (RA)
                         the complete characterisation of the sample.
                                                                                                               Title
Current State
                                                                                                                                       Compatible mortars for the conservation of the architectural and archaeological
                         Already on the market
of Development
                                                                                                                                       heritage

of the Technology                                                                                              Abstract                The use of mortars made of hydraulic limes (HL) for the conservation of cultural

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                       heritage is diffused by considering the low contents of soluble salts and the
                         Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                       mechanical characteristics similar to the original mortars. The research has devel-
                                                                                                                                       oped new materials of this type by using natural hydraulic lime (NHL) and natu-

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                       ral hydraulic lime with hydraulic-like materials such as metakaoline and coc-
                         Materials technology                                                                                          ciopesto.

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                       These types of mortars are durable, removable and easily applicable.
                         Technical co-operation; Financial resources
                                                                                                               Technology Keywords Materials Technology
Profile of Target        Research organisation
Partner                                                                                                        Detailed description    The NHL mortars are obtained by the calcination of marly limestones and they

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                       acquire good hydraulic properties due to the presence of clay minerals in the raw
                        Archeometry, conservation, diagnostic applied to cultural heritage
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                       materials.
                                                                                                                                       The metakaoline mortars are obtained with the introduction of pre-fired kaoline

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                       into the lime, so that the reaction between lime and kaoline gives rise to the spe-
                         Further development and test to proof the effectiveness of the methodology
Performed of
                                                                                                                                       cial hydraulic properties of this mortar. The main technological aspect is to fire the
                         in order to develop a working protocol
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                       kaoline at the right temperature in order to obtain a very reactive product.
                                                                                                                                       In the cocciopesto mortars the hydraulic properties are assured by the presence of

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                       cocciopesto. In this case it is important to produce cocciopesto with the most suit-
                         IRC CIRCE                                                                                                     able composition and grain-size. In order to obtain the highest reactivity of the coc-
                                                                                                                                       ciopesto it is necessary to find the most efficaceous firing temperature for each
                                                                                                                                       type of starting raw material.

                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /    These types of mortars can be used in several cultural contexts because the use of
                                                                                                               Advantages              natural products makes them compatible with the old building materials.

                                                                                                               Main advantages         The use of NHL, NHL + cociopesto and NHL + metakaoline mortars avoids the use
                                                                                                                                       of cementitious mortars which are very dangerous due to their high content of sol-
                                                                                                                                       uble salts.


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Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)   Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22482                                                                        Italy
Property Rights:                                                                Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari
                                                                                Sapienza Università di Roma
Application Domains      Materials technology                                   P.le A.Moro 5
                                                                                I - 00185 Roma
Profile of Target        Industry and research organisation
Partner                                                                         Title                    Biotech production of enzymes in microorganisms

The Specific Area of    Restoration, rebuilding and bio-building                Abstract                 Enzymes are bioreactive molecules able to catalyze chemical reaction such as
Activity of the Partner                                                                                  degradation of specific substrates. Biotech technlogy is able to produce in the lab-
                                                                                                         oratory simple microorganisms as optimal producers of bioactive enzymes.
The Tasks to be          Production of binders, application of mortars,                                  Enzymes have been succesflly applied at restoration of wood, paper and fresco.
Performed of             carrying out mechanical and durability tests                                    We propose a novel approach for production of friendly useful bioactive molecules
the Partner Sought                                                                                       in simple microorganisms.

Responsible IRC          IRC IRENE                                              Technology Keywords Materials Technology

                                                                                Detailed description     Barley alpha amylase has been produced in an engeneired strain of brewery yeast.
                                                                                                         The enzyme produced has been applied for dissolving starch glues used in old
                                                                                                         paper and ancient books.
                                                                                                         A pilot study carried out in our laboratory has obtained a good protocol for the uti-
                                                                                                         lization of bioengeneired yeast strains as enzyme producers.

                                                                                Innovative Aspects /     Although enzymes have been proposed as useful molecules their high cost of
                                                                                Advantages               commercially available enzymes and storage as active molecules made their use
                                                                                                         difficult and expensive.
                                                                                                         By applying novel biotech approaches we are able to offer novel protocols and
                                                                                                         strategies for the production and the utilization of freshly produced enzymes in
                                                                                                         microorganisms.
                                                                                                         This approach is innovative, not very expensive and is able to produce cell free
                                                                                                         medium containing the enzymatc activiy of interest.

                                                                                Main advantages          Enzymes like amylases, lypases and proteases are used to dissolve glues and other
                                                                                                         substrates. In particular in ancient book and paper restoration amylases are used
                                                                                                         for dissolving glues.
                                                                                                         Our aim is to use biotechnology in order to produce a miscellanea of specific
                                                                                                         miroorganisms as novel generation biofactories able to produce and secrete in the


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                         growth medium active enzymes that can be easily applied in restoration.              Technology Offer TO_IT_22256                                                                            Italy
                         The easy and low cost growth procedures, the possibility to produce freshly active   Consorzio CETMA
                         molecules and the versatility of the approach make our experimental strategy         s.s. Appia km 706+30
                         innovative in the field of cultural heritage restoration.                            I - 72100 Brindisi

Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                                 Title
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                     Infra-red thermography for the non-destructive assessment and diagnosis of his-
                         We are interested in set up collaboration with small medium enterprises able to                             toric structures
                         support with a small budget further application and production of biotech
                         enzymes.                                                                             Abstract               An Italian research organisation developed and calibrated an Infra Red (IR) yard-

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                     friendly methodology for the non destructive detection and evaluation of bonding
                         Materials technology                                                                                        defects on reinforced concrete structures externally reinforced with FRP materials.
                         restoration, cultural heritage, ancient paper, industrial application                                       InfraRed Thermography (IRT) is a wireless, contactless and smart technique poten-

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                     tially suitable for acquiring relevant information about hidden structures and for
                         Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Manufacturing/ subcontracting                               the long – term monitoring of moisture growth, plaster detachment from a wall,
                         agreement; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources                                                     detachment within a fresco, cracks pattern evolution, temperature pattern evolu-

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                     tion, microclimatic conditions mapping. For these reasons, IRT can be considered
                         Industry small medium enterprise
Partner
                                                                                                                                     a useful tool for damage assessment diagnosis and monitoring for the preventive
                                                                                                                                     conservation and maintenance of the cultural heritage. Partners are sought for

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                     technical cooperation and financial support. The organisation is also available to
                        Production of bioreactive molecules, and products for restoration
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                     deliver its services via service contract.

                                                                                                              Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
The Tasks to be          Project support, contracts for young research to further develop the project
Performed of
                                                                                                                                  Management; Measurement Tools

the Partner Sought                                                                                            Detailed description   Infrared thermography is a non-destructive investigation technique that is becom-

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                     ing more frequently employed in civil and architectural inspections, in the diagnos-
                         IRC CIRCE                                                                                                   tic phase, in preventive maintenance or to verify the outcome of interventions. On
                                                                                                                                     historic structures, it allows investigating details of construction, damage and mate-
                                                                                                                                     rial decay, and interventions. In theory, every combination of masonry structure
                                                                                                                                     type and object/defect to be investigated (different materials and with different
                                                                                                                                     building textures) needs a specific IR calibration.
                                                                                                                                     The set-up of IR technique for the detection of a particular object/defect (discon-
                                                                                                                                     tinuities beneath the surface, hidden structure, moisture growth, corrosion in met-
                                                                                                                                     als, plaster detachment from a wall or within a fresco, debonding in Fiber
                                                                                                                                     Reinforced Plastics (FRP) - retrofitted structures,...) in an ancient structure needs a
                                                                                                                                     specific IR calibration, leading to the proper definition of the operational parame-
                                                                                                                                     ters (active/passive technique, distances, time-windows). Such calibration is usual-


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ly performed in laboratory, using different “known” samples, made of different                                  acceptable or not, and, in case, what is the best way to repair it.
materials and with different building textures, simulating real structures.
Nevertheless, every possible combination of masonry structure type and                                          3) In – situ validation
object/defect to be detected can require a specific parameters set, with the conse-                             The in – situ validation of the technique was carried out on an reinforced concrete
quent need of a very extensive experimental campaign.                                                           structure externally reinforced with FRP sheets. This step involved also the transfer
Once defects have been identified and correlated in frescos and structures, the use                             of the technique from the lab-scale to the real-scale, with the necessary adapta-
of FRP materials is considered as a reference modern practice for repairing, retro-                             tions in the operational parameters.
fitting and strengthening of existing structures. However the application of FRP                                Besides the work on FRP-reinforced r.c. structures, CETMA also carried out non –
patches requires skilled operators (that not always are available) and the quality of                           destructive investigations on some important Italian historic masonry structures
the intervention must be evaluated to guarantee proper performance, as the effec-                               (Ercolano archeological excavations, S. Giovanni in Laterano Baptistery – Rome),
tiveness and correct working of the FRP patch is dramatically dependent on the                                  aimed to detect and identify hidden structures, cracks, moisture, plaster debonding etc.
quality of FRP – substrate adhesion. In fact, a bonding defect can cause, in the worst
case, an unexpected debonding failure of the patch. As a consequence, the quality        Innovative Aspects /   InfraRed Thermography (IRT) has been applied for more than 35 years to the
of the intervention must be accurately evaluated to guarantee proper performance.        Advantages             buildings monitoring in a qualitative or quantitative way; however, recording a
                                                                                                                good thermogram is not trivial, as well as, its interpretation. The use of wrong
CETMA defined and calibrated an Infra Red (IR) yard-friendly methodology for the                                operative parameters can lead to coarse errors in the interpretation of the IR
non destructive detection and evaluation of bonding defects on reinforced con-                                  images, with possible catastrophic consequences for the architectural goods mon-
crete structures externally reinforced with FRP materials. The work was carried out                             itored. Moreover, even if the thermographic survey is performed in the right way,
according to the following steps:                                                                               the IR images interpretation is not always simple. CETMA developed an IRT survey
                                                                                                                procedure that can be easily implemented on site and a software tool useful for
1) Calibration of the technique by the analysis of “known” defects in FRP-strength-                             the thermographic data analysis and interpretation.
ened structures                                                                                                 Even if a lot of other traditional techniques may be used to find out detachments
Proper Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) – reinforced concrete samples were pre-                                  in frescos, moisture growth, cracks pattern evolution, etc. it appears evident that
pared, imposing known defects with different shapes and dimensions at the FRP                                   IRT, allowing contact-less inspections of large surfaces, is less invasive and more
– substrate interface. The samples surfaces were analysed with the pulsed and lock                              efficient in terms of measurement time.
– in thermography method and the operational parameters were investigated and
defined in order to obtain the best defect visibility:                                   Main advantages        Infrared Thermography is a non-contact technique that allows a rapid data acqui-
- thermocamera – sample distance;                                                                               sition, as each IR-camera frame permits inspecting large areas of the construction.
- heating source – sample distance;                                                                             Moreover, being contactless, it keeps the user out of danger and it does not
- heating time;                                                                                                 intrude upon or affect the investigated object at all, provided that a proper preven-
- observation time.                                                                                             tive analysis of the temperature field and of its possible interactions with the inves-
                                                                                                                tigated object is performed (for example, for frescoes inspections). Furthermore,
2) IR data post - processing                                                                                    preliminary data interpretation can be performed on site, as thermograms are
After the definition of acceptance criteria and reparation techniques for the defects,                          visualised in real time. Producing two-dimensional images resembling the visible
CETMA developed a post processing software tool able to clearly define the con-                                 situation has the further advantage of making the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
tour of defect . This allows to measure the area of the bonding defect and then to                              results more easily understood even by non-NDT – specialists, with the positive
compare it with the acceptance criteria, in order to establish whether the defect is                            consequence of a more widely acceptable use of NDTs in the evaluation of struc-


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                        tures. The above described advantages are recognised to be particularly useful          Technology Offer TO_IT_22409                                                                          Italy
                        when the object of investigations is a historic or ancient structure, benefiting from   CR&RC Centro Recupero e Restauro Campano
                        high level of protection, on which the application of NDT techniques for assess-
                        ment purposes is strongly encouraged. On cultural heritage, even the contact
                        between material surface and testing instrumentation might not be allowed, whilst       Title                  Innovative materials and new products for the restoration of historical edifice walls
                        the possibility of combining NDTs with invasive or destructive methodologies for                               and paving for urban areas with low environmental impact
                        calibration purposes must be kept to a minimum.
                                                                                                                Abstract
Intellectual
                                                                                                                                       This company manages the entire production cycle from extraction to production
                        Secret know-how
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                       for material as lime, mortar, and plastering, through an innovative process of dry-
                                                                                                                                       ing and micronization and tests, after years of studies on the main materials that

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                       characterize our buildings, as pozzolanic ash, so to provide materials in accordance
                        Construction technology; Information processing, information systems;                                          with the ancient traditions of Campania
                        Measurement methods
                                                                                                                Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology
Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Financial
                        resources                                                                               Detailed description   An Italian small enterprise, whose main activity sector is construction recovery, has

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                       developed innovative material and technology for production of mortar, plaster,
                        Technical co-operation: industry, academy, research organisation
Partner
                                                                                                                                       paints and impregnating. The company manages the entire production cycle from
                        Service Contract: industry                                                                                     extraction to production and develop new product solutions in the laboratory.
                        Financial resources: industry                                                                                  Especially significant are some products of great interest in urban recovery as plas-

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                       tering, plastering D, Mortar I100 to consolidate injection and Mortar “Battuto ZL”
                        Technical co-operation: NDT or Diagnostics in general
Activity of the Partner Service contract: Construction and Diagnostics                                          Innovative Aspects /   The innovative and competitive aspects of the option are to derive directly from the
                        Financial resources: Construction and Diagnostics                                       Advantages             the quarry and work materials through a process of drying and micronization. The

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                       new products are tested in laboratory through on the chemical and physical com-
                        Technical co-operation: development of joint research activities in order
Performed of
                                                                                                                                       ponents like Tuff, Lapillo and Calcium Carbonate. The laboratory test is an impor-
                        to develop together integrated NDT techniques;
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                       tant step in the production cycle since it assures ability to diversification of the
                        Service contract: assigning the research organisation diagnostics activities to be                             product and a quick release on the market.
                        performed by infrared thermography; Financial resources: financing
                        the development of proper infra-red techniques to solve specific diagnostic issues      Current State          Already on the market
                        (of interest of the sponsor)                                                            of Development
                                                                                                                of the Technology
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                                                                                                                Web Link Present       www.crerc.com
                                                                                                                Innovative Product

                                                                                                                Intellectual           Secret know-how


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Property Rights:                                                                                            Technology Request TR_IT_22461                                                                           Italy
                                                                                                            CR&RC Centro Recupero e Restauro Campano
Application Domains     Materials technology
                        our materials and products are designed for the restoration of historical edifice
                        walls and paving for urban areas with low environmental impact                      Title                  Italian enterprise operating in the sector of building materials seeks partners for
                                                                                                                                   the certification of new innovative products
Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial
                        resources                                                                           Abstract               An italian small enterprise, operating in building restoration sector, particularly his-
                                                                                                                                   torical buildings and monuments, has developed innovative technologies and
Profile of Target       Commercial company                                                                                         materials for the production of lime, mortar, plastering, impregnating and paint-
Partner                                                                                                                            ings. The company manages the entire production cycle from extraction to pro-
                                                                                                                                   duction and develops new product solutions in the laboratory. Especially signifi-
The Specific Area of    Construction materials trading                                                                             cant are some products of great interest in urban recovery as plastering, plastering
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                            D, Mortar I100 to consolidate injection and mortar “Battuto Zl”. For these and new
                                                                                                                                   materials to put on the market we require know-how for mechanical testing, chem-
The Tasks to be         Distribution, development of a sales and support network                                                   ical and physical analysis and full support to the company in the Research and
Performed of                                                                                                                       Development of products
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                            Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                                                                                                            Detailed description   The new products are tested in laboratory by chemical and physical tests on the
                                                                                                                                   components like Tuff, Lapillo and Calcium Carbonate. The laboratory test is an
                                                                                                                                   important step in the production cycle since it assures ability to diversification of
                                                                                                                                   the product and a quick release on the market thanks to an automated process
                                                                                                                                   control. Acquiring skills of research centres able to ensure compliance of products
                                                                                                                                   regulations is necessary to obtain a competitive advantage in the National and
                                                                                                                                   international market.

                                                                                                            Current State          Development phase laboratory tested
                                                                                                            of Development
                                                                                                            of the Technology

                                                                                                            Web Link Present       www.crerc.com
                                                                                                            Innovative Product

                                                                                                            Intellectual           Secret know-how
                                                                                                            Property Rights:


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Application Domains      Construction technology; Materials technology; Measurement methods                  Technology Offer TO_IT_21727                                                                          Italy
                         our materials and products are designed for the restoration of historical edifice   CREALAB Srl
                         walls and paving for urban areas with low environmental impact                      Piazza Ippolito Nievo, 25
                                                                                                             I - 00153 Rome
Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources
                                                                                                             Title                  CREA-RE a flexible remote management platform applicable to all domain
Profile of Target        Academy and research center
Partner                                                                                                      Abstract               An Italian ICT company has developed an innovative system for the management of
                                                                                                                                    mobile smart phone devices. The system operates the device setting management
The Specific Area of    Certification. Innovative testing on materials                                                              to simplify the use of mobile services. It can be used both by the customer care
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                             department of a mobile telecom operator and by the device’s owner in Web Self
                                                                                                                                    Service version. The company is looking for license and joint venture agreement.
The Tasks to be          Identify parameters and behaviours of materials for the implemantation
Performed of             of th new products                                                                  Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
the Partner Sought                                                                                                               Telematics Applications; Multimedia

Responsible IRC          IRC IRIDE                                                                           Detailed description   The device management platform proposed here can be used to shape the device
                                                                                                                                    settings, using a friendly Web graphical interface. The system provides access pro-
                                                                                                                                    files and hierarchy restrictions so that it can be used by expert operators and less
                                                                                                                                    skilled ones not having access to all platform functionalities.
                                                                                                                                    The system platform is made of a server (communication and application server)
                                                                                                                                    and a client (application to be installed on the mobile smart phone device). It is
                                                                                                                                    already integrated with fundamental mobile telecom systems (MMS-C, SMS-C,
                                                                                                                                    etc.) and covers the device setting, software distribution, application management
                                                                                                                                    and content management area of device management environment.
                                                                                                                                    The system presents an innovative technology since it is a client/server platform,
                                                                                                                                    which enables the management of mobile remote setting. This innovative technol-
                                                                                                                                    ogy addresses the needs of both business and private user sector in order to exploit
                                                                                                                                    at maximum the available resources and technologies on the mobile market.
                                                                                                                                    The system is able to have real-time interaction between the mobile customer care
                                                                                                                                    and the client. For this reason this platform is unique and offers faster assistance,
                                                                                                                                    enabling the resolution of all the configuration problems related to a mobile (e.g.
                                                                                                                                    email, SMS, MMS, virus problems, etc.).

                                                                                                             Innovative Aspects /   The device management platform is able to:
                                                                                                             Advantages             - Control and modify configuration parameters.
                                                                                                                                    - Manage application and install software.


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                  - Manage the device content.                                                                                 - Enables GPS service.
                  - Carry out many other supporting operations and remote assistance.                                          - Improves software distribution for mobile application.
                  Functionalities:                                                                                             - Improves Web Self Service solution.
                  - Device information.                                                                                        - Facilitates the use of smart phone.
                  - Management of connection settings.                                                                         - Protects and improves the use of Mobile Services.
                  - Management of messaging setting.                                                                           - Protects and improves the management of personal data and/or company data.
                  - Auto-diagnostic.                                                                                           - Reduces timing and cost for restoring in case of theft, loss and device substitution.
                  - Management of applications and tasks.
                  - File management (reading and sending files).                                       Current State           Already on the market
                  - Software distribution.                                                             of Development
                  - Protection, block and mobile security (Wipe & Lock).                               of the Technology
                  - Parental control.
                  - Backup & Restore.                                                                  Web Link Present        http://www.crealabnet.it/cwmobiles.html
                  - Off-line functionalities.                                                          Innovative Product
                  - Integration with con GPS device.
                  - Integration with external device (server, Internet and Bluetooth).                 Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
                  - Integration with Java Device Application.                                          Property Rights:        Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
                  - Machine to Machine (M2M).
                  - Management utility and platform support.                                           Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                  This system is the first platform able to provide those services. For the communi-                           Thanks to its flexibility CREA-RE can be easily customised for a wide range of mar-
                  cation between mobile phone and communication server a proprietary protocol is                               ket application, starting from Mobile Bussiness to Cultural Heritage domain.
                  used, and this makes the platform and the system much more reliable and effi-
                  cient of all the current device management systems that adopt the standard pro-      Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial
                  tocol OMA-DM (Open Mobile Alliance for Device Management). Moreover this                                     resources
                  management platform enables a secure and flexible communication to address
                  the different market needs and maximum control on technological innovation.          Profile of Target       SME - research organisation.
                                                                                                       Partner
Main advantages   The management platform developed provides all that modern technologies cur-
                  rently offer, by using a dedicated protocol for the communication between client     The Specific Area of    Information & Communication Technology (mobile communication).
                  and server. This choice enables the platform to be sure, personalised and fast in    Activity of the Partner
                  the communication between client and server. Thanks to its flexibility CREA-RE
                  can be easily customised for a wide range of market application, starting from       The Tasks to be         Joint venture agreement
                  Mobile Bussiness to Cultural Heritage domain. The benefits:                          Performed of
                  - Reduces both timing needed for calling the call centre and general management      the Partner Sought
                  support cost.
                  - Reduces training timing for both operators and users.                              Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE
                  - Provides real evidence of problem resolution.


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22132                                                                           Italy                             • Simultaneous measurements on a line or multiple points.
D’Appolonia Spa
Via S. Nazaro, 19                                                                                               Main advantages          The technology provides good accuracy in spectral analysis measurements (typi-
I - 16145 Genova                                                                                                                         cal of the spectrometer) and a high amount of performed measurements (typical
                                                                                                                                         of common cameras).
Title                  Prism-Grating spectrographic optics                                                                               This technology is able to provide high-quality real-time control by constantly
                                                                                                                                         monitoring possible defects along the production line, thus avoiding the costly and
Abstract               A North Italian company developed a PGP (Prism-Grating-Prism) spectrographic                                      useless processing of not-standard materials.

                                                                                                                Current State
                       optic device, originally developed for remote sensing applications in the aerospace
                                                                                                                                         Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                                of Development
                       field, able to analyse the light spectrum independently from light polarisation. It

                                                                                                                of the Technology
                       can be used in many industrial fields for quality control. The company is looking
                       for opportunities concerning technical cooperation/licensing/joint ventures able to

                                                                                                                Intellectual
                       exploit the technology in the textile/plastic/wood/paper-machinery manufacturing
                                                                                                                                         Secret know-how
                                                                                                                Property Rights:
                       sector.

Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
                                                                                                                Application Domains      Measurement methods
Detailed description   PGP (Prism-Grating-Prism) spectrographic optics, originally developed for remote                                  Quality inspection for textiles, plastic, wood, etc.

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       sensing applications in the aerospace field, is based on the application of a highly
                       efficient PGP spectrograph able to analyse the light spectrum - from infrared to                                  Licence agreement; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources

                                                                                                                Profile of Target
                       ultraviolet - independently from light polarisation. The spectrometer, obtained by
                                                                                                                                         The proponent is looking for opportunities to license the technology
                                                                                                                Partner
                       combination of the spectrograph with the matrix optical sensor, allows colour
                       measurement along a line on a large number of points, with both high spatial and

                                                                                                                The Specific Area of
                       spectral resolutions.
                                                                                                                                        Textile machinery manufacturing sector and in other sectors such as plastics,
                                                                                                                Activity of the Partner wood and paper
                       A specific application has been developed for the textile industry, where quality
                       control is still carried out manually by specialised personnel. An automatic system

                                                                                                                The Tasks to be
                       has been developed to identify colour defects in real time on orthogonal-yarn tex-
                                                                                                                                         Technical cooperation/licensing/joint ventures
                                                                                                                Performed of
                       tiles both during the dyeing process and on the finished product. This will allow

                                                                                                                the Partner Sought
                       fast (potentially up to 100 m/min) and reliable quality control, enabling the
                       increase of the production rate (which will at least duplicate), and limit the loss of

                                                                                                                Responsible IRC
                       fabrics that do not meet the quality standards.
                       Besides the textile sector, applications are expected in sectors such as plastics,                                ALPS IRC
                       wood and paper, representing markets of similar magnitude to the textile one.

Innovative Aspects /   This particular approach has the following advantages:
Advantages             • Reduced measurement times.
                       • Simpler mechanisms with no need for scanning movements.


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22104                                                                          Italy    • give visitors more information keeping the freedom of the naturalistic experience.
Demetra
Via Visconta 75                                                                                                Didà is an innovative RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) multimedia guide that
I - 20045 Besana Brianza (MI)                                                                                  responds to its location and surroundings. It accompanies visitors everywhere and
                                                                                                               provides them with complete freedom. Didà is a PDA integrated with an RFID
Title                  Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod: the multimedia video-guide systems for tours in         active controller. The RFID active reader has an integrated antenna that can com-
                       parks and cities.                                                                       municate to the Tags (active UHF Tags) settled along the path-tour near the points
                                                                                                               of interest at a distance of up to 300 feet (100 meters). Tags can be buried in the
Abstract               Didà is a PDA (TFT touch screen and 400MHz processor) integrated with an RFID           ground or put on the trees, monuments and other points of interest in a non direct
                       active controller, running Microsoft Windows CE.NET with Microsoft SQL Server           visible way. The visitor receives a palmtop Didà system loaded with maps and
                       database. The RFID active reader has an integrated antenna that can communicate         information covering all aspects of the route. He then selects the appropriate lan-
                       to the Tags (active UHF Tags) settled along the path-tour near the points of inter-     guage (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish) and the preferred profile of
                       est at a distance of up to 300 feet (100 meters). Tags can be buried in the ground      the tour (i.e.: botanical, natural, historical, architectural, geological, archaeological
                       or put on the trees, monuments and other points of interest in a non direct visible     etc) and he’s ready to start.
                       way.                                                                                    When he gets close to a point of interest (i.e.: a tree) the antenna receives the
                       The signal propagation characteristics of the UHF radio band used by Intelligent        radio signals by the corresponding tag and the audio and video information about
                       Long Range RFID technology provides long-range communication and high-speed             the point of interest starts automatically. There is the possibility to see and hear
                       transmission rates for reliable data exchange. A unique feature of the active UHF       again the same video by touching a little icon on the PDA screen. In this way it is
                       tags is the highly sophisticated anti-collision handling algorithm that allows simul-   possible to see and hear also the video corresponding to the points of interest that
                       taneous communication with thousands of tags within the interrogator’s reading          were not activated by the visitor (because the visitor did not walk through).
                       zone.                                                                                   Didà is suitable for tours on foot or by mountain bike. In every moment of the tour
                       GPS Guide is a PDA of last generation, TFT display, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi                 the visitor can indicate the exact point where he is, he can see on the palmtop a
                       Technology and Bluetooth, GPS receiver SiRFIII, running under Window Mobile             map of the area and calculate how long the tour will last. After the tour, the visitor
                       5.0.                                                                                    can download and print the route he has followed.
                       Walkie Pod is an iPod video integrated with a software for the development od the       GPS Guide is system of: PDA of last generation, TFT display, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi
                       multimedia contents.                                                                    Technology and Bluetooth, GPS receiver SiRFIII, running under Window Mobile
                                                                                                               5.0. When the visitor gets close to a point of interest (i.e.: a tree) the antenna
Technology Keywords Multimedia                                                                                 receives the GPS signals and the audio and video information about the point of
                                                                                                               interest starts automatically. There is the possibility to see and hear again the same
Detailed description   Following its successes in the environmental sector in Italy, the company wanted        video by touching a little icon on the PDA screen. In this way it is possible to see
                       to respond to the increasing demand for multimedia systems in parks and cities          and hear also the video corresponding to the points of interest that were not acti-
                       around the world.                                                                       vated by the visitor (because the visitor did not walk through). If the area is WI-FI
                       Starting from this Demetra developed Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod in order            covered the system can manage the right position of the PDA through the remote
                       to:                                                                                     desktop. GPS Guide is suitable for tours on foot or by mountain bike. In every
                       • develop an innovative video-guide system for tours in cities, parks, botanical gar-   moment of the tour the visitor can indicate the exact point where he is, he can see
                       dens, archaeological sites etc, suitable for tours on foot or by mountain bike;         on the palmtop a map of the area and calculate how long the tour will last. After
                       • improve visits to tourist locations for blind and deaf people in a safe way;          the tour, the visitor can download and print the route he has followed.


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                       Walkie Pod is a multimedia guide based on iPod video. The difference with Didà          Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       and GPS Guide is that Walkie Pod works on demand: when the visitor comes near           Property Rights:
                       a point of interest he has to select on Walkie Pod the number corresponding to
                       the point of interest.                                                                  Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                       Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod do not need diggings and other invasive opera-
                       tions on the landscape.                                                                 Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                                       resources

Advantages             With Didà innovation lies on the new application of RFID technology in the edu-         Profile of Target       City councils, Tourist Agencies, Parks, Botanical Gardens
                       cation/entertainment sector (this sector is also called with the new name of “edu-      Partner
                       tainment”). The RFID technology used by Demetra has been already established,
                       but the sector where this technology is applied is new.                                 The Specific Area of    Tourism
                       With GPS Guide innovation lies on the use GPS technology to a new activity which        Activity of the Partner
                       is the discovery of the landscape and the city.
                       With Walkie Pod innovation lies on the use of iPod video to a new activity which        Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       is the discovery of the landscape and the city.

Main advantages        Didà, GPS Guide and Walkie Pod:
                       • answer to the increasing demand for multimedia systems in parks and cities;
                       • discover and valorise the landscape from different perspectives (environmental,
                       historical and cultural) through an innovative and user-friendly system;
                       • make leisure time fun and educational;
                       • improve the cognitive and emotional experience of a visit in a naturalistic area,
                       in a park and in a city;
                       • take actively part to the environment where the use of traditional signals is not
                       allowed or it would not be in harmony with the landscape. In other terms Didà,
                       GPS Guide and Walkie Pod allow to enjoy and to live the real environment;
                       • improve visits to tourist locations for blind and deaf people, also ensuring safety
                       at all time. Indeed it makes it possible to avoid unsafe and dangerous parts of the
                       tour explaining how to continue and where to be careful.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       www.natureguide.it section “videoguide”
Innovative Product


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22107                                                                           Italy    Current State           Already on the market
Demetra                                                                                                         of Development
Via Visconta 75                                                                                                 of the Technology
I - 20045 Besana Brianza (MI)
                                                                                                                Web Link Present        www.demetra.net section Alberi/Censimenti
Title                  Green management                                                                         Innovative Product

Abstract               The inventory regards private and public green areas, using D-GPS technology for         Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       GIS data collection and data Mantainance. The aims of this service are:                  Property Rights:
                       • to develop ordinary and extraordinay green management plans;
                       • to provide the basis for territory planning, in particular regarding the environ-      Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                       mental resources for substainable development;
                       • to reduce the operating costs considerably, in the respect of the principles of pro-   Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance
                       tection of the green patrimony previewed from the enforced laws.
                                                                                                                Profile of Target       City councils, Tourist Agencies, Parks, Botanical Gardens
Abstract               IT and Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools                                        Partner

Detailed description   All the collected data are delivered into a customized software in order to:             Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       • catalogue every entity of the green area surveyed (trees, flower-beds, shrubs,
                       bushes, furnishings, tree-lined avenues)
                       • find immediatly the information
                       • identify the current conditions of every entity
                       • carry out the cartographic acknowledgment of every entity
                       • plan all the tasks
                       • manage the contract for the green areas
                       • define a maintenance plan, with the description of all the forecast operations and
                       costs
                       • directly manage the informative systems of maintenance of the green areas in
                       global service operations.

                       Through GPS system it is possible to carry out the relief of the infrastructural net
                       of underground services.
                       The data collected allow a systematic management of underground services.

Innovative Aspects /   Environmental friendly green management system.
Advantages



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Technology Request TR_IT_22154                                                                       Italy    Application Domains     Materials technology
Demetra
Via Visconta 75                                                                                               Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical
I - 20045 Besana Brianza (MI)                                                                                                         co-operation

Title                  Non toxic, biodegradable organic Hot Foam system for weeds control                     Profile of Target       Technology partner
                                                                                                              Partner
Abstract               The Hot Foam Weeds Control system uses a non toxic, biodegradable Organic Hot
                       Foam and is applied to unwanted weeds, killing them instantly.                         Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       This system can also be used for:
                       • Chewing gum removal
                       • Grafitti removal
                       • Cleansing of Monuments
                       • Sanitation and general cleansing

Technology Keywords Materials Technology

Detailed description   Technology requested is a weed control system based on utilisation of hot water
                       (around 99 C) or hot foam (around 99 C) avoiding application of traditional chem-
                       ical products. Application is urban context principally for vegetation control, but
                       also for chewing gum and graffiti removal, monuments cleansing, sanitation.
                       Hot water is propagated on target area causing weed immediate or progressive
                       perishing.
                       Treatment repetition might be necessary in the course of one year.
                       Main applications of this technology occur in urban context, therefore the interven-
                       tion shall cause as less encumbrance as possible to pedestrians and traffic; more-
                       over technical working specification of the system shall be respondent to safety
                       requirements applied in a urban context.
                       Hot foam could be an alternative to water; currently the technique employed con-
                       templates chemical herbicide. For example herbicides employed on large leafed
                       weed derive from pheno-carboxylic acids or from benzoic acid.

Innovative Aspects /   Weeds control is treated only with an environmental friendly system.
Advantages

Intellectual
Property Rights:       Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22303                                                                            Italy    Detailed description   The company has developed a technical solution based on passive Radio
Demetra                                                                                                                                 Frequency Identification technology in order to identify and track all the objects of
Via Visconta 75                                                                                                                         the Botanical Garden. The system is composed by a palmtop, a reader which is
I - 20045 Besana Brianza (MI)                                                                                                           installed on the wall of the Botanical Garden, microchips (based on passive Radio
                                                                                                                                        Frequency Identification technology), a PC Desktop that works as a server and a
Title                 Smart Botanical Garden System                                                                                     wireless connection. It is possible to do a different login depending on if the per-
                                                                                                                                        son is a worker of the Botanical Garden or is a visitor.
Abstract              Following its successes in the environmental sector in Italy, the company wanted                                  Data and information are spread through a wireless connection and through a
                      to respond to the increasing demand for multimedia systems in parks and cities.                                   reader installed on a wall of the Botanical Garden.
                      Starting from this, this company has developed a Smart Botanical Garden System,                                   Every object to identify (for example a flower or a tree or another object of inter-
                      based on Radio Frequency Identification Technology, for:                                                          est) has a microchip that is read by a palmtop. The Identification Code of the
                      1) an efficient and cost saving management of the data flow and information for                                   object (point of interest) is sent to the PC Desktop that sends back to the palmtop
                      the maintenance of the Botanical Garden (this use is for people who works inside                                  all the information related to the point of interest. These information can be:
                      the Botanical Garden and maintain it);                                                                            • localization of the position in which the person is, with the possibility to see on
                      2) a multimedia and interactive visit to the Botanical Garden (this use is for visitors                           the screen of the palmtop the position inside the paths map;
                      who wants to have information about trees, plants and all the object there are in                                 • Botanical files with audio, text and video files related to the point of interest;
                      the Botanical Garden).                                                                                            • suggestions how to reach the next point of interest.
                      The system is composed by a palmtop, a reader which is installed on the wall of
                      the Botanical Garden, microchips (based on passive Radio Frequency                         Innovative Aspects /   Efficient and cost saving management of the data flow and information for the
                      Identification technology), a PC Desktop that works as a server and a wireless con-        Advantages             maintenance of the Botanical Garden and a multimedia instrument for the improv-
                      nection. It is possible to do a different login depending if the person is a worker                               ing of the visit to the Botanical Garden.
                      of the Botanical Garden or is a visitor.
                      In the first case the Smart Botanical Garden System can:                                   Main advantages        Smart Botanical Garden System:
                      • Make an inventory of the botanical material, starting from the seeds boxes to the                               • answers to the increasing demand for multimedia systems in parks and cities;
                      adult plants, using unique codes that identify all the objects of the Botanical                                   • discovers and valorise the Botanical Garden from different perspectives through
                      Garden and store all the related information.                                                                     an innovative and user-friendly system;
                      • Create a Central Data Base which is the historic memory of the Botanical Garden.                                • make leisure time fun and educational;
                      This Data Base contains all the information related to the flowers, trees, etc and can                            • improves the cognitive and emotional experience of a visit in a Botanical Garden;
                      be updated in real time, with the possibility to insert the last maintenance works.                               • improves visits to a Botanical Garden for blind and deaf people, also ensuring
                      • Georefer on the position of the maintainer of the Botanical Garden during the visit in                          safety at all time. Indeed it makes it possible to avoid unsafe and dangerous parts
                      the Botanical Garden and have information related to the object the visitor is seeing.                            of the tour explaining how to continue and where to be careful.
                      In the second case the system can:
                      • Give the visitors of the Botanical Garden all the information related to the points      Current State          Already on the market
                      of interest (flowers, trees, etc).                                                         of Development
                                                                                                                 of the Technology
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; Multimedia
                                                                                                                 Web Link Present       www.demetra.net


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Innovative Product                                                                                      Technology Offer TO_IT_22462                                                                            Italy
                                                                                                        Department of chemistry - “Sapienza”, University of Rome
Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                           p.le Aldo Moro, 5
Property Rights:                                                                                        I - 00158 Rome

Application Domains      Information processing, information systems                                    Title                  Aspecific in situ analysis of soluble salts

Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial   Abstract               Two different prototypes for a non-specific “in situ” analysis of soluble salts were
                         resources                                                                                             developed, both based on a conductivity measure. Two different prototypes differ
                                                                                                                               in the extraction procedure. The main advantage bases on the noninvasive-nonde-
Profile of Target        Botanical Gardens                                                                                     structive nature of the analysis. In order to optimize the instruments, is needed a
Partner                                                                                                                        support from industries.

The Specific Area of    Botanical Gardens, Universities (botany, natural sciences, etc.)                Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                        Detailed description   Both the two prototypes couples an extraction system, that is different in the two
Responsible IRC          IRC Lombardia                                                                                         cases, with a conductivimeter as detector.
                                                                                                                               The first extraction system consists of a silicon pad hosting a japanise paper sheet;
                                                                                                                               a peristaltic pump let distilled water to flow on the paper that is in contact with the
                                                                                                                               wall to be investigated and reach the detector. A commercial software, suitably
                                                                                                                               depicted, allows to obtain on a PC a curve indicative of the salts content.
                                                                                                                               The engineering of the two prototypes can be improved as well as the pad com-
                                                                                                                               position.

                                                                                                        Innovative Aspects /   The presence of soluble salts in stone materials causes aesthetic and structural
                                                                                                        Advantages             damage. At present their analysis foresees an invasive-destructive method consist-
                                                                                                                               ing in a sampling by coring and in the successive ionic chromatographic (IC) analy-
                                                                                                                               sis to be performed in a laboratory after an extraction procedure. The proposed
                                                                                                                               instruments allows to perform a noninvasive-nondestructive “in situ” analysis even
                                                                                                                               if nowadays it can be applied only on materials in a good conservation state. By
                                                                                                                               the proposed method we cannot “in situ” identify the single salts but the samples
                                                                                                                               can be collected and, when a risk situation is evidenced, analyzed in lab. More,
                                                                                                                               the classic procedure gives information on the stratigraphic position of the salts
                                                                                                                               while in our case an evaluation can be done but a systematic study is needed in
                                                                                                                               order to correlate such data with one or more indexes from the signal curve.

                                                                                                        Main advantages        All the advantages are bound to the noninvasive-nondestructive nature of the pro-


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                        cedure; so a statistically significant view of the conservative state of the investigat-   Technology Offer TO_IT_22289                                                                              Italy
                        ed object can be obtained in a relatively short time as each measure requires no           Diasis Srl
                        more than 30 minutes. The application of the classical method surely require a             Via Archirafi 26
                        longer time to attain the same results and overall cannot be applied in the case of        I - 90123 Palermo
                        Cultural Heritage as a statistical sampling is not compatible with the need to drill
                        everywhere and to left too many holes. A map of the “risk zones” can be used in            Title                  The “Sonic Imprint”, a new non-invasive technique able to univocally identify and
                        order to reduce the lab analysis. Both the prototypes are cheap and enough sim-                                   monitor the integrity of precious works of art
                        ple to use; their use involve no risk for the worker and for the investigated object
                        as only distilled water must be used.                                                      Abstract               A new non-invasive technique, called “Sonic Imprint”, has been developed to uni-

Current State
                                                                                                                                          vocally identify and monitor the integrity of precious artefacts, like potteries, stat-
                        Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
                                                                                                                                          ues and objects, generally made of stone, metal or wood. The technique consists

of the Technology
                                                                                                                                          in inducing vibrations in the analyzed artwork, and in analyzing its resonance fre-
                                                                                                                                          quencies. The Sonic Imprint depends on the distribution of the mechanical param-

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                          eters of the object (e.g. density, elastic moduli, damping parameters), and it is
                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                          practically unique for each object. Moreover this technique is totally non invasive,
                        running research                                                                                                  very fast, cheap and its acquisition doesn’t need any specialized personnel.

Application Domains     Measurement methods                                                                        Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
                        The two prototypes can be of interest in the field of the building trade and Cultural
                        Heritage                                                                                   Detailed description   A new non-invasive technique, called “Sonic Imprint”, has been developed to uni-

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                          vocally identify and monitor the integrity of precious artefacts, like potteries, stat-
                        Technical co-operation; Financial resources                                                                       ues and objects, generally made of stone, metal or wood.

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                          The technique consists in inducing vibrations in the analyzed artwork, and in ana-
                        Industries, instrument manufacturers, rubber producers
Partner
                                                                                                                                          lyzing its resonance frequencies. The vibrations are closely linked to the geometry
                                                                                                                                          of the artefacts as well as to the spatial distribution of its elastic parameters: there-

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                          fore, the analysis of the propagation of elastic waves in the artefacts may allow the
                        Engineering and material science
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                          construction of a sort of DNA, called “Sonic Imprint”, which identifies the objects
                                                                                                                                          and, eventually, establishes their mechanical consistency (or integrity).

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                          The resonance frequencies present a significant variability even in presence of
                        Our partners are requested an help to compact the instruments
Performed of
                                                                                                                                          small structural modification of the object: it is then possible, by means of the
                        and to optimize the consistence of the silicon pad in order to improve
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                          Sonic Imprint, to well distinguish even objects with the same shape and composi-
                        the adhesion and at the same time reduce the risk of substrate removal                                            tion (e.g. potteries produced with industrial methods).

Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE                                                                                  Innovative Aspects /   Nowadays, the general characteristics for the identification of an object - such as its
                                                                                                                   Advantages             shape, dimension, aspect, colours and texture of the surface, etc. - are well imitable
                                                                                                                                          with use of laser technologies so that it is possible to obtain quasi - perfect copies
                                                                                                                                          of any artefact. Nevertheless other physical parameters, dependent on internal


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                         non-observable-properties (chemical composition, atomic structure, internal                The Tasks to be      Capital (investors);
                         defects, etc.), are practically impossible to be cloned: the Sonic Imprint depends         Performed of         development of commercial opportunities (commercial and marketing partners);
                         on the distribution of the mechanical parameters of the object (e.g. density, elas-        the Partner Sought    market covering (licensees).
                         tic moduli, damping parameters), and it is practically unique for each object.
                         Furthermore this analysis depends on the whole distribution of the mechanical              Responsible IRC      IRC MED.I.A.
                         properties, and then it is representative of the entire work of art.

Main advantages          The Sonic Imprint technique is totally non invasive, very fast (few minutes are nec-
                         essary for measurements and analysis), cheap (in comparison with the current
                         chemical/physical methods of identification) and its acquisition doesn’t need any
                         specialized personnel.

Current State            Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual             Patent(s) applied for
Property Rights:         6/02/2007 Italian application
                         6/02/2008 European application

Application Domains      Measurement methods
                         This technique responds to the demand, especially felt among the museum man-
                         agers, of an art collection cataloguing that allows the identification of artefacts and
                         to establish their physical conditions. This is also linked to the international loan of
                         precious artefacts, which are then subjected to transport stresses and to the con-
                         nected risks (damages, substitutions, physical deterioration, etc.). Furthermore,
                         nowadays many art exhibitions are itinerant, and the artefacts are continuously
                         subjected to transport and/or displacement.

Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint ven-
                         ture agreement; Financial resources

Profile of Target        Investors, commercial and marketing partners, licensees.
Partner

The Specific Area of    Diagnostic and monitoring in the cultural heritage field.
Activity of the Partner


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22503                                                                          Italy                            process, heat and surface treatment and degradation state.
DIMEG, University of Padova                                                                                                            the pottery characterization allows to determine the firing temperature and atmos-
via marzolo 9                                                                                                                          phere (oxidation-reduction) and the mineralogical constituents.
I - 35131 Padova                                                                                                                       All the studies are performed and monitored step by step in close cooperation
                                                                                                                                       with museum researchers.
Title
                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /
                       A laboratory network for a multidisciplinary analytical and technological character-
                                                                                                                                       The innovative aspects of the network consist of.
                                                                                                               Advantages
                       ization of cultural heritage materials and objects (LADIMO)
                                                                                                                                       Multidisciplinary and consolidated expertises in material science;
Abstract               An Italian university research group has developed a network of interdisciplinary                               close cooperation among scientists and museum researchers,
                       laboratories and expertises focused on a complete characterization of potteries,                                the availability of laboratory and portable instruments.

                                                                                                               Main advantages
                       metals, glass and stones by the close cooperation among material science and
                       museum researchers. The research is aimed at improving the knowledge of cultur-                                 An interdisciplinary group and a network of laboratories equipped with the most
                       al heritage objects and at investigating their degradation state in order to preserve                           important technologies and techniques for cultual heritage material studies.

                                                                                                               Current State
                       and restore.
                                                                                                                                       Already on the market
                                                                                                               of Development
                       All the usual analytical (SEM-EDS, XRD, ICP, GDOS, XRF,PIXE) and spectroscopy

                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       (NMR, FT-IR,Raman,XPS) techniques are available in several labs , under the
                       supervision of chemists, geologists, physics and engineers.

Technology Keywords Materials Technology; Measurement Tools                                                    Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
Detailed description
                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       The proposed activity is based on the close cooperation among different
                       researchers which are involved both in cultural heritage studies and in materials                               Materials technology; Measurement methods

                                                                                                               Collaboration Details
                       science studies for more than 10 years. The expertises and technologies include a
                       metallurgical laboratory, a glass and pottery laboratory and a mineralogical labo-                              Technical co-operation; Financial resources

                                                                                                               Profile of Target
                       ratory. The laboratories are equipped with Optical (metallurgical and mineralogi-
                                                                                                                                       Academy, museums, industry
                                                                                                               Partner
                       cal) microscopies, sample preparation facilities , Scanning electron microscopy
                       (SEM) with microanalysis (EDS-WDS), Electron probe (EPMA), X ray diffraction

                                                                                                               The Specific Area of
                       (XRD) , Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), X photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS),
                                                                                                                                       Diagnostic, research,developing of new methods and standardisation,
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner round robin tests..
                       Raman, FT-IR, gas-chomatograpy, and corrosion tests. Chemical analysis can be
                       performed by absorption(AAS) and emission (ICP) spectroscopy by dissolution of

                                                                                                               Responsible IRC
                       abut 100 milligrams and by XRF in a totally nondestructive way. A portable XRF is
                       also available.                                                                                                 IRC IRENE
                       Each group has been involved in the field of cultural heritage studies for many
                       years and the network of labs allows an interdisciplinary approach, which can be
                       summarised for metals and potteries as follows:
                       the chemical and microstructural characterization of metals and alloys gives infor-
                       mation on technology of production (casting, mechanical working), joining


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Technology Offer TO_IT_21969                                                                            Italy                           holder: two of them perform the surface scanning and the third one performs the
Dipartimento di Energetica, Sapienza Università di Roma                                                                                 vertical motion. The latter is stopped when the sensor tip experiences a sufficient-
Via Scarpa 14,16                                                                                                                        ly high shear force before touching the sample surface. The horizontal scanning is
I - 00161 Rome                                                                                                                          controlled by software either for scanning a microscopic surface with very high res-
                                                                                                                                        olution or for scanning wide surfaces.
Title                   Detection of topographical features over wide areas using a shear-force micro-                                  A prototype has been tested successfully. During the test the research group have
                        scope                                                                                                           observed images of a few square millimetres whose height was 2 mm from the
                                                                                                                                        surface of the object scanner.
Abstract
                                                                                                                 Innovative Aspects /
                        A research group of the University La Sapienza of Rome, in collaboration with the
                                                                                                                                        1) The instrument use the atomic shear-force sensivity to bring the point of the
                                                                                                                 Advantages
                        CNR Institute has developed a device for detecting topographical features of an
                        almost flat surface of several square centimetres using a modified shear-force                                  instrument to the surface;
                        microscope. A prototype has already been tested successfully. The instrument can                                2) The instrument does not touch the surface like optical profilometers do;
                        be used for several applications in the fields of cultural heritage, microelectronics,                          3) For microscopic surfaces (um2) the sensivity of this instrument is less than 0.1
                        micromachining, etc. The research group is looking for technical and commercial                                 micron for vertical and horizontal resolution;
                        agreement.                                                                                                      4) For large surfaces (mm2 or cm2) the vertical resolution is in the micron level.

Technology Keywords Materials Technology; Measurement Tools                                                      Main advantages        The instrument here offered is very useful in the field of cultural heritage where
                                                                                                                                        it’s very important that every analysis of the object is done without destructive
Detailed description    Getting the 3D topographic image of a surface is very important for:                                            techniques.
                        - the measuring of a surface roughness;                                                                         With respect to other topographical instruments, the device proposed has the
                        - the recognition of the form of traces left by tools used in the manufacture of the                            advantage of i) scanning a wide area; ii) no contact between the surface and the
                        surface;                                                                                                        device tip, iii) excellent vertical resolution; iv) very good lateral resolution.

                                                                                                                 Current State
                        - to highlight figures and shapes that are not recognisable with the naked eye.
                                                                                                                                        Development phase laboratory tested
                                                                                                                 of Development
                        The instrument necessary to get a topographic image of a surface is called pro-

                                                                                                                 of the Technology
                        filometer. A profilometer is a measuring instrument for surface’s profiles, in order
                        to quantify its roughness. The vertical resolution is usually in the nanometre level,

                                                                                                                 Web Link Present
                        though lateral resolution is usually poorer.
                                                                                                                                        w3.uniroma1.it/landa/
                                                                                                                 Innovative Product
                        Microscopic topographic measures are performed by very fine instruments such
                        as Scanning Tunnelling Microscopes or Atomic Force Microscopes.

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                        Large surfaces measures are preformed by contact profilometer (a device similar
                                                                                                                                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                        to a phonograph that measures a surface as the surface is moved relative to the
                        contact profilometer’s stylus) or optical profilometer that are a non-contact                                   The technology was developed from academic research. The research group is
                        method for providing much of the same information as a stylus based profilome-                                  considering the possibility of patent this technology.

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                        ter.
                        A research group of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” has developed a pro-                                   Materials technology; Measurement methods
                        filometer for large surfaces modifying a shear force microscope.                                                The profilometer was designed to draw with nanometric precision a profile of a
                        This instrument is composed by three dc precision motors that move the sample                                   surface (plain) of an object with a size of several tens of cm2 in order to highlight


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                        almost disappeared traces from drawings or from corrosion, as on coins...           Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22273                                                                         Italy
                                                                                                            Dipartimento di Energetica, Sapienza Università di Roma
Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Financial   Via Scarpa 14,16
                        resources                                                                           I - 00161 Rome

Profile of Target       Companies interested in technical and commercial development                        Title
Partner
                                                                                                                                    Non destructive in situ investigations on Cultural Heritage

                                                                                                            Abstract
The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                    An University team is expert in non destructive in situ diagnostics of Cultural
                        Developers of measurement instruments, companies that work in cultural heritage
Activity of the Partner field
                                                                                                                                    Heritage by means of a multipurpose station: multi-spectral reflectography from
                                                                                                                                    infrared to ultraviolet, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, visible

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                    spectroscopy
                        Testing of new applications, software development, engineering
Performed of                                                                                                Technology Keywords Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                            Detailed description
Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                    The Laboratory for Archaeometry and Non Destructive Analysis (LANDA) has
                        IRC CIRCE                                                                                                   been active for more than 30 years in the development, updating and use of a
                                                                                                                                    multipurpose transportable station for “in situ” non destructive analysis of Cultural
                                                                                                                                    Heritage. Presently the station consists of:
                                                                                                                                    a) energy dispersive X Ray fluorescence spectroscopy with a sensitivity better than
                                                                                                                                    1g/kg for elements of low-medium atomic number.
                                                                                                                                    b) imaging with a high sensitivity, low noise digital camera from infrared to ultra-
                                                                                                                                    violet under different illumination conditions;
                                                                                                                                    c) reflectography from infrared to ultraviolet for color determination;
                                                                                                                                    d) micro-photography with variable magnification up to 200x;
                                                                                                                                    The instrumentation has been used for a large variety of investigations, from the
                                                                                                                                    frescoes of the Sistina Chapel to Roman frescoes to Caravaggio Paintings, to the
                                                                                                                                    bronze statue of the Lupa Capitolina to ceramic ware etc.
                                                                                                                                    The team has acquired a strong experience in suggesting and performing the
                                                                                                                                    proper diagnosis on the cultural heritage, in collecting and organizing the data in
                                                                                                                                    a large databases, in analyzing the data with the most recent and sophisticated sta-
                                                                                                                                    tistical tools, in collaborating with humanistic scholars (archaeologists, art histori-
                                                                                                                                    ans, restorers, etc) as well as other scientific teams.

                                                                                                            Innovative Aspects /    By years of experience, the research group provides:
                                                                                                            Advantages              - high-quality of analysis services;
                                                                                                                                    - the capacity of identifying the type of analysis needed to client;
                                                                                                                                    - the capacity of directing appropriately the client and / or the capacity of offering


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                        to his client new technical developments to solve the problem.                         Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22321                                                                         Italy
                                                                                                               Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Bologna
Main advantages         Most artworks are unmovable either because they are too valuable for being             Viale Berti Pichat 6/2
                        transported or they are too big and heavy or even fixed (such as mural paintings).     I - 40127 Bologna
                        Thus diagnostics on them must be done either in situ or by taking small samples
                        of the artwork to be analysed in laboratory with sophisticated instruments (mini-      Title                    Combined Magnetic Resonance Techniques for diagnostic investigations of
                        invasive analysis). In order to reduce the number of samplings, in situ analysis are                            Cultural Heritage porous materials
                        mandatory for a first exploration of the artwork.
                                                                                                               Abstract
Current State
                                                                                                                                        Starting from then years ago, an Italian academic institution, in collaboration with
                        Other (please specify)
of Development
                                                                                                                                        other Italian research centres, has applied Magnetic Resonance for fluids in Porous
                        expertise
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                        Media knowhow and technologies to porous media of interest to Cultural Heritage
                                                                                                                                        (stones, ceramics, mortar and bricks, wood and paper). In particular, Magnetic

Web Link Present
                                                                                                                                        Resonance Relaxation (MRR) and Imaging (MRI) of water 1H nuclei confined in
                        w3.uniroma1.it/landa/
Innovative Product
                                                                                                                                        porous systems have been applied to quantify in non-destructive and non-invasive
                                                                                                                                        manner pore space structure and its decay due to water uptake, as well as per-

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                        formances of the products used to protect and/or consolidate litotypes and woods.
                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                        By combining MRR and MRI it is possible to get a synergetic improvement in our
                        know-how/expertise of the research group                                                                        understanding of water absorption kinetics, on the distribution of the filming

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                        agents on the pore walls and on the performance of the applied treatments.
                        Materials technology; Measurement methods                                                                       Researchers are looking for technical collaboration with companies interested in

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                        developing new portable Magnetic Resonance tools.
                        Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                        venture agreement; Financial resources                                                 Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools

Profile of Target       Academy, research organisation, museum, restoration laboratories,                      Detailed description
Partner
                                                                                                                                        Magnetic Resonance for Fluids in Porous Media is an interdisciplinary discipline,
                        private companies, that work in the field of cultural heritage.                                                 covering a wide range of magnetic resonance methods to improve the under-

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                        standing of fluids confined within pores, probing structure, molecular motion and
                        Developers of measurement instruments for cultural heritage.
Activity of the Partner Cultural heritage agencies and museum services; environmental control.
                                                                                                                                        interface interactions.
                                                                                                                                        Starting from the end of the past decade the researchers have applied these non-

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                        invasive and non-destructive methods to the diagnostic investigations of materials
                        Technical Co-operation, Commercial Agreement
Performed of
                                                                                                                                        related to Cultural Heritage and its Safeguard.

the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                        MRI allows the visualization of heterogeneities and the diffusion of liquid water in
                                                                                                                                        treated and untreated porous materials, and allows evaluation of the penetration

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                        depth of the restoration products. MR Images of internal sections of porous media
                        IRC CIRCE                                                                                                       saturated by water can be quantitatively analyzed to get porosity and water con-
                                                                                                                                        tent in selected regions of interest. Unlike MRI, MRR is usually a spatially-non-
                                                                                                                                        resolved technique, but gives relaxation time distributions related to the pore struc-


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                        ture at the pore-scale, furnishing along with porosity, pore-size distributions and    Profile of Target       Companies specialized in developing portable scientific instruments;
                        transport properties like irreducible water saturation and water permeability. While   Partner                 institutions interested in applying this technology to Cultural Heritage
                        imaging allows one to get information on the distribution of the polymer at the
                        sample-scale, relaxation data give information on distribution of the polymer at the   The Specific Area of    Magnetic resonance apparatus and tools;
                        pore-scale. MRR and MRI can be combined in a technique, Relaxation                     Activity of the Partner Cultural Heritage conservation
                        Tomography, that furnishes relaxation time maps in such a way as to combine the
                        advantages of both techniques.                                                         The Tasks to be         The researchers look for industrial cooperation for the development of high
                                                                                                               Performed of
Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                                       permance NMR tools;application of NMR technology to case studies
                        In the case of treatment applied to protect and/or consolidate porous materials, by    the Partner Sought
Advantages              combining MRI and MRR indirect, but complete, information on the distribution
                        of the polymer in the pore space and on the performance of the applied treatment       Responsible IRC         IRC IRENE
                        at the pore and at the sample scales can be obtained. New developments are
                        expected by the use of portable Magnetic Resonance tools, that can be applied as
                        non-destructive diagnostic techniques for in situ analysis of materials like stone,
                        wood, cements and paper, and for the determination of the performances of treat-
                        ments.

Main advantages         Magnetic Resonance Techniques give information on structure and fluid distribu-
                        tions inside porous materials at both sample- and pore-scale. The development
                        and improvement of performances of portable tools for in situ investigations will
                        make these techniques unique in the study of water interaction with Cultural
                        Heritage objects.

Current State           Other (please specify)
of Development          Available for demonstration - laboratory tested
of the Technology

Web Link Present        www.mrpm.org
Innovative Product

Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Construction technology; Materials technology; Measurement methods
                        non-destructive analysis for diagnostic investigation on cultural heritage

Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Financial resources


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22261                                                                        Italy                             ing product companies, designers, contractors or Public Administration.
Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica
via Toledo 402                                                                                                   Main advantages          1. Decision support in R&D activities can actuate processes of industrial competi-
I - 80135 Napoli                                                                                                                          tiveness in specific sectors of a growing market, integrating the innovation issues
                                                                                                                                          with rehabilitation works finalized to the reduction of resources consumption and
Title                   Decision support and tools for eco-efficiency in rehabilitation works using fiber                                 low-impact interventions.
                        reinforced materials technologies                                                                                 2. Test/verification on eco-efficiency and mechanical performances in interventions
                                                                                                                                          – particularly for FRM based on cementicious matrix – improves the market of fibre
Abstract                An italian research group offer its know-how in: decision support in R&D and pro-                                 reinforced materials and supporting the development of national industries.
                        duction activities for eco-efficiency in rehabilitation works using fiber reinforced                              3. Guidelines are finalized to control the compatibility and ways of use of fiber rein-
                        materials technologies; test/verification finalized to evaluate technological aspects;                            forced materials in architectural heritage finalized to a correct integration, accord-
                        development of Guidelines for the appropriate integration of fiber reinforced                                     ing to the prescriptions of normative.

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                        materials in architectural heritage rehabilitation. Technical and manufacturing
                                                                                                                                          Exclusive rights
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                        agreement, as well as financial resources, are sought.

Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology
                                                                                                                 Application Domains      Construction technology; Materials technology
Detailed description    1. Decision support in R&D and production activities. Such activities are related to                              The use of decision support and tools for eco-efficiency in rehabilitation works
                        the improvement of fiber reinforced materials existing technologies associated to                                 develops the market of fiber reinforced materials technologies, improving indus-
                        functional, technological and environmental characteristics, like transpirability,                                tries competitivity.

                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details
                        reversibility, integrability, aspect and compatibility.
                        2. Test on performances of fiber reinforced materials applications. Performances                                  Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Financial
                        test/verification are finalized to evaluate technological aspects (durability, tran-                              resources

                                                                                                                 Profile of Target
                        spirability, aspect, etc.) showing the added value in terms of eco-efficiency in pro-
                                                                                                                                          Building components industry, Technology departments or Universities
                                                                                                                 Partner
                        duction, logistic and technical application in buildings.
                        3. Guidelines for the appropriate integration of fiber reinforced materials in archi-

                                                                                                                 The Specific Area of
                        tectural heritage rehabilitation works. Guidelines are based on indicators systems
                                                                                                                                         Industrialized building products
                                                                                                                 Activity of the Partner
                        for an appropriate integration of fiber reinforced materials able to show the apti-
                        tude to preserve the identity of cultural and constructive heritage during and after

                                                                                                                 The Tasks to be
                        the rehabilitation works.
                                                                                                                                          Performance optimization, product innovation
Innovative Aspects /                                                                                             Performed of
                                                                                                                 the Partner Sought
                        1. Decision support in R&D activities can develop lean production lines
Advantages              of innovative technologies.

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                        2. Test/verification on eco-efficiency and mechanical performances in interventions
                        is part of the supply chain of building operators finalized to assess the application                             IRC IRIDE
                        in structural retrofit.
                        3. Guidelines can be reproducible and transferable in different contexts for build-


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22262                                                                          Italy                           heritage. Guidelines are based on indicators systems for the appropriate building
Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica                                                                                     integration of components for PV and solar thermal energy and for the evaluation
via Toledo 402                                                                                                                            of technological options.
I - 80135 Napoli
                                                                                                                   Innovative Aspects /   1. Decision support in R&D activities can develop lean production lines
Title                   Decision support and tools for integration and efficiency of the solar components          Advantages             of innovative components with added value.
                        in architectural heritage                                                                                         2. Test/verification on energy efficiency is part of the supply chain of building oper-
                                                                                                                                          ators finalized to assess the real energy productivity of components and applica-
Abstract                An Italian research group offers its know-how in: decision support in R&D and pro-                                tions.
                        duction activities for integration and efficiency of solar components in buildings;                               3. Through the demonstation prototype can be assessed the technical risk in
                        test/verification on energy efficiency of innovative components and applications                                  design and construction phases to test the most efficient solutions for energy sav-
                        for the production of PV energy; demonstrator design for energy efficiency of the                                 ing and solar energy applications.
                        architectural heritage and on the develop of Guidelines for the appropriate build-                                4. Guidelines can be reproducible and transferable in different contexts for build-
                        ing integration of solar components. Technical and manufacturing agreement, as                                    ing product companies, designers, contractors and Public Administration.

                                                                                                                   Main advantages
                        well as financial resources, are sought.
                                                                                                                                          1. Decision support in R&D activities can actuate processes of industrial competi-
Technology Keywords Construction Technology                                                                                               tiveness in specific sectors of a growing market, integrating the innovation issues
                                                                                                                                          with corporate strategy.
Detailed description    1. Decision support in R&D and production activities. Decision support in R&D and                                 2. Test/verification on energy efficiency improves the market of solar components
                        production activities are related to innovative building products or improvement of                               and supporting the development of national industries.
                        existing products with integrated PV systems related to dimensional, material and                                 3. Through the prototypes can be verified the performance levels of different tech-
                        functional aspects, technological and environmental performances, optimization of                                 nical solutions for envelope, of micro-ventilation, of low energy consumption heat-
                        production.                                                                                                       ing system integrated with components for PV and solar thermal energy.
                        2. Test on energy efficiency of Innovative Components and Applications. Test/ver-                                 4. Guidelines are finalized to control the compatibility and ways of use of solar
                        ification on energy efficiency of innovative components and applications for the                                  components in buildings for a correct integration, according to the prescriptions of
                        production of PV energy and on technological performances, to show the added                                      normative on building energy efficiency.

                                                                                                                   Current State
                        value in products and to optimize it during the production and assembly in build-
                                                                                                                                          Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                                   of Development
                        ings.

                                                                                                                   of the Technology
                        3. Demonstrator design for energy efficiency of the architectural heritage.
                        Demonstrator design for prototypes of parts of the architectural heritage for ener-

                                                                                                                   Intellectual
                        gy retrofit is finalized to verify the results of energy saving and efficiency in build-

                                                                                                                   Property Rights
                        ings; demonstrator design is strictly connected to the reduction strategy of energy
                        consumption in the usual rehabilitation of public and private architectural heritage,                             Exclusive rights

                                                                                                                   Application Domains
                        through the production of solar energy and action finalized to energy efficiency of
                        the building envelope, proving time/cost/quality tradeoffs to optimize a transfer-                                Construction technology
                        able model in similar settings.                                                                                   The use of decision support and tools for integration and efficiency of solar com-
                        4. Guidelines for the appropriate integration of solar components in architectural                                ponents in architectural heritage develops the market of PV and solar thermal


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                         components, improving industries competitivity.                              Technology Offer TO_IT_22270                                                                           Italy
                                                                                                      Dipartimento di Progettazione Urbana e di Urbanistica
Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Financial   via Toledo 402
                         resources                                                                    I - 80135 Napoli

Profile of Target        Building components industry, Technology departments or Universities         Title
Partner
                                                                                                                              Mobile laboratory for safety, conservation and promotion of the architectural her-
                                                                                                                              itage

The Specific Area of    Industrialized building products                                              Abstract
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                              A flexible, modular vehicle, energetic autonomous, able to accommodate and facil-
                                                                                                                              itate the use of instruments needed for analyzing and monitoring soils and the

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                              architectural heritage. Able to change, with simple manual operations, its own con-
                         Performance optimization, product innovation
Performed of
                                                                                                                              figuration with a considerable increase in useable space so as to facilitate the many

the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                              activities to be performed in situ, in different weather and environmental condi-
                                                                                                                              tions.

Responsible IRC          IRC IRIDE                                                                    Technology Keywords Construction Technology

                                                                                                      Detailed description    - flexible and modular vehicle for the analysis and the monitoring of soil and his-
                                                                                                                              torical and archaeological heritage;
                                                                                                                              - four-wheel driven truck (designed for both on-road and off-road use) with a
                                                                                                                              fibreglass chassis
                                                                                                                              - tows a single axle trailer equipped with a diesel generator unit;
                                                                                                                              - divided into three areas: a reception and storage area, a laboratory and a sleep-
                                                                                                                              ing compartment for two people. An air conditioning system services the labora-
                                                                                                                              tory area (23 C with a relative humidity of 60% for an ambient temperature of 40
                                                                                                                              C, relative humidity 100%);
                                                                                                                              - car generator + 2x100 ampere-hour batteries + 1x3kWh mixture generator +
                                                                                                                              1kWh photovoltaic system on spoiler and cabin roof
                                                                                                                              - dimensions during transport (net of guide cabin): 4.5 m x 2.2 m (about 10 mq);
                                                                                                                              - dimensions in use: 4.5 m x 6.2 m (about 17 mq);
                                                                                                                              - generally scheduled to be on-site for a period of several months to several years:
                                                                                                                              the unit arrives on-site with all the instrumentation and other facilities installed,
                                                                                                                              ready to meet different analytical needs.

                                                                                                      Innovative Aspects /    - minimal space during transport
                                                                                                      Advantages              - maximum space in use
                                                                                                                              - energetic autonomous, equipped with different systems able to generate the nec-


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                      essary energy to realize the programmed activities                                        Collaboration Details   Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Financial resources
                      - small sized structure, easily used in different contexts;
                      - equipped by a traction system both for urban roads and archaeological sites;            Profile of Target       Automotive industry
                      - dimensioned to allows the introduction, within the equipments of general                Partner
                      employment, also those useful to activities in case of need;
                      - variable configuration structure that can be modified during the use;                   The Specific Area of    Mobile habitat production
                      - equipped with elevators systems able to catch up with photos or videos kit or           Activity of the Partner
                      directly with an operator.
                                                                                                                The Tasks to be
Main advantages
                                                                                                                                        Develop of the issues related to its utilization in specific uses
                      A small easily transportable structure, of easy access in various building contexts:      Performed of            (e.g. for purposes related kitchen camp, field hospital ...)
                      equipped with a traction control system, allowing it to be moved in various soil          the Partner Sought
                      conditions; from road to archaeological site. The right size to accommodate not
                      only commonly used equipment, but also what is deemed indispensable on each               Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                      occasion for in situ activities. Variable configurations allowing it, if necessary, its
                      own volume to be extended from its transport phase to the operative phase; can
                      be equipped with elevator systems to be able to reach, with cameras or directly
                      with an operator, normally inaccessible heights. Autonomous in terms of energy,
                      being equipped with systems to generate energy requires for carrying out all
                      planned activities.

Current State         Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present      http://www.innova.campania.it/servizi/archeogeofisica.htm
Innovative Product

Intellectual          Copyright protected
Property Rights:

Application Domains   Construction technology
                      Useful to Public Administration in research, rehabilitation and conservation works
                      on the architectural heritage. It can be used also by the Red Cross (mobile operat-
                      ing room, first aid, etc.), Civil Protection (refectories, coordination and information
                      station, etc.), Army (command module, mobile offices, etc.), playtime and sport
                      competitions.



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22220                                                                            Italy                             “objects” i.e. score themes, by means of special forward and backward commands;
Dipartimento Informatica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Milano                                                                pointed music object gets red coloured note heads; then play the currently point-
via Comelico 39                                                                                                                           ed music object.
I - 20135 Milano                                                                                                                          - Users have all these music sound formats available: PCM .wav, compressed MP3,
                                                                                                                                          MIDI; other formats could be easily considered.
Title                   Music processing technology                                                                                       - The entire cross score/audio/video/lyrics relationships are obtained automatical-
                                                                                                                                          ly by an ‘ad hoc’ computer processing based on MPT modules
Abstract                An Italian university has developed a Music Processing Technology (MPT) consist-                                  MPT can be suitably implemented adopting IEEE MX - the new standard for the
                        ing of a set of functional units devoted to the analysis/processing/synthesis of                                  multilayer coding of music information (2008) – as the basic coding format.

                                                                                                                 Main advantages
                        music information, and to make music contents interactive. MPT allows the devel-
                        oper/user to work with music information within a multimedia environment in                                       The relevant advantage of MPT consists of the ease of moving within music infor-
                        which all the music representation forms are integrated, and semiautomatically                                    mation by means of cross score/audio/video/lyrics relationships.

                                                                                                                 Current State
                        synchronous (audio, video, score, lyrics). The offer is looking for partners to devel-
                                                                                                                                          Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                                 of Development
                        op the technology and find possible applications.

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                      of the Technology

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                    Telematics Applications; Multimedia
                                                                                                                                          Patent(s) applied for
Detailed description    Music Processing Technology’s main applications are:                                     Property Rights:

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                        - Multimedia automatic indexing and retrieval for both audio and music contents
                        - Audio recordings and multimedia tracks browsing by means of music contents                                      Information processing, information systems

                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details
                        (themes, notes, rhythms, bars, instruments, etc.)
                        - Comparisons between audio and score data                                                                        Licence agreement; Joint venture agreement

                                                                                                                 Profile of Target
                        - Video tracking by audio contents and vice-versa
                                                                                                                                          Ministry for cultural heritage, musical institutions, theatres, musical archives.
                                                                                                                 Partner
                        - Singers and performers automatic recognition and simulation
                        - Automatic music copyright management tools

                                                                                                                 The Specific Area of
                        - Singing and performing tracking within music education systems
                                                                                                                                         Musical publishers, score and audio archives, on-line music distributors
Innovative Aspects /    MPT allows to move easily within music information by means of cross                     Activity of the Partner (Score, MIDI, MP3)
Advantages
                                                                                                                 The Tasks to be
                        score/audio/video/lyrics relationships.
                                                                                                                                          Application and exploitation of presented technology
                                                                                                                 Performed of
                        This result has been achieved by enriching any commercially available Multimedia

                                                                                                                 the Partner Sought
                        Player with the following additional features:
                        - Users can click on any point of the score and automatically the Multimedia Player

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                        points to the corresponding sound time slice, and video frame.
                        - Users can select starting and ending words within lyrics and automatically the                                  IRC Lombardia
                        Multimedia Player plays the corresponding audio and video.
                        - By entering the music contents’ mode, users can browse the score by music


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Technology Offer TO_IT_21984                                                                          Italy                           obtained based on the height and the shape of the measured photocurrent signal.
Dipartimento Ingegneria Elettronica, Sapienza Università di Roma                                                                      It is important to note that the amorphous silicon technology is a mature and well-
via Eudossiana 18                                                                                                                     established technology allowing the fabrication on various kinds of substrate at low
I - 00184 Roma                                                                                                                        cost. Therefore, the proposed “Smart TLC Plate” is disposable as the conventional
                                                                                                                                      plates and can be handled in the same way.
Title                   A smart integrated system for chemical analysis                                                               The potential applications of this technology are the same of the normally used
                                                                                                                                      chromatographic analysis but with the advantage of obtain real time information
Abstract                An Italian University research group in amorphous silicon devices and                                         from the chromatographic run. Moreover it is possible to obtain spectroscopic
                        systems(ASiDaS, Sapienza University of Rome) has developed an integrated sys-                                 informations about sample.

                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /
                        tem for qualitative and quantitative analysis, based on standard thin layer chro-

                                                                                                               Advantages
                        matography (TLC). The advantage of this technology is to innovate the standar TLC
                        technique, integrating on the same glass substrate the detection devices. The                                 • The most innovative aspect of the Smart TLC Plate is the possibility to obtain real-
                        resaerch group is looking for technical or financial partners interested in further                           time chromatographic analysis in absorption or emission. It’s possible to obtain
                        development of this technology                                                                                informations about the composition of the mixture, the amount of the different
                                                                                                                                      compounds, the velocity profile of each compound during the entire run and their
Technology Keywords Measurement Tools                                                                                                 final position in the plate.
                                                                                                                                      • The system offers also the possibility of remote control of the procedures for “in
Detailed description    Chromatography is a powerful and versatile technique for separating in single step                            situ” analysis.

                                                                                                               Main advantages
                        process mixtures into its individual components. Chromatographic separations can
                        be carried out using a variety of supports, including immobilised silica on glass                             The main economic advantages are:
                        plates (thin layer chromatography, TLC), volatile gases (gas chromatography, GC),                             - low cost, competitive with traditional TLC plates,
                        paper (paper chromatography, PC), and liquids (liquid chromatography, LC). The                                - ease of use,
                        separation is accomplished by the distribution of the mixture between two phas-                               - compact system including readout electronics, USB interface and data acquisition
                        es. Different compounds will have different solubility and adsorption to the two                              and analysis,
                        phases between which they are partitioned.                                                                    - faster qualitative and quantitative analysis,
                        In particular, the TLC is a sensitive, fast, simple and inexpensive analytical tech-                          - optimal control of TLC development time,
                        nique, used as qualitative tool.                                                                              - additional information as the velocity profiles of the components of the analyte
                        The research group whit many years of experience in electronic systems and                                    and the characteristics of stationary phase.

                                                                                                               Current State
                        devices proposes a new detection system based on the use of amorphous silicon
                                                                                                                                      Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                               of Development
                        (a-Si: H) sensors, in order to make TLC quantitative and to avoid usual developing

                                                                                                               of the Technology
                        methods after the chromatographic run.
                        The Smart TLC Plate consists in realizing an array of thin film photodiode sensors

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                        directly on the standard TLC plate. The array of a-Si:H photo sensors is deposited
                                                                                                                                      Patent(s) granted
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                        by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD).
                        When a uniform Ultra Violet (UV) excitation impinges on the top surface of the TLC                            Italy

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                        plate the emissions of each compound causes a signal form the sensors. If an
                        appropriate calibration is previously performed, a quantitative analysis can be                               Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods


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                        • The system proposed can be used in chemical and biological laboratories or for      Technology Offer TO_IT_22172                                                                         Italy
                        “in situ” analisys.                                                                   ECOMEDIA
                        • Domain of Application: from synthetic chemistry to food quality control (e.g. for   via a. rocca 2B
                        the detection of toxic biomolecules) or in the study and conservation of art and      I - 00135 Roma
                        artifacts to identify natural organic materials in coatings, binders and adhesives.
                                                                                                              Title
Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                     MUST System: Multilingual Simultaneous Transmission for automatic commen-
                        Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources                                         taries (GPS/RFID)

Profile of Target                                                                                             Abstract
Partner
                                                                                                                                     MUST system offers solutions for automatic commentaries with audioguides with-
                        Industry or research organisation.                                                                           in tourist circuits, dedicated to groups that need simultaneous multilingual trans-

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                     mission, or to single users. Suitable both in open space and indoor with Location
                        - manufacturer of TLC plates;
Activity of the Partner - manufacturer of lab instrumentation;
                                                                                                                                     Based System and free patterns. Central unit integrates with audio guides cabled
                                                                                                                                     system on board (coach, buses, train, boat,...) or with radio receivers for users
                        - food quality and control;                                                                                  within 200 meters. Advanced versions offers multimedia contents or predefined

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                     context-aware contents.
                        Prototype testing and validation in practical environments
Performed of            Applications- industrialisation of the proposed system.                               Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
the Partner Sought                                                                                                                Telematics Applications; Multimedia

Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE                                                                             Detailed description   MUST system offers solutions for automatic commentaries within tourist circuit,
                                                                                                                                     dedicated to groups that need simultaneous multilingual transmission, or to single
                                                                                                                                     users. Suitable both in open space and indoor with Location Based System and
                                                                                                                                     free patterns. Central unit integrates with audio guides cabled system on board
                                                                                                                                     (coach, buses, train, boat,...) or with radio receivers for users within 200 meters.
                                                                                                                                     Advanced versions offers multimedia contents or predefined context-aware con-
                                                                                                                                     tents.
                                                                                                                                     MUST-mobilis is dedicated to large multilingual groups visiting several resources;
                                                                                                                                     MUST-basis is dedicated to fixed positions, halls, or stands for simultaneous multi-
                                                                                                                                     lingual commentaries or instructions;
                                                                                                                                     MUST-comodum is embedded in backpack for bike tours, hiking, families with ini-
                                                                                                                                     tial language choice and automatic resource recognition;
                                                                                                                                     MUST-totem is dedicated to info points offering audio and printing services on
                                                                                                                                     demand and FM/Wifi broadcasting nodes.

                                                                                                              Innovative Aspects /   Mobile Location based Services and Multilingual Simultaneous Commentaries
                                                                                                              Advantages             finally integrated in one customizable system.



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Main advantages          MUST different solutions, with mobile or fixed devices, radio or cable transmission,   Technology Offer TO_IT_21917                                                                           Italy
                         cover many application domains and offer easy-to-use advanced technologies for         Emitech Srl
                         tourist fruition.                                                                      Via A. Olivetti 28/a (z.i.)
                         ECOmedia also offers GIS applications, surveying services, commentaries produc-        I - 70056 Molfetta (BA)
                         tion (text and audio) to support and complete all needs related to sites fruition.
                                                                                                                Title                  Alternative disinfestations technology for the conservation of the wooden cultural
Current State            Already on the market                                                                                         heritage
of Development
of the Technology                                                                                               Abstract               An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic ener-
                                                                                                                                       gy applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for dis-
Web Link Present         www.ecomedia.it                                                                                               infestations of wooden handiworks, antiques and furniture pieces. It is an effective
Innovative Product                                                                                                                     and ecological alternative to the unsafe, polluting chemical methods currently
                                                                                                                                       used in the field of disinfestations and restoration.
Intellectual             Exclusive rights                                                                                              The company is looking for companies and/or public organizations interested in
Property Rights:                                                                                                                       the acquisition of the technology.

Application Domains      Information processing, information systems                                            Technology Keywords Construction Technology
                         1. Touristical site fruition, open space and indoor, integrated in transport vectors
                         (buses, train, boat, ...) or single user portable or totem located.                    Detailed description   An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic ener-
                         2. Specific LBS mobile solutions are dedicated to technical mantainance, monitor-                             gy applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for dis-
                         ing and GIS surveing of Archaeological Areas.                                                                 infestations of wooden handiworks, antiques and furniture pieces.
                                                                                                                                       The technology derives from the observation that most infesting biological agents
Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial resources                                           (woodworms, moulds etc.) do not survive over a certain temperature called lethal
                                                                                                                                       temperature, which generally ranges between 55 C - 60 C. Generally, the current
Profile of Target        Public and/or private end-users of the MUST system as site managers or tour                                   disinfestations methods involve the use of chemical agents, with significant prob-
Partner                  operators; partners for further developement or marketing activities                                          lems of environmental pollution and of toxicity for operators due to the presence
                                                                                                                                       of chemical residues in the treated objects. Microwave treatments for disinfesta-
The Specific Area of    ICT for tourism and cultural heritage                                                                          tions are achieved through absorption of electromagnetic energy by the pests
Activity of the Partner Site managers or tour operators                                                                                present in the object to be treated. Microwave energy is transformed into heat by
                                                                                                                                       being readily absorbed by water molecules contained in the pests and leads to
The Tasks to be          Marketing, R&D, complementary activities                                                                      their mortality within a few minutes. This short treatment duration corresponds
Performed of                                                                                                                           with the necessary time to reach the Lethal Temperature of pests in all life stages.
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                Innovative Aspects /   This technology represents an innovation with respect to the traditional methods
Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                                              Advantages             used for disinfestations which are generally long, unsafe for operators, polluting for
                                                                                                                                       the environment and not totally efficacious.



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Main advantages          The improvements that this new technology introduces if compared to the tradi-      The Tasks to be      Further development of the technology
                         tional treatments are significant in terms of:                                      Performed of
                         • High efficacy of the disinfestations against all pests at each life stage;        the Partner Sought
                         • Rapidity: the treatment takes a few minutes;
                         • Safety for the operators;                                                         Responsible IRC      IRC IRIDE
                         • Minimization of damage risks in the of treated objects;
                         • Energy saving and better energetic efficiency;
                         • Possibility to use the object immediately at the end of the treatment: no toxic
                         residues are produced during the treatment;
                         • The whole process is automated;
                         • Compliance with the international environmental rules and with the require-
                         ments of the Montreal Protocol;
                         • Cheaper treatment costs thanks to the process rapidity.

Current State            Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present         http://www.emitech.it
Innovative Product

Intellectual             Patent(s) granted
Property Rights:

Application Domains      Construction technology

Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint ven-
                         ture agreement; Financial resources

Profile of Target        private companies, public organizations
Partner

The Specific Area of    Research, restoration, cultural heritage conservation
Activity of the Partner




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Technology Offer TO_IT_21921                                                                                 Italy    Main advantages           The improvements that this new technology introduces if compared to the tradi-
Emitech Srl                                                                                                                                     tional treatments are significant in terms of:
Via A. Olivetti 28/a (z.i.)                                                                                                                     • High efficacy of the disinfestations against all pests at each life stage;
I - 70056 Molfetta (BA)                                                                                                                         • Rapidity: the treatment takes a few minutes;
                                                                                                                                                • Safety for the operators;
Title                  Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for cloth                                                           • Minimization of damage risks in the of treated objects;
                                                                                                                                                • Energy saving and better energetic efficiency;
Abstract               An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic energy                                      • Possibility to use the object immediately at the end of the treatment: no toxic
                       applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for disinfesta-                                     residues are produced during the treatment;
                       tions/sterilization of cloth and of antique handyworks and furniture pieces made of                                      • The whole process is automated;
                       cloth. It is an effective and ecological alternative to the unsafe, polluting chemical meth-                             • Compliance with the international environmental rules and with the require-
                       ods currently used for disinfestations/sterilization.                                                                    ments of the Montreal Protocol;
                                                                                                                                                • Cheaper treatment costs thanks to the process rapidity.
                       The company is looking for companies and/or public organizations interested in the
                       acquisition of the technology.                                                                 Current State             Already on the market
                                                                                                                      of Development
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology                                                     of the Technology

Detailed description   An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic ener-             Web Link Present          http://www.emitech.it/index.php?page=prodotti
                       gy applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for dis-               Innovative Product
                       infestations of wooden handiworks, antiques and furniture pieces. The technology
                       derives from the observation that most infesting biological agents do not survive              Intellectual              Patent(s) granted
                       over a certain temperature called lethal temperature, which generally ranges                   Property Rights:
                       between 55 C - 60 C. Generally, the current disinfestations/sterilization methods
                       involve the use of chemical agents, with significant problems of environmental pol-            Application Domains       Construction technology
                       lution and of toxicity for operators due to the presence of chemical residues in the
                       treated objects. Microwave treatments for disinfestations/sterilization are achieved           Collaboration Details     Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint ven-
                       through absorption of electromagnetic energy by the pests present in the object                                          ture agreement; Financial resources
                       to be treated. Microwave energy is transformed into heat by being readily
                       absorbed by water molecules contained in the pests and leads to their mortality                Profile of Target         Private companies, public organizations
                       within a few minutes. This short treatment duration corresponds with the neces-                Partner
                       sary time to reach the Lethal Temperature of pests in all life stages.
                                                                                                                      The Specific Area of    Research, sterilizations and disinfestations, restoration,
Innovative Aspects /   This technology represents an innovation with respect to the traditional methods               Activity of the Partner cultural heritage conservation
Advantages             used for disinfestations/sterilization which are generally long, unsafe for operators,
                       polluting for the environment and not totally efficacious.                                     The Tasks to be           Further development of the technology
                                                                                                                      Performed


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of the Partner Sought                                           Technology Offer TO_IT_21922                                                                           Italy
                                                                Emitech Srl
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE                               Via A. Olivetti 28/a (z.i.)
                                                                I - 70056 Molfetta (BA)

                                                                Title                  Alternative disinfestations/sterilization technology for paper and for the archival
                                                                                       heritage conservation

                                                                Abstract               An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic ener-
                                                                                       gy applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for dis-
                                                                                       infestations/sterilization of paper for the archival heritage conservation. It is an
                                                                                       effective and ecological alternative to the unsafe, polluting chemical methods cur-
                                                                                       rently used in the field of disinfestations and restoration.
                                                                                       The company is looking for companies and/or public organizations interested in
                                                                                       the acquisition of the technology.

                                                                Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology

                                                                Detailed description   An Italian SME with a twenty-year background in the field of electromagnetic ener-
                                                                                       gy applications has developed an innovative technology using microwaves for dis-
                                                                                       infestations/sterilization of paper for the archival heritage conservation. The tech-
                                                                                       nology derives from the observation that most infesting biological agents do not
                                                                                       survive over a certain temperature called lethal temperature, which generally
                                                                                       ranges between 55 C - 60 C. Generally, the current disinfestations methods involve
                                                                                       the use of chemical agents, with significant problems of environmental pollution
                                                                                       and of toxicity for operators due to the presence of chemical residues in the treat-
                                                                                       ed objects. Microwave treatments for disinfestations are achieved through absorp-
                                                                                       tion of electromagnetic energy by the pests present in the object to be treated.
                                                                                       Microwave energy is transformed into heat by being readily absorbed by water
                                                                                       molecules contained in the pests and leads to their mortality within a few minutes.
                                                                                       This short treatment duration corresponds with the necessary time to reach the
                                                                                       Lethal Temperature of pests in all life stages.

                                                                Innovative Aspects /   This technology represents an innovation with respect to the traditional methods
                                                                Advantages             used for disinfestations/sterilization which are generally long, unsafe for operators,
                                                                                       polluting for the environment and not totally efficacious.



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Main advantages           The improvements that this new technology introduces if compared to the tradi-        The Tasks to be      Further development of the technology
                          tional treatments are significant in terms of:                                        Performed of
                          • High efficacy of the disinfestations against all pests at each life stage;          the Partner Sought
                          • Rapidity: the treatment takes a few minutes;
                          • Safety for the operators;                                                           Responsible IRC      IRC IRIDE
                          • Minimization of damage risks in the of treated objects;
                          • Energy saving and better energetic efficiency;
                          • Possibility to use the object immediately at the end of the treatment: no toxic
                          residues are produced during the treatment;
                          • The whole process is automated;
                          • Compliance with the international environmental rules and with the require-
                          ments of the Montreal Protocol;
                          • Cheaper treatment costs thanks to the process rapidity

Current State             Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present          http://www.emitech.it
Innovative Product

Intellectual              Patent(s) granted
Property Rights:

Application Domains       Construction technology

Collaboration Details     Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint ven-
                          ture agreement; Financial resources

Profile of Target         Companies, public organizations
Partner

The Specific Area of    Research, restoration, disinfestations/sterilizations, cultural heritage conservation
Activity of the Partner




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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22447                                                                     Italy                              and conservation of artworks and archaeological sites.
ENEA                                                                                                                                  • Environment: the laboratory looks for government bodies and other organisa-
Via Martiri di Monte Sole, 4                                                                                                            tions responsible for monitoring air pollution.
I - 40129 Bologna
                                                                                                              Innovative Aspects /    The Italian laboratory has an advanced SEM, which, in addition to traditional SEM
Title                  Diagnostic technology based on scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis          Advantages              technologies, allows for:
                                                                                                                                      • Observing and analysing samples without preparation treatments (direct obser-
Abstract               An Italian national research institution has an advanced Scanning Electron                                     vation and microanalysis). That is, the samples are not destroyed and can be used
                       Microscopy (SEM) for chemical analysis of different types of samples, which allows                             accordingly.
                       direct observation and microanalysis of non-treated sample surfaces (diam. 5-10                                • High magnification capabilities of the order of 3 nanometres.
                       cm) at high magnification (3 nanometres). The laboratory is looking for partner-                               • Large samples (up to 10cm) to be directly observed and analysed.
                       ships with research institutions in order to apply SEM techniques in different                                 • Integration of observation and microanalysis procedures within the same system.

                                                                                                              Main advantages
                       domains (cultural heritage, industrial diagnostic, environmental pollution, medi-
                       cine, nanotechnology).                                                                                         The new microscopy technology can provide data of high scientific value, which
                                                                                                                                      cannot be obtained with traditional SEM.
Detailed description
                                                                                                              Current State
                       An Italian laboratory has carried out numerous projects in the cultural heritage
                                                                                                                                      Already on the market
                                                                                                              of Development
                       domain applying SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) for restoration and conser-

                                                                                                              of the Technology
                       vation of artworks. The scanning electron microscope and microanalysis was
                       applied to paintings by Vasari, Gandolfi, frescos by Giovanni da Modena, glasses

                                                                                                              Intellectual
                       by Duccio di Boninsegna, etc.
                                                                                                                                      Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                              Property Rights:
                       SEM allows for accurate analysis of the sample surfaces, revealing their morphol-
                       ogy and chemical composition. In the cultural heritage domain, information such

                                                                                                              Collaboration Details
                       as artistic techniques, paint materials, presence of cracks, damages or weaknesses
                       can be obtained by applying SEM analysis. These data are essential for selecting                               Technical co-operation

                                                                                                              Profile of Target
                       the most appropriate restoration and conservation actions. Besides the described
                                                                                                                                      Research organisation, industry, museum, restoration laboratories, public bodies
                                                                                                              Partner
                       cultural heritage field, many other research and diagnostic areas can benefit from
                       SEM with microanalysis techniques, such as analysis of other kinds of materials,

                                                                                                              The Specific Area of
                       environmental pollution, biological and medical sector, etc.
                                                                                                                                      Cultural heritage agencies and museum services; environmental control
                                                                                                              Activity of the Partner
                       The laboratory is looking for partnerships with research institutions in order to
                       apply SEM techniques in different domains, in particular:

                                                                                                              The Tasks to be
                       • Material analysis and nanotechnologies: the laboratory is looking for industrial
                                                                                                                                      Use SEM-based techniques in their activitity
                                                                                                              Performed of
                         partners that need to analyse materials applied within their products or in their

                                                                                                              the Partner Sought
                         use (for example biomass analysis, welding processes, packaging suppliers, etc.).
                       • Medical domain: the nano-scale of the SEM allows for carrying novel medical

                                                                                                              Responsible IRC
                         research and treatment technique. In particular, the laboratory looks for partners
                         with extensive experience in research within medical oncology domain.                                        IRC IRENE
                       • Cultural heritage: the laboratory looks for organisations dealing with restoration


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Technology Offer TO_IT_21852                                                                             Italy                           nal that would be displayed in real time on the computer display. Sensitivity in the
ENEA                                                                                                                                     parts-per-million range can be achieved in explosive detection. In the framework
Via Enrico Fermi 45                                                                                                                      of LIF, the research Has developed:
I - 00044 Frascati (RM)                                                                                                                  - A LIDAR fluorosensor for vegetation remote sensing.
                                                                                                                                         - Three LIDAR fluorosensors, employed in several oceanographic campaigns (five
Title                  Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF): applications to environmental monitoring, cul-                                  in Antarctica, two in the Italy-New Zealand transect).
                       tural heritage preservation, medical diagnostics and terrorism protection                                         - A compact LIDAR fluorosensor for artwork diagnostics, employed in an interna-
                                                                                                                                         tional field campaign.
Abstract
                                                                                                                  Innovative Aspects /
                       An Italian research centre near Rome has developed Laser Induced Fluorescence
                                                                                                                                         The main innovative aspect of LIF is that it is based on electro-optics techniques.
                                                                                                                  Advantages
                       (LIF) systems since the nineties. They have been applied to vegetation remote
                       sensing, natural waters monitoring and artwork diagnostics. Recently, it has been                                 This allows the diagnostics to be remote and fast, so that the sampled object is not
                       shown that LIF can be applied to cancer recognition and explosive detection.                                      disturbed at all.

                                                                                                                  Main advantages
                       Manufacturers of innovative sensors or a research centre in electro-optics are
                       sought for technical cooperation to develop a pre-competitive prototype and joint                                 LIF offers the advantage of being:
                       venture agreement.                                                                                                - Fast (detection of a substance can be performed in a fraction of a
                                                                                                                                         second),.remote (the system and the target can be some meters far apart).
Technology Keywords Measurement Tools                                                                                                    - Sensitive (better than parts-per-million).
                                                                                                                                         - Specific (substances can be recognised by their spectroscopic fingerprint).
Detailed description   Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) is the optical emission from molecules that have                                 - User-friendly (the system can be deployed in a few minutes and does not require
                       been excited to higher energy levels by absorption of electromagnetic radiation.                                  a specifically trained user).

                                                                                                                  Current State
                       The main advantage of fluorescence detection with comparison to absorption
                                                                                                                                         Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                                  of Development
                       measurements is the greater sensitivity achievable because the fluorescence signal

                                                                                                                  of the Technology
                       has a very low background. For molecules that can be resonant-excited, LIF pro-
                       vides selective excitation of the analyte to avoid interferences. LIF is useful to study

                                                                                                                  Web Link Present
                       the electronic structure of molecules and to make quantitative measurements of
                                                                                                                                         www.enea.it
                                                                                                                  Innovative Product
                       analyte concentrations. Analytical applications include monitoring gas-phase con-
                       centrations in the atmosphere, flames and plasmas; and remote sensing using

                                                                                                                  Intellectual
                       Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR). The excitation source for molecular LIF is
                                                                                                                                         Patent(s) granted
                                                                                                                  Property Rights:
                       typically a tuneable dye laser in the visible spectral region. The innovation pro-
                       posed consists of developing miniaturised systems for cancer recognition (endo-

                                                                                                                  Application Domains
                       scopes) and explosive detection (portable systems with scanning beams for indoor
                       and outdoor inspection in buildings like airports or stations, and means of trans-                                Measurement methods
                       portation like trains or buses). The excitation source could be a diode laser (with                               The potential market applications of LIF ranges from environmental monitoring to
                       a beam delivery based on fibre optics). The scanning could be achieved by a com-                                  cultural heritage preservation, from medical diagnostics to homeland security. LIF
                       puter-controlled moving mirror. The detection could be performed by small                                         systems or services could be offered to customers.
                       monochromators or interference filters coupled to solid-state detectors or photo-
                       multipliers minimodules. Fast analogue-to-digital converters could sample the sig-


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Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical         Technology Offer TO_IT_22333                                                                               Italy
                        co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement;      ENEA
                        Financial resources; Other                                                           Via Martiri di Monte Sole, 4
                                                                                                             I - 40129 Bologna
Profile of Target       The partner could be an industry or a research organisation
Partner                                                                                                      Title                  Multipurpose Digital Archive

The Specific Area of    Developers, producers of technology in the fields of environmental monitoring,       Abstract               An Italian research institute has developed a digital archive system, allowing for not
Activity of the Partner cultural heritage preservation, medical diagnostics and homeland security                                   just archiving multimedia representations of objects, but also inserting them in the
                                                                                                                                    context in which they are used through integration with web, e-mail, enterprise
The Tasks to be         The partner should develop a pre-competitive prototype in collaboration with the                            information systems, desktop publishing systems. The system was commissioned
Performed of            offerer (industry) or participate with the offerer in a funding proposal (research                          by an important private Foundation of the Italian visual, decorative and advertising
the Partner Sought      organisation)                                                                                               art of the XX century.
                                                                                                                                    The proposer is looking for end-user or technological partners.
Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                                                                                                             Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                                                                                                                                 Telematics Applications; Multimedia

                                                                                                             Detailed description   In the recent years, digital archives are replacing gradually those on paper and
                                                                                                                                    Internet is becoming the main access channel to the digital material contained in
                                                                                                                                    them.
                                                                                                                                    The core of the technology is a system for digital archiving. It allows for the stor-
                                                                                                                                    age of the digital representations of different types of objects (for example, paint-
                                                                                                                                    ing, photography, cinema film, sculpture, advertising object, etc..). Such objects are
                                                                                                                                    represented digitally by images, multimedia, text documents, structured informa-
                                                                                                                                    tion.
                                                                                                                                    In addition, the system allows for integration of the digital archive within the con-
                                                                                                                                    text of activities in which it is used. In particular, it allows to associate business and
                                                                                                                                    other information to the entities stored in the archive. The system has standard
                                                                                                                                    modules which allow for storing data about clients, suppliers or business activities.
                                                                                                                                    In alternative, it can be easily integrated with other information systems already
                                                                                                                                    used in an organization. In this way the user can find not only digital representa-
                                                                                                                                    tions of objects, but also all related information regarding their life cycle (exam-
                                                                                                                                    ples, exhibitions in which an object was shown, clients which bought it, mainte-
                                                                                                                                    nance information, additional information found on the web, etc.).
                                                                                                                                    The system has been used in the Cultural Heritage sector for:
                                                                                                                                    - activation of big collections containing multiple types of objects


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                       - planning and management of exhibitions                                                                           - Advanced internal data structures based on international standards and data
                       - creation of personalized catalogues for exclusive client                                                         models, allowing for representations of multiple types of objects, entities, activities,
                       - creation of art books
                       - restoration planning and management                                                    Current State             Available for demonstration. Field tested
                       - e-commerce application.                                                                of Development
                       The technology on which the system is based is FileMaker Pro. It can be integrat-        of the Technology
                       ed with database management systems, such as MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle.
                       The input to the system can come from (remote) data bases, Scanners, Digital             Intellectual
                       camera(s), Videotape, Web, web-GIS, etc. The system has an integrated web                Property Rights:          Secret know-how
                       browser and e-mail client.
                                                                                                                Application Domains       Information processing, information systems
                       The image files can be of any type (TIFF for the high resolution images, JPEG,
                       PNG, etc.). The system allows for the storage, creation and manipulation of images       Collaboration Details     Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement
                       of different resolution within the digital archive. Depending on his requirements,
                       the user can store several images of the same object, with different resolutions, dif-   Profile of Target         - Museums, art galleries, art trading organisations, editors
                       ferent scale, with or without watermarks, or other merged objects, etc.                  Partner                   - Services
                                                                                                                                          - Industry
                       In output the system can be connected to various devices (mobile telephones,                                       - Technological partners
                       PDAs, MP3/MP4, DVD, etc). It is integrated with desktop publishing systems (e.g.,
                       Adobe InDesign). It is also possible to create PDF files (for example for the pur-       The Specific Area of    - Organization of art exhibitions or auctions or industrial trade fairs
                       pose of an electronic newsletter) within the system itself, through the use of doc-      Activity of the Partner - Book publishing
                       ument layouts created by the user.                                                                               - Creation of web shops, portals, newsletters, etc.

Innovative Aspects /   - Scalable distributed architecture                                                      The Tasks to be           Deployment of the proposed technology within own organisation.
Advantages             - Manipulation of high resolution images within the system                               Performed of              The Italian Research Institute proposing the technology is available,
                       - Integration of the digital archive with company information systems,                   the Partner Sought        on commission or within research and development projects,
                       - Deployment of the digital archive within the organisational structure and not sim-                               to adapt the system for specific business needs
                       ply as a stand-alone application (obtained through extended functionalities, and
                       integration with other systems);                                                         Responsible IRC           IRC IRENE
                       - Seamless web and e-mail integration.

Main advantages        - Flexible structuring of archive and business information
                       - Friendly-user interface, easy to learn
                       - Multi-language platform
                       - Single point of access to all information regarding an object (from object digital
                       representation, to traceability information, regarding business activities, clients,
                       suppliers, etc. related to the object under consideration).


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22485                                                                          Italy    Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
ENEA - Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente                                                    of Development
Via Anguillarese,301                                                                                           of the Technology
I - 00060 S.M. di Galeria, Roma
                                                                                                               Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
Title                   Non invasive – no contact seismic early warning - protection system for statues and    Property Rights:
                        museal objects
                                                                                                               Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agree-
Abstract                An Italian research group developed a new system of devices aiming to protect                                  ment
                        statues and other artistical objects by preventing the destroying seismic effects.
                        The developers are looking for Industrial partners for manufacturing the devices,      Profile of Target       Industry
                        data fusion and control systems.                                                       Partner

Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology                                              The Specific Area of    High precision Ceramic materials
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner Robotics
Detailed description    The system is composed by:                                                                                     Air bags producers
                        - a dedicated net of sensors nested within a regional Seismic Early Warning (SEW)                              Seismic isolators
                        network activating the protection system for statues or museal objects The sen-                                ICT
                        sors are located within 30-100 kilometers (depend on the geological conforma-
                        tion of the territory) from the structure to be protected;                             The Tasks to be         Manufacturing the devices, data fusion and control systems
                        - a protection system composed by very low damped anti seismic devices and             Performed of
                        protective cage with airbags. The devices, blocked in normal condition beneath the     the Partner Sought
                        floor, are activated by the SEW signal.
                        When the SEW system detect the earthquake send immediately a triggering signal         Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                        (by a repetition activation logic) to the protection system in order to unblock the
                        devices aiming to protect the statue or museal objects.

Innovative Aspects /    - The signal sent by the SEW system active the protection devises in a very short
Advantages              time (from 3,5 sec. to 30 sec. depend on the distance between the SEW system
                        and the protection system);
                        - The protection system is composed by ceramic, no invasive and hidden devises;
                        - The airbags, which carry the artistic object in the cage during the seismic vibra-
                        tions, are shaped according to the shape of the artistical object in order to delete
                        the risk of catastrophic consequences.




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22245                                                                           Italy    Innovative Aspects /    Braille inserts for X-3D™ system guide rails are manufactured in photopolymers
ErgonixART                                                                                                      Advantages              based on nanotechnology, using three-dimensional production methods. These
via degli esplosivi snc                                                                                                                 technologies allow personalised and aesthetically superior solutions in a fraction of
I - 00034 Colleferro (RM)                                                                                                               the time needed by traditional materials or production methods.
                                                                                                                                        Then the tactile guides, located on walls or standing supports, take advantages of
Title                  Multi-sensorial Pathways for exhibitions, museums or public areas                                                the greater sensibility of fingers if compared to the one of a foot wearing shoes, in
                                                                                                                                        order to convey strips of information in Braille. So tactile guides can be used in
                                                                                                                                        schools, hospitals public offices and areas, in order to guide blind people and to
Abstract               An Italian society active in the disability sector (design, production and commerce                              inform them about risks they’re going to face and give precise instructions and
                       of technological devices) proposes Multi-sensorial pathways for blind-people and                                 information about it.
                       cognitive disables.The pathways are defined to provide museums and exhibitors                                    To use a complex multi-sensorial systems, working on voice explanations, smelling
                       with a series of high-profile, interactive design solutions which discreetly integrate                           and tactile sensations, electronic devices and ICT technologies, gives an unique
                       area delineators with the needs of sight impaired.The society is looking for both                                product, really effective for cognitive purposes (also by means of interactive solu-
                       financial support to temporary installations and production and commerce agree-                                  tions).
                       ments of standard equipment related to the idea.
                                                                                                                Main advantages         The main advantages in relation to the traditional system of production are:
Technology Keywords Materials Technology                                                                                                blending of typical handcrafts’ adaptment possibilities in order to meet the individ-
                                                                                                                                        ual needs (capacity to produce different types and sizes of panels or strips)
Detailed description   The company aims at improving and optimizing the functionality level of objects                                  low costs in spite of the small series production
                       and environment conditions with the firm conviction that everything has to be use-                               industrial precision, repeatability and reliability of performance levels
                       fully enjoyed by everybody, without exception.                                                                   possibility to use them alone or to insert them into larger traditional environments
                       Based on free-form nanotechnologies, the “X-3D™” Multi-sensorial pathways                                        or elements made by means of traditional production technologies
                       redefines intelligent design in public areas with interactive design solutions which
                       discreetly integrate area delineators with the needs of the sight impaired.              Web Link Present        http://www.ergonixart.it
                       Comprehensive X-3D™ solutions include tactile guide rails in Braille, alternated         Innovative Product
                       with relief graphics or scale replicas of exhibited items (reproducing pictures, por-
                       traits and statues), and three-dimensional room models of the areas open to visi-        Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
                       tors. Audio recordings and smelling sensations, activated by push button or auto-        Property Rights:        Patent applied for Italy
                       matic controls working with virtual positioning technologies, complete the complex
                       series of sensorial interaction.                                                         Application Domains     Materials technology
                       Comprehensive X-3D™ solutions also include accessible web sites (our standards                                   Multi-sensorial pathways for blind-people and cognitive disables in museums,
                       give you higher levels of accessibility than W3C simple ones), consultancy servic-                               exhibitions and public areas, in order to improve their autonomy. Complete con-
                       es on interface-devices and effective wireless communication systems for deaf                                    sulting services.
                       peolple, or blind, or the top end of motion disables. Finally the company’s expert-
                       ise includes solutions for Overcoming Architectural Barriers and training courses        Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                       for tourist guides for handicapped people, in order to give a complete service.



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Profile of Target       The company is looking for partners both for financial support to temporary       Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22319                                                                      Italy
Partner                 installations and production or commerce agreements of standard equipment         ESG GRoup - University of Calabria
                        related to the idea                                                               Via P. Bucci 17/b, Unical
                                                                                                          I - 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
The Specific Area of    Manufacturing of furniture and equipment for museums and exihibitions
Activity of the Partner Manufacturing of electronic devices or positioning sensors for equipment to the   Title                  Graphical and Virtual reconstruction, GIS embedded, of archaeological environ-
                        disability sector Museums and cultural associations.                                                     ments

The Tasks to be         Co-operation in final tests, production on a large scale and commercialising      Abstract               The Department of Mathematics of University of Calabria, specifically the ESG
Performed of            & tailor-made R&D projects                                                                               Group, has developed some support tools related to the interactive fruition of the
the Partner Sought                                                                                                               archaeological heritage and for the entertainment. Between the developed tech-
                                                                                                                                 nologies, the augmented reality tools of the archaeological site are presented to
Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE                                                                                                the user both on classic desktop (remote) and on mobile devices (location based
                                                                                                                                 service).

                                                                                                          Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
                                                                                                                              Management; IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia

                                                                                                          Detailed description   Detailed description or (if technology request) special requirements
                                                                                                                                 Technological levels of interactive fruition are three:
                                                                                                                                 • Web,
                                                                                                                                 • Interactive museum
                                                                                                                                 • Mobile systems.

                                                                                                                                 Relating to the interactive fruition on the web, ESG developed a plug in for Firefox
                                                                                                                                 2.0 that allows the interactive exploration of the 3D models (virtual reconstruc-
                                                                                                                                 tion). The model is based on the open source technology of Irrlicht, an engine that
                                                                                                                                 high performs in real-time 3D. This technology allows users to interact live with the
                                                                                                                                 environment, moving throughout.
                                                                                                                                 The interactive museum is a virtual environment where user can activate explo-
                                                                                                                                 ration mechanism and informative interaction with the objects present in it; the
                                                                                                                                 interaction process can be done manipulating, visualizing from different angles
                                                                                                                                 and moving them inside the environment; the user can surf within the museum
                                                                                                                                 both using a keyboard and even using the mobile device; the input f this technol-
                                                                                                                                 ogy is represented by the virtual reconstructions, archaeological rests images and
                                                                                                                                 info related to the object analysed. All objects have been reconstructed in 3D in
                                                                                                                                 order to give user a more immersive experience and a better visualization.


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                       The mobile systems allows users to interact with the real world through a GPS            Web Link Present         http://www.giuseppenaccarato.it/avrmobile/
                       System that will identify the real position of the user on the map pre-charged on        Innovative Product
                       the device, and will display how the location looked like during its existence. The
                       system architecture works as follows:                                                    Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       • The GPS antenna furnishes to the devices the latitude and longitude of customer        Property Rights:
                         in order to identify him inside the archaeological site,
                       • Inside the device are allocated the reconstructions of the site and are identified     Application Domains      Construction technology; Information processing, information systems
                         by their position through latitude and longitude, geo-referential data, further-
                         more to this reconstructions are associated all info related (audio, texts).           Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources
                       • Because in GPS system there is a compass embedded, when user will be near-
                         by a rest, he/she will see on the device display the 3D model of the object he/she     Profile of Target        Academy, research organisation, industry
                         is looking at, according to his own view.                                              Partner
                       • User will be able to interact with the 3D object, using different options:
                           • a. Visualizing all texts related to it                                             The Specific Area of    Cultural Heritage Valiorization
                           • b. Listen to the audio info related to.                                            Activity of the Partner
                         Furthermore in the system is embedded a mini map of the archaeological site
                         that shows, in every moment, the position user is.                                     The Tasks to be          Cooperation in the further development of the technology
                                                                                                                Performed of
Innovative Aspects /                                                                                            the Partner Sought
Advantages             Main innovative aspects of the developed technologies are related to the entartain-
                       ment, the interactivity and the customization of the fruition.                           Responsible IRC          IRC MED.I.A.
                       The interactive museum is a innovative way to entertain and to enjoy the audience;
                       it could be used for didactical aims, too.
                       The web fruition uses tools open source, easy to use and to access. The possibili-
                       ty to be helped by a mobile device during a visit inside an archaeological site twists
                       the traditional concept of the tourist guide, merging the real with the virtual in a
                       simple and dynamic way.

Main advantages        The system added value is the peculiarity to not separate the real from the virtual:
                       the user equipped of PDA (or other mobile devices) when is nearby the place
                       characterized by the presence of an archaeological rest inside the site, will display
                       the virtual reconstruction of the object (3D model) that will be showed as it orig-
                       inally was and the user will be able to listen to the info associated (audio, texture,
                       images and video).
                       Another important aspect is related to the customization of paths inside the
                       archaeological areas: we developed an optimizing model that represents the prob-
                       lem and that satisfies the customers’ specifics.


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22445                                                                     Italy    Intellectual            Copyright protected
e-voluzione Srl                                                                                               Property Rights:
Via Coroglio, 57
I - 80124 Napoli                                                                                              Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                                                                                                                                      Our market is the museums, as the temporary exhibitions, or companies which
Title                  Technology for Museal Exhibits, Man Machine Interfaces                                                         need multimedia integrated with the real world.

Abstract               E-voluzione is an SME specialized into Man Machine Interfaces & measurement            Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Manufacturing/ subcontracting
                       solutions.                                                                                                     agreement; Joint venture agreement
                       Our museal experience starts with the museum “Citta’ della Scienza” in which we
                       realized the most part of technological exhibits. Recently we realize the technolog-   Profile of Target       Industry, research organization
                       ical stand of “Comune di Napoli” for the International Forum of Culture in             Partner
                       Monterrey, Mexico.
                                                                                                              The Specific Area of    Commercial development, Technology exchange
Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools; Multimedia                             Activity of the Partner

Detailed description   Our skill begins from the experience on building four Control Centers for Space        The Tasks to be         Support in commercialisation and offer solutions to the market.
                       Shuttle Missions with related Man Machine Interfaces one for each type of user.        Performed of
                       We developed new technologies to interface computers and humans.                       the Partner Sought
                       Our system are using by expert and not-expert people with great satisfaction.
                       We integrate high technology software, with sensors, cameras, all full integrated      Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                       with multimedia to show the cultural contents.

Innovative Aspects /   Integration of technology from industrial and research market into museal exhibit
Advantages             will enhance the public feeling and comprehension of contents.

Main advantages        Integration of simple and cheap technology.
                       We develop the software, in such a way we are free to personalize everything for
                       the specific customer.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       www.e-voluzione.it
Innovative Product



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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22264                                                                       Italy    Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Forus Srl                                                                                                       Property Rights:        The technology is not IPR protected.
via San Rocco 42
I - 80078 Pozzuoli (NA)                                                                                         Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                                                                                                                                        Application in security industry and in underwater archaelogy.
Title                  Underwater archaelogy system
                                                                                                                Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint venture agreement
Abstract               An italian SME offers a system which allows telecontrol of underwater archaelogi-
                       cal sites and telemonitoring of underwater heritage. The company is looking for          Profile of Target       Government (Cultural organization), mainly underwater archaelogical
                       partners interested in supporting the commercialisation of the system and users          Partner                 Department; also tourism organizations interested in underwater activities
                       interested in buying or renting the system to organize tours, organize archaelogi-
                       cal excavations underwater etc.                                                          The Specific Area of    Underwater archaelogy; tourism
                                                                                                                Activity of the Partner
Technology Keywords Multimedia
                                                                                                                The Tasks to be         Users interested in buying or renting the system to organize tours, organize
Detailed description   The system, called STARS, was conceived and developed in collaboration with the          Performed of            archaelogical excavations underwater etc.;
                       Department of Underwater Archaelogy of the Sicily Region, and installed at Cala          the Partner Sought      Partners interested in supporting the commercialisation of the system
                       Gadir underwater site, on the island of Pantelleria, in Italy.
                       The system allows monitoring and fruition of the submerged vessel, and provides          Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                       the end-user (technician, student and tourist) with the possibility to view the
                       underwater site from the Internet.

Innovative Aspects /   - Motion detection.
Advantages             - The system is endowed with a semi-mobile adjustable camera.

Main advantages        - Ease-of-use for the end-user.
                       - Possibility to have an underwater cultural experience for people with little, if any
                       - Possibility to perform underwater.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technolog

Web Link Present       www.progettostars.it
Innovative Product




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Know-how/ expertise KHE_DE_22324                                                               Germany       Know-how/ expertise KHE_DE_22323                                                              Germany
Fraunhofer Institut for Silicat Research ISC                                                                 Fraunhofer Institut for Silicat Research ISC
Bronnbach 28                                                                                                 Bronnbach 28
D - 97877 Wertheim                                                                                           D - 97877 Wertheim

Title                   Cultural Heritage Preservation Research                                              Title                   International Convention Centre for conferences and meetings in the area of
                                                                                                                                     Cultural Heritage Preservation
Abstract                A German research institute offers
                        (a) Scientific research in conservation, consolidation, cleaning, corrosion damage   Abstract                A German research institute offers a modern convention centre with technical
                        of glass, glazings, enamel, metals etc.                                                                      equipment in an historical monastery for conferences and meetings in the area of
                        (b Conservation materials development, instrumental analyses, environmental                                  Cultural Heritage Preservation.
                        monitoring
                                                                                                             Detailed description    We offer a modern convention centre with technical equipment in an historical
Detailed description    (a) Scientific research in conservation, consolidation, cleaning, corrosion damage                           monastery for conferences and meetings in the area of Cultural Heritage
                        of glass, glazings, enamel, metals etc.                                                                      Preservation.
                        (b) Conservation materials development, instrumental analyses, environmental
                        monitoring                                                                           Web Link Present        www.isc.fraunhofer.de/english/bronnbach/kulturgueterschutz/index.html
                                                                                                             Innovative Product
Web Link Present        www.consist.fraunhofer.de; www.constglass.fraunhofer.de; www.lightcheck.co.uk;
Innovative Product      www.isc.fraunhofer.de/english/bronnbach/kulturgueterschutz/index.html                Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                             Property Rights:
Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:                                                                                             Application Domains     Materials technology; Information processing, information systems; Measurement
                                                                                                                                     methods
Application Domains     Materials technology; Information processing, information systems; Measurement
                        methods                                                                              Collaboration Details   Other

Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical         Responsible IRC         IRC Bavaria
                        co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement

Responsible IRC         IRC Bavaria




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22216                                                                          Italy    Innovative Aspects /    Geodyx bars are made of special stainless steels through a new procedure of hot
GeodaG Sistemi Srl                                                                                             Advantages              rolling, with controlled temperature and speed, which brings an improvement of
viale Giulio Zavaritt,194/B                                                                                                            mechanical characteristics and an optimization of couplings thanks to the particu-
I - 24020 Gorle (BG)                                                                                                                   lar thread’s shape.

Title                  New anchorage system for structural and geotechnical application                        Main advantages         The technology shown is suitable for structures situated in most aggressive envi-
                                                                                                                                       ronments, it resists to corrosion and has strong mechanical resistance and wide
Abstract               A small Italian company has developed an innovative anchorage system, called                                    adaptability.
                       Geodyx Geodinox QT80, to be used in structural and geotechnical application.
                       The system is made of stainless steel, continuous specially threaded bars (20 to 40     Current State           Already on the market
                       mm diameter) with all necessary special devices as plates, nuts and couplers. It can    of Development
                       be used both as temporary and definitive anchorage and it is suitable for structures    of the Technology
                       situated in most aggressive environments. The company is looking for partnerships
                       for the technology development and commercial exploitation.                             Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology
                                                                                                               Application Domains     Construction technology
Detailed description   Geodyx Geodinox QT850 is an innovative system of anchorage which can be used
                       in different fields and for many purposes, providing very resistant, convenient and     Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance
                       good value solutions. It is suitable for structures situated in most aggressive envi-
                       ronments, it resists corrosion and has strong mechanical resistance and wide            Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       adaptability. The company can provide consultancy and suggest appropriate appli-
                       cations.
                       Geodyx Geodinox QT850 can be used either in structural and geotechnical appli-
                       cations. The system is particularly convenient for structural applications, when high
                       mechanical reliability tension elements are requested in severe conditions. The
                       easy combination of such elements makes it effective in case either steel and con-
                       crete must be jointed. It can be used in new buildings designed according to anti-
                       seismic criteria, for structural improvement of historical buildings in accordance
                       with the anti-seismic norms, and for tie-rods for static and dynamic consolidation.
                       Geotechnical applications generally concern all foundations and improvement of
                       mechanical characteristics of soil and rocks through retaining and diaphragm walls.
                       Geodyx systems can be used as” Rock Bolts, Soil Nails, Ground Anchors and
                       Micropiles” in consolidation works.
                       It has been used for historical monuments (International Unesco project for
                       Buddah statues in Afghanistan, Ue projects)



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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22416                                                                      Italy    Main advantages         Web GIS and DBMS solutions allow a real cultural knowledge diffusion and a bet-
Geographike Srl                                                                                                                        ter Cultural Heritage management.
Via Sansedoni 7
I - 53100 Siena                                                                                                Current State           Already on the market
                                                                                                               of Development
Title                  Web GIS and DBMS solutions for Cultural Heritage Advancement                            of the Technology

Abstract               The whole set of activities involved in Cultural Heritage Advancement projects can      Web Link Present        http://sit.provincia.milano.it/websit/bocci/memorie/viewer.htm
                       be improved by using Web GIS and DBMS solutions. In facts, Cultural Heritage is         Innovative Product
                       strictly related to the territory and the Web-GIS approach is an innovative way to
                       manage and promote this knowledge.                                                      Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management
                                                                                                               Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
Detailed description   A Web-based project focused to the Cultural Heritage Advancement can be sum-
                       marized by the steps described below:                                                   Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                       1 - preliminary analysis: specific topic definition, user requirements, etc.;
                       2 - conceptual Database modelling;                                                      Profile of Target       SME, Research Organisation, Public Institutes, Local Administrations
                       3 - thematic data acquisitions, quality checks, revision activities, normalisation;     Partner
                       4 - geographical data acquisition;
                       5 - definition of the relationships between geo-located places and thematic data;       The Specific Area of    Territory planning, cultural heritage management, education
                       6 - geographical DBMS implementation;                                                   Activity of the Partner
                       7 - Web application implementation.
                       A similar application was produced in cooperation with the Milan Province, within       The Tasks to be         Integration in the project as user, requirements definition, system validation.
                       the framework of the PTCP (“Piano Territoriale di Coordinamento Provinciale”), by       Performed of
                       carrying out studies and researches about “ Historical Memory Places” and build-        the Partner Sought
                       ing a geo DBMS and a Web GIS application (see the link below).
                                                                                                               Responsible IRC         IRC RECITAL
Innovative Aspects /   The very heterogeneous data set and information forming the Cultural Heritage
Advantages             can be l to places in the territory. These links refer both to physical objects (like
                       buildings, museum, cities, monuments), and more abstract geographical concepts,
                       as generic places, itineraries, etc. Features and landscape richness too can be
                       involved in these processes since their intrinsic geographic meaning. The Web
                       based geographic access to territory is a new way to perform management, brows-
                       ing and researches. The Web applications are also featured by special capabilities
                       for users cooperation and documents sharing.



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22350                                                                             Italy    Main advantages          The main advantage is to join technical and human sciences in mass market prod-
GEONETLAB, University of Trieste                                                                                                           ucts as well as in security and safety of people.
piazzale Europa 1
I - 34100 Trieste                                                                                                 Current State            Already on the market
                                                                                                                  of Development
Title                   Road and environment survey by GNSS static and mobile mapping system/PDA                  of the Technology
                        tourist guide for archaeological and cultural heritages
                                                                                                                  Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Abstract                A Laboratory of an Italian University offers a mobile mapping system integrating          Property Rights:
                        several cultural Tourism guides with a Road Survey performed with GEONETLAB
                        Mobile Mapping System. The System offered is also able to measure air pollution           Application Domains      Construction technology; Information processing, information systems
                        due to traffic, thanks to the integration of GALILEO satellite navigation system
                        which offers applications in civil and environmental engineering. The System can          Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                        be applied also for workers safety in construction yards.
                                                                                                                  Profile of Target        Industry
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                       Partner
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools; Multimedia
                                                                                                                  The Specific Area of    Tourism, Security and Safety, Infrastructure, Construction
Detailed description    A Mobile Mapping System is a van equipped by Satellite and Inertial positioning           Activity of the Partner
                        devices, which are integrated in order to take geo-referenced and geo-oriented
                        digital photos in any environmental condition, tunnel included; pollution sensors         Responsible IRC          IRC IRENE
                        can be added, as well as laser scanners. Thanks to these devices, thematic itiner-
                        aries can be mapped and displayed on PDA , also with cultural and environmen-
                        tal heritages, as PoI, Point of Interested and their vocal or written description. The
                        same can be done inside the PoI, as in archaeological sites. The Road Survey
                        allows also to alert the driver about the road accessibility (width, slope, pavement)
                        so to make the trip comfortable and safe. Moreover GPRS links allows both to be
                        tracked for security if required, and to connect to digital libraries if more news are
                        desired.
                        The same methodology has been applied for monitoring the positioning of work-
                        ers and machines in a construction yard, so to alert dangerous situations.
                        Industrial partner working in the field of tourism, security and safety, infrastructure
                        and construction is sought for Technical co-operation/ Commercial agreement
                        with technical assistance to promote the proposed Mobile Mapping System.

Innovative Aspects /    Several ICT tools have been just joined in an innovative way for new applications.
Advantages


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22404                                                                            Italy                            formed on the data without having to return to the place.
Georender Srl                                                                                                                            The survey can be performed from a considerable distance, of up to 2000 m (as
Corso Trapani 106                                                                                                                        a function of specific conditions). In this manner, objects or areas situated in places
I - 10141 Torino                                                                                                                         that are hazardous or hard to reach can be surveyed in full safety (es roads, rock
                                                                                                                                         slope, quarries, industrial plants…).
Title                  3D laser scanner surveying and modelling                                                                          The laser system uses an active sensor and hence its operation does not depend
                                                                                                                                         on external lighting conditions; accordingly, this technique proves highly effective
Abstract               An Italian SME based in Turin has developed the surveying services that combine                                   in the analysis of underground cavities.
                       traditional techniques (GPS, total station, photogrammetry…) with 3D laser scan-                                  The possibility of repeating the measuring process makes this technique ideally
                       ners (LIDAR technology). Laser scanning has highly effective applications in many                                 suitable for monitoring evolving situations and documenting temporary situations,
                       fields, such as engineering, geology, architecture, cultural heritage. Laser scanning                             to obtain detailed and quantitative assessments of geometric and morphological
                       can be appreciably cheaper than traditional surveying techniques and much faster.                                 modifications.

                                                                                                                 Current State
                       The company is looking for technical co-operation as for project research partners
                                                                                                                                         Already on the market
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow                of Development
                    Management; Measurement Tools; Multimedia                                                    of the Technology

Detailed description                                                                                             Web Link Present        www.georender.it
                                                                                                                 Innovative Product
                       An Italian SME has developed the surveying services that combine traditional tech-
                       niques (GPS, total station, photogrammetry…) with 3D laser scanners (LIDAR

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                       technology). Laser scanning has highly effective applications in many fields, such
                                                                                                                                         Secret know-how
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                       as engineering, geology, architecture, cultural heritage.
                       The company provides a valuable support to studies and investigations designed

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                       to ascertain, modelling and document the geometric, morphological and dimen-
                       sional characteristics of portions of the territory, objects, buildings, industrial                               Construction technology; Information processing, information systems;
                       plants, civil works.                                                                                              Measurement methods

Innovative Aspects /   Laser scanners are used as surveying tools to produce detailed 3D renderings of           Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Other
Advantages
                                                                                                                 Profile of Target
                       complex morphological and topological realities. The technology provides us with the
                                                                                                                                         University, Research Centres, Industry
                                                                                                                 Partner
                       ability to obtain accurate as-built information on almost any surface or structure. The
                       company uses data processing techniques to create 2D e 3D models by combining

                                                                                                                 The Tasks to be
                       high-resolution digital images with the spatial data supplied by laser scanners.
                                                                                                                                         Engineering, geology, architecture, cultural heritage.
Main advantages                                                                                                  Performed of
                                                                                                                 the Partner Sought
                       The surveying service offered by the company can be appreciably cheaper than
                       traditional surveying techniques, in that it is much faster. The high rate of acquisi-

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                       tion and the accuracy of the data, in fact, ensure considerable time savings even
                       when dealing with highly complex geometries. Moreover, once the data has been                                     ALPS IRC
                       acquired, each new elaboration and each new measuring process can be per-


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Technology Offer TO_DE_22430                                                                       Germany                               In this analysis the on-site situation concerning lighting, climate, and room dimen-
Glaswerkstaette Rothkegel                                                                                                                sions will be recorded. This happens to enable us to give you the according rec-
Huberstrasse 2a                                                                                                                          ommendation for the actions that have to be taken. e. g. to develop custom-made
D - 97084 Wuerzburg                                                                                                                      glass-panes for this object. Also this includes the physical aspects.
                                                                                                                                         This is the only way to ensure, that the many factors, which are significant for the
Title                  More security through optimized radiance filtering - UV&IR-protective glazing and                                 choice of the right glass, are considered. It also ensures that through the advancement
                       lighting concepts for the protection of art in museums                                                            of one aspect no other aspect will be worsened (e.g. climate, colour-rendering).

Abstract                                                                                                         Current State           Already on the market
                                                                                                                 of Development
                       A German company offers UV&IR-protective glazing and lighting concepts for the

                                                                                                                 of the Technology
                       protection of art in museums, e.g. an object-specific special protective glazing to
                       ensure the shortwave radiance protection of up to 420 nm with 1%spectral trans-

                                                                                                                 Web Link Present
                       mission. The company is interested in commercial agreements.
                                                                                                                                         http://www.rothkegel.com/UV/
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology                                                Innovative Product

Detailed description                                                                                             Intellectual            Copyright protected
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                       The UV-protection of all former customary LSGs with PVB-foils lead to no ideal
                       actinic radiation protection for damageable materials. This glasses absorb in new

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                       condition highly energetic material-damaging radiance only up to 385 nm for foils
                       up to 1,52 mm.                                                                                                    Construction technology; Materials technology

                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details
                       With our object-specific special protective glazing the shortwave radiance protec-
                       tion of up to 420 nm with 1%spectral transmission can be ensured, not as an inte-                                 Commercial agreement with technical assistance

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                       grative data above a certain radiance area but as a defined dot in the spectrum.
                       Continuous protection due to endowed PVB-foil                                                                     IRC Bavaria
                       With our object-specific special protective glazing the shortwave radiance protec-
                       tion of up to 420 nm with 1%spectral transmission can be ensured, not as an inte-
                       grative data above a certain radiance area but as a defined dot in the spectrum.
                       Beneath this data the transmission sinks within a few nm to 0%!
                       This data is reached at a colour-rendering data of up to 99.8% (in dependence of
                       the UV-edge).

Innovative Aspects /
Advantages             An additional advantage is, that if the board is prolongened to 430 nm our protec-
                       tive glazing offers protection against insects for lamp glass or window glass.

Main advantages        It is necessary, that our radiation physicist make an exact analysis on-site. This hap-
                       pens in historical buildings with a restorer and - if needed with another radiation
                       physicist.


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22448                                                                           Italy                            in temporary (winter) structures or it can be built up in happening scenario. It is
Global Eco Service Srl                                                                                                                  suitable for all kinds of structures, it can be integrated in every location, with easy
via piave, 3                                                                                                                            installation and exploitation, energy and cost savings, absence of fire risk.
I - 40026 Imola (BO)
                                                                                                                Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
Title                                                                                                           of Development
                                                                                                                of the Technology
                       Floor radiating system, specially designed for cultural heritage and suitable for
                       temporary or external utilization like fair, temporary events

Abstract                                                                                                        Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
                                                                                                                Property Rights:
                       A small Italian company has designed a heating system for artistic/historical build-
                       ings where any kind of demolition/modification of the structures is impossible or

                                                                                                                Application Domains
                       forbidden. The heat distribution is quite vertical and the thermally moved air flux
                       is slow and minimises the dust or pollutants moving. The system is energy saving,                                Construction technology

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       and thanks to its flexible or rigid shape can be used for different applications. The
                       company is looking for companies interested in manufacturing and using the sys-                                  Licence agreement; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

                                                                                                                Profile of Target
                       tem.
                                                                                                                                        Industry for manufacturing the device with know how and marketing organisation
Technology Keywords Construction Technology                                                                     Partner                 for license agreement.

Detailed description                                                                                            The Specific Area of    Eating and conditioning plants design and construction.
                                                                                                                Activity of the Partner The company will provide technical training and support in the design phase.
                       The proposer, active in the field of integrative Plant-Building energy saving design-
                       ing and registered as an Energy Service Company has a long experience in Cultural

                                                                                                                Responsible IRC
                       Heritage conservation and restoration programmes. In this field relevant problems
                       exist for the installation in plants, so the company has developed and patented a                                IRC IRENE
                       new heating system. It is an evolution of a known technology widely used in civil
                       and industrial buildings and solves the problem of floor demolition necessary for
                       circuit piping positioning. The hydraulic circuit is placed on a soft plastic and rub-
                       ber support which can be formed in different geometric shapes and covered with
                       different kind of materials like moquette, linoleum, parquet etc.
                       The heat distribution, with a quite vertical and slowly moving flux of air, minimis-
                       es the dispersion of dust or pollutants. The low temperature of the radiant surface
                       allows the use of a Heat Pump and heats the room in its total height.
                       The system is energy saving and has a low environmental impact.

Innovative Aspects /   The system is modular, soft and is built with flexible panels, easy to move up and
Advantages             transport for cleaning operation.

Main advantages        The use of water as heat carrier and the heat pump with high efficient power pro-
                       duction leads to appreciable energy savings. In the rigid version it may be applied


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22254                                                                                  Italy                            mentation allows: the use of water ink on materials sensitive to temperature, the
Global Eco Service Srl                                                                                                                         possibility of increasing lamp power and consequently the printing speed. The
via piave, 3                                                                                                                                   energy consumption is lower than in ventilated machines, with significant energy
I - 40026 Imola (BO)                                                                                                                           saving. In case of high power density or printing speed it is possible to enhance
                                                                                                                                               the filter performance by a special reflecting coating of the external surface of the
Title                  System for removing the heat related to the IR component in the spectral emission                                       lower quartz plate that redirects the outing heat to the refrigerant fluid zone.

                                                                                                                       Innovative Aspects /
                       of the UV lamps in offset printing machines ink drying
                                                                                                                                               The main innovation is the heat transfer due to the use of a liquid exchange and
Abstract               An Italian company has developed a system for heat removal in the IR range pro-                 Advantages              the reflecting coating.

                                                                                                                       Main advantages
                       duced by UV lamps installed in drying oven in offset printers using water or sol-
                       vent-less inks. This filter is particularly suitable in high quality water ink printing, like                           The separation between the lamp temperature and the printing surface temperature,
                       artistic or historic image or document reproduction. In fact it prevents thermal                                        with the emerging energy saving, make the use of the filter device very interesting
                       deformation of printed surface and allow a precise colour layers superposition.                                         and useful for different applications. Easy to manufacture, low effective cost, and pos-
                                                                                                                                               sibility of adapting it in old existing machines without hardware modification.
Technology Keywords Multimedia
                                                                                                                       Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
Detailed description                                                                                                   of Development
                                                                                                                       of the Technology
                       An Italian company is a small industrial consulting and design company working
                       in the field of UV lamp applications. They have patented an innovative and high-

                                                                                                                       Intellectual
                       efficiency system for the removal of heat in the IR range, produced by UV lamps
                                                                                                                                               Patent(s) granted
                                                                                                                       Property Rights:
                       installed in drying oven necessary in offset printers using water or solvent-less inks.
                       In the last few years the offset printing machines changed the quality of the inks

                                                                                                                       Application Domains
                       for removing solvents dangerous to health. This safe enhancement was reached
                       by the introduction of water-based inks, but this reduced the efficiency. The                                           Information processing, information systems

                                                                                                                       Collaboration Details
                       amount of heat generated by the UV lamps can reach 60% of the total power. This
                       heat must be eliminated to avoid thermal stress and dilatation on the printed sur-                                      Licence agreement; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

                                                                                                                       Profile of Target
                       face followed by a displacement of colour layers especially in synthetic or thermal-
                                                                                                                                               Industry
                                                                                                                       Partner
                       sensitive materials. The state-of-the-art solutions are based on forced air ventila-
                       tion of the lamp chamber and of the reflecting dichroic mirrors. This means a pow-

                                                                                                                       The Specific Area of
                       erful circulation fun and a non-optimised lamp temperature range. The lamp tem-
                                                                                                                                               Printing machines and related components
                                                                                                                       Activity of the Partner
                       perature has a very important influence on the UV emission per unit of energy
                       input. Sometimes the temperature increase forces lamp power reduction and con-

                                                                                                                       The Tasks to be
                       sequent printing speed reduction. The technology presented consists of a special
                                                                                                                                               Industry for manufacturing the device with research facilities
                                                                                                                       Performed of
                       filter device that captures the heat in a cool water flux between two extra pure
                                                                                                                                               for further developments. The proposer will provide the design and technical
                                                                                                                       the Partner Sought
                       quartz plates installed in the bottom side of the lamp case. The moving direction
                       and the flux speed are regulated to obtain the right temperature value on surface                                       training for adaptation of the new machine.

                                                                                                                       Responsible IRC
                       in an independent way, so that the lamp temperature is not affected. Then the heat
                       is moved to air or to a secondary fluid through a heat exchanger. The filter imple-                                     IRC IRENE


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22411                                                                             Italy                           scription of each document. Finding aids made with Arianna3 can be published on
H2 Srl                                                                                                                                   print, thanks to particularly accurate RTF formats, and on Internet using HTML for-
Via Giuntini, 25 - Loc. Navacchio                                                                                                        mat.
I - 56023 Cascina (PI)                                                                                                                   Arianna3 uses powerful tools for rearranging and renumbering of fonds, series and
                                                                                                                                         archival units; it has extremely versatile print formats for provisory and definitive
Title                    Arianna3 - Software for historical archives description (ISAD compliant)                                        labels production.
                                                                                                                                         Arianna3 is an open system: XML/EAD standard use for electronic coding of
Abstract                 Arianna3 is a software, distributed in standalone and client server version, which                              archival finding aids ensure communication and exchange with other information
                         helps archivists describe, index and, at the same time, reorder documentary mate-                               systems or softwares and preservation in time of the archival description, in a for-
                         rial of historical interest with full international ISAD and ISAAR standard compli-                             mat absolutely independent from specific software or hardware platforms used to
                         ance.                                                                                                           produce it.
                         Arianna3 is an open system: XML/EAD standard use for electronic coding of                                       Arianna3 is compliant with all the most popular database server: MySQL,
                         archival finding aids ensure communication and exchange with other information                                  PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLServer, and it can handle at the same time multiple
                         systems or softwares and preservation in time of the archival description, in a for-                            data bases for the most different archivistic works.
                         mat absolutely independent from specific software or hardware platforms used to                                 Arianna3 is a multilingual software: using UNICODE standard is able to manage
                         produce it.                                                                                                     descriptions using characters of all languages (Spaniard, German, Greek, Korean,
                                                                                                                                         etc.). The application interface then is available in many other languages too and
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                              it can be workstation specific, so that different native language users can utilize it
                    Telematics Applications                                                                                              easily.
                                                                                                                                         Arianna3 uses a powerful full-text engine, so that user can make Google like
Detailed description     Arianna3 is a software tool thought for historical archives: it allows to describe,                             searches inside the archival databases made.
                         index and reorder any kind of documentation with full international ISAD and                                    material, being fully compliant with standards for acquisition, management and
                         ISAAR standard compliance.                                                                                      exchange of digital resources metadata.
                         Arianna3 is distributed both in standalone and client-server version, allowing same                             Arianna3 allows a flexible yet complete management of high resolution images
                         database increase from different work stations and managing access privileges in                                linked to documentary material, being fully compliant with standards for acquisi-
                         order to distinguish management and supervisor roles from compiler and indexer                                  tion, management and exchange of digital resources metadata.

                                                                                                                  Innovative Aspects /
                         ones.

                                                                                                                  Advantages
                         Arianna3 uses a totally original data model, fitting to different archival realities,
                         remote and recent, public or private, so that user can establish multiple access                                - Use of XML/EAD for electronic coding of archival finding aids ensuring commu-
                         ways to the same document and deal specifically with data concerning families,                                  nication and exchange with other information systems and preservation in time of
                         corporate bodies and places referred in the description.                                                        the archival description.
                         Arianna3 is fully compliant to the most recent standards as ISAD(G) and                                         - Adaptable and customizable interface, fitting to every screen resolution.
                         ISAAR(CPF) and uses an analytical yet flexible data model: strictly guiding the                                 - Customizable data model rendering allowing different depth level of interven-
                         compiler but allowing him to fit to the most different contexts.                                                tions.
                         Arianna3 allows to perform every kind of intervention on the documentary mate-                                  - Customizable level of compilation check to ensure uniformity between compil-
                         rial, from the most generic, such as the realization of simple censistency finding                              ers.
                         aid, to the most sophisticated, such as the analytical inventory or the integral tran-                          - Use of UNICODE standard for multilingual data capability together with multilin-


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                        gual interface rendering for different native language users.                         The Specific Area of    Cultural heritage
                                                                                                              Activity of the Partner
Main advantages         - Client server version for multi-user contexts and load balancing.
                        - Integrated database appending capabilities via import for standalone uses in geo-   The Tasks to Be          Purchase, distribution or sales cooperation for a technical cooperation
                        graphical distributed contexts or network unavailability.                             Performed of
                        - Minimum harware and software requirements.                                          the Partner Sought
                        - Scalable and modular architecture.
                        - Multilingual interface and data management.                                         Responsible IRC          IRC RECITAL
                        - Fully customizable vocabularies.
                        - Customizable and adaptable user interface, with great attention to user friendly-
                        ness and powerful functionallities for every task to speed up common operations.
                        - Almost every DBMS compliance, so that you can use what you already have or
                        the free one distributed in the package.
                        - An all-in-one tool for every kind of archivistic work covering every step of the
                        process, from organization to compiling to publishing.
                        - Integrated image management and link with documentary material.
                        - Full text and contextual searches.
                        - Contextual help on line.

Current State           Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present        http://www.hyperborea.com/New/prodotti/arianna3v.3.2/A32_index_html
Innovative Product

Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems

Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                        venture agreement; Financial resources

Profile of Target       Any partner involved in the market where we distribute our product.
Partner



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22414                                                                            Italy                           descriptions inside service oriented portals and web sites.
H2 Srl                                                                                                                                  AriannaWeb uses a full-text search engine allowing both generic and contextual
Via Giuntini, 25 - Loc. Navacchio                                                                                                       searches (dates, titles, indexes, etc.) . AriannaWeb moreover is able to manage
I - 56023 Cascina (PI)                                                                                                                  high resolution images associations with archival units (using links to XML-MAG
                                                                                                                                        documents), and let the user easily manage his visualization needs with standard
Title                    AriannaWeb - Solution for historical archives online publishing (EAD compliant)                                zoom, pan, selections tools.
                                                                                                                                        EAD is a specific XML schema for archival finding aids tagging, developed mainly
Abstract                 AriannaWeb is a tool for integrated consulting of archival finding aids in XML-EAD                             from Berkeley University and compliant with international ISAD standard for
                         format with the purpose of:                                                                                    archival descriptions.
                         • online publishing of historical archives description and documentation;                                      Such a standard has been choosen because:
                         • allowing google like full text searches;                                                                     • it allows the maximum interoperability between AriannaWeb and other archival
                         • ensuring availability in long time perspective of archival descriptions made with                            description softwares or information systems;
                         software applications;                                                                                         • it guarantees preservation over time of managed finding aids, in a self consistent
                         • efficiently visualizing high resolution digital reproductions;                                               format which is not dependent from any specific software or hardware platform.

                                                                                                                 Innovative Aspects /
                         • managing virtual reading room for historical archives.
                                                                                                                                        - IIPImage based image browsing system for high resolution digital reproductions.
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                      Advantages             - Web services architecture with standard SOAP protocol
                    Telematics Applications; Multimedia                                                                                 - use of XML-EAD standard

Detailed description     AriannaWeb is an information system developed with the purpose of:                      Main advantages        - Flexible and customizable data rendering.
                         • online publishing of historical archives description and documentation,                                      - Image management with links between documentary material and its digital
                         • allowing google like full text searches,                                                                       reproductions
                         • ensuring availability in long time perspective of archival descriptions made with                            - Based on standard XML-EAD
                         software applications,                                                                                         - Full text and contextualized searches.
                         • efficiently visualizing high resolution digital reproductions,                                               - Archives and fonds georeferencing.
                         • managing virtual reading room for historical archives.                                                       - Services for reading rooms management.

                                                                                                                 Current State
                         AriannaWeb is a tool for integrated consulting of archival finding aids in XML-EAD
                                                                                                                                        Already on the market
                                                                                                                 of Development
                         format. AriannaWeb is able to import and convert archival data bases using specif-

                                                                                                                 of the Technology
                         ical mappings between different descriptive models and XML-EAD standard.
                         AriannaWeb allow to easily integrate an archivistic presentation inside a portal or

                                                                                                                 Web Link Present
                         a web site, with full respect both of layout peculiarities and informative decisions.
                                                                                                                                        http://www.hyperborea.com/New/prodotti/arianna3v.3.2/ariannaweb
                                                                                                                 Innovative Product
                         AriannaWeb is a real application server managing an XML-EAD documents repos-
                         itory and exposing an access interface to their informations. The interface is user

                                                                                                                 Intellectual
                         friendly with powerful functionalities and “ISAD-oriented” APIs. AriannaWeb
                                                                                                                                        Patent(s) applied for
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
                         requests can be done both via direct Java API calls and via Web Services (using
                         standard SOAP protocol). AriannaWeb software architecture pursue to unbind the
                         system from a prefixed presentation model, allowing users to integrate archival


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Application Domains      Information processing, information systems                                     Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22332                                                                      Italy
                                                                                                         HomeGate Srl
Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint   Piazzale Gorini 1, milano
                         venture agreement; Financial resources                                          I - 20133 Milano

Profile of Target        Any partner involved in the market where we distribute our product.             Title                  New technologies and innovation for the Cultural Heritage
Partner
                                                                                                         Abstract               An Italian software and services IT consultancy, specialized on new technologies
The Specific Area of    Cultural heritage                                                                                       for cultural heritage. Partner of Microsoft in developing programs in Italy to help
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                         the diffusion of Italian culture through the most advanced and innovation-orient-
                                                                                                                                ed technologies.
The Tasks to be          Purchase, distribution or sales cooperation for a technical cooperation
Performed of                                                                                             Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
the Partner Sought                                                                                                           Telematics Applications; Multimedia

Responsible IRC          IRC RECITAL                                                                     Detailed description   The experience gained by HomeGate through its involvement over several years
                                                                                                                                in the realization and management of the added value projects on cultural her-
                                                                                                                                itage, has enabled it to develop unique skills to answer the problems of digital web
                                                                                                                                publishing and strong expertize in the creation and implementation of cultural
                                                                                                                                websites.
                                                                                                                                We have worked with tireless enthusiasm to make our software and technological
                                                                                                                                know-how available to cultural entities and at the same time we have extended
                                                                                                                                our skill set, thanks to the continuous dialogue between our developers and the
                                                                                                                                museums, curators, academics, art historians, catalogers, etc.
                                                                                                                                The challenges we’ve faced are many and varied. Implementation of these proj-
                                                                                                                                ects not only involves technical aspects, it also meant developing an ability to size
                                                                                                                                the project correctly from the beginning, defining the proper parameters, econo-
                                                                                                                                mizing and managing resources, and ensuring the final solution is easy and sim-
                                                                                                                                ple to use for the organization without the help of outside experts.
                                                                                                                                The software we developed for these projects includes several generic user mod-
                                                                                                                                ules which can easily be adapted for use in completely different circumstances.
                                                                                                                                OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) for the online publication of book, cata-
                                                                                                                                logues, manuscripts and paintings.
                                                                                                                                With experts from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Biblioteca Lancisiana, we
                                                                                                                                realized a few web modules for the online publication and search of printed
                                                                                                                                books, catalogues, manuscripts and paintings, according to the national standards
                                                                                                                                of the ICCU.


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Open catalogue of manuscripts                                                                                    Web-based management of site creation and updates
The open catalogue implemented for the Lancisian manuscripts was designed and                                    Over the years we have learned that any software solution designed for use by
coordinated by Professors Antonio Cartelli and Marco Palma from the University                                   museums, libraries and cultural entities in general must be easy to use and espe-
of Cassino, authors of a previous open catalogue for the Biblioteca Malatestiana in                              cially simple to maintain and update. Our content management system (CMS) is
Cesena. This module can easily be personalized for use by any library to give                                    entirely web-based, enabling users not only to edit or create web page content, but
scholars a tool for collaborative study, for exchange of information on collections,                             also to add new menus and sections to the site. The site is generated automatical-
to design projects and discuss problems of common interest..                                                     ly from the SQL Server database using style sheets (CSS), in full compliance with
Online publishing of digital images                                                                              web accessibility criteria laid down by the Stanca Law (Law 9 January 2004, no. 4)
At the Ambrosiana we began the first attempts at online publishing of images of                                  and the provisions of the “EuropeanCultural Website Quality Principles”, devel-
manuscripts, letters, drawings and paintings. Depending on the specific needs, the                               oped within the Minervanetwork (Ministry for Arts and Culture) by the Italian WP5
images were further enriched with transcriptions, search and high resolution zoom                                Working Group.
features.                                                                                                        QR Code for mobile access to information
Digital turning pages books                                                                                      The ability to read QR Code (bi-dimensional bar code) with any kind of phone and
To make manuscripts more palatable to a non-specialist public we designed a sys-                                 mobile device provide cultural information and visit paths according to the users’
tem which assembles digital images of individual pages into a virtual book so that                               preferences and interests. A pilot project has been developed at the Art Gallery of
the user can turn the pages on internet enviroment as if it were real. This product                              Ambrosiana and allows visitors to access detailed informations on painting in dif-
is based on external XML description of pages and allow to handle any number                                     ferent digital form (texts, audio, video, animations). Other projects are under
and size of pages.                                                                                               development for personalized cultural tourism system in web 2.0 concept.
Virtual tours of museums and collections
We’ve worked extensively on creating virtual tours from photographic footage. The        Main advantages         End to end solutions, consulting and development
system allows us to activate hot spots on the image and link them to other virtual                               Turnkey project for cultural institutions.
tours, films, audio and catalogue details.
Newsletters, online questionnaires, events and exhibitions, forums                       Current State           Already on the market
Interaction with users and visitors is extremely important for libraries and muse-       of Development
ums and can become a key to the success of their website. We have built standard         of the Technology
modules to manage event/exhibition calendars and user communication tools
such as newsletters, questionnaires and online surveys and discussion forums.            Intellectual            Copyright protected
Online copyright management module                                                       Property Rights:
With the advice of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, we realized a sophisticated manage-
ment module to handle the entire process of selling copyright to images of man-          Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
uscripts, drawings and paintings online. The software, which can be adapted for
any type of copyright or cost, manages the entire process, from the initial request      Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
depending on the final use of the image (viewing and study, scientific or commer-
cial publication, etc.), to online payment or billing. In more than 5 years of using     Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE
the system in Biblioteca Ambrosiana, we have gathered much valuable feedback
on the benefits of offering such a service online, with considerable savings in inter-
nal costs and clerical staff.


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22247                                                                          Italy    Main advantages         The main advantagies are the following:
IBAM-CNR                                                                                                                                   1) not invasive technologies;
C.da S. Loja                                                                                                                               2) efficient and cost effective techniques;
I - 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ)                                                                                                                  3) multiscale analysis capability;
                                                                                                                                           4) high exportability to different geographic and environmental contexts
Title                  Satellite imagery processing for archaeology
                                                                                                                   Intellectual            Exclusive rights
Abstract               The proposed know-how is related to an advanced approach for processing data from           Property Rights:
                       multispectral satellite imagery for the identication of buried archaeological structures,
                       the management of archaeological sites and palaeoenvironmental studies.                     Application Domains     Information processing, information systems

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management                                Profile of Target       Research organisations and industry.
                                                                                                                   Partner
Detailed description   During the last century, aerial photos have been the most common remote sens-
                       ing data source used in the field of archaeological investigations. The current avail-      The Specific Area of    Cultural heritage management, ICT, remote sensing.
                       ability of Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images, such as IKONOS (1999) and           Activity of the Partner
                       QuickBird (2001), Worldview (2007), can provide new perspectives in the field of
                       archaeological prospection. The main advantages of VHR satellite images com-                The Tasks to be         Technological development,
                       pared to aerial photos, are the synoptic view and a more richeful dataset thanks to         Performed of            support and cooperation for international archaeological missions
                       its wider spectral capability.                                                              the Partner Sought
                       The integration with other datasets, such as hyperspectrl airborne imagery, lidar
                       and SAR airborne and satellite data, allow to achieve significant improvement in            Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE
                       the data analysis and interpretaion process, especially in complex environmental
                       contexts (such as desert, forest covered areas, etc.) Concerning the VHR satellite,
                       the proposed data processing takes advantage from data fusion, edge enhance-
                       ment, edge detection and classification techniques.
                       This approach allowed us to discover archaeological remanis of different historical
                       periods and site typolgies as well (neolithic settlements, etruscan remains, roman
                       centuriations, medieval villages, paleoriverbeds)

Innovative Aspects /   The main innovative aspects are the following:
Advantages             1) multi sensor, multi scale, multitemporal data integration for the CHM (Cultural
                       Heritage Management);
                       2) development of semi-automatic algorithms for the extraction of archaeological
                       features;
                       3) validation of classification procedures for the landscape archaeology and
                       palaeoenvironmental applications;


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Technology T_IT_22284                                                                                 Italy                            Based Learning, Open Standards for Cultural Heritage Archiving Solutions, SOA,
ID Technology                                                                                                                          interoperability standard compliance.
via Bettolo, 3
I - 00195 Roma                                                                                                 Innovative Aspects /    The solution is based on latest IDABC european interoperability initiative issues for
                                                                                                               Advantages              the integration of Public Administration organizations systems.
Title                  A scalable distributed Open Archival Information System (OAIS)                                                  The platform allows to plug in OAIS a number of features to interoperate, classify
                                                                                                                                       and deliver content without the need to mantain a costly architecture, since mod-
Abstract               The technology implements the standard OAIS reference model under a distrib-                                    ules are disjointed and can work together as web services.
                       uted platform to manage digital lifecycle . The solution is an archive to preserve                              New classification methods can be enabled without changing the existing environ-
                       information and make it available for a wide community. The OAIS framework is                                   ment
                       modeled as a process distributed over a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) plat-                               New modules are provided through standard Web Services interfaces.
                       form. The solution interoperates with a Wiki, a digital Library, a ontology based                               A Java based ISO standard thesauri management API.

                                                                                                               Main advantages
                       classifying modul.The integration among partners and organizations who are not
                       federated on the ESB is driven by OAI-PMH.                                                                      Ready to use systems for Public Administration Archives and Content Repositories
                                                                                                                                       DL module is ready to use also for private customers who want to manage their
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; Multimedia                                        digital content through a OAIS cost effective solution.
                                                                                                                                       Covers international archive management standars.
Detailed description   The technology implements the standard OAIS reference model under a distrib-                                    Covers international interoperability open standards.
                       uted platform in order to manage digital content lifecycle (JHOVE/STORE Capture,                                Covers italian cultural heritage catalogation standards for documents, images and
                       METS/OAI-ORE based Manage/Preserve, OAI/SOADeliver). The solution is an                                         digital content.

                                                                                                               Current State
                       archive to preserve information and make it available for a wide community. The
                                                                                                                                       Development phase laboratory tested
                                                                                                               of Development
                       OAIS framework is modeled as a process distributed over a Service Oriented

                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       Architecture (SOA) platform.
                       The SOA platform is an Enterprise Service Bus. Services are controlled by a man-

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                       agement portal. The solution interoperates with a
                                                                                                                                       Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       Wiki to deliver WEB2.0 annotation features
                       DL to manage digital content

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       An ONTOLOGY based classifying module, generating metadata automatically
                       Thesauri in order to control Metadata vocabularies                                                              Information processing, information systems

                                                                                                               Collaboration Details
                       OAI repository for Open Archive Initiative based integration among partners and
                       organizations who are not federated on the ESB.                                                                 Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical
                                                                                                                                       co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Other

                                                                                                               Profile of Target
                       ID Technology Srl, is an Italian SME of Milano and provides ISO 9001:2000
                                                                                                                                       - IT Company (Content management, R&D, intelligent classification)
                                                                                                               Partner
                       Certified IT consultancy services. IDTECH dedicates a Business Unit for Cultural
                       Heritage Archiving and Management Solutions for private historical companies,                                   - Content Publishers
                       and for Public Administration Institutions. R&D Centre staff is involved in R&D proj-                           - Content provider (Cultural Heritage Foundations, Museums, Archives, Art
                       ects funded by the Italian government, in the application fields of Knowledge                                   Galleries)


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                         - Public Administration (Cultural Heritage Minstry Depts)                        Technology Offer TO_IT_22272                                                                          Italy
                                                                                                          ID Technology
The Specific Area of    Cultural Heritage                                                                 via Bettolo, 3
Activity of the Partner Universities, Research centers                                                    I - 00195 Roma
                        Publishing
                                                                                                          Title
The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                 Oltreweb: integrated access metaweb to heterogeneous Cultural Heritage Asset
                         Thesauri integration R&D Semantic web orchestration integration,
Performed of             Onthology driven classification intelligence, Intelligent content presentation   Abstract
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                 The system consists of a J2EE application. A number OAI-PMH distributed wrap-
                         customizationCommercial Agreement                                                                       pers insists over Cultural Object Digital Asset (Photos, Postcards, Pictures,

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                 Monuments, Books, etcetera) and extract Dublin Core metadata .
                         IRC MED.I.A.                                                                                            All metadata are captured from different protocols (JDBC, Z39.50, etc) and encod-
                                                                                                                                 ings (standard ICCD inventaries, SBN Libraries catalogues, other OAI-PMH appli-
                                                                                                                                 cations) into Dublin Core XML encoding, and stored into a central OAI Repository.
                                                                                                                                 A web site allows users to query metadata and retrieve remote object detailed
                                                                                                                                 description.

                                                                                                          Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management

                                                                                                          Detailed description   The system consists of a 3-tiers J2EE application. A number OAI-PMH distributed
                                                                                                                                 wrappers insists over Cultural Object Digital Inventary Description of Art
                                                                                                                                 Masterpieces, such as Photos, Postcards, Pictures, Monuments, Books, etcetera.
                                                                                                                                 National standards are captured from different protocols (JDBC, Z39.50, etc) and
                                                                                                                                 encodings (ICCD inventaries, SBN Libraries catalogues, other OAI-PMH applica-
                                                                                                                                 tions) into Dublin Core XML encoding, and stored into a central OAI Repository. A
                                                                                                                                 web site allows users to query metadata and retrieve remote object detailed
                                                                                                                                 description. The system can transform the queried metadata into IMS standard
                                                                                                                                 Learning Object Model XML encoding. Multilanguage is supported.
                                                                                                                                 The system is a full Java implementation on top of the Open Source OAI Provider
                                                                                                                                 solution.
                                                                                                                                 ID Technology is an italian software&services IT consultancy SME oriented to medi-
                                                                                                                                 um and large enterprises/public istitutions. ID Technology solutions are innova-
                                                                                                                                 tion-oriented and have a significative added value as a result of its R&D activities.
                                                                                                                                 The company have a Vision 2000 Quality Certification, and can count on italian
                                                                                                                                 and global customers portfolio.

                                                                                                          Innovative Aspects /   Interoperability is the keyword of Oltreweb solution.
                                                                                                          Advantages             Information is shared over an Open Standard OAI-PMH approach based on wide-


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                        ly used HTTP protocol.                                                                 The Specific Area of    Public Administration
                        Information can be annotated with multiple metadata formats. Default metadata          Activity of the Partner Cultural Heritage
                        are Dublin Core, i.e. interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad                             ICT
                        range of purposes and business models. Custom metadata formats are modeled
                        through XML schemas, and can cover a wide range of use cases.                          The Tasks to be         R&D: Universities, Research centers (Semantic web orchestration integration,
                        Metadata can be used to drive information integration through interoperability by      Performed of            Onthology driven classification intelligence, Intelligent content presentation
                        modeling Application Profile metadata. Application Profile is a declaration specify-   the Partner Sought      customization)Technology enhancement: IT companies in Cultural Heritage,
                        ing which metadata terms an organization, information provider, or user commu-                                 and Knowledge Management market (Application integration, Digital Libraries
                        nity uses in its metadata and how those terms have been customized or adapted                                  integration, Portal integration, Open Standards integration)
                        to a particular application.
                                                                                                               Responsible IRC
Main advantages
                                                                                                                                       IRC MED.I.A.
                        Information is structured and can be “plugged” into knowledge management, dig-
                        ital libraries systems, search engines.
                        Information delivery can be profiled or can be open-accessed.
                        Semantic Interoperability can drive [open access] integrated systems. Oltreweb
                        metadata harvesting becomes a way to enable semantic coreography among infor-
                        mation systems.
                        Oltreweb based solutions have been succesfully used in real cases. ID Technology
                        can count 20 installations for Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage customers,
                        among public historical archives and libraries.

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:        The software is distribuited by Cultural Heritage Ministry.

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems

Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                        venture agreement; Other

Profile of Target       Content Publishers ; Content provider (Cultural Heritage Foundations, Museums,
Partner                 Archives, Art Galleries); Public Administration




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22178                                                                           Italy                            complete surface of canvas in an homogeneous way during the mounting, and
Il Cenacolo Srl                                                                                                                         afterwards keeps the applied strain at a constant level.
via della Giustiniana 990                                                                                                               LEONARDO moves in this direction, preventing damages thanks to its capability to
I - 00189 Rome                                                                                                                          follow the canvas movements (in extension and retraction), and its particular can-
                                                                                                                                        vas mounting system, displaced along the entire perimetrical edge, that assure a
Title                  LEONARDO: the permanent constant-strain frame for paintings                                                      smoother forces distribution than traditional punctual mounting systems.

Abstract                                                                                                        Innovative Aspects /    Traditional wooden frames undergo to a wide number of alteration, in great part
                                                                                                                Advantages
                       An important Italian company has developed a new frame for paintings that allows
                       the strain control of canvas. The LEONARDO frame technology enable to follow                                     related to the organic nature of the matter: an incorrect aging of wood, microcli-
                       the dimensions variation in order to prevent mechanical stresses. Other advan-                                   mate variations in the exposition room, stresses caused by the canvas itself could
                       tages include the lightness, the easy carriage, the corrosion and biologic agents                                deform the frame; xylophagous insects, fungi, moulds induce the deterioration,
                       resistance of frame aluminium structural. “Il Cenacolo” has a deeper knowledge of                                reducing the mechanical properties of wood, and could be transmitted to the
                       analysis, diagnostic and study of cultural heritage and is looking for marketing part-                           painting. The use of aluminum alloy, a light material with a great resistance, unde-
                       ners.                                                                                                            formability and durability trough the years, passive to corrosion and biologic dete-
                                                                                                                                        rioration, guarantee the best conservation condition.
Technology Keywords Materials Technology                                                                                                The internal structure, consisting in modular elements, ease the equipment, the
                                                                                                                                        carriage and the assembly: the employment of aluminum draw pieces allow to
Detailed descriptio    The frame configuration is designed to ensure a constant and homogeneous strain                                  contain considerably the overall weight of the frame (particularly for big frames),
                       of paintings: the specific perimetrical edge, to which the canvas is mounted, fol-                               both thanks to the lightness of the material and the dimension reduction of the
                       lows automatically and with great precision the little movements of the canvas                                   bearing sections. Furthermore, the possibility to directly assembly the frame in the
                       itself, caused by thermo-hygrometrical variations, relaxations, adjustments etc. This                            exposition room eliminates the exigency to go through narrow passages like
                       capability is assured by a series of spring-jacks linking the perimetrical edge to the                           doors, corridors etc.
                       internal hard structure and a system of sliding angle bars that assures the full pla-                            At last is to notice that LEONARDO brings to a remarkable save of money com-
                       narity of all movements. The jacks can be set up in pre-load, to define the strain                               pared to a traditional wooden frame, because of the lower cost of the material and
                       that will be continuously applied to the canvas. The whole structure is realized                                 the simple processing.

                                                                                                                Current State
                       using aluminium draw pieces and simple joints, making carriage and assembly
                                                                                                                                        Already on the market
                                                                                                                of Development
                       easy operations to perform, even in situ.

                                                                                                                of the Technology
                       LEONARDO can replace the traditional wooden frames, heavier and liable to fast
                       deterioration due to their organic nature: employing the newest equipments is

                                                                                                                Intellectual
                       now possible to manufacture frames both with regular shape or centrings (mini-

                                                                                                                Property Rights:
                       mum radius lower than 1 m).
                                                                                                                                        Patent(s) granted
Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                                Application Domains
                       Nowadays traditional cleats-frame are widely used by restorers: this kind of frame
Advantages             can only expand, operating on the cleats, and seems to be inappropriate to work                                  Materials technology

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       the conservation problems out: increasing the strain every time the canvas appears
                       relaxed could generate stresses, cracks, losses, craquelures and other damages.                                  Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                       The “ideal” frame should be an elastic device, that allows the restorer to tend the                              Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement


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Profile of Target        Company, museums, local administrations, cultural institutions               Know-how/ expertise KHE_FR_22282                                                                     France
Partner                                                                                               Industry and cultural heritage cluster
                                                                                                      CCI PA - Avenue de la première division France libre
The Specific Area of    Marketing, manufacturing, distribution, restoration, conservation             F - 13643 Arles Cedex
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                      Title                   Experience sharing from the french industries and heritages cluster association
The Tasks to be          The proponent is looking for non Italian partners interested in promotion,
Performed of             commercialization and distribution of “LEONARDO” frame out of the Italian    Abstract                This cluster is a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultural heritage actors’ eco-
the Partner Sought       boundaries, with national exclusive right of sale.                                                   nomic development.
                                                                                                                              It is focused on grouping/ pooling of economic actors, mainly located in the
Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                                                            Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur area.
                                                                                                                              It is specialized in valuation, conservation, restoration, preservation, transmission
                                                                                                                              or diffusion of heritages and cultures.
                                                                                                                              The Cluster is articulated around three themes: the built and cultural heritages, the
                                                                                                                              natural heritage the engineering and the broadcasting of the culture.

                                                                                                      Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
                                                                                                                          Management; IT and Telematics Applications; Materials Technology; Measurement
                                                                                                                          Tools; Multimedia

                                                                                                      Detailed description    “The only economic cluster in France and in Europe focused on culture and her-
                                                                                                                              itages”.
                                                                                                                              Three axes of intervention :
                                                                                                                              1/Built and cultural heritages
                                                                                                                              Gathering structures which work in activities of restoration, conservation, recon-
                                                                                                                              struction of works of art as monuments.
                                                                                                                              - Develop new specific products in the network restoration,
                                                                                                                              - Promote sites, monuments by multimedia and numeric process.
                                                                                                                              2/ Natural heritage
                                                                                                                              The objective is to stop the degradation of the landscapes and the natural ecosys-
                                                                                                                              tems.
                                                                                                                              - Generate systems computerized by location, by follow-up and by analysis of the
                                                                                                                              landscapes,
                                                                                                                              - Conceive new modes of realization of works for example dikes etc.
                                                                                                                              3/ Engineering and broadcasting of the culture
                                                                                                                              The clusters activities facilitate the integration of the numeric technologies and the
                                                                                                                              appeal to processes of industrial production for the broadcasting of the culture.


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                        - Finalize new computerized systems by presentation (display) of the heritages (3D     Know-how/ expertise KHE_DE_22459                                                                     Germany
                        for example),                                                                          Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart
                        - Create processes assuring a real-time information of the events.                     Pfaffenwaldring 9
                                                                                                               D - 70569 Stuttgart
Main advantages         The cluster offers each of its members a structure allowing them:
                        To introduce collaborative research projects. For exemple :                            Title                    Optical Sensors for Cultural Heritage Structural Diagnostics Applications
                        - NeoPozzol: clarification of materials and neutral processes for the restoration of
                        works of engineering,                                                                  Abstract                 The Institut für Technische Optik (ITO) has ~ 50 scientists and is part of the
                        - Vigie: landscapes modeling and simulation of their evolutions.                                                Universität Stuttgart. It is headed by Prof. Wolfgang Osten and has a wide range of
                        To benefit from a concrete assist to their development about :                                                  optics research and education activities. The Coherent Optical Metrology Group in
                        - information and communication technologies,                                                                   ITO is active in applying holographic and speckle interferometry sensors to cultur-
                        - innovation,                                                                                                   al heritage structural diagnostics. Recent studies have been on canvas and wood-
                        - development of the international activities,                                                                  en panel paintings. ITO is a partner in the FP6 cultural heritage project MULTIEN-
                        - training of the employees,                                                                                    CODE.
                        - consideration of social and environmental responsibilities.
                                                                                                               Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
Current State           Already on the market
of Development                                                                                                 Detailed description
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                        Our technology offer is:
                                                                                                                                        • DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHY is used for highly-sensitive (sub µm) full-field displace-

Web Link Present
                                                                                                                                        ment and vibration measurement. ITO has been working in this field since the
                        www.industries-culturelles-patrimoines.fr
Innovative Product
                                                                                                                                        early 1990s and has extensive expertise in algorithm development, sensor devel-
                                                                                                                                        opment and prototype construction. Working systems developed for cultural her-

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                        itage measurements are available for demonstration in our laboratories.
                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                        • SHEAROGRAPHY is used for strain measurement with interferometric accuracy
                                                                                                                                        (tens of µStrain) and is robust enough to be applied in outside the optics lab. ITO

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                        has also been working in this field since the early 1990s and has extensive expert-
                        Construction technology; Materials technology; Information processing, informa-                                 ise in sensor development and prototype construction. A prototype system devel-
                        tion systems; Measurement methods                                                                               oped for cultural heritage measurements is available for demonstration.

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                        • Many other types of optical sensors have been developed at ITO including spec-
                        Other                                                                                                           troscopic, optical tweezers, fringe projection, flow measurement and adaptive

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                        optics. These sensors are not currently applied to cultural heritage measurement,
                        Any structure interested in sharing experience with the cluster or its members, or
Partner
                                                                                                                                        but could be adapted. Please ask!
                        partners who want to collaborate on new projects.
                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /
Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                        ITO is at the leading edge of applied optics research internationally and is currently
                        IRC MedIN (French Mediterranean)                                                       Advantages               working on approximately 25 research projects with support from industry, the
                                                                                                                                        German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministry for Research and
                                                                                                                                        Education (BMBF), the region Baden-Württemberg and the EU. Our work in pub-


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                          lished in the leading scientific journals and presented at international conferences.   Technology Offer TO_PL_22407                                                                         Poland
                          Please see our webpage for the latest information: http://www.uni-                      Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBIGS)
                          stuttgart.de/ito/Institut/Veroffentlichungen/Publikationen.htm                          Racjonalizacji 6/8
                                                                                                                  PL - 02-673 Warsaw
Main advantages           • DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHY is particularly suited to accurate measurements of
                          objects in the mm to cm scale and for the measurement of dynamic events. In cul-        Title                  Alarm sender using LAN/VAN networks which can be used in museums
                          tural heritage we have applied it to the measurement of thermally loaded canvas
                          painting and wooden panel paintings up to a size of ~ 10 cm square                      Abstract               A Polish SME has developed a technology of signal transmission from local alarm
                          • SHEAROGRAPHY is an extremely robust interfometric sensor for strain measure-                                 systems through LAN/VAN (local area network, virtual area network) networks. It
                          ment. We have applied our sensor to cultural heritage objects up to ~ 50 cm                                    is an advantageous alternative for radio monitoring systems.
                          square and have also performed measurements outside the optics laboratory.                                     The partners for technical cooperation, joint venture or manufacturing agreement

Web Link Present
                                                                                                                                         are sought and also partners for further product development or commercial
                          http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ito/Institut/Institutsmitglieder/Groves.htm
Innovative Product
                                                                                                                                         agreement with technical assistance.

                                                                                                                  Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
Intellectual              Secret know-how
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                      Telematics Applications

                                                                                                                  Detailed description
Application Domains
                                                                                                                                         A Polish SME active in information and communication technologies has devel-
                          Measurement methods                                                                                            oped a technology of signal transmission from local alarm systems through

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                         LAN/VAN (local area network, virtual area network) networks. This new kind of
                          Technical co-operation                                                                                         alarm sender can displace radio monitoring systems. It provides transmission to

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                         monitoring stations with confirmation of signal reception, global range thanks to
                          All categories for future FP7 projects
Partner
                                                                                                                                         utilization of internet technology, easy installation and collaboration with most net-
                                                                                                                                         works based on Ethernet architecture. The sender works using protocol TCP/IP

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                         (Transmission Control Protocol, Internetwork Protocol), with both static and
                        1. Cultural heritage institutions, e.g. museums and galleries, interested in applying
Activity of the Partner our optical sensors for conservation science.
                                                                                                                                         dynamic IP addressing. The device can be plug in to programmable output of
                                                                                                                                         alarm switchboard.
                        2. Sensor developers interested in comparative studies and multi-sensor measure-                                 The device, designed for assembling in housing of alarm switchboard is a two-
                        ment programmes                                                                                                  sided printed-circuit board with dimensions of 68 mm x 110 mm with about 50
                        3. Specialists in data (image) processing and management systems                                                 elements mounted on it. The device encloses an input signal strip and RJ45 input,
                        4. SMEs with expertise in optical sensors and technology transfer                                                serving for connection to local computer network.

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                         The alarm sender controls input lines state and in case of any change reports it to
                          Detailed above
Performed of
                                                                                                                                         monitoring station via local LAN network or, using LAN network, via Internet.

the Partner Sought                                                                                                Innovative Aspects /   Frequent tests transfer providing very high level of sabotage security
                                                                                                                  Advantages
Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                         The fastest signal transfer to monitoring station (about 5 sec. after the incident)
                          IRC Stuttgart-Erfurt-Zürich                                                                                    Notice of signal receipt from monitoring station


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                        Possibility of battery voltage value transfer when working without current supply   Technology Offer TO_PL_22406                                                                          Poland
                        Possibility of feeding directly through alarm switchboard feeder                    Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBIGS)
                        Testing of feeding and battery charge state                                         Racjonalizacji 6/8
                                                                                                            PL - 02-673 Warsaw
Main advantages         Fast signal transfer – about 1 sec.
                        Very frequent test signal transfer along with automatic control in RCVR             Title                  Nanotechnology application in building industry
                        No additional costs for the user – uses existing Internet connection
                        Global range without any costs thank to global Internet network                     Abstract               Our company has developed a new technology which allows to add silver powder

Current State
                                                                                                                                   - in this case atomic size of grains - into building materials (e.g. industry flooring
                        Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
                                                                                                                                   materials). Because the bactericidal action of silver, these materials are implement-

of the Technology
                                                                                                                                   ed in hospitals, clinics, nurseries purposes, production-storage rooms at medicines
                                                                                                                                   and drugs, production food areas, food storehouses in stores, discounts, etc.).

Intellectual            Secret know-how                                                                     Technology Keywords Materials Technology
Property Rights:
                                                                                                            Detailed description
Application Domains
                                                                                                                                   The invented technology allows producing the smallest size of grains for many dif-
                        Information processing, information systems                                                                ferent materials - silver for example. Because the bactericidal action of silver is con-

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                   nected with surface influence, it is obvious that the most interesting for that pur-
                        Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical                               pose is the silver with the smallest possible size. It can be imagined that the ball
                        co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement;                            with some dimensions (i.e. the golf ball) is divided in mind to millions parts. It is
                        Financial resources                                                                                        still a ball of course with this same weight and volume - but the overall area of the

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                   divided parts is many, many times bigger than before. Right now, nanotechnolo-
                        Industry, academy or research organisation
Partner
                                                                                                                                   gy - the newest science trend - allows producing the nano-size of grains for many
                                                                                                                                   different materials. That is why due to the big area the silver powder is used with

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                   the smallest possible (today) dimensions 3-8 nanometers, which causes that its
                        IRC Central Poland                                                                                         active area is expanded to the biggest possible size with connection with the high-
                                                                                                                                   est quantity of silver parts in the volume unit. The fact increases significantly the
                                                                                                                                   antibacterial action.

                                                                                                            Innovative Aspects /   Innovative aspect of our technology concerns silver production in nano-size of grains.
                                                                                                            Advantages             As a result we are the only company in Europe and one of two in the World which
                                                                                                                                   has such technology. What is more, silver is only example. There are much more
                                                                                                                                   other materials which can be reduced to the nanoscale. For instance nanotubes
                                                                                                                                   (CNT) which exhibit extraordinary strength and unique electrical properties.
                                                                                                                                   Thanks to nanosize of tubes and their unique properties, they can be implement-
                                                                                                                                   ed in construction and electronic industry.



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Main advantages         Our technology allows us to implement nanosilver inside materials. For this rea-     Technology Offer TO_PL_22360                                                                              Poland
                        son antibacterial properties of products which are made in use of our technology     Institute for Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBIGS)
                        are much stronger than properties of products which surfaces are covered by          Racjonalizacji 6/8
                        nanosilver. Antibacterial properties of nanosilver are directly connected with the   PL - 02-673 Warsaw
                        surface size of active area. For this reason our technology allows to reduce costs
                        which concern nanosilver implementing.                                               Title                  Silica sol from waste chalcedonite used in order to improve the construction prod-
                                                                                                                                    ucts’ properties
Current State           Already on the market
of Development                                                                                               Abstract               A Polish research institute has developed a technology of producing silica sol used
of the Technology                                                                                                                   to improve the construction products’ properties. It can be used for protection of
                                                                                                                                    construction natural stone and concrete from degradation during exploitation,
Intellectual            Patent(s) granted                                                                                           improvement of their physicochemical and endurance properties and renovation
Property Rights:                                                                                                                    of already built constructions, especially historic ones. The partners for technical
                                                                                                                                    coop., joint venture or manufacturing agreement or further product development
Application Domains     Materials technology                                                                                        are sought.

Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources                 Technology Keywords Materials Technology

Profile of Target       Industry, academy or research organisation                                           Detailed description   A Polish research institute working in the field of rock mining and building materi-
Partner                                                                                                                             als has developed a technology of producing silica sol from waste chalcedonite
                                                                                                                                    used in order to improve the construction products’ properties. It is in the form of
Responsible IRC         IRC Central Poland                                                                                          water colloidal silica dispersion. Impregnation process is based on transformation
                                                                                                                                    within impregnated part structure - silica sol enters inside the part and transforms
                                                                                                                                    itself into silica gel. The gelation is irreversible – creates artificial biding. Results of
                                                                                                                                    silica impregnation are filling and sealing of micro-cracks (gaps inside the struc-
                                                                                                                                    ture) through constant silica compounds causing:
                                                                                                                                    • decreasing absorbability,
                                                                                                                                    • decreasing absorbability,
                                                                                                                                    • decreasing absorbability,
                                                                                                                                    Silica compounds, build-in inside the stone structure do not completely plug
                                                                                                                                    pores, allowing to remove water excess from the interior part of the stone.
                                                                                                                                    Final effects of the impregnant’s using are:
                                                                                                                                    • decreasing absorbability of about 10-20%,
                                                                                                                                    • increase of compressive strength of about 70%,
                                                                                                                                    • increase of chemical resistance to “acid rains” and CO2 influence,
                                                                                                                                    • limiting capillary water migration and accumulation of salts,
                                                                                                                                    • limiting the increase of micro-organisms (fungus, moss, alga, lichens),


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                        • lack of possibility to rinse out the introduced impregnant from the interior of the   Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_21995                                                                        Italy
                        material.                                                                               Institute of Intelligent System for Automation
                        Costs of impregnation of 1m2 of the building element is about 60-90 cents.              via Amendola 122/D-I
                                                                                                                I - 70126 Bari
Innovative Aspects /    A distinctive feature of the new method is that a specific type
Advantages              of crystallographic silica is used as a raw material to produce                         Title                    A System to Automatically Monitor Archaeological Sites and Museums
                        the impregnant- occurring in the natural deposits of chalcedonite - amorphous silica
                                                                                                                Abstract
Main advantages
                                                                                                                                         An Italian Research Institute has developed an intelligent visual system able to
                        Limiting investment, production and exploitation costs:                                                          monitor indoor and outdoor areas in order to prevent dangerous and illegal activ-
                        • extending life of materials, parts and constructions                                                           ities in archaeological sites and museum that could damage cultural heritage.
                        • limiting the construction costs                                                                                In particular the system is able to automatically:
                        • simple and cheap technology of impregnant production and usage,                                                - detect, localize and track people in the monitored areas;
                        • less machines and equipment,                                                                                   - recognize their activities, detect human intrusion in forbidden areas;
                        • limiting energy consumption for eco-impregnant production,                                                     - send acoustic and visual alarms to catch the attention of the guardians.
                        • cheap waste initial raw material,
                        • possibility of common usage, base for „anti-graffiti” preparation.                    Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested                                               Detailed description
of Development
                                                                                                                                         The visual system consists of multiple cameras (also operating in the infrared

of the Technology
                                                                                                                                         range) properly placed and connected to hyper-threading processors able to
                                                                                                                                         record and process acquired images.

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                         On each processor advanced algorithms run continuously in order to:
                        Patent(s) granted
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                         • Segment moving regions from static ones;
                                                                                                                                         • Classify moving regions in order to recognize the people in the scene;

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                         • Keep Track of people movements in the scene even when they pass from the
                        Construction technology; Materials technology                                                                    field of view of a camera to that of another one;

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                         • Recover the 3D position of both people and objects in the scene;
                        Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical                                     • Recognize eventual suspicious human activities;
                        co-operation; Joint venture agreement                                                                            • Detect human intrusion in forbidden areas;

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                         Image segmentation is performed by an adaptive background subtraction tech-
                        Industry, academy or research organisation)
Partner
                                                                                                                                         nique; moving regions are classified using appearance based descriptor and super-
                                                                                                                                         vised neural networks.

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                         Tracking of the people in the scene is performed introducing a probabilistic frame-
                        IRC Central Poland                                                                                               work able to solve occlusion and camera changes whereas the 3D position of the
                                                                                                                                         object in the scene is performed by homograpic projection.
                                                                                                                                         Human activity recognition is performed by high level reasoning about human
                                                                                                                                         motion and interactions with other objects. Finally intrusions in forbidden areas are
                                                                                                                                         detected comparing the observed scene with a database of allowed positions pre-


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                        liminary built.                                                                          Technology Offer TO_IT_22415                                                                         Italy
                                                                                                                 Interagens Srl
Innovative Aspects /    The system does not require human supervision: after a preliminary calibration           c/o ITech, Via Giacomo Peroni 444
Advantages              phase it is, in fact, able to work autonomously and to immediately send an alarm         I - 00131 Rome
                        in case of suspicious behaviours.
                        Moreover, the system is able to simultaneously and continuously monitor differ-          Title                  Interactive Animated Characters for Cultural Heritage
                        ent and large areas.
                                                                                                                 Abstract
Main advantages
                                                                                                                                        Interagens (www.interagens.com) realizes “Interactive Animated Characters” (abbr.
                        The system allows to prevent illegal activities that otherwise could be only late dis-                          IACs) that guide, help, teach and entertain users of cultural heritage in museums,
                        covered by observing damages and eventually, scanning CCCT registrations.                                       galleries, historical and archeological sites. IACs can be deployed both on desktop
                        At the same time it avoids the long and tedious activity of watching at monitors                                and mobile devices, including phones.
                        that often is not fruitful due to the impossibility to simultaneously inspect several
                        monitors and to the natural decreases of human attention.                                Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and

Current State
                                                                                                                                     Telematics Applications; Multimedia
                        Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development                                                                                                   Detailed description
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                        Interagens Srl creates solutions for communication, training and entertainment
                                                                                                                                        based on Interactive Animated

Intellectua
                                                                                                                                        Characters: digitally animated characters that interact with the users and are con-
                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                        trolled in real time by a software system.
                                                                                                                                        For example IACs assist and entertain visitors to websites, giving them personalised

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                        information, helping them to make purchases and carry out online operations and
                        Information processing, information systems                                                                     promoting the services offered. Furthermore, IACs help users of e-learning cours-

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                        es, playing a motivational role, explaining the subjects to be learned and person-
                        Technical co-operation; Financial resources                                                                     alising them to suit the students’ needs.

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                        IACs are developed using Macromedia™ Flash™,
                        Industry, academy, research organisation
Partner
                                                                                                                                        which ensures very wide diffusion, great portability, even on palmtops and mobile
                                                                                                                                        phones, and extreme lightness; they are compliant with the accessibility standards

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                        (“Stanca” law, W3C requirements).
                        Preservation of the Cultural Heritage, Software Engineering Companies,
Activity of the Partner Art Exibitions, Company dealing with security and surveillance.
                                                                                                                                        Interagens offers the following services:
                                                                                                                                        • thorough analysis of the client’s communications, training or entertainment

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                        needs
                        Testing, Customisation, Content Integration, Training and Set-up
Performed of
                                                                                                                                        • creating tailor-made products

the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                        • integrating products in the client’s applications
                                                                                                                                        • creating ad hoc IACs

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                        • personalising the look of the IACs
                        IRC IRIDE                                                                                                       • analysing the effect of the IACs on users
                                                                                                                                        • giving advice on communications and training projects


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                       • maintaining and updating the IACs                                                  Intellectual             Patent(s) applied for
                                                                                                            Property Rights:
Innovative Aspects /   IACs are controlled in real-time by a patent-pending software system that makes
Advantages             them able to interact with users in a number of ways; the software system also       Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical
                       enables developers to create and update IACs in a fast and cost-effective way.                                co-operation

Main advantages        IACS offer significant advantages with respect to traditional multimedia products,   Profile of Target        Public administrations, universities, research organizations
                       because they provide effective communication, are easy to use, and can adapt         Partner
                       themselves to the context. Here are their main applications.
                       Virtual presenters for websites:                                                     The Specific Area of    Managing or servicing museums, galleries, exhibitions, archeological
                       • museums, exhibitions, events                                                       Activity of the Partner or historical sites
                       • libraries and records
                       • multimedia kiosks for tourists and citizens.                                       The Tasks to be          Using our products and services, or creating consortia for applying
                       Virtual tutors for:                                                                  Performed of             to EU-funded calls for projects
                       • answering frequently asked questions                                               the Partner Sought
                       • assisting with the use of the e-learning platform
                       • supervising and stimulating the students                                           Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE
                       • providing personalised feedback.
                       Entertainers in the guise of:
                       • playmates
                       • smart adversaries
                       • interactive avatars
                       • virtual actors.
                       Virtual teachers for teaching:
                       • problem-solving abilities
                       • diagnostic abilities
                       • interacting abilities (selling, leadership, negotiation)
                       • carrying out procedures
                       • using complex tools.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present       http://www.interagens.com
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Technology Offer TO_IT_22056                                                                          Italy                           ded targets, is strongly dependent on the user’s expertise. Therefore, the need to
IREA-CNR                                                                                                                              develop processing techniques able to provide a “clear” image reducing as much
Via Diocleziano 328                                                                                                                   as possible the dependence from a subjective interpretation.
I - 80124 Napoli                                                                                                                      In the last few years, the IREA activities aimed to overcome the limitations of the
                                                                                                                                      usual processing techniques. In particular, it has been developed an innovative
Title                  Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic of                                   processing algorithms based on microwave tomography able to provide accurate
                       the Cultural Heritage                                                                                          and stable “images” of the inner status of the structure under investigations. These
                                                                                                                                      images allows to achieve a “user friendly” high resolution diagnostics able to give
Abstract               The Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National                                   an accurate information on the location and morphological features (extent,
                       Research Council (IREA-CNR) has long expertise and know-how in the following                                   shape) of the embedded targets (representative for example of layers, voids,
                       technologies: (1)Synthetic Aperture Radar on satellite platforms (2)Ground                                     localised defects...).

                                                                                                               Innovative Aspects /
                       Penetrating Radar (3)Optic fiber sensors. For each one of these technologies, IREA
                                                                                                                                      Innovative processing methodologies able to give “quasi real time” 3D
                                                                                                               Advantages
                       has developed prototypical instrumentation and innovative measurement and pro-
                       cessing techniques, able to overcome the limitations of the state of art.                                      high resolution and accurate images of the inner status of the structures
                       These technologies, and their possible combination, offer the possibility of a non                             suitable for diagnostics.

                                                                                                               Main advantages
                       invasive (3D, 4D) monitoring and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage and of the
                       surrounding environment. In particular, combined with other ones, they can offer                               Radar and the related processing offer the advantage of a non invasive (3D, 4D)
                       the advantage to perform a time continuous multi-sensing, multi-scale, multi-res-                              monitoring and diagnostics of the Cultural Heritage and of the surrounding envi-
                       olution, multi-depth monitoring.                                                                               ronment. In particular, the combination of the GPR with SAR (Synthetic Aperture
                                                                                                                                      Radars), optic fiber sensor and other possible ones, give the possibility to perform
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow                                     a time continuous, multi-sensing, multi-scale, multi-resolution, multi-depth moni-
                    Management; Measurement Tools                                                                                     toring.

Detailed description                                                                                           Current State          Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                               of Development
                       Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique is of great interest in various applica-

                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       tive fields such as: archaeological prospecting, geophysical exploration, civil engi-
                       neering diagnostics.

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                       Usually, GPR works by generating and radiating several short pulses (pulsed GPR)
                                                                                                                                      Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       or, alternatively, several time harmonic waves (stepped frequency GPR), towards
                       a target medium. When the transmitted wave hits an object with different electro-

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       magnetic properties (dielectric permittivity, conductivity) a backscattered electro-
                       magnetic wave arises that is recorded at a receiving antenna. Since a field embeds                             Construction technology; Information processing, information systems
                       information about the electromagnetic properties of the object, suitable process-                              GPR technology is already on the market. GPR innovative data processing of our
                       ing can lead to reveal the presence and the location of the target as well as to                               concern has been largely validated with realistic data and with commercial instru-
                       characterize its properties.                                                                                   mentation in different contexts such as archaeological prospecting, cultural her-
                       In the normal way of operating, GPR provides a radargram that is the image of the                              itage diagnostic. Thus, the microwave tomography based data processing is almost
                       echoes reflected by the embedded scattering objects. However, the interpretation                               ready for a technology transfer.
                       of the radargram in order to work out the presence and the location of the embed-


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Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement        Technology Offer TO_IT_22059                                                                            Italy
                                                                                                IREA-CNR
Profile of Target        Industry, SME                                                          Via Diocleziano 328
Partner                                                                                         I - 80124 Napoli

The Specific Area of    1) GPR technology development and production.                           Title                  Optic fiber sensor for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic of the Cultural
Activity of the Partner 2) Civil engineering and Cultural Heritges diagnostic.                                         Heritage

The Tasks to be          The task to be performed by a possible partner will be concerned       Abstract               The Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National
Performed of             with a feasibility study of the technology in applicative conditions                          Research Council (IREA-CNR) has long expertise and know-how in the following
the Partner Sought       and with a technological transfer.                                                            technologies: (1)Synthetic Aperture Radar on satellite platforms (2)Ground
                                                                                                                       Penetrating Radar (3)Optic fiber sensors. For each one of these technologies, IREA
Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                                                     has developed prototypical instrumentation and innovative measurement and pro-
                                                                                                                       cessing techniques, able to overcome the limitations of the state of art.
                                                                                                                       These technologies, and their possible combination, offer the possibility of a non
                                                                                                                       invasive (3D, 4D) monitoring and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage and of the
                                                                                                                       surrounding environment. In particular, combined with other ones, they can offer
                                                                                                                       the advantage to perform a time continuous multi-sensing, multi-scale, multi-res-
                                                                                                                       olution, multi-depth monitoring.

                                                                                                Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
                                                                                                                    Management; Measurement Tools

                                                                                                Detailed description   In the last few years distributed optic fibre sensors have gained an important role
                                                                                                                       because they allow to measure physical quantities like temperature and/or strain
                                                                                                                       over kilometric ranges with high resolution. In particular, distributed sensors based
                                                                                                                       on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) are very promising tools for temperature
                                                                                                                       and/or strain monitoring (the spatial resolution is about 1m, its strain sensitivity is
                                                                                                                       about 50µm for meter). In this case, the sensor is a common optic fibre at con-
                                                                                                                       tact with the structure under investigation that is interrogated by means of optical
                                                                                                                       signal generated by a laser source. It is worth noting that the fibre acting as sensor
                                                                                                                       can be exploited at the same time also for communication purposes.
                                                                                                                       Usually the SBS-based sensing methods work in the time domain. In this configu-
                                                                                                                       ration, called Brillouin optical-fibre time domain analysis (BOTDA), the spatial res-
                                                                                                                       olution is achieved by using a short pulse and a continuous wave (CW). However,
                                                                                                                       this reconstruction technique suffers from some systematic errors that become rel-
                                                                                                                       evant as long as the sensing length increases.


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                        An alternative approach is the frequency domain method called Brillouin Optical-        Activity of the Partner 2) Civil engineering and Cultural Heritages diagnostic
                        fiber Frequency Domain Analysis (BOFDA). Recently, we have developed a novel
                        approach to distributed fiber-optic Brillouin sensing in which both measurements        The Tasks to be          The task to be performed by a possible partner will be concerned with
                        and data analysis are performed in the frequency domain able to compensate for          Performed of             a feasibility study of the technology in applicative conditions and
                        the systematic errors suffered by the time domain techniques.                           the Partner Sought       with a technological transfer.

Innovative Aspects /    Innovative measurement methodologies and reconstruction algorithms that process         Responsible IRC
Advantages
                                                                                                                                         IRC CIRCE
                        the data in frequency domain. Development of a prototype (instrumentation +
                        proprietary numerical reconstruction algorithms) for a distributed strain/tempera-
                        ture monitoring.

Main advantages         Optic fiber sensors and the related processing offer the advantage of a non inva-
                        sive (3D, 4D) monitoring and diagnostics of the Cultural Heritage and of the sur-
                        rounding environment. In particular, the combination of the optic fiber sensor with
                        SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radars), GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) and other pos-
                        sible, give the possibility to perform a time continuous, multi-sensing, multi-scale,
                        multi-resolution, multi-depth monitoring.

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Patent(s) applied for
Property Rights:        National patent applied in June 2007 RM 2006 A 000302

Application Domains     Construction technology; Information processing, information systems
                        The technology is already on the market for the usual time-domain systems.
                        Differently , frequency domain systems (of our concern) ate less widespread.
                        At IREA there is already the availability of a prototype that has been already vali-
                        dated in applicative contexts. The prototype is ready for a technological transfer.

Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

Profile of Target       Industry, SME
Partner

The Specific Area of    1) Fiber optic sensors development and production


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22052                                                                           Italy                            detecting possible movements of the surrounding areas, for example induced by
IREA-CNR                                                                                                                                external sources such as, for instance, by underground sources.
Via Diocleziano 328
I - 80124 Napoli                                                                                                Innovative Aspects /    Innovative processing methodologies able to give 3D and 4D (3D spatial plus time
                                                                                                                Advantages              behaviour) high resolution monitoring of the structures and of the surrounding
Title                  Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) for non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic of the                                environment.

                                                                                                                Main advantages
                       Cultural Heritage
                                                                                                                                        Radar and the related processing offer the advantage of a non invasive (3D, 4D)
Abstract               The Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National                                     monitoring and diagnostics of the Cultural Heritage and of the surrounding envi-
                       Research Council (IREA-CNR) has long expertise and know-how in the following                                     ronment. In particular, the combination of the SAR with GPR (Ground Penetrating
                       technologies: (1)Synthetic Aperture Radar on satellite platforms (2)Ground                                       Radar), optic fiber sensor and other possible ones, give the possibility to perform
                       Penetrating Radar (3)Optic fiber sensors. For each one of these technologies, IREA                               a time continuous, multi-sensing, multi-scale, multi-resolution, multi-depth moni-
                       has developed prototypical instrumentation and innovative measurement and pro-                                   toring.

                                                                                                                Current State
                       cessing techniques, able to overcome the limitations of the state of art.
                                                                                                                                        Already on the market
                                                                                                                of Development
                       These technologies, and their possible combination, offer the possibility of a non

                                                                                                                of the Technology
                       invasive (3D, 4D) monitoring and diagnostic of the Cultural Heritage and of the
                       surrounding environment. In particular, combined with other ones, they can offer

                                                                                                                Intellectual
                       the advantage to perform a time continuous multi-sensing, multi-scale, multi-res-
                                                                                                                                        Patent(s) applied for
                                                                                                                Property Rights:
                       olution, multi-depth monitoring.
                                                                                                                                        National patent applied in July 2007 - RM2007A000399
Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
                    Management; Measurement Tools                                                               Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                                                                                                                                        SAR technology is ready for the market and largely validated with real data in dif-
Detailed description   Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) are sensors orbiting around the Earth                                 ferent contexts.
                       that allow the acquisition of remote sensing data, day and night, and have all-                                  The innovative data processing techniques of our concern has already been vali-
                       weather imaging capabilities. The use of technique, known as SAR Interferometry                                  dated in many cases. As far as the application to the monitoring of areas of histor-
                       (InSAR) based on the analysis of interference between signal acquired over repeat-                               ical interest is concerned it worth to mention the results of the monitoring of the
                       ed orbits and different view angles, make possible an accurate localization of                                   Colosseo area (ROMA) in the 1995 - 2000 period. The data processing techniques
                       ground targets, as well as the monitoring of possible displacements with a preci-                                are ready for a technology transfer, although some aspect related to the systemat-
                       sion of the order of millimeter per year. As far as the monitoring of ground target                              ic application of this technology, especially in terms of exploitation for cultural her-
                       displacements in urban areas, infrastructures and strategic structures (i.e.: histori-                           itages monitoring, should be considered.

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       cal buildings and monuments) are concerned, IREA has developed a technique
                       based on 4D (space-time) imaging which is able to provide ground deformation                                     Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

                                                                                                                Profile of Target
                       velocity maps and deformation time series characterized by a high density of
                                                                                                                                        Industry
                                                                                                                Partner
                       measurements points, high accuracy, and even able to super-resolve targets in the
                       same image pixels. Satellite remote sensing allows monitoring specific structures,
                       few meters wide, as well as imaging with synoptic characteristics, and hence


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The Specific Area of    Civil engineering and Cultural Heritages diagnostic                      Technology Offer TO_IT_21596                                                                            Italy
Activity of the Partner                                                                          Isolcell Italia Spa
                                                                                                 Via A. Meucci, 7
The Tasks to be          The task to be performed by a possible partner will be concerned with   I - 39055 Laives (BZ)
Performed of             a feasibility study of the technology in applicative conditions
the Partner Sought       and with a technological transfer                                       Title                  Technical module for atmospheric climatic control of showcases

Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE                                                               Abstract               An Italian company has designed and patented a module for atmospheric climat-
                                                                                                                        ic control suitable for all types of exposition showcases. It is composed by a series
                                                                                                                        of technical elements, which allow producing, managing and controlling tempera-
                                                                                                                        ture, relative humidity and preservation gas mixture, and can pull down thin/ultra-
                                                                                                                        thin dusts and bacterial charge, guaranteeing the most suitable microclimate for
                                                                                                                        the objects protection. In particular, the technology can be applied to cultural her-
                                                                                                                        itage preservation. Partners are sought for development of further applications.

                                                                                                 Detailed description   Nowadays the market offers atmospheric control systems able to realise only pas-
                                                                                                                        sive controls and without the multiple function of humidifier, dehumidifier and air
                                                                                                                        depurator. An Italian company’s specific know-how in innovative controlled and
                                                                                                                        generated atmosphere techniques and its continuous engagement in R&D area led
                                                                                                                        to the development of protecting technical modules that guarantee active control
                                                                                                                        of atmospheric-climatic conditions. The items, developed to be customised for vari-
                                                                                                                        ous exposition systems with showcases, have been conceived for an airtight environ-
                                                                                                                        ment, necessary in order to reproduce well-defined, constant and ideal protective
                                                                                                                        atmospheric-climatic conditions. The basis of the protecting exposition modular sys-
                                                                                                                        tem is a series of technical and mechanical devices that neutralise environmental ther-
                                                                                                                        mal-hygrometric fluctuation on the objects preserved inside the showcase. The chem-
                                                                                                                        ical/physical/biological parameters - those related to chemical compatibility with the
                                                                                                                        displayed material - as well as the non-emission of VOC (volatile organic compo-
                                                                                                                        nents) have been estimated. Moreover, the fact of being microbiologically aseptic,
                                                                                                                        unassailable by xylophagous insects and not colonisable by microorganisms have also
                                                                                                                        been taken into consideration.
                                                                                                                        The module for atmospheric climatic control is composed of a unique functional
                                                                                                                        block with reduced dimensions, mm 650 x 650 x 750 h, which can be inserted
                                                                                                                        directly in the technical compartment of the showcase, suiting all types of exposi-
                                                                                                                        tion showcases and transforming the same into a protecting shield.
                                                                                                                        To sum up, the principal features are: air-conditioning, humidity regulation, control
                                                                                                                        system, sensors and probes, atmosphere generation, breaking-down of thin and


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                        ultra-thin dusts, sterilisation device, oxygen extraction and nitrogen introduction,   Technology Offer TO_IT_22290                                                                            Italy
                        air filtering system, UV lamp for bacterial charges.                                   ISSIA-CNR
                                                                                                               Via Amendola 122/D
Innovative Aspects /    The module for atmospheric climatic control is able to guarantee the conservation      I - 70126 Bari
Advantages              of a controlled microclimate, which is very important for preservation of the
                        objects. Temperature, humidity and air quality are actively controlled thanks to an    Title                  A geographically distributed system for the aided recomposition of fragments
                        integrated system that works as humidifier, dehumidifier and air depurator. The
                        module transforms each showcase in an insurmountable protective barrier against        Abstract               The geographically distributed system (developed to recompose the 140.000 frag-
                        biological agents, dusts, atmospheric pollution, oxidation and ageing.                                        ments of the S. Mathew fresco painted by Cimabue in the Upper Church of S.

Main advantages
                                                                                                                                      Francis in Assisi and broken during the earthquake on the 1997) allows several
                        • Atmospheric climatic control with microclimate preservation.                                                people, spread around the world, to cooperate to the same recomposition through
                        • Suitability to all types of showcases and display windows.                                                  properly designed digital tools (enhanced man-machine interface, content-based

Current State
                                                                                                                                      image retrieval, …). It can be applied to every recomposition of fragments (paper,
                        Already on the market
of Development
                                                                                                                                      tissues, stones, …).

of the Technology                                                                                              Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications

Intellectual            Patent(s) granted                                                                      Detailed description
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                      The aim of the system is to realize a “aided virtual recomposition” of fragments.
                        Italian patent granted and PCT application.                                                                   Virtual because the work is done on digital images of fragments. Aided because it

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                      tries to exploit the contribution of both digital tools and of restorers. The operators
                        Museum, showcases factory, library, architect                                                                 can provide to the recomposition process their knowledge and experience and can

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                      extract from fragments semantic information beyond the capabilities of image
                        Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation                                        analysis algorithms; on the other side they are slow and not consistent in evaluat-

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                      ing, classifying and describing the pictorial content of a huge number of images.
                        Industry, Cultural bodies.
Partner
                                                                                                                                      Digital algorithms can instead extract only syntactical information from images
                                                                                                                                      (color, texture, drawings, contours, …) but they can measure these characteristics

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                      very quickly and consistently.
                        Manufacturer of showcases, museums.
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                      The automatic placement of fragments has been discarded also because it involves
                                                                                                                                      their direct comparison with a reference image that need to be available at a sat-

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                      isfactory level of quality (color, scale, … ). Unfortunately quite often these require-
                        Partners from showcases manufacturing industry with know-how in the fields of
Performed of
                                                                                                                                      ments are not fulfilled (sometimes even the simple knowledge of the subject rep-
                        illumination engineering, design, and protective glasses, are being sought
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                      resented in the picture is not available).
                        for development of further applications. Commercial agreement with technical                                  The system has been designed with two main objectives in mind: to transpose, as
                        assistance and know-how transfer can be offered to a potential partner                                        much as possible and in a natural and effective way, the traditional recomposition
                        for museum applications.                                                                                      process in a digital way; to exploit the available images of the picture before the

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                      fragmentation, if available, while being able to provide a significant help even with-
                        IRC IRENE                                                                                                     out it.


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Transposing the traditional process in a digital form strongly reduces the training     already placed fragments can be shown or removed to improve the visual percep-
phase: restorers do not need to change their habitual organization neither need to      tion of the space; the scale of the display can be decreased to evaluate larger parts
become expert in image processing or digital tools. Nonetheless they can work on        of the fresco (up to the whole picture if needed) or increased to enhance visual
digital objects (preventing any damage to the real fragments) and fully exploit their   details. A miniature image, showing the whole fresco at low resolution, enables an
knowledge and experience while being supported by the digital tools provided by         easy navigation through the picture by naturally selecting the region of interest.
the system.                                                                             The system offers a fundamental improvement to the whole process by support-
The ability to apply the tools also without a reference image allows the system to      ing the retrieval of fragments of interest (digital images of each single fragment)
be broadly used in all the recomposition problems, regardless the available picto-      from the database using a query-by-example modality that is incremental and iter-
rial documentation about the painting before fragmentation.                             ative.
The main components of the user interface have been inspired by their counter-          A set of images, fragments or details of the image of the whole fresco, are used as
parts in the physical laboratory. The fragments, the table covered by the image of      examples to index the database. The system returns the fragments most similar to
the fresco (if available) at a real-scale size, several boxes used to organize frag-    the examples on the basis of the selected characteristics. If the results are not sat-
ments logically related to each other: all these elements have a digital version        isfying, the set can be modified by adding, removing or changing the examples:
inside the system that behaves mostly in the same way, apart from all the improve-      the process can be repeated until the operator’s needs are fulfilled.
ments made possible by their digital nature. Real fragments are represented by          The system is designed around a client-server architecture. The client application
their two-dimensional picture: some information is missed (restorers cannot any-        runs on a workstation with a Windows environment: it includes the user interface
more manipulate physical fragments to measure things such as roughness, weight,         and all the local processing involved in the activities related to the recomposition.
characteristics of the back of fragments). A few advantages can compensate for this     The server application runs on a multi-processor system with a Unix environment:
loss: fragments can be manipulated without any fear of damaging their sensitive         it manages the database and executes all the processing required to extract meta-
pictorial film; fragments can have multiple instances, therefore they can be classi-    data from the huge amount of fragments and to execute the queries on the basis
fied into several boxes (each referring to a different visual property) and used by     of the examples provided by the users.
multiple restorers at the same time, increasing the efficiency of the work; using       The client part handles the interaction with the restorers: it is responsible for the
image processing techniques several characteristics (color, contrast, lightness,        presentation layer as well as for handling user requests. Due to the need of a large
scale, …) can be manipulated to enhance the perception of visual details.               visualization space to show the different components required by the recomposi-
Several advantages are added by the containers, that are the virtual boxes used to      tion process, the workstation is configured to support multiple monitors. The cur-
classify the fragments. They collect objects that share some property, such as col-     rent version of the workstation uses three 17” monitors, although the hardware
ors, texture, shape, dimension. The fragments in each digital container can be          configuration can handle up to five monitors. Two graphics cards are installed on
dynamically ordered on the basis of each of their properties. Moreover, they can        the workstation: an OpenGL compliant accelerated graphics card (used to manage
be shared by several restorers.                                                         the workspace where fragments need to be rendered at very high speed) and a
A workspace, the virtual counterpart of the physical table, is available. The restor-   second PCI graphics card that can connect up to four monitors.
ers can bring fragments in the workspace and move them around (using a special          A special input device (a mouse with 6 degrees of freedom) is used to allow the
mouse allowing simultaneous rotation and translation) to find their correct place.      restorers to move the fragments in the working area using simultaneous transla-
The image of the fresco, if available, can be superimposed to the workspace to          tions and rotations. Only three degrees of freedom are currently used (two for
reproduce the condition of the physical laboratory. The digital environment allows      translation and one for rotation). Several buttons on the mouse allow the restorer
several features impossible in reality: the visual characteristics of the reference     to access the most frequent fragment-related operations in a direct way.
image can be changed dynamically, if needed; fragments can be shown in half-            The workstation is equipped with a suitable amount of core memory to handle the
transparency to better appreciate their position with respect to the background; the    huge number of fragments involved in the recomposition and with a significant


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                       amount of disk memory: in fact, to reduce the bandwidth of the connection                                          the database.
                       between the clients and the server all the images of fragments are locally stored.                                 Its geographically spread architecture saves time and money (the operators do not
                       The computational power required to the workstation is instead quite low: the                                      need to move where physical fragments are) and enhance the inter-operators
                       most demanding processing is done by the OpenGL accelerated graphics card or                                       communication required by the task.
                       by the application running on the server.
                       This client-server architecture spreads the physical laboratory for traditional recom-     Main advantages         • The fragments need not to be touched (they cannot be damaged). Even heavy
                       position used in the past over a geographical network: the operators can be every-                                 fragments can be easily moved and assembled.
                       where a low-speed internet connection is available (starting from 33K modem)                                       • The operators do not need to be in the same place (where the physical frag-
                       and do not need anymore to be where the physical fragments are stored.                                             ments are): they can work from virtually anywhere in the world because only a
                       The system has been developed in cooperation with the Central Institute for                                        very slow communication channel is needed between the workstation and the
                       Restoration (Istituto Centrale del Restauro) that was in charge of the whole restora-                              server.
                       tion of the St. Francis church in Assisi. Restorers are very interested in this strong-                            • The operator can benefit from many digital tools (colour correction, image
                       ly innovative approach to the recomposition of fragments, a problem that occurs                                    enhancement, support to organization of fragments, … ) that improve his/her effi-
                       frequently and always presents different and difficult challenges: apart from the                                  ciency
                       number and characteristics of fragments, further problems often arise from the                                     • The operator can be helped by a suitable designed search engine based on the
                       lack of a picture of the whole fresco before fragmentation and even of any infor-                                  image contents
                       mation about the subject represented in the paint.
                       The restorers have worked with the system on the St. Matthew’s fresco during its           Web Link Present        http://www.issia.cnr.it
                       development to test its functionalities. They have pointed out several improve-            Innovative Product
                       ments that the system can bring into their work: it allows an integrated and quick
                       access to the huge amount of available information; moreover the measures pro-             Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       vided by the image processing algorithms provide an objective base to compare              Property Rights:
                       sets of fragments with the whole database and to organize in a very short time
                       homogeneous groups of fragments useful for work; several facilities (zooming,              Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                       half-transparency, colour correction, contrast, luminance, …) make easier to find
                       the right location for a fragment; the digital environment, in spite of its lower infor-   Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement
                       mation content, allows a stronger concentration with respect to the physical labo-
                       ratory and a richer and more flexible interaction between restorers working on the         Profile of Target       Industry
                       same project.                                                                              Partner                 Research organization

Innovative Aspects /   There are not commercial solutions to the problem of digitally recomposing fragments.      The Specific Area of    Industries providing IT technologies
Advantages             This system is NOT automatic: it aims to realize a synergy between the expertise           Activity of the Partner Research organization working on problems that can be related to the system
                       and knowledge of operators and the efficiency and effectiveness of digital tools. It
                       makes easier and faster the recomposition but the operator is still the main               The Tasks to be         Industries: to move the developed technology into a commercial system
                       responsible of the process.                                                                Performed of            (or several specialized systems) focused on general recomposition problems
                       The characterization of fragments is made by suitably designed image processing            the Partner Sought      (or to specific applications). The potential application range from cultural
                       algorithms, in order to reach a consistent and fast evaluation and organization of                                 heritage (recomposition of paints, stones, textiles, … )


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                  to forensic (where fragments must be recomposed without touching them to save      Technology Offer TO_IT_22291                                                                          Italy
                  their chemical and physical value)Research organizations: extension of the sy      ISSIA-CNR
                  stem to new fields, even developing new functionalities or enhancing the current   Via Amendola 122/D
                  tools                                                                              I - 70126 Bari

Responsible IRC   IRC IRIDE                                                                          Title                  OMERO: a system to allow blind people to touch virtual reality

                                                                                                     Abstract               OMERO is a multi-modal system. It uses haptic interfaces to enable the tactile
                                                                                                                            interaction with virtual models, besides vision and hearing, to allow a better inter-
                                                                                                                            action with virtual reality (involving a richer use of human senses). Moreover, the
                                                                                                                            use of touch allows visually impaired people to interact with the virtual models.
                                                                                                                            Special care is paid to preparing virtual models and to render them in a polymor-
                                                                                                                            phous and redundant way to significantly improve the perception and understand-
                                                                                                                            ing process.

                                                                                                     Technology Keywords Multimedia

                                                                                                     Detailed description   The multimodal system OMERO is based on a workstation composed by a suitably
                                                                                                                            configured personal computer equipped with a haptic interface. The latter is need-
                                                                                                                            ed to provide on the user’s hand the force-feedback required to activate the sense
                                                                                                                            of touch. The system is able to use the sensory channel of vision (by images on
                                                                                                                            the screen), of hearing (by sound and synthesized vocal messages) and of touch
                                                                                                                            (by haptic rendering through the special interface). The information content of the
                                                                                                                            model is rendered in a polymorphous and redundant way using all the available
                                                                                                                            communication channels: each user, depending on his characteristics or limita-
                                                                                                                            tions, can choose the most appropriate sensorial modality to enhance his experi-
                                                                                                                            ence.
                                                                                                                            The system has been intensively tested has a tool to allow visually impaired peo-
                                                                                                                            ple to interact with virtual reality. Virtual models are properly designed to help
                                                                                                                            blind people to overcome some problems they encounter while interacting with
                                                                                                                            the real world:
                                                                                                                            1. The sense of touch is serial (and not parallel as vision). That means that a scene
                                                                                                                            is perceived as a sequence of details, all at a fixed scale, that must be integrated
                                                                                                                            by the brain into a global and meaningful mental schema.
                                                                                                                            2. Touch does not allow any process of hiding/enhancing details (vision can
                                                                                                                            emphasize the global perception by increasing the distance to the scene or focus
                                                                                                                            on details by a closer look or by the use of special lenses)


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3. Touch does not allow the perception of details that are too small with respect to                               ized to represent the main cities and the principal roads of the region respective-
the size of fingertips.                                                                                            ly. The users have been able to learn the position of the cities and also to know
To help with this problem the system offers the following functionalities:                                         how it is possible to plan a travel between them by car.
a. The virtual model is organized so that the user can start his exploration with a                                This model has validated the system as a tool for teaching any concept involving
very coarse description of the scene. The blind can more easily identify objects and                               the knowledge of a territory (history, geography, archaeology, art, biology, … )
evaluate their shape and size. After this first exploration a rough mental schema of                               but also to communicate to blind all the touristic information increasingly available
the scene is already made and the user is presented with progressively more                                        on the net that is currently reserved to sighted people.
detailed views whose information content can more easily arranged inside the                                       The system has been verified with a large number of visually impaired people,
well-understood global idea of the world.                                                                          ranging from people with low vision to totally blind (also born blind). Different
b. Different parts of the virtual model can be explored one at a time. Specific                                    performances have been observed, depending on the dexterity in motion control,
regions of the scene can be enlarged and touched separately: that simplifies the                                   on the confidence with spatial representations, on the general familiarity with dig-
exploration and increases the scale of details.                                                                    ital systems. In general users has been able to acquire useful spatial information
c. The details of the model can be divided into layers, depending of their seman-                                  from the virtual models, to identify some objects inside the scene and to learn new
tic meaning. The haptic rendering of each layer can be turned on or off, so the user                               data from the experience.
is further assisted in the organization of the mental schema of the scene.                                         The results point out that the major benefit come if the power and flexibility of vir-
d. The haptic interface (beside the rendering of virtual objects) can apply forces to                              tual reality are fully exploited: that means that the experts in the topic at hand must
guide the user’s hand along suitable paths through the scene, to ensure that all its                               properly focus the information content provided by the model and the engineers
principal regions are visited and a complete and correct understanding is reached.                                 must code these data in the best form to help final users to overcome their sen-
Two main sets of experiments have been made. In the first one a model of an his-                                   sorial limitations.
torical site (the svevian castle in Bari) has been reproduced. Two different versions                              The Regional Council of the “Unione Italiana Ciechi” (Italian Union of Blind) have
(a very simple one and another with a larger number of details) have been real-                                    cooperated in defining the requirements for the system, in testing its performanc-
ized. Moreover, the models of a few rooms of the castle have been realized at a                                    es during all the phases of development and in suggesting further improvements
larger scale to facilitate the appreciation of fine details that would be too small in                             of its functionalities. The blind have found it very useful and believe it can further
the general model. Several sound effects have been used to help blind to acquire                                   improve in the future and be applied in many other fields of interest.
information about the environment. A text-to-speech tool has been used to iden-
tify the rooms to the user as long as to provide structural and historical informa-         Innovative Aspects /   The use of haptic interfaces allows blind people to explore the virtual models using
tion about the different parts of the castle.                                               Advantages             touch, sound and vocal messages. This is the normal way they interact with the
After the virtual visit, blind have been able to move inside the castle for a real visit,                          world, so no particular training is necessary, apart a normal familiarization with the
using the cane or the dog to avoid personal injuries. They have been able to                                       interface.
organize the visit in a mostly autonomous way and have experienced an enhanced                                     The use of virtual reality allows the realization of models that can improve the
consciousness of the spatial map of the site.                                                                      experience of the blind, especially with respect to the problems arising from this
The second test has been done on a virtual model of the Apulia region. The virtu-                                  sensorial limitation. The model can be built with different scales, with several lev-
al model has been organized into several semantic layers. The first one was made                                   els of details, with the information divided into layers on the base of its semantic
by the shape of the region and of its provinces: it has been used to provide the                                   content: such capabilities can significantly increase the comprehension by visually
global basic schema to the users. A second layer provided information about rivers                                 impaired users. Moreover, the haptic interface can apply forces to the hand of the
and lakes, represented as depressions that allow the user to understand the shape                                  user to guide its path along the scene, granting a complete and meaningful explo-
and dimension of lakes and the path of rivers. Two further layers have been real-                                  ration of its relevant regions.


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Main advantages          The system is able to acquire data in the most common format (VRML) for 3D                               tents in several fields (cultural heritage, tourism, didactic, …), to provide expertise
                         data, being able to exploit the huge amount of digital information available in sev-                     and tools for knowledge representation and processing in the GIS field, to help the
                         eral fields (school, cultural heritage, science, earth, tourism, … ).                                    development of didactical application, to help the development of further applica-
                         Suitably prepared models can be used as laboratory for didactical purposes, can                          tions for disabled people

                                                                                                                Responsible IRC
                         improve the knowledge of art and cultural heritage, can enable the knowledge of
                         geographical regions even by a touristic point of view.                                                  IRC IRIDE

Web Link Present         http://www.issia.cnr.it/ProgettoOMERO
Innovative Product

Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:

Application Domains      Information processing, information systems

Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement

Profile of Target        Industry
Partner                  Academy
                         Research organization

The Specific Area of    Industry: production of multimedia contents, production of multimedia system,
Activity of the Partner production of digital tools for disabled people
                        Academy: information science (ontologies, knowledge representation), cultural
                        heritage, GIS (knowledge representation and processing), didactical application of
                        digital technologies, digital tools for disabled people
                        Research organization: information science (ontologies, knowledge representa-
                        tion), cultural heritage, GIS (knowledge representation and processing), didactical
                        application of digital technologies, digital tools for disabled people

The Tasks to be          Industry: to provide tools for knowledge management and processing, to provide
Performed of             multimedia contents, to enhance and make more friendly the system interface, to
the Partner Sought       produce and commercialize the system for disabled people. This kind of partner is
                         expected to make the industrial development needed to move the prototype to a
                         product that can be offered to final users. Academy, Research organization: to
                         enhance the flexibility of the system by enabling the use of ontologies and knowl-
                         edge representation and management tools, to support the development of con-


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22203                                                                      Italy    Collaboration Details    Financial resources; Other
Istituto Protezione Piante
viale mattioli 25                                                                                              Profile of Target        The partner could be any organisation interested in preservation and conservation
I - 10125 Torino                                                                                               Partner                  of cultural heritage either trough the founding of a project or by asking this expert-
                                                                                                                                        ise for an already financed project.
Title                  DGGE for the identification of environmental microorganisms
                                                                                                               The Specific Area of    conservation of the cultural heritage
Abstract               In the aim of the preservation of the cultural heritage, the identification of the      Activity of the Partner
                       microorganisms which are present on the monuments is a crucial point. Classical
                       methodologies rely on isolation and in vitro growth of culturable organisms, there-     Responsible IRC          ALPS IRC
                       fore all the information concerning uncultivated, or more correctly probably just
                       not-yet-cultured, microorganisms are missing. The new metagenomic approach,
                       which is the study of the whole microorganism community found in nature, such
                       as bacteria in a litre of ocean water or sample of soil, using the tools of genomics,
                       encompasses this limit. In fact, this new discipline is based on the study of total
                       nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) directly extracted from the environment. PCR-depend-
                       ent techniques, as DGGE, are then applied for the separation of the microorgan-
                       isms which are present in a sample.

Detailed description   The microbial components of any environmental sample can be separated on the
                       basis of their sequences through denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE).
                       This technique generates a pattern of bands for each sample. Since it is generally
                       assumed that each band corresponds to a microorganism, its identification is pos-
                       sible thanks to the purification and the sequencing of the given band.

Innovative Aspects /   The innovation of DGGE rely in the possibility of identifying culturable
Advantages             and unculturable organisms directly from a miscellaneous sample.

Main advantages        The technology allows the simultaneous processing of many environmental sam-
                       ples saving, therefore time and money.

Current State          Already on the market
of Development         technology applied to the cultural heritage sector only recently.
of the Technology

Web Link Present       Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Innovative Product


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22307                                                                      Italy    Innovative Aspects /    Nowadays, non-destructive ground remote sensing methods are increasingly used
ITABC - CNR                                                                                                    Advantages              for the investigation of archaeological sites, implying detailed physical and geomet-
P.O. Box 10                                                                                                                            rical reconstructions of hidden environmets. The probability of a successful appli-
I - 00016 Monterotondo Scalo (RM)                                                                                                      cation rapidly raises if a consistent multimethodological approach is adopted, in
                                                                                                                                       accordance to the logic of objective complementary of information and of global
Title                  Integrated Ground Methods for Archaeological Prospections - IGMAP                                               convergence towards a high quality multi-parametric imaging of the buried struc-
                                                                                                                                       tures. The fine representation of the static configurations of the investigated areas
Abstract               The G.Re.S.T. (Ground Remote Sensing Team) of ITABC has developed, through                                      and of the space-time evolutions of the interaction processes between targets and
                       some specific research programmes, the acquisition and elaboration techniques                                   hosting materials, are fundamental elements of primary knowledge in the case of
                       for different methods of investigations: Electric Resistivity Tomography, Magnetic,                             archaeological research, for which non-invasive ground remote sensing methods
                       Ground Penetrating Radar and high topographical surveys. All activities are based                               are to-date the only means available for local reconnaissance and discrimination,
                       on two steps: the first is related to the enhancement of the acquisition and the                                prior to any excavation work.
                       modelling techniques with the aim to the locate anomalous bodies, the sources of
                       the geophysical anomalies; the second step is based on the real application to          Main advantages         The IGMAP integrated system is thus aimed to operate according to the principle
                       investigate the archaeological sites. At this moment, the team has the following                                of potential correlation among all those methods that have demonstrated the high-
                       instruments: Fluxgate and Optical pumping Gradiometer, high-resolution Ground                                   est efficacy in investigating inhomogeneous macro and micro media. The objec-
                       Penetrating Radar equipped with different antennas, high resolution Total Station,                              tive is developing a methodology allowing integrated interpretation and hence
                       a multifrequency D-GPS and 3D Laser scanner .                                                                   rational utilization of all the acquired data. Such a potential of global data evalua-
                                                                                                                                       tion is assumed to be the master key for the final 3D image reconstruction and
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management;                                                   tomographic representation of the explored spaces.
                    Measurement Tools
                                                                                                               Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
Detailed description   The development of the ground remote sensing methods, for the location and              of Development
                       analysis of the archaeological sites, involves a necessary reorganisation of them for   of the Technology
                       the specific scale of investigation. Referring to the knowledge and safeguard of the
                       archaeological and historical heritages, the questions about the employment of the      Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       non-destructive surveying methods are the following:                                    Property Rights:        Know-how/ expertise
                       a) the development of a topographical high resolution method, based on the
                       employment of Total station, D-GPS and 3D laser scanner;                                Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                       b) the definition of the high-resolution acquisition techniques for the Geo-electro-
                       magnetic methods;                                                                       Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Financial resources
                       c) the development of the best high-resolution tomographic inversion technique;
                       d) the definition of the quantitative integration technique;                            Profile of Target       Academy, Research organisation
                       e) the development of the 2-D and 3-D representation and visualisation tech-            Partner
                       niques;
                       f) the integrated analysis of all data sets in the GIS .                                The Specific Area of    Archaeological Prospection, Earth Science
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The Tasks to be      Application in particular archaeological sites   EU RTD Result EURTD_IT_22329                                                                         Italy
Performed of         and enhancement of the integrated approach       ITABC-CNR
the Partner Sought                                                    Via Salaria Km. 29,300
                                                                      I - 00016 Montelibretti (Roma)
Responsible IRC      IRC CIRCE
                                                                      Title                  ARKIS CuBe: 3D Java-based Web GIS & 3D virtual modelling system

                                                                      Abstract               3D Java-based Web GIS application, with database connection (SQL Server 2005)
                                                                                             and use of 3D virtual modelling techniques for representing monuments through
                                                                                             GIS technologies. The application is intended and developed with the hope of cre-
                                                                                             ating a national standard for storing information about evaluation of the monu-
                                                                                             ment conservation status by means of a national historical heritage network.

                                                                      Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management

                                                                      Detailed description   The application consists of two main scenarios: a 3D GIS-like map of Italy where
                                                                                             all known monumets are positioned, as much realistically as possible, and a
                                                                                             detailed 3D visual environment where each monument (or part of it) is represent-
                                                                                             ed through GIS technologies with multyiple informative layers.
                                                                                             Both scenarios make use of inquiring instruments, in the form of SQL queries that
                                                                                             can even be created by the user, that allow to investigate all the available inform-
                                                                                             ative layers related to both monuments and territory and their relationships.
                                                                                             At the same time it is possible to save each “investigation experience” in order to
                                                                                             make it available for further research purposeonses or achive documentation.
                                                                                             This is mostly a web based application as it is intended to be opened to a wide
                                                                                             range of users that will hopefully carry their own contribute to grow a national
                                                                                             database of very rich and detailed information about the state of conservation of
                                                                                             Italian historical heritage and monuments. The concept behind this application
                                                                                             involves complete integration of very heterogenehous data type, such as numeri-
                                                                                             cal, geometrical and iconographical information over an exact geometrical model.
                                                                                             Such integration is aimed to reach a complete management of all the relevant
                                                                                             processes: evaluation of the monument conservation status, definition of the nec-
                                                                                             essary restoration project, monitoring over the restoration process and mainte-
                                                                                             nance of the monument afterwards. Information is organized on a multiscalar sys-
                                                                                             tem, ranging from territory scale, to the monument and its parts local scale.
                                                                                             This application is aimed to private or istitutional users who are interested in the
                                                                                             cultural and historical heritage, on national scale.


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                         Among the features, there are tools for calculating areas, perimeters and surfaces,   Technology Offer TO_ES_22278                                                                            Spain
                         data required for technical procedures and documentation.                             LAbein-Tecnalia
                                                                                                               PArque Tecnologico de Bizkaia, C/ Geldo, edif 700
Innovative Aspects /     3D modelling techniques applied to GIS technology to increase the ease and            E - 48160 Derio, Bizkaia
Advantages               deepness of investigation level. Using multilayer GIS-style technology to study 3D
                         objects.                                                                              Title                   Augmented reality for the diffusion, promotion and learning of cultural heritage

Main advantages          - web based distribution to maximize the number of possible users                     Abstract                LABEIN, a Spanish Technological centre, offers know-how and expertise in the use
                         - centralized national database                                                                               of Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage applications. The technology provides
                         - Java technology to maximize compatibility of the application                                                a high degree of realism, due to the combination between reality and virtual infor-
                         - integration among heterogeneous data over an exact geometrical model                                        mation, and information that can not be caught by the senses. Hence, Augmented
                         - wide range of tools for technical computing                                                                 Reality make Cultural Heritage more appealing for visitors A company or institu-
                         - aimed to a wide range of users both private and istitutional                                                tion is sought for technical cooperation and commercial agreement with technical

Current State
                                                                                                                                       assistance.
                         Development phase laboratory tested
of Development           ARKIS CuBe is the futher development of ARKIS-Architecture Recovery Knowledge         Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia
of the Technology        Information System (2D GIS) and of the ARKIS-NET. Both softwares are protected
                         by copyright                                                                          Detailed description    In order to reach the Cultural Heritage as a resource, whose maintenance is sustain-

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                       able, arises the necessity to put in value of the cultural resources. With this objec-
                         Secret know-how
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                       tive, arises the necessity to develop methods, products, systems and tools that allow
                                                                                                                                       to approach the Cultural Heritage to the citizen and the visitors with the purpose of

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                       knowing it, to understand it and, thus, to value it. The use of new technologies in
                         Information processing, information systems                                                                   general and Augmented Reality in particular, for the diffusion and conservation of

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                       the Cultural Heritage opens a great number of possibilities to this sector.
                         Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources                                          The Augmented Reality is a novel technology, a variation of the Virtual Reality

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                       whose main difference is that while in the Virtual Reality the user submerges in a
                         industry; research organisation; company
Partner
                                                                                                                                       completely virtual world, the Augmented Reality allows that the user to see the real
                                                                                                                                       world augmented with virtual information. Real and virtual information coexists in

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                       the same space allowing the interaction with the environment, increasing the per-
                        ICT and cultural heritage
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                       ception of the real world and providing information that the user can not perceive
                                                                                                                                       by his senses.

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                       Some of the potential applications of this technology applied to the diffusion of the
                         The proponent is looking for companies interested in the commercialization of
Performed of
                                                                                                                                       Cultural Heritage are: Recreation of historical elements disappeared partially,
                         ARKIS CuBe and for research organisations interesdted in starting cooperation for
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                       Presentation of evolution of aspect and uses of a building/environment during
                         futher development                                                                                            other phases of history, Simulation of the restoration in situ of historical buildings,

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                       Virtual guidance, New exhibitions for interpretation centres, Games, etc.
                         IRC CIRCE                                                                                                     LABEIN has deep knowledge and a very long experience in the Augmented Reality


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                       technologies, and the application to different areas and specially in the scopes of        Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Financial
                       the construction and the cultural heritage. It has participated in projects of                                     resources
                       European, national and local scope, for the application of these technologies dur-
                       ing the past few years.                                                                    Profile of Target       Companies, Institutions
                                                                                                                  Partner
Innovative Aspects /
Advantages             Some of the main innovating aspects of this technology for the creation of appli-          The Specific Area of    Promotion and conservation of cultural heritage
                       cations or tools for the diffusion of the Cultural Heritage are the following ones:        Activity of the Partner Developers of technologies for conservation and promotion of Cultural Heritage
                       - Dynamic and attractive presentation of the information, as a tool for the improve-                               and learning programs.
                       ment of the understanding of the information.
                       - Provides a high degree of realism, due to the combination between reality and            The Tasks to be         Labein offers know how to analyse and develop the best option
                       virtual information.                                                                       Performed of            to apply augmented reality technologies to each specific case both companies
                       - Provides help for the interpretation of the environment, including information           the Partner Sought      and institutions.
                       that cannot be caught by the senses.
                       - Approach to the patrimony to groups that traditionally are not interested in the         Responsible IRC         BASQUE IRC
                       cultural heritage (children, adolescent, etc.), facilitating its approach of an interac-
                       tive and fascinating way.
                       - To eliminate barriers, like the language, that traditionally finds the tourist when it
                       arrives to a foreign country.

Main advantages        The main advantage of the Augmented Reality technologies applied to the diffu-
                       sion and preservation of the Cultural Heritage is in the capacity of the applications
                       that use these technologies to attract visitors the tourist environment. In this way,
                       an increase of the income generated by the own resource is obtained. At the end
                       the Cultural Heritage will become an economic resource that acts as a tractor ele-
                       ment of this region, instead of an economic load.

Current State          Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual           Secret know-how
Property Rights:

Application Domains    Information processing, information systems.
                       Main market applications are diffusion, promotion, learning and sensibilization of
                       cultural heritage for institutions, tourism or education


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Technology Offer TO_ES_22279                                                                            Spain                            potential applications are:
LAbein-Tecnalia                                                                                                                          - to establish and represent tendencies in the movements of structures through-
PArque Tecnologico de Bizkaia, C/ Geldo, edif 700                                                                                          out time, from measurements coming from sensors;
E - 48160 Derio, Bizkaia                                                                                                                 - to generate alarms when certain values are exceeded;
                                                                                                                                         - to plan and to prioritize interventions according to the existing economic
Title                   Integration of iInformation technologies for management and revalorisation of his-                                 resources and based on the state and importance of the buildings;
                        torical surroundings.                                                                                            - to value the partial cost that supposes throughout the time the restoration and
                                                                                                                                           maintenance of each element of the monumental set;
Abstract                LABEIN, A Spanish Technological Centre in the Basque Country, has a deep know-                                   - to value possible relations between the environmental degradation of the mate-
                        how on the application of web technologies, Database Management Systems, GIS                                       rials and environmental conditions of the surroundings or to the own building.
                        and Virtual reality in the areas of Sustainable Management of Territory and Cultural                             Other applications are the promotion and diffusion of the monumental sets; the
                        Heritage. Information technologies applied to Historical Heritage offers an integral                             tours on the land with possibility of interaction on the own virtual surroundings on
                        treatment of the data that favours a greater knowledge of its problematic in order                               the part of the user; the bird’s-eye views on the cultural landscape; the thematic
                        to allow a correct management. Companies and institutions are sought for techni-                                 tourist routes based on personal interests or of the time available for future visits
                        cal co-operation.                                                                                                “in situ”, etc.
                                                                                                                                         LABEIN, The Technological centre has experience in the development of research
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                              projects using Web, GIS and databases technologies for the management and dif-
                    Telematics Applications                                                                                              fusion of the Historical Patrimony. It has participated in numerous projects of
                                                                                                                                         European, National and Local scope for the application of these technologies dur-
Detailed description    At present time, it is fundamental to have detailed information that can be used as                              ing the past few years.

                                                                                                                  Innovative Aspects /
                        the basis for a suitable management of the Historical Heritage. Therefore, it is fun-
                                                                                                                                         Among the main innovative aspects that these technologies have towards the
                                                                                                                  Advantages
                        damental to have a deep multidisciplinary knowledge, based on studies and inves-
                        tigations about those cultural, historical, architectonic, archaeological, environmen-                           management and diffusion of Historical Heritage it is possible to emphasize:
                        tal, social, economic aspects, etc., in order to reflect exactly the richness and com-                           - to diagnose and to know the characteristics of a monumental set throughout all
                        plexity of heritage, including its characteristics, location and the potential problems                            its life cycle;
                        associated to its conservation.                                                                                  - to carry out complex analysis of data sets from an integral point of view;
                        Given the important volume of information that is related to the Historical                                      - to operate the information in an effective and suitable way for different users;
                        Heritage, it is important to have solid database management systems where all the                                - to facilitate the decision making process to owners and managers of heritage;
                        data (technical information, studies, basic and derived cartography, models of vir-                              - to present the information of interest in a dynamic and attractive way, as a means
                        tual reality, multimedia material, etc) are integrated. It is also important to consid-                            for improving the vision and personal experience of heritage;
                        er that the information levels will be different depending on the profile of user and                            - to help the interpretation of the historical surroundings by means of the incor-
                        the use that will be made of the data.                                                                             poration of information inside a context;
                        Geographical Information Systems (GIS) allows integrating diverse information as                                 - to rise awareness and appreciation of heritage among the citizens by means of
                        the one that arises around the Historical Heritage in a way that its later use is sim-                             friendlier applications;
                        pler and, in many cases, accessible, either a simple visualization or recovery of the                            - to eliminate both linguistic and physical barriers, allowing the experience of her-
                        stored data or even more complex processes, such as those that are carried out                                     itage for all, including foreign and disables people.
                        when analyzing manifold criteria and variables (nD-modelling). Some of the


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Main advantages         The main advantage of these information technologies applied to Historical                                 the partner and technical training to show how to use them.

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                        Heritage refers to the possibility of offering an integral treatment of the data, that
                        favours a greater knowledge of its problematic in order to allow a correct manage-                         BASQUE IRC
                        ment.
                        This information can also be used for dissemination activities, so that a better
                        knowledge of the characteristics of the Historical Heritage can entail a socioeco-
                        nomic revitalization of these constructed cultural sets.

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Secret know-how
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                        These technologies can be used to promote and spreading of the monumental sets;
                        the tours on the land with interaction on the own virtual surroundings on the part of
                        the user; the bird’s-eye views on the cultural landscape; the thematic tourist routes
                        based on personal interests or of the time available for future visits “in situ”, etc.

Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Financial
                        resources

Profile of Target       Companies or Institutions
Partner

The Specific Area of    Managament of Cultural Heritage
Activity of the Partner IT developers and providers

The Tasks to be         IT companies in the field of Cultural Heritage are sought for commercialising
Performed of            and distributing the integrated tools in their portfolio.Technical Co-operation
the Partner Sought      with companies or institution interested in the use of these integrated
                        technologies, either as a support for a better management of historical
                        surroundings or as support for a greater diffusion of the constructed Cultural
                        Patrimony is sought for further development. The technological centre
                        will provide technical consultancy to adapt IT technologies to the specific needs of


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_ES_22191                                                                      Spain     Web Link Present        www.ldgp.es
Laboratorio de Documentación Geométrica del Patrimonio (UPV/EHU)                                                Innovative Product
Esc. U. de Ingeniería, Nieves Cano, 12
E - 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz                                                                                       Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                                Property Rights:        Registered
Title                  Geometric documentation, information transcendence, metadata                                                     Free availability

Abstract               The Laboratory for Geometrical Documentation of Heritage will engage in the              Application Domains     Measurement methods
                       investigation and development of all kind of projects that put geometrical measur-
                       ing to the service of Heritage, ensuring that the highest quality in the processes       Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation
                       and the products is reached and that the results obtained are published; fostering
                       the awareness about the importance of heritage, its documentation, management            Profile of Target       Research
                       and difussion.                                                                           Partner

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management;                            The Specific Area of    Surveying, informatics
                    Measurement Tools                                                                           Activity of the Partner

Detailed description   Heritage is not static, on the contrary, it is subject to continuous modifications and   Responsible IRC         BASQUE IRC
                       transformations which, at worst, go as far as to their complete disappearance; for
                       this reason, information referring to heritage must be considered in itself like her-
                       itage, which implies that it must be maintained able to be used for the future gen-
                       erations.
                       Not only future users have to be able to accede to the information, but also they
                       will need to understand it and even it should be foreseen that the new use could
                       be different from the one which caused its creation. Bearing in mind that, nowa-
                       days, almost all the information is digital, we will be dealing with concepts such as
                       time transcendence, metadata and re-use.

Innovative Aspects /   We are currently working in two main areas:
Advantages             1) New methods for Geometric Documentation and representation, often related
                       with low cost projects.
                       2) Development of standards and process allowing the future (re)use of the stored
                       data.

Current State          Available for demonstration – field tested
of Development
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Technology Offer TO_IT_22252                                                                           Italy    of the Technology
L’AltroVerso FotoGrafiche di Anna Laura Bachini
Via Grande 136                                                                                                  Web Link Present        http://www.bachinigraficadesign.it/chi.html
I - 57123 Livorno                                                                                               Innovative Product

Title                   Decorative urban panels fully customable                                                Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                                Property Rights:
Abstract                An Italian SME specialised in urban design has developed a system to print on
                        cloth panel of every size high resolution pictures. The panels could be used both       Application Domains     Materials technology
                        for interior and urban design. The SME can monitor every step of the process start-                             These panels can be used to enrich the urban architecture without impacting it.
                        ing from the choice of the picture and from its retouch till to the delivery of them.
                        The company is looking for possibilities of testing new applications, of transfer the   Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;
                        knowledge in new raw materials and for commercial agreement with technical                                      Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement
                        assistance.
                                                                                                                Profile of Target       SMEs
Technology Keywords Materials Technology                                                                        Partner

Detailed description    The process leading to the panel is completely engineered and controlled by the         The Specific Area of    Development of new materials’ application;
                        SME that offers the solution. The panels have been designed in order to be used         Activity of the Partner public administration; marketing and communication professional
                        as territorial marketing tools. The high quality of the materials used and the high
                        resolution of the printing system guarantee an high standard of the product. These      The Tasks to be         The company is looking for possibilities of testing new applications,
                        panels can be used to enrich the urban architecture without impacting it.               Performed of            of transfer the knowledge in new raw materials and for commercial agreement
                        They could be fully personalized, choosing the colours, the images and the word-        the Partner Sought      with technical assistance.
                        ing of them. This technology can be used with panels of every dimensions. It could
                        be applied to other new raw materials. New object for urban design could be             Responsible IRC         IRC RECITAL
                        developed with it.

Innovative Aspects /    - The solution can be used with panels of every dimension
Advantages              - It’s fully customable, it can be adapted to every use linked with urban design
                        needs

Main advantages         - The process is fully controlled by the producer of the panel
                        - Many other object could be worked with this solution
                        - The technology has been thought in order to produce tools for urban design

Current State           Already on the market
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Technology Offer TO_FR_22006                                                                         France                                toric buildings.
LERM                                                                                                                                       The use of non-destructive tests in historic building is also quite innovative.
23 rue de la madeleine - BP 60136                                                                                                          The french laboratory is constantly developing specific equipment by its own
F - 13631 Arles Cedex                                                                                                                      research development (geophysic radar, electric capacimetry, thermography,..)

Title                  Non destructive tests and laboratory analysis for building and material pathologies       Main advantages           Global approach for analysis in cultural heritage.

Abstract                                                                                                         Current State             Already on the market
                                                                                                                 of Development
                       A French independant laboratory realizes surveys about pathologies of Building

                                                                                                                 of the Technology
                       and materials used in historic buildings and offers conservation treatments and
                       application procedures (Polychromies and wall paintings) by means of analysis

                                                                                                                 Web Link Present
                       technical and scientific expertise combination : non-destructive tests and laborato-
                                                                                                                                           www.lerm.fr
                                                                                                                 Innovative Product
                       ry analysis (physical tests, microstructure, chemical analysis).

Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
                                                                                                                 Intellectual              Secret know-how
Detailed description   Main activities :                                                                         Property Rights:

                                                                                                                 Application Domains
                       - Control and characterization of materials used in construction : raw material,
                         binder, cements, aggregates, building stones, rocks and sols, varying additions;                                  Construction technology; Materials technology; Measurement methods

                                                                                                                 Collaboration Details
                       - Expert advice and diagnosis : materials and buildings pathologies survey, advice
                         to reparation (materials durability, technic choices, conservation, restoration…),                                Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation

                                                                                                                 Profile of Target
                         bibliographic survey;
                                                                                                                                           Architects, restorers, public services, materials industry,
                                                                                                                 Partner
                       - Technical assistance and advice : preconisation of treatment solutions, restora-
                         tion building site coaching, operation estimation;                                                                other research organisation, all firms involved in cultural heritage

                                                                                                                 The Specific Area of
                       - Research department : materials durability, new binder, ancient buildings treat-
                                                                                                                                         Cultural heritage, historic buildings
                                                                                                                 Activity of the Partner
                         ment.
                       The laboratory uses the following techniques:

                                                                                                                 Responsible IRC
                       - Non-destructive tests: geophysical radar, pachometer, electrodes potential meas-
                         ures, corroding measures, humidity tests;                                                                         IRC MedIN (French Mediterranean)
                       - Physical tests : quality control and performances tests, durability tests (salts sen-
                         sibility, frost sensibility);
                       - Microstructure : image analysis, scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), optic
                         microscopy, X ray diffractometry;
                       - Chemical analysis : mineral quantification et proportioning, ionic chromatogra-
                         phy, thermic analysis,...).

Innovative Aspects /   This global approach (Non-destructive tests, Physical tests, Microstructure,
Advantages             Chemical analysis) is an innovative and specific aspect in cultural heritage and his-


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22379                                                                          Italy    Technology Offer TO_IT_22302                                                                         Italy
LFArchitettura                                                                                                     Liberologico
via Roma 50                                                                                                        via Goya 2
I - 00040 Rocca Priora (RM)                                                                                        I - 56010 Pisa

Title                   Professional services in favour of sustainable architectural planning                      Title                  A webGIS for the planning, managing and documenting of restoration works

Abstract                Studio’s staff is active in the field of architectural planning, including sustainable     Abstract               Liberologico is an IT SME which has matured a strong expertise in developing soft-
                        interventions for the conservation and re-use of historical buildings, by means of                                ware for Cultural Heritage. Among its products, the company has developed SICaR
                        bio-climate analysis and innovative environmentally-accepted technologies.                                        w/b, a webGIS for the planning, managing and documenting of restoration works.
                                                                                                                                          The company is searching for:
Detailed description    Studio’s approach towards architecture aims at giving a full and complex response                                 - final users, both private and public, interested in adopting its technologies
                        to the clients’ needs, placing at the top of the list the project’s sustainability (from                          - partners to collaborate with in international project
                        local to urban scale), using appropriate technologies and ecological materials,                                   - software reseller to distribute software in EU market
                        searching for the most accurate and respectful solutions for the environment and
                        its safeguard.                                                                             Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                        Sustainability is therefore a main element in the process of adopting architectural                            Telematics Applications
                        solutions (technological, typological and formal): from building’s locating to the
                        use of low pollution materials; from the use of renewable energy sources to the            Detailed description   SICaR w/b is a webGIS, developed with standard technologies, aimed at planning
                        object’s formal criteria.                                                                                         the feasibility project of a restoration work and geo-referencing all the documen-
                                                                                                                                          tation, both geometric and alphanumeric, related to the work of art:
Innovative Aspects /    Studio’s interventions are based on the research for a new mixture between                                        - geometric data: vector representation of the work of art and of all the data which
Advantages              architecture and environmental resources.                                                                         can be graphically visualized (such as areas of deterioration and the correspondent
                                                                                                                                          restoration works, stratigraphic structure of wall surfaces, etc.)
Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                                                              - alphanumeric data:
Property Rights:                                                                                                                          • technical information about the state of conservation and the restoration (chem-
                                                                                                                                          ical, physical, petrographic analyses; methodologies, materials and tools used dur-
Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement                                                                   ing the work, etc.)
                                                                                                                                          • data contributing to an in-depths knowledge of the work of art (general histori-
Profile of Target       Industry, academy, research organisation                                                                          cal data, bibliography, archive documents, catalogue cards, etc.)
Partner                                                                                                                                   Thanks to SICaR w/b the restorers and any person concerned with restoration
                                                                                                                                          works can map degradation or restoration areas over an exact and measurable
The Specific Area of    Planning and development of technological and applicative solutions                                               model (iconometric model) of the work of art and also geo-reference all the relat-
Activity of the Partner for the conservation and re-use of historical buildings                                                           ed technical and documentary data.
                                                                                                                                          All the various data can be consulted through a transversal access which allows to
Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE                                                                                                         make cross-referenced queries and statistics. SICaR w/b allows a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                          view of the degraded surfaces, of the works carried out and of the related infor-


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                       mation. It also consent to elaborate statistics and estimates, thus offering a valu-                     • Multi-users data-entry
                       able supporting tool for the economical and temporal plan of the works and the                           • Critical-historical and administrative description of the restoration site
                       subsequent monitoring.                                                                                   • Restoration site diary
                       The system has a web interface which can be accessed after inserting a user login                        • Chemical, physical and optical, etc. analysis
                       and password: data entry and consultation take place by connecting to any web                            • Restoration works
                       browser without installing any software and can also be made through wireless                            • Stratigraphic unit of wall surfaces, with prospect cards and activities
                       connection and mobile devices.                                                                           • Litotype
                       SICaR w/b was adopted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage within the ART-                       • Photographic/iconographic sources
                       PAST project (2006-2007), intended to the defining of a first experimental data                          • Bibliographic sources
                       restoration structure for the management of important restoration sites. SICaR                           • Archive sources
                       w/b’s use by twelve Italian heritage superintendencies has resulted in a huge                            • National and international standard catalogue cards
                       archive, for the first time shared, arranged and consulted through the internet,                         • Heterogeneous multimedia documentation (doc, xls, pdf, etc.)
                       which enables to make transversal researches and to compare the repairs method-                          • External database links
                       ologies employed in each yard. A framework agreement has been signed among                               Searching features
                       the Ministry of Culture, the Centre of Conservation La Venaria Reale (Torino) and                        • Full-text research
                       Liberologico, concerning the use, implementation and adoption of SICaR w/b.                              • Step-by-step advanced research
                                                                                                                                • Visualization on a map of research results
Innovative Aspects /   SICaR w/b has many advanced features:                                                                    Import/export features
Advantages             Administration features                                                                                  • DXF files import that can be used as a background
                       • Working groups and users configuration                                                                 • DXF files import that can be used as a working layer
                       • Workflow configuration                                                                                 • XML import/export of alphanumeric cataloguing cards
                       • Dictionary and controlled terminology configuration                                                    • Visualization of geo-referenced areas
                       • Layers and reference systems configuration                                                             Statistics features, identification and mapped surface quantification, in relation to:
                       • Background configuration                                                                               • Reference systems
                       • Configuration of translation for localization                                                          • Layers
                       Editing features                                                                                         • Selected areas
                       • Zooming and panning                                                                                    • Single mapping
                       • Multi-user vectorial editing                                                                           Future extensions currently under development:
                       • Design of polygon closed by point and by free-hand                                                     - a specific module for the monitoring and maintenance;
                       • Entry/change of circles and rectangles                                                                 - the 3D visualization within LARTEC, a public-private laboratory of Regione
                       • Shifting of polygons/circles/rectangles                                                                Toscana for the Technological Innovation of Conservation and Communication of
                       • Adding/removing/shifting of polygons points                                                            Cultural Heritage.
                       • Bring to front/send to back polygons/circles/rectangles
                       • Cut & paste polygons/circles/rectangles                                              Main advantages   The system is intended to meet one of the major needs of people concerned with
                       • Progressive visualization of high resolution background raster                                         restoration activities (curators, restorers, conservators, operators, analysts, consult-
                       • Geo-referencing and consultation of linked-cards                                                       ants, etc.): to have a unique tool to make an estimate of both costs and working
                       • Cataloguing features                                                                                   time of a restoration work, to collect the historic and artistic data and the techni-


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                      cal-scientific ones, to monitor the state of conservation.                                                         - Standardization bodies
                      Indeed it is a commonplace to remember that any restoration work has to be pre-                                    - Faculty of architecture and School of Specialization on Restorations
                      ceded by the collection, as largest as possible, of historical information, scientific                             - Building enterprise
                      and academic analyses, so that a deep understanding of the artwork may be
                      obtained and the restoration activities correctly planned. Thus conservators are         Collaboration Details     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                      looking for a management tool which enables them to easily find the identification
                      data of the object as well as the ones concerning the object’s history, such as the      Profile of Target         Industry, academy, research organisation
                      activities which have been performed on it (restorations, restrictions, passing of       Partner
                      property, exhibitions, etc.). Moreover what they need is a system which could not
                      only record the materials and substances used and the methodologies adopted for          The Specific Area of    The company is searching for:
                      a restoration work, but also allow other restorers and conservation researchers to       Activity of the Partner - final users, both private and public, interested in adopting its technologies
                      access them in future, in order to avoid that the documentary archives collected                                 - partners to collaborate with in international project
                      for the restoration of a single work of art are only managed by the restricted group                             - software reseller to distribute software in EU market
                      of people who produced them. SICaR w/b was developed in order to meet these
                      needs.                                                                                   Responsible IRC           IRC RECITAL

Current State         Already on the market
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present      www.liberologico.com/sicar
Innovative Product

Intellectual          Secret know-how
Property Rights:      SICaR w/b users are all the people concerne3d with restoration and conservation
                      of cultural heirtage:
                      - Monuments and Fine Arts Office
                      - Restoration centers
                      - Standardization bodies
                      - Faculty of architecture and School of Specialization on Restorations
                      - Building enterprise

Application Domains   Information processing, information systems
                      SICaR w/b users are all the people concerne3d with restoration and conservation
                      of cultural heirtage:
                      - Monuments and Fine Arts Office
                      - Restoration centers


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22304                                                                            Italy    phone. With AGATA the information are always and everywhere available and they
Liberologico                                                                                                     arrive directly to the tourist mobile phone.
via Goya 2                                                                                                       AGATA is the best solution for territorial networks, open spaces and places where
I - 56010 Pisa                                                                                                   is not available a point of access and exit (e.g. open space museums, open air itin-
                                                                                                                 eraries, museums networks, archaeological areas, historical centres, natural parks,
Title                  GSM Audio-guide for arts, tourism and environment                                         etc.) where to rent a traditional audio-guide could be difficult, and to extend the
                                                                                                                 services over the open-hours of cultural facilities.
Abstract               Liberologico is an IT SME which has matured a strong expertise in developing soft-        AGATA integrates the best technologies for speech processing with technologies for
                       ware for Cultural Heritage. In the field of cultural tourism marketing, the company       VAS services management, providing the users with an Automated Response System.
                       has developed AGATA, an IT platform that allows to easily set up mobile based             Contents are read by a high quality synthetic voice, that might be enrich by jingles
                       location services for any kind of telephone.                                              and pre-recorded messages.
                       The company is searching for:                                                             The user can interact with the application dialling the phone or typing the PC. The
                       - final users, interested in adopting its technologies: public administrations, cultur-   system is developed to browse the vocal three by the mobile phone: it allows the
                       al bodies, etc.                                                                           user to receive information and to interact with the application both by dialling and
                       - partners to collaborate with in international project: research centers, SME, etc.      by natural voice.
                       - software reseller to distribute software in EU market.                                  AGATA is available in 4 versions:
                                                                                                                 - BASIC
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                      Classic audio-guide service available for any mobile phone.
                    Telematics Applications                                                                      - NEWS
                                                                                                                 It allows to manage and send promotional messages and news both in audio for-
Detailed description   AGATA – GSM Audio-guide for Arts, Tourism and Environment is a web-tool for               mat and as SMS/MMS for fidelity purposes and marketing aims. The operator (i.e.
                       telephone services that allows to set up easily a wide range of interactive vocal         hotel facility manager, vendor, events manager, museum manager, etc) enters in
                       applications usable by any kind of telephone, both land and mobile phone:                 the CMS the promo-message and sets the delivering parameters, for instance as a
                       - Information available to the listeners: dial and vocal access to information and        vocal banner at the beginning or at the end of a story, or an SMS. The tool allows
                       services, available both on internet and intranet network (public utility information,    also to deliver the message toward more recipients.
                       mobile audio-guide, tourist information, events, info-mobility, health, etc; product      - COMMUNITY
                       information, customer care services, help desk, advertisement and vocal banner,           Tool for community services and social networking management:
                       post-marketing, etc.);                                                                    • VOTING: tool to set opinion-polls to know the level of satisfaction of a service
                       - Internal communication: vocal contacts and address book, vocal calendar and             and to get back in real-time the preferences and the public voting. The user calls
                       agenda, sales force automation, etc.;                                                     and interacts with natural voice with the automatic vocal operator, which recognis-
                       - M-payment: there are three implementations: e-wallet based on pre-paid cards, vocal     es and records the user vote and answers by the synthetic voice system.
                       trolley and SSL transaction based on J2ME – SSL technologies and vocal payment.           Moreover, the tool allows the user to vote by SMS.
                       Thanks to AGATA it is possible to deliver to tourist’s mobile phone both - for            • BLOG: module to publish user opinions about the visited places. The messages,
                       instance - cultural information written ex novo and entered in the CMS and pre-           entered in the system both by the web and by SMS, can be both listened and read.
                       existed information stored in the database and published in a web-site.                   • WEB REPOSITORY: it allows the phone and the web integration: the user finds
                       AGATA allows to easily develop ad innovative audio-guide service, that does not           on the web the itinerary that he listened to by the audio-guide and s/he can down-
                       require to rent a dedicated tool but it can be listened to directly by the mobile         load it both in pdf format comprehensive of images – as an easily printing mini-


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                       guide – and in mp3 format.                                                                                        - Web editor: it has a content management user-friendly interface, that allows also
                       - TOURIST PASS                                                                                                    to edit the vocal three and to easily and autonomously configure the service;
                       It is an alternative system of traditional tourist cards, that implements multi-chan-                             - TTS gateway: for the TTS technology integration;
                       nel e-booking and e-payment features – web/mobile-phone, to buy cumulative                                        - ASR gateway: for the ASR technology integration;
                       tickets and integrated tourist services (e.g. museums tickets, public transport,                                  - VAS gateway: to set up additional push services by SMS/MMS, emails, automat-
                       shows tickets, etc.).                                                                                             ic contact centre (direct marketing, voting, community);
                       It does not require POS, and it allows to save installation and maintenance costs.                                - m-payment gateway: several configurations (vocal electronic trolley, e-wallet, SSL
                       It guarantees the transaction control and it allows real-time statistics processing                               transaction);
                       about the customs and tourists purchasing behaviours.                                                             - web-services gateway: system integration through XML-RPC or SOAP.
                       It is made up of the following features:
                       - PIN: it allows to record the user data by entering personal data and associating      Current State             Already on the market
                       the mobile phone number to a personal ID-code number (PIN) made up of 8                 of Development
                       alpha-numeric characters, that can be later used for a service;                         of the Technology
                       - J2ME: to make protected transaction toward a bank gateway based on a J2ME
                       standard application;                                                                   Intellectual              Secret know-how
                       - VOICE: to make protected transaction toward a bank gateway with voice user            Property Rights:
                       recognition.
                                                                                                               Application Domains       Information processing, information systems
Innovative Aspects /   AGATA is an absolutely innovative product in the software market.                                                 - Audioguide for museum and open spaces (city tour, archaeological area, parks,
Advantages             Its special features are:                                                                                         etc.)
                       - Design & deploy: the user can develop his/her interactive vocal application by an                               - Information on current events (art exhibitions, theatre, music, etc.)
                       on-line CMS. This means that you do not need neither to install hardware (i.e.                                    - Location based tourist information (restaurants, bus stops, infomobility, pharma-
                       PBX) or a technical help;                                                                                         cies, etc.)
                       - User friendly: the WYSIWYG editor allows to create the structure, commands, fea-
                       tures and contents of a interactive vocal application without writing code;             Collaboration Details     Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                       - IT-TLC convergence: AGATA can manage database/web/telephonic integrated
                       services, as for instance data writing/reading on a database, action user tracking,     Profile of Target         Industry, academy, research organisation
                       etc.;                                                                                   Partner
                       - Quality: high quality and multi-language (more than 15 languages) vocal synthe-
                       sizer (TTS – Text To Speech) allows to vocalize both information in real time and       The Specific Area of    The company is searching for:
                       database queries results; the ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) can recognise          Activity of the Partner - final users, interested in adopting its technologies: public administrations, cultur-
                       high definition vocal command;                                                                                  al bodies, etc.
                       - Customized and modulated: it is possible to choose among a set of standard                                    - partners to collaborate with in international project: research centers, SME, etc.
                       tools that correspond to different features and services.                                                       - software reseller to distribute software in EU market.

Main advantages        AGATA is VXML based on, and it is made up of the following elements for the             Responsible IRC           IRC RECITAL
                       development, the administration and the vocal services monitoring:


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22305                                                                          Italy                            ArtIn XML Desktop has been adopted by the Italian Ministry of Cultura Heritage in
Liberologico                                                                                                                           the ARTPAST project (www.artpast.org) where it has been used to digitally cata-
via Goya 2                                                                                                                             logue the archive of approximately 30 Superintendeces. The project was about the
I - 56010 Pisa                                                                                                                         cataloguing of about 2.000.000 of cataloguing items in different ICCD formats,
                                                                                                                                       which had been possible since ArtIn XML is able to deal with any ICCD format and
Title                  Platform for multi-schema cataloguing                                                                           any schema version, thanks to a self-configuring XML based module.

Abstract                                                                                                       Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                               Advantages
                       Liberologico, thanks to its deep experience in the development of technological
                       plaforms for the Cultural Heritage, has developed Artin-XML, a platform for the                                 ArtIn XML, both Desktop and Web, are independent from the cataloguing stan-
                       multi-standard cataloguing and the organization of catalogue records, which has                                 dards they are managing. They have been designed so that they can accept an
                       been widely tested in important projects both at local and at national level.                                   XML description of any possible cataloguing standard (according to the SIGEC
                                                                                                                                       standard), and to self-configure accordingly. Thanks to this solution, the system can
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                            easily manage custom or future versions of a cataloguing schema, without any
                    Telematics Applications                                                                                            direct customization on the relational archive or the user interface.

Detailed description                                                                                           Current State           Already on the market
                                                                                                               of Development
                       Artin XML is a flexible multi-standard cataloguing platform, based on XML, whose

                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       main features are the independence from any standard guidelines of cataloguing
                       and the ability to self-configure its data-entry interfaces according to the descrip-

                                                                                                               Web Link Present
                       tive schema concerned.
                                                                                                                                       www.liberologico.com/artin
                                                                                                               Innovative Product
                       It is composed of two integrated modules:
                       - ArtIn XML Desktop: desktop version for the multi-standard cataloguing.

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                       - ArtIn XML w/b: web based version for multi-standard cataloguing and consulting.
                                                                                                                                       Secret know-how
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       Both modules are independent from the cataloguing standards they are manag-
                       ing. They have been designed so that they can accept an XML description of any

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       possible cataloguing standard (according to the SIGEC standard), and to self-con-
                       figure accordingly. Thanks to this solution, the system can easily manage custom                                Information processing, information systems
                       or future versions of a cataloguing schema, without any direct customization on                                 ArtIn XMl potential final users are all the people concerned with the cataloguing of
                       the relational archive or the user interface.                                                                   cultural heritage:
                       Moreover, ArtIn XML is fully equipped, both in the desktop and in the web-based                                 - Monuments and Fine Arts Office
                       versions, with import/export features following ICCD (.trc) and XML formats, thus                               - Cataloguing and Standardization bodies
                       enabling both on-line and off-line cataloguing, in a central, shared, safe archive.                             - Cultural heritage, art trade and art appraisal organisations
                       ArtIn XML w/b is the web version of the ArtIn XML Desktop software. It is built                                 - Museums and Galleries
                       using Java technology, with the support of GWT (Google Web Toolkit) and Ajax                                    - Foundations
                       libraries. This approach allows to use the web interface without reloading the page                             - Public and Private collections

                                                                                                               Collaboration Details
                       at each insert/modify operation on the data, thus greatly increasing the speed of
                       data entry. The XHTML interface conforms to the W3C and WCAG standards, as                                      Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                       well as to the Italian laws (legge Stanca).


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Profile of Target        Industry, academy, research organisation                                             Technology Offer TO_PL_22224                                                                         Poland
Partner                                                                                                       Magit Sp. z o.o.
                                                                                                              ul. Wystawowa 1
The Specific Area of    Potential final users are all the people concerned with the cataloguing of cultural   PL - 51-618 Wroclaw
Activity of the Partner heritage:
                        - Monuments and Fine Arts Office                                                      Title                  3D Interactive visualisations of museums, buildings and cities
                        - Cataloguing and Standardization bodies
                        - Cultural heritage, art trade and art appraisal organisations                        Abstract               A Polish company Magit offers a wide range of IT solutions to be applied in mar-
                        - Museums and Galleries                                                                                      keting, education and information services. Its clients list features leading banks,
                        - Foundations                                                                                                national and international chain stores, public sector institutions and many others.
                        - Public and Private collections                                                                             The company offers 3D interactive visualisations that can be applied in promotion
                                                                                                                                     of museums, monuments, historical buildings and cities.
Responsible IRC          IRC RECITAL
                                                                                                              Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia

                                                                                                              Detailed description   In order to fully appreciate the beauty of a historical building or paintings in a
                                                                                                                                     museum, one has to see them with one’s own eyes. Virtual visualisation can, how-
                                                                                                                                     ever, be an interesting complement, which at the same time encourages the view-
                                                                                                                                     er to personally visit the place being presented in the future. A virtual tour of a
                                                                                                                                     museum that makes it possible to see particular works of art being presented there
                                                                                                                                     is also an alternative for those who do not have the opportunity to visit a muse-
                                                                                                                                     um. Thanks to the technology of interactive visualisation, they can broaden their
                                                                                                                                     knowledge in the privacy of their own home. Children also find this form of cul-
                                                                                                                                     ture and art presentation interesting.
                                                                                                                                     Another proposal is a virtual city. 3D technology makes it possible to go for a tour
                                                                                                                                     of the city or a chosen area. The user simultaneously receives information about
                                                                                                                                     where there are, in front of what monument they are standing and they can
                                                                                                                                     become acquainted with its history. This is not all - how about going back in time
                                                                                                                                     and seeing what the city used to look like 200 years ago?

                                                                                                              Innovative Aspects /   Interactive visualisation
                                                                                                              Advantages

                                                                                                              Main advantages        - making available information about facilities without the necessity to visit them in
                                                                                                                                     person
                                                                                                                                     - the ability to present elements that are not visible “live”, due to the conditions in
                                                                                                                                     which they find themselves (e.g. sunken ships, devices inaccessible because of a


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                        lack of space)                                                                        Technology Offer TO_PL_22239                                                                      Poland
                        - making available written electronic information about the facility being present-   Magit Sp. z o.o.
                        ed.                                                                                   ul. Wystawowa 1
                                                                                                              PL - 51-618 Wroclaw
Current State           Already on the market
of Development                                                                                                Title
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                     The multimedia kiosks - information points for museums, galeries, monuments
                                                                                                                                     etc.

Intellectual            Secret know-how                                                                       Abstract
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                     Polish company Magit offers a wide range of IT solutions to be applied in market-
                                                                                                                                     ing, education and information services. The company manufactures advanced

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                     info kiosks integrating newest computer and touch screen technology achieve-
                        Information processing, information systems                                                                  ments. The kiosks may be used as an advertisement medium or an information
                        - visualisations of buildings                                                                                point in museums, galeries, monuments, public institutions ant other.
                        - visualisations of museums
                        - visualisations of cities                                                            Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia
                        - visualisations of department stores
                        - visualisations of real estate for sale                                              Detailed description   The info kiosks arise in result of integration of newest computer and touch screen

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                     technology achievements. The touch screen technology plays a key role and it
                        Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation;                                      cooperates with specialised software used in info kiosk. The info kiosks are adapt-
                        Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement; Joint venture agreement                                             ed to public usage - fulfil requirements in field of software and equipment safety.

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                     The software is prepared exactly for the customer needs and allows the intuitive
                        Public and private sector, industry, services, research
Partner
                                                                                                                                     interaction with random user.
                                                                                                                                     The info kiosks can be used as an advertisement medium or an information point

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                     in museums, galeries, monuments, public institutions and other. They can be used
                        Cultural heritage, Education, Promotion
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                     also for internet access and electronic communication. It is possible to configure
                                                                                                                                     additional equipment (connect point, the printer, card or barcode reader, camera

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                     and others) which allows achieving personalised functionality like ticket sale. The
                        IRC Central Poland                                                                                           kiosks work properly outdoors as well as indoors and are prepared for the differ-
                                                                                                                                     ent and difficult climate and temperature conditions. The info kiosk is specially
                                                                                                                                     made to decrease customer service expenses and provide complex information
                                                                                                                                     services for customers.

                                                                                                              Innovative Aspects /   Integration of newest computer and touch screen technology achievements
                                                                                                              Advantages

                                                                                                              Main advantages        - safe
                                                                                                                                     - user friendly


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                        - tailor-made                                                                           Technology Offer TO_IT_21869                                                                            Italy
                        - possibility to configure additional equipment                                         MBL SOLUTIONS
                        - outdoor and indoor use                                                                STRADA PROVINCIALE 231 KM 32.700
                        - 24 hours work                                                                         I - 70033 CORATO (BA)
                        - modern company image creation
                                                                                                                Title
Current State
                                                                                                                                       Innovative microwaves technology for restoration and pest control in wooden
                        Already on the market
of Development
                                                                                                                                       immovable structures

of the Technology                                                                                               Abstract               An Italian SME developed a mobile microwaves device for pest control of wood. It

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                       is the first full optional industrial system coming from the most advanced Italian
                        Copyright protected
Property Rights
                                                                                                                                       scientific and industrial research in the field of pest control. The system substitutes
                                                                                                                                       chemicals (mainly methyl bromide) having similar effects, without causing danger

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                       either for health or for environment. The SME is interested in commercial agree-
                        Information processing, information systems                                                                    ments with technical assistance with companies distributing systems for pest con-
                        advertisement medium or an information point in museums, galeries, monu-                                       trol.
                        ments, public institutions
                        facilitates wide range of services to the visitors and customers: information, trans-   Technology Keywords Materials Technology
                        lation, ticketing and other
                                                                                                                Detailed description
Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                       An Italian company is devoted to identifying innovation needs and develop prop-
                        Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical                                   er technological solutions satisfying the specific client’s requirements. One of the
                        co-operation; Joint venture agreement                                                                          solutions developed is an industrial microwaves mobile device for pest control of

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                       immovable wooden materials. It is completely transportable, light, strong and
                        Industry, services
Partner
                                                                                                                                       extremely efficient. Its modularity allows easy and rapid dismantlement and re-
                                                                                                                                       assemblage even in very complex sites. The machinery is equipped with a

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                       mechanical system for rapid dismantlement, a microwaves generation device with
                        Multimedia, Smart Appliances, Information Technologies, Cultural Heritage
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                       an antenna the geometry whereof, if properly studied, ensures the best electro-
                                                                                                                                       magnetic field uniformity, hence excellent uniformity of heating. Infrared temper-

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                       ature sensors, for real-time thermal monitoring of the treated materials, enable
                        IRC Central Poland                                                                                             electromagnetic irradiation interruption as soon as the programmed temperature
                                                                                                                                       is reached (Thermal Monitoring System with Programmable Thresholds). The
                                                                                                                                       device is also endowed with an Electromagnetic Monitoring System that constant-
                                                                                                                                       ly checks the working environment and guarantees the respect of the EM (electro-
                                                                                                                                       magnetic) human exposition limits, according to the EU standards in force. So, the
                                                                                                                                       operational area is completely safe both for operators and environment.

                                                                                                                Innovative Aspects /   The system is the first full optional industrial mobile microwaves device, replacing
                                                                                                                Advantages             the dangerous chemicals commonly used for pest control. It ensures:


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                         - 100% pest lethality                                                                    Technology Offer TO_IT_21940                                                                        Italy
                         - Very short treatment time with comparison to other methods                             MENCI SOFTWARE
                         - Very easy treatment conditions for both the premises residents and the pest con-       via fratelli lumiere 19
                         trol operators                                                                           I - 52100 Arezzo
                         - Electromagnetic safety
                         - No need of pre-treatment preparation, nor post-treatment work                          Title                  Photographic tridimensional scanning till micrometric scale for cultural heritage
                         - Logic controller with simple and intuitive man-machine interface                                              measure monitoring

Main advantages          The method is completely safe and does not produce pollution. The machinery              Abstract               ZSCAN is a system due to generate a cloud point using digital camera: include
                         can be installed in a few minutes thanks to rapid joint electric connectors, with dif-                          hardware and software.
                         ferent layouts according to the client’s needs. It ensures excellent concentration of
                         electromagnetic field, thus allowing optimal heating uniformity in the material,         Technology Keywords Measurement Tools
                         which results in very fast and safe pest control treatment.
                                                                                                                  Detailed description
Current State
                                                                                                                                         The system allows to acquire digital image triples through a calibrated reflex cam-
                         The machinery has already been fully tested in Italy, especially in the field of
of Development
                                                                                                                                         era that scrolls on a precision calibrated slider bar.
                         restoration of cultural heritage.
of the Technology
                                                                                                                                         The system allows point cloud generation of objects represented into an image
                                                                                                                                         triple, without any control point or well-known measurements. Ther system is char-

Intellectual
                                                                                                                                         acterized by geometric and chromatic point cloud accuracy and above all by using
                         Patent(s) applied for
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                         easy and by components hardiness.
                         Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted                                                                       Menci realize and commercialize software and hardware kit.

Application Domains      Materials technology                                                                     Innovative Aspects /   Zscan generates cloud points without laser scanner.
                                                                                                                  Advantages
Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                         Everybody can operates with success; time and special skills saving thanks to ZScan
                         Commercial agreement with technical assistance                                                                  user friendly interface.

Profile of Target        Companies                                                                                Main advantages
Partner
                                                                                                                                         No other direct measure needed on cultural heritage.
                                                                                                                                         No other instrument needed for metric survey.

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                         Easy to use and to carry everywhere.
                        Distribution or use of systems for pest control.
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                         No electrical battery needed.

                                                                                                                  Current State
The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                         Already on the market
                         The company sought should distribute the system, ensuring technical assistance           of Development
Performed of             and training. The developer would transfer the needed know-how                           of the Technology
the Partner Sought        for the operation of the system.
                                                                                                                  Web Link Present
Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                         www.menci.com/zscan
                         IRC IRIDE                                                                                Innovative Product



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Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                         Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22502                                                                     Italy
Property Rights:                                                                                     MEOGEO Srl (IMAA-CNR spinoff company)
                                                                                                     IMAA-CNR, C.da S. Loja
Application Domains     Measurement methods                                                          I - 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ)
                        Archeology, Architecture, Cultural Heritage Documentation and Monitororing
                                                                                                     Title                  Advanced technologies for risk assessment and management of cultural resources
Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance
                                                                                                     Abstract               The approach we proposed for risk assessment and management of cultural
Profile of Target       Industry-Academy-Research Organization                                                              resources is based on both in-situ and remote sensing technologies. The employ-
Partner                                                                                                                     ment of new technologies allows us to perform (i) risk prediction, (ii) preven-
                                                                                                                            tion and (iii) mitigation. Both natural and human induced risks are modelled and
The Specific Area of    Archeology, Architecture, Cultural Heritage Documentation and Monitororing                          evaluated for different types of cultural resources located in different environ-
Activity of the Partner                                                                                                     mental settings characterized by specific natural, socio-economic parameters and
                                                                                                                            risks, among them , environmental impacts, natural deterioration of material,
Responsible IRC         IRC RECITAL                                                                                         anthropogenic pressure.

                                                                                                     Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                                                                                                                         Telematics Applications

                                                                                                     Detailed description   Cultural heritage is endangered from both human activities and natural disasters,
                                                                                                                            this drives the necessity of finding innovative ways for the improvement of the
                                                                                                                            management planning, protection and conservation of the culture heritage is
                                                                                                                            urgent more than ever.
                                                                                                                            When considering isolated monuments or sites, the level of intervention is well
                                                                                                                            defined and can be better approached. Whereas, when larger areas (archaeolog-
                                                                                                                            ical sites and landscape) are examined and when more cultural and social param-
                                                                                                                            eters are taken into account, the management and preservation becomes much
                                                                                                                            more complex to be analysed.
                                                                                                                            The methodological approach we proposed is specifically developed for the
                                                                                                                            assessment and management of risk at different spatial scales of cultural resources,
                                                                                                                            from single monument to landscape. In particular, the employment of new tech-
                                                                                                                            nologies allows us to (i) predict the risk, (ii) reconstruct potential scenarios for
                                                                                                                            prevention and mitigation. Both natural and human induced risks are modelled
                                                                                                                            and evaluated for different types of cultural resources located in different envi-
                                                                                                                            ronmental characterized by specific natural, socio-economic parameters and risks,
                                                                                                                            among them: fire, landslide, floods, and hydro-geologic risks, material deteriora-
                                                                                                                            tion anthropogenic pressure and management of cultural and natural resources.


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                        The system is characterized by a high degree of flexibility and potentiality to be    Technology Offer TO_IT_22341                                                                             Italy
                        used in various areas providing reliable results that can be used by the respon-      META Srl
                        sible local authorities or by other cultural heritage managers.                       Via G. Porzio, 4 – Centro Direzionale is F11
                                                                                                              I - 80143 Napoli
Innovative Aspects /    The main innovative aspects are linked with the system capability to
Advantages              1) explore the different environmental and social variables that influence the cul-   Title                    Meta3D: an engine for high quality 3D real-time rendering and simulation
                        tural heritage monuments and sites,
                        2) define the weight of influence of each of the above factors                        Abstract                 Meta3D is a complete, high performance platform for advanced 3D real-time ren-
                        3) provide an expert tool which would be used for the risk assessment manage-                                  dering, simulation and rapid production graphics. It is a 3D rendering and simula-
                        ment of the cultural resources.                                                                                tion engine with high qualitative and performance standards, ease of use and ver-

Main advantages
                                                                                                                                       satility. It delivers high quality photo-realistic graphics with optimal performance
                        The proposed methodological approach is capable to provide innovative solu-                                    from OpenGL 1.1 to the latest 3D hardware.
                        tions for the preventive conservation of the cultural environment for different
                        geographic areas and type of monuments                                                Technology Keywords Multimedia

Intellectual            Exclusive rights                                                                      Detailed description
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                       The Meta3D engine is feature-rich, supporting a great number of atmospheric and
                                                                                                                                       visual effects and animation techniques. Hardware optimal solutions are provided

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                       through vertex programs and software assembler fallbacks for non-programmable
                        Information processing, information systems                                                                    3D hardware and a highly modular material system. The physics engine natively

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                       supports rigid and articulated bodies, cloth, interactive liquid surfaces, gasses and
                        Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement                                                                particle systems and operates on a modular framework that allows the introduc-

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                       tion of any new element or behaviour into simulations. The rigid-body simulation
                        Industry and research organisations
Partner
                                                                                                                                       system is not subject to the mathematical instabilities of traditional rigid-body sim-
                                                                                                                                       ulation techniques, resulting in movements that always appear fluid and natural.

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                       Simulation accuracy can be traded for speed with fine grained control. Meta3D has
                        Cultural heritage, environmental analyses
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                       a completely dynamic behaviour allows instant-result content creation and modi-
                                                                                                                                       fication and unlimited dynamic and interchangeable content.

The Tasks to be         Technical cooperation, technological transfer and development.                        Innovative Aspects /
Performed of
                                                                                                                                       The main advantages of Meta3D are the high quality of the 3D scenes with minimal
                                                                                                              Advantages
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                       hardware requirements and use of resources and the possibility to emulate com-
                                                                                                                                       plex movements and atmospheric agents and to interact in an effective way with

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                       the objects in the scene.
                        IRC IRIDE                                                                                                      The Meta3D physics engine delivers complex physics with innovative approaches
                                                                                                                                       that give highly realistic results with unprecedented speed and stability.
                                                                                                                                       Meta3D is optimized for the web use using innovative optimisation methods that
                                                                                                                                       operate with entirely dynamic content, giving unified solutions that allow better
                                                                                                                                       accuracy, interactivity and efficiency. It compresses the 3D models preserving the


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                        quality of the visual results using advanced techniques and proprietary algorithms        Technology Offer TO_IT_22335                                                                         Italy
                        and formats working on the reduction of model complexity, the repetition of sim-          Metis Systems Srl
                        ilar features, image compression techniques, the possibility of progressive, down-        Via della Pisana, 415
                        loads, etc.                                                                               I - 00163 Roma

Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested                                                 Title
of Development
                                                                                                                                         Digital reproduction systems for extreme high quality reproduction of large origi-

of the Technology
                                                                                                                                         nals and books.

                                                                                                                  Abstract
Intellectual
                                                                                                                                         Metis Systems Srl, which founders come from an extended experience in satellite
                        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                                         imaging, has a deep knowledge in high technology and digital imaging. Metis
                                                                                                                                         manufactures medium and large format scanners, which are designed to match

Application Domains
                                                                                                                                         the Cultural Heritage demands in terms of extreme high quality reproduction and
                        Meta3D may be used in a lot of different contexts going from the reconstruction                                  original care of: maps, books, drawings, parchments, papyrus, and any other
                        and 3D navigation and exploration (both automatic and user-guided) of sites,                                     ancient, precious and delicate document.
                        rooms and places, e.g. in the Cultural Heritage and architectural fields; the defini-
                        tion of virtual metaphors for the interactive fruition of information, e.g. for explor-   Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow
                        ing complex databases or navigate among semantic query results; the simulation                                Management; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
                        of complex mechanical systems; the interactive and advanced visualization of user
                        manuals and technical documentation; the building of multi-room 3D-chat envi-             Detailed description   All Metis equipment are the result of a perfect integration between the technolo-
                        ronments; the creation of 3D last generation games; etc.                                                         gy designed by Metis such as: high precision mechanic, an outstanding optical

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                                                         scheme, a very sophisticated electronics, an innovative lighting system
                        Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Other                                    “SynchroLight”, special devices that guarantee the complete safety of the original

Profile of Target
                                                                                                                                         during the scanning; and several, top quality, components such as: Professional
                        Museums, Multimedia and web development and commercialization of software
Partner
                                                                                                                                         Trilinear CCD sensors, Lamps IR un UV free, Professional Optics etc.
                        products                                                                                                         The key points of Metis’s equipment success are the extreme high quality, the res-

The Specific Area of
                                                                                                                                         olution and the geometrical precision of any reproduction. The resolution
                        Cultural Heritage
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                                                                         (Resolving Power) in the DRS system is very high and uniformly distributed over
                                                                                                                                         the entire scan area due to the perfect integration of all elements into the optical

The Tasks to be
                                                                                                                                         path (including professional Lens and CCD); an extremely accurate kinetics of the
                        Development of applications based on the engine
Performed of
                                                                                                                                         DRS system (including motor, electronic, high precision mechanics, rails, etc.) also
                        Customization of the platform
the Partner Sought
                                                                                                                                         plays a determining role. The advanced optical and mechanic design of any DRS
                        Distribution and Exploitation of the engine or the applications                                                  system allow to achieve extremely high geometric accuracy over the full scan area.

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                                                         The zenithal point of view of the Optic, respect to the original, ensures proper and
                        IRC IRIDE                                                                                                        natural perspective. The DRS systems deliver, by far, the highest quality and the
                                                                                                                                         most accurate geometry in respect to any reproduction made by any other world-
                                                                                                                                         wide competitor system.
                                                                                                                                         All DRS systems integrate the Metis “SynchroLight” lighting system which, by


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                       delivering a very powerful and uniform lighting on the original, maximizes image                                -the incomparable quality
                       quality even at the highest scan speed. The SynchroLight, that uses lamps IR and                                -color fidelity
                       UV free, concentrates all the light power into a unique uniform light blade which                               -geometric precision
                       runs over the originals (in synchronization with the CCD), so that the original is                              of any reproduction over the time, together with the complete safety of any orig-
                       exposed to the light only for the few seconds which are required for the scan time.                             inal and the high productivity. Once again the quality, which is today recognized
                       Furthermore the SinchroLight, thank to its designs, only diffuses a minimal amount                              as the best reproduction quality available on the market, by all the clients that
                       of light in the ambient. The structure of any DRS system has been designed to                                   have had the possibility to test it, is the result of the integration of all the various
                       maximize the integration between the different elements in order to achieve a                                   components and the advanced Metis technology, that are assembled in any DRS
                       superior solidity, reliability and time duration. The high precision and robustness                             system.
                       of the various components of the DRS structure allows in fact to reach and main-
                       tain, by the time, extremely high performances from an optical-mechanical point        Current State            Already on the market
                       of view, which is essential for an intensive use of the system. In general the DRS     of Development
                       manufacturing materials and components have been oversized in order to guar-           of the Technology
                       antee the best reliability, durability and also minimize the maintenance need. For
                       the same reasons most of the components are constituted by high quality alu-           Web Link Present         www.metis-group.com
                       minum and steel. As a result of all the above matters, the DRS systems deliver, by     Innovative Product
                       far, the highest quality and the most accurate geometry in respect to any other
                       reproduction made by using any of the worldwide competitor system.                     Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                       The DRS product family includes:                                                       Property Rights:
                       - DRS 5070 for documents and books up to 50x70cm size; it includes a book cra-
                       dle for books up to a thickness up to 25cm                                             Application Domains      Construction technology; Materials technology; Measurement methods
                       - DRS A1 Plus for documents and books up to 67x103cm size; it includes a book                                   Cultural Heritage Institutes: Libraries, Historical Archives, Museums.
                       cradle for books with a thickness up to 25cm                                                                    Government: Geographical Institute, Cadastral Archives.
                       - DRS 2xA0 for documents and books up to 120x180cm size; it includes a repro-                                   Private: Foundation’s archives and libraries, Photolab, Digital Service Bureau
                       duction table for originals with a thickness up to 15cm
                                                                                                              Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Financial
Innovative Aspects /   The most innovative aspect of these systems, that always deliver superb image                                   resources
Advantages             quality, high geometric precision and guarantee stability of the performance over
                       the time, is that, thanks to a very user friendly software interface, any system can   Profile of Target        Any partner involved in the market where we distribute our systems.
                       be easily used by any operator, even the beginner ones; in the mine time, as the       Partner
                       DRS software, also offers possibility of high level personalization, will match the
                       expectation of the most demanding and professional users. Furthermore,                 The Specific Area of    High quality digital reproduction of large size originals and books.
                       thanks to an advanced and sophisticated conception, all these systems, guarantee       Activity of the Partner
                       the complete safety of any original, even the most precious and ancient manu-
                       scripts, and, in the mine time, also allow high productivity.

Main advantages        The real advantages of any Metis DRS system are:


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The Tasks to be      Purchase, distribution or sales cooperation.Technical cooperation   Technology Request TR_RO_22518                                                                   Romania
Performed of                                                                             NO ORG
the Partner Sought                                                                       Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda No. 41 A
                                                                                         RO - 700487 Iasi
Responsible IRC      IRC CIRCE
                                                                                         Title                  Multifunctional integrated technology for the conservation of national cultural her-
                                                                                                                itage

                                                                                         Abstract               The study effectuated by a research and conservation institutions from Iasi
                                                                                                                Romania have had a new ecological technology of conservation of cultural her-
                                                                                                                itage results. It means the conservation cultural goods through decontamination,
                                                                                                                cleaning and coverage of protection with polymers in HF plasma treatments. The
                                                                                                                technology can be applied in others domains: the synthesis of polymers, surface
                                                                                                                modifications, medicine. We are interested in collaboration with research institu-
                                                                                                                tion and Museum for technical cooperation.

                                                                                         Technology Keywords Construction Technology

                                                                                         Detailed description   The technology is proposed in order to eliminate the classic treat methods that are
                                                                                                                realised with toxic substances.
                                                                                                                The degree of project novelty consists in the elaboration of a multifunctional tech-
                                                                                                                nology in the cultural heritage conservation, for decontamination, cleaning and
                                                                                                                coating, in a sequential process at nanometer level, as well as the achievement the
                                                                                                                realization of a modular complex installation for the nanotechnology application
                                                                                                                step by step or in an unique process.

                                                                                         Innovative Aspects /   The technology is highly efficient, ecological and non-destructive with low specific
                                                                                         Advantages             consumptions The realization of protective coatings by cold plasma deposition
                                                                                                                directly from monomer phase entails the advantages of a well- defined structure
                                                                                                                and composition of the deposed film, a better characteristic control and a better
                                                                                                                homogeneity of the material properties. Moreover, the cold plasma treatment per-
                                                                                                                mits a superior preparation of the support surface (decontamination and/or clean-
                                                                                                                ing) which determines an excellent adherence of the coating material to the sup-
                                                                                                                port, and a true reproduction of the details.

                                                                                         Main advantages        Non invasive procedure, ecological, easy to apply



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Intellectual             Patent(s) applied for                         Technology Offer TO_RO_22475                                                                           Romania
Property Rights:                                                       NO ORG
                                                                       Sos. Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Nr. 1
Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Financial resources   RO - 700028 Iasi

Profile of Target        Academy, research organization                Title                   The conservation of patrimonony objects in hight frequency coul plasma
Partner
                                                                       Abstract                The study effectuated by a research and conservation institutions from Iasi
The Specific Area of    Research, conservation of cultural heritage                            Romania have had a new ecological technology of conservation of cultural her-
Activity of the Partner                                                                        itage results. It means the conservation cultural goods through decontamination,
                                                                                               cleaning and coverage of protection with polymers in HF plasma treatments. The
Responsible IRC          Romanian IRC 4D                                                       technology can be applied in others domains: the synthesis of polymers, surface
                                                                                               modifications, medicine. We are interested in collaboration about the research
                                                                                               institution and Museum.

                                                                       Detailed description    The process allows the sequential or in a continuous flux realization of decontam-
                                                                                               ination, cleaning and thin film deposition on mobile cultural heritage items, by uti-
                                                                                               lizing different ionized gases (Ar, O2, H2, N2, air) in a high frequency cold plasma
                                                                                               (13.5 MHz), with pre - established and monitored parameters (pressure -p, tem-
                                                                                               perature - T, electric field - E, time - t) as a function of the nature of the objects and
                                                                                               their its deterioration degree.
                                                                                               The afferent installation to the process is composed by two specialized, modular,
                                                                                               interchangeable reactors scheduled with an automatic system of gas and/or
                                                                                               monomer admission, that are individual connected to 13.5 MHz high frequency
                                                                                               generator, as a function of the item nature (flexible or rigid).

                                                                       Innovative Aspects /    The technology is highly efficient, ecological and non-destructive with low specific
                                                                       Advantages              consumptions The realization of protective coatings by cold plasma deposition
                                                                                               directly from monomer phase entails the advantages of a well- defined structure
                                                                                               and composition of the deposed film, a better characteristic control and a better
                                                                                               homogeneity of the material properties.Moreover, the cold plasma treatment per-
                                                                                               mits a superior preparation of the support surface (decontamination and/or clean-
                                                                                               ing) which determines an excellent adherence of the coating material to the sup-
                                                                                               port, and a true reproduction of the details.

                                                                       Main advantages         - Ecological and non-invasive process
                                                                                               - High degree of applicability


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                         - In real-time control of item treatment      Technology Request TR_PT_22516                                                                        Portugal
                         - Low price and safety in exploitation        NOVA CONSERVACAO, LDA
                                                                       Cc. do Marques de Abrantes, n. 111 – 1º
Current State            Development phase laboratory tested           P - 1200-718 Lisbon
of Development
of the Technology                                                      Title                  Information management system applied to the cultural heritage, regarding con-

Intellectual
                                                                                              servation, maintenance and documentation
                         Patent(s) granted
Property Rights:                                                       Abstract               Nova Conservacao is a Portuguese company dedicated mainly to the conservation,

Application Domains
                                                                                              restoration and maintenance of cultural heritage.
                         Materials technology                                                 We want to collaborate in the development of an information-management sys-

Collaboration Details
                                                                                              tem that will benefit the work of institutions, surveyors, restorers and researchers.
                         Technical co-operation; Financial resources                          Thus, we seek European partners, mainly Italian and Spanish, for the development

Profile of Target
                                                                                              and research of conservation projects.
                         Research organisation
Partner                                                                Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management

The Specific Area of    Research, conservation heritage cultural       Detailed description
Activity of the Partner
                                                                                              The management and care of historic buildings and monuments is one of the
                                                                                              most complex tasks faced by the authorities responsible for their preservation,

Responsible IRC
                                                                                              largely due to the ramified sum of involved information, of which the gather and
                         Romanian IRC 4D                                                      overall analysis are often made impossible by its degree of dispersion.
                                                                                              If the preservation of heritage is part of the priorities of any country, it is of partic-
                                                                                              ular interest to develop work that leads to better and more efficient solutions for
                                                                                              this preservation, with objectives that privilege interdisciplinarity and technology
                                                                                              transfer in the field of conservation. Thus, it is intended, with the current project,
                                                                                              to use information technologies - already available - as a support tool for the man-
                                                                                              agement of this type of assets, creating a specific computing platform - a software
                                                                                              that allows for the Management of Architectural Heritage. More specifically, this
                                                                                              concerns the development of a specific ICT tool that allows for the incorporation
                                                                                              of all information concerning each object/monument, including Documentation,
                                                                                              Conservation and Restoration interventions, Preservation, Maintenance and Risk
                                                                                              Management and Control.

                                                                       Main advantages        Interventions’ management and planning – optimization of human resources and
                                                                                              working times;
                                                                                              Heritage Management – risk management, identification and monitoring;
                                                                                              Dynamic system – the possibility of adding modules;


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                         Interaction with other databases;                      EU RTD Result EURTD_PL_21938                                                                        Poland
                         Instant access information system (web based);         OBAN&OBANI
                         Secure management system                               Sygneczów 173 k/Krakowa
                                                                                PL - Kraków
Current State            Other (please specify)
of Development                                                                  Title
of the Technology
                                                                                                       Preventive conservation strategies for protection of organic objects in museums,
                                                                                                       historic buildings and archives

Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)   Abstract
Property Rights:
                                                                                                       A Polish company with international partners developed an early warning system
                                                                                                       and preventive conservation strategy for organic materials in museums and

Application Domains
                                                                                                       archives. Elaborated within EU funded project the system was tested on the mar-
                         Information processing, information systems                                   ket and can be made directly commercially available. The company is interested in

Collaboration Details
                                                                                                       commercial agreement with technical assistance. However other forms of collabo-
                         Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement                               ration are welcommed.

Profile of Target        Research organisation and companies                    Technology Keywords Materials Technology; Measurement Tools
Partner
                                                                                Detailed description
The Specific Area of
                                                                                                       The early warning dosimeter system consists of two dosimeters that show the neg-
                        Restoration and conservation of cultural heritage
Activity of the Partner Software/technologies project development
                                                                                                       ative changes from polluted atmoshere to the historic objects before they will have
                                                                                                       a negative impact on them. One is a dosimeter that responds to a wide range of

Responsible IRC
                                                                                                       environmental parameters as a generic integrated device. It has an accelerated
                         IRC Portugal (CPI)                                                            response due to its manufacture from a very sensitive polymer. The dosimeters are
                                                                                                       located in a small and portable device that displays the results 4 weeks after their
                                                                                                       exposure without use of complicated analytical and laboratory equipment. The
                                                                                                       device is so calibrated that the displayed results are placed within the 1-5 scale.
                                                                                                       The scale refers to the requirements of the prevention set up for the different types
                                                                                                       of the historic objects.

                                                                                Innovative Aspects /   The EWO sensor together with the New Preventive COnservation Strategy is a new
                                                                                Advantages             early warning system which will provide a relatively cheap and easy way for muse-
                                                                                                       ums and other cultural heritage organisations as a first step to evaluate the quali-
                                                                                                       ty of the environment they provide for organic objects.

                                                                                Main advantages        Portable device that eliminates long and expensive laboratory procedures.
                                                                                                       Quick and easy display of results that can be read directly on site.
                                                                                                       The early detection reduces the costs of conservation of the historic objects.



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Current State            Already on the market                                                          Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22463                                                                        Italy
of Development                                                                                          Officina per le Arti Opera Srl
of the Technology                                                                                       Viale delle Scienze ed.16
                                                                                                        I - 90128 Palermo
Intellectual             Secret know-how
Property Rights:                                                                                        Title                  3D digital textured models -suitable for interactive navigation- from laser scanning
                                                                                                                               data
Application Domains      Materials technology
                                                                                                        Abstract               An Italian company that answers the demand for market needs related to the
Collaboration Details    Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical                          preservation and protection of historical heritage, provides services in the field of
                         co-operation                                                                                          multimedia representation using the most recent technologies for metric data
                                                                                                                               acquisition, digital modelling and virtual 3D reconstruction.
Profile of Target        Administrators of the historic objects.                                                               Partner is sought for technical cooperation and/or manufacturing agreement.
Partner
                                                                                                        Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools; Multimedia
The Specific Area of    Conservation of cultural heritage, conservation science.
Activity of the Partner                                                                                 Detailed description   The company is offering its experience in the integration of different approach and
                                                                                                                               devices in metric data collection and in digital modelling referred to historical mon-
The Tasks to be          Implementation and evaluation of the EWO sensor and the Preventive                                    uments or artefacts, that is what is usually named “cultural heritage”. The compa-
Performed of             Conservation Strategy                                                                                 ny is particularly interested in the processes that allow common people to enjoy
the Partner Sought                                                                                                             digital documentation of cultural heritage. This kind of documents requires the
                                                                                                                               solution of many problems that can be solved thanks to company’s experience,
Responsible IRC          IRC South Poland                                                                                      such as the visualization of huge photorealistic 3d models on the web (algorithms
                                                                                                                               for progressive visualization of triangles or of textures –jpeg2000 and others).
                                                                                                                               Another interesting feature is linking databases to 3d models, in order to build 3d
                                                                                                                               hypertexts.

                                                                                                        Innovative Aspects /   The experiences in the academic world gives furthermore innovation and scientific
                                                                                                        Advantages             rigour to the offered services.
                                                                                                                               3d hypertexts, for example, are an interesting approach in the fruition of cultural
                                                                                                                               heritage digital documents; they allow people to navigate a 3d textured model
                                                                                                                               exported in a wrml format and click on the model to achieve information on the
                                                                                                                               monument or the artefact.

                                                                                                        Main advantages        The company offers a set of services for different final users in the field of Cultural
                                                                                                                               Heritage.
                                                                                                                               The management staff has a specific education in architecture; that’s why the com-


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                      pany is effective in documentation phases and in particular in the interpretation         Collaboration Details     Technical co-operation; Manufacturing/ subcontracting agreement
                      of the data, in their structuring and management for the proposition of philologi-
                      cal reconstructions or – so called - virtual “anastilosi”. This way the team can assure   Profile of Target         Museums, art exhibitions, cultural institutions and organisations, academy,
                      a full compliance of the output with the requirements of the customers (hyper-            Partner                   research organisations, public administrations
                      texts, navigable and measurable models, etc.).
                                                                                                                The Specific Area of
Current State
                                                                                                                                        Conservation, valorization, communication of cultural heritage, merchandising
                      Development phase laboratory tested                                                       Activity of the Partner production, partner active in the field of the visualization of 3D digital models.
of Development
of the Technology                                                                                               The Tasks to be           They will be defined according to the partner’s requirements and abilities offered
                                                                                                                Performed of
Intellectual          Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)                                      the Partner Sought
Property Rights:
                                                                                                                Responsible IRC
Application Domains
                                                                                                                                          IRC MED.I.A.
                      Documentation and fruition of cultural heritage.
                      The application of the ultimate technologies and specific know-how gathered
                      through a constant activity of experimentation and surveying, allows OPERA to
                      offer a very wide gamma of services to its customers.
                      The main activities of OPERA are:
                      - metric data acquisition with traditional and innovative surveying techniques (con-
                      tact, topographic, photogrammetric and laser scanning)
                      - processing and restitution of the metric data
                      - three-dimensional modelling with CAD and NURBS modellers
                      - post-processing of the3D models for structural analysis and GIS applications
                      - texturing and visualization of the virtual models
                      - videos and animations production
                      - database processing
                      -2D and 3D hypertexts
                      - video for stereoscopic presentations
                      - high quality merchandising
                      - spaces and events for multimedia productions.
                      The company deals with:
                      - monumental architectures and historical contexts
                      - archaeological sites
                      - historical villas and gardens
                      - art museums and galleries
                       architectonic design.



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EU RTD Result EURTD_IT_22380                                                                Italy                                       - energy engeneering
Osservatorio sul Moderno a Roma, Architecture department - University of Rome “La Sapienza”                                             - impact assessment on environment and economy
Viale Flaminio 459                                                                                                                      - materials and intervention techniques
I - 00196 Roma
                                                                                                               Current State            Already on the market
Title                                                                                                          of Development
                                                                                                               of the Technology
                       Territory sustainable development: urban project for an environmentally-accepted
                       recuperation/reuse of modern and contemporary architecture

Abstract                                                                                                       Intellectual             Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                               Property Rights:
                       The Osservatorio promotes a field research based on the use of environmentally-
                       accepted technologies and on the experimentation of innovative strategical

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       approaches in the recuperation/reuse of modern and contemporary architecture.
                                                                                                                                        Construction technology
Technology Keywords Construction Technology
                                                                                                               Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation
Detailed description
                                                                                                               Profile of Target
                       In particular, the project aims at creating a multidisciplinary network among all
                                                                                                                                        Industry, academy, research organisation
                                                                                                               Partner
                       those researchers (from both the technical/scientific and humanistic fields)
                       involved in the development and transfer of innovation to a sustainable recupera-

                                                                                                               The Specific Area of
                       tion of modern architecture. Putting their skills together, researchers can indeed
                                                                                                                                       Architecture, restoration
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner
                       optimise their results.
                       The project also includes the compilation of guidelines preparatory to the formu-

                                                                                                               The Tasks to be
                       lation of common rules for the environmentally-accepted restoration and recuper-
                                                                                                                                        Technical co-operation
                                                                                                               Performed of
                       ation of architecture, with a view to the use of primary sources and to the improve-

                                                                                                               the Partner Sought
                       ment of buildings’ energy efficiency, while promoting initiatives to reduce energy
                       consumption and to enhance the use of renewable sources.

Innovative Aspects /   Osservatorio’s activities are based on an innovative approach to the architecture       Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE
Advantages             recuperation; an approach that, starting from the environmental analysis, aims at
                       promoting an environmentally – socially and economically accepted intervention
                       in buildings recuperation.

Main advantages        Thanks to the creation of a multidisciplinary network, all researchers with different
                       skills can work together for a sustainable recuperation of modern architecture,
                       optimizing their results.
                       Skills involved cover manifold fields of intervention:
                       - architectural, enviromental and territory planning
                       - architecture, arts and language history
                       - restoration


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Technology Offer TO_IT_22129                                                                           Italy                             increase the cultural and economical assets of a cultural path.
P-Culture working group                                                                                                                  Research areas to be enhanced: User modelling in order to personalize behaviours
Via G. Garibaldi 8/g                                                                                                                     and contents; Data Mining; Techniques for accurate Gps Localization; Context
I - 84015 Nocera Superiore (SA)                                                                                                          aware and Cognitive actions; Cultural management for a new ontology aimed to
                                                                                                                                         join cultural information and tourist information; User interaction and User inter-
Title                  ADMIRE: Personalized cultural tourism system on mobile device                                                     face within e-inclusion policies and users’ suitable interact

Abstract                                                                                                        Current State            Currently we are looking for technological and cultural partnership aimed to
                                                                                                                of Development
                       An Italian SME is developing a personalized cultural tourism system able to pro-
                                                                                                                                         explore several research areas and build up the development phase within a
                                                                                                                of the Technology
                       vide cultural information and visit paths according to the users’ preferences and
                       interests. Technological and cultural partnerships aimed to develop the concerned                                 European Cultural Project.

                                                                                                                Web Link Present
                       system and to explore further research areas are sought.
                                                                                                                                         http://www.pculture.it/progetti.html
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                     Innovative Product

                                                                                                                Intellectual
                    Telematics Applications; Multimedia
                                                                                                                                         Copyright protected
Detailed description   ADMIRE is a personalized cultural tourism system able to provide cultural informa-       Property Rights:

                                                                                                                Application Domains
                       tion and visit paths according to the users’ preferences and interests.
                       It is composed by a Client/Server architecture, where the Client side is implement-                               Information processing, information systems

                                                                                                                Collaboration Details
                       ed by Pocket Pc or Smartphone Windows Mobile compatible with a Gps receiver.
                       A main Web Server is used for the central information management.                                                 Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources

                                                                                                                Profile of Target
                       The users’ Cultural Profile is used by the system to select time by time the best cul-
                                                                                                                                         Public or private research organizations in field of Cultural Heritage or ICT
                                                                                                                Partner
                       tural site or commercial service in order to increase the users’ satisfaction degree.
                       In this way, the visit time available is optimized too.                                                           innovative solution, Academies/University, ICT mobile or embedded industries.

                                                                                                                The Specific Area of
                       The main aim of ADMIRE is provide tourist itinerary suitable to the users’ inter-
                                                                                                                                        All research areas defined in Innovative aspect sections.
                                                                                                                Activity of the Partner
                       ests and preferences, involving and emphasizing all cultural and tourist items
                       (well-known and unknown) of a territory.

Innovative Aspects /                                                                                            The Tasks to be          They will be defined according to the project’s requirements and partners’
                                                                                                                Performed of
                       The innovation side of ADMIRE is represented by a “personalised sub-system” . It
Advantages                                                                                                                               abilities offered.
                                                                                                                the Partner Sought
                       traces the users’ cultural choices (historical and artistic features for each cultural
                       site as well a detailed and in depth description of the cultural information required)

                                                                                                                Responsible IRC
                       and optimises the users’ available visit time and satisfaction degree. This sub-sys-
                       tem was built using user modelling techniques joined with relationship database                                   IRC IRIDE
                       and object oriented databases to store the users’ Cultural Profile. Moreover, an
                       algorithm based on Genetics Algorithms is used to identify the most suited cultur-
                       al sites for the users, according to their specific Cultural Profile preferences.
                       ADMIRE will be implemented in Mediterranean Cities within the Phoenicians’
                       Route European Cultural Path, in order to demonstrate how the system can


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22455                                                                     Italy                           The EO data processing outputs are integrated into a 2D Web Geographic
Planetek Italia Srl                                                                                                                  Information System (GIS) application in order to facilitate the process of interpre-
Via Massaua 12                                                                                                                       tation and to consult in a dynamic way the maps of the area of interest. Besides
I - 70123 Bari                                                                                                                       the 2D application a 3D application is integrated into the system so to give to the
                                                                                                                                     user the ability to navigate in a 3D world.
Title                  WebGIS 3D and permanent scatterers technique for monitoring and management                                    The final GIS integration platform enables better query and analysis functions to
                       of cultural heritages                                                                                         the set of thematic layers. For instance the GIS could contain views customized to
                                                                                                                                     the user needs with links to different types of information. The user is also able to
Abstract               A service based upon the integration of the satellite monitoring with information                             submit spatial and temporal queries by activating custom tools.

                                                                                                              Innovative Aspects /
                       acquired in situ, and 3D reconstructions models, is designed for the management
                                                                                                                                     The innovative aspects are related both to the technique and to the technology
                                                                                                              Advantages
                       and promotion activities typical of cultural heritage sites . For example the tech-
                       nique of the Permanent Scatterers is used to evaluate the stability of monuments                              used to reach the final service.
                       and buildings. The subsequent integration into a 3D WebGIS system comprehen-                                  - The Permanent Scatterers technique overcomes several limitations of conven-
                       sive of the intangible cultural components, makes up a friendly tool to serve sev-                            tional SAR differential interferometry (DInSAR) applications in instability studies.
                       eral system user segments spanning from academics to decision makers. The part-                               The basic principle of interferometry relies on the fact that the phase of SAR
                       ners sought are: industries and academics in order to adopt, develop and/or                                   images is an ambiguous (modulo-2p) measure of the sensor-target distance.
                       implement the technologies proposed.                                                                          Distance variations are determined by computing on a pixel by pixel basis the
                                                                                                                                     phase difference (interferometric phase) relative to two SAR images acquired over
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                                          the same area during successive satellite passes. By compensating for the topo-
                    Telematics Applications                                                                                          graphic contribution to the interferometric phase (differential SAR interferometry -
                                                                                                                                     DInSAR), ground deformation can be isolated in single or in series of interfero-
Detailed description   The system aims to offer a cultural heritage mapping and monitoring service based                             grams. These applications are possible as long as the phase contribution intro-
                       on WebGIS and Earth Observation data integration.                                                             duced by electromagnetic scattering on the various objects within the test area
                       Data acquired by satellite-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems can be                                remains nearly constant (coherence condition) between the two acquisitions
                       profitably used for the detection and quantification of slow movements, provided                              involved in each interferogram. The loss of coherence, typically related to the pres-
                       that the interferometric analysis and data interpretation is guided by field knowl-                           ence of vegetation cover and to the presence of atmospheric distortion affecting
                       edge and comprehension of building/ground deformation mechanisms. The                                         the interferometric phase, is the major problem for monitoring applications that
                       Permanent Scatterers (PS) technique is capable to generate high precision ground                              need to rely on long-term sequential SAR observations. The PS technique relies on
                       and building displacement data that, inetgrated with ground truth, can potentially                            the fact that the scattering mechanism of a certain amount of image pixels is dom-
                       represent a valuable quantitative input for warning purposes.                                                 inated by single point-wise elements (i.e. much smaller than the image pixel). As
                       The products that are obtained from this kind of study are:                                                   long as these dominant scatterers correspond to objects whose reflectivity does
                       1. Motion Survey that is a large scale product that identifies the areas affected by                          not vary in time (in particular portions of man-made structures and rock exposures
                       displacements                                                                                                 not masked by vegetation), all decorrelation effects turn out being negligible.
                       2. Displacement Monitoring that allows the monitoring of the areas of interest on                             Permanent Scatterers can be thought of as natural (i.e. not deployed ad hoc)
                       a reduced scale basis. The objective is to accurately quantify the deformation                                benchmarks of a high density geodetic network. The PS technique combines the
                       velocity of unstable areas through the displacement rate measurement of some                                  wide-area coverage typical of satellite imagery with the capability of providing dis-
                       points located within identified cultural heritage                                                            placement data relative to individual image pixels.


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                      - The WebGIS technology allows different cartographic dataset and Earth                    Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                      Observation (EO) products integration through a friendly graphical user interface.
                      The cartographic navigation is guaranteed through pre-defined maps that allows             Profile of Target       Industry andacademics
                      the user to immediately reach the information of its own interest also inside big-         Partner
                      sized files. The user can browse and query different cartographic database via
                      Internet, by searching on graphic and alphanumeric criteria, and view the raster           The Specific Area of    3D Interactive visualisations of museums, buildings and cities
                      cartography (like aerial photos or satellite imagery) related to the area of interest.     Activity of the Partner Earth Observations technologies applied to cartography and tourist-guidance
                      The system provides a series of optional tools for the direct access to raster data-
                      base, for the safety of the datasets, for the management of multiple servers and           The Tasks to be         Technical task: explore integration opportunity with our 3d web technology
                      for the 3D visualization and navigation. Together with the traditional navigation of       Performed of            Technical task: explore integration of monitoring EO derived cartography with our
                      2D maps, a new way of viewing the maps is available: the user while displaying             the Partner Sought      webGis technology
                      the cartography can change over, by clicking on the 3D button, all the 2D scene in                                 Strategic task : jointly look for funding or business opportunities
                      a usable 3D web page. It is possible also the punctual interrogation of the carto-
                      graphic raster data in order to obtain the quota of each single displayed point on         Responsible IRC         IRC IRIDE
                      the map. Moreover it is possible to realize interactively an elevation diagram of

Main advantages       The development of an effective WebGIS integration has a great relevance
                      because:
                      - The possibility to easily visualize, query and make in evidence correlation
                      between the available data with the EO products could foster the integrated use of
                      the SAR technologies application with the traditional techniques
                      - It facilitates the process of interpretation, the consultation in a dynamic way of the
                      area of interest maps and the exploitation into the user environment
                      - It enables better query and analysis functions to the entire set of thematic layers

Current State         Other (please specify)
of Development
of the Technology

Web Link Present      www.planetek.it
Innovative Product

Intellectual          Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:      The same methodology has been used for the landslide monitoring service.

Application Domains   Information processing, information systems



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22171                                                                            Italy    Main advantages         Developed on Windows mobile technologies it combines different system of actu-
PROTUA tecnologia antropocentrica per beni culturali                                                                                     al technologies.
Viale Col di Lana 14
I - 20136 Milano                                                                                                 Web Link Present        www.protua.it
                                                                                                                 Innovative Product
Title                  Focus: a smart telescope to discover culture and history in a landscape in a very
                       easy way                                                                                  Intellectual            Copyright protected
                                                                                                                 Property Rights:
Abstract               The company develops many applications to understand culture value from his-
                       torical places as guide for archeological parks or town and smart telescope totally       Application Domains     Information processing, information systems
                       interactive and easy to use.                                                                                      Place with a landscape. Environment park. Theaters.

Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Multimedia                                                   Collaboration Details   Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Joint ven-
                                                                                                                                         ture agreement; Financial resources
Detailed description   If you are at a panoramic viewpoint and all around you there are towers, castles,
                       steeples, churches, stately homes, towns and villages, lakes, the most natural thing      Responsible IRC         IRC Lombardia
                       to do is to “try to understand”, try to find cultural and artistic indications. Until
                       today, this was impossible using a traditional telescope.
                       Today Protua allows you to “understand the view”, to “interpret” the view in an
                       enjoyable and gratifying way thanks to the innovative technology used in
                       “FOCUS”.
                       FOCUS shows you the view, just as a normal telescope would do. But if something
                       stimulate your curiosity, you can stop for a while to have a better look. FOCUS detects
                       your pause and responds by telling you the name of what you are looking at.
                       You can look elsewhere, or keep on looking at the feature you are interested in.
                       Again if you keep on observing, FOCUS will “understand” your desire to know
                       something more about the place and will offer you a series of images of the fea-
                       ture, or if you pause even longer, show you a descriptive video. FOCUS employs
                       the most sophisticated automatic technology using sensors and activators special-
                       ly designed by Protua’s engineers in co-operation with Milan Polytechnic’s
                       POLIDESIGN consortium for improved people-friendly automatic functions.

Innovative Aspects /   Focus permit to do a long step beyond the actual version of telescope.
Advantages             Focus can inform you about the name or produce photos and video of that point
                       you are looking at that moment.




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Technology Offer TO_IT_21658                                                                          Italy                            qualified as network nodes.
Radiolan Srl                                                                                                                           Just a small technical effort is required for any specific application: temperature
Via dei Conciatori n. 9                                                                                                                and humidity measurement data, collected over wide area indoor environments
I - 00154 Rome                                                                                                                         such as fine arts museums, are sent by wireless “data packets” to a Personal
                                                                                                                                       Computer performing as operation and monitoring centre as well as database.
Title
                                                                                                               Main advantages
                       Low-cost device for wireless telemetry and remote control of systems
                                                                                                                                       The small-footprint [4 cm x 3 cm] printed circuit board is very cost-effective, as
Abstract               A small Italian company located in Rome has developed a low-cost wireless trans-                                includes: microstrip integrated antenna, radio transceiver chip and microprocessor
                       ceiver featuring data packets “store and forward” for highly reliable “multi-hop”                               chip with its memory and firmware on-board.
                       radio communication such as telemetry applications. The device is equipped with                                 Power is supplied either by means USB port connecting to any kind of Personal
                       a free-license networking proprietary firmware, and it operates at 868MHz. The                                  Computer, or Lithium battery or power adapter (in the range 3.3-5 V DC).

                                                                                                               Current State
                       SME is looking for commercial agreement and application partners for further
                                                                                                                                       Available for demonstration. Field tested
                                                                                                               of Development
                       development of specific applications.

Technology Keywords IT and Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools                                          of the Technology

Detailed description                                                                                           Web Link Present        www.radiolansrl.it
                                                                                                               Innovative Product
                       A transceiver is a device that has both a transmitter and a receiver. It can be used
                       as node in “multi-hop” radio communication networks. The use of the “multi-hop”

                                                                                                               Intellectual
                       technique allows creating a very flexible and adaptable wireless network without
                                                                                                                                       Patent(s) applied for
                                                                                                               Property Rights
                       infrastructures such as antennas or repeaters.
                       A small Italian company located in Rome has developed both the wireless hard-                                   An Italian patent request has been already submitted and, depending on further
                       ware module and the free-license networking firmware.                                                           development on going, an European patent may be considered.

                                                                                                               Application Domains
                       The wireless transceiver operates at 868MHz, and it is suitable for creating a radio
                       communication network on either short or long ranges, either indoor or outdoor,                                 Information processing, information systems

                                                                                                               Collaboration Details
                       walking around radio propagation obstacles and obstructions of any kind.
                       The firmware allows managing the radio communication between other trans-                                       Technical co-operation; Joint venture agreement; Financial resources

                                                                                                               Profile of Target
                       ceivers, and manages the data packet “store and forward” function.
                                                                                                                                       Any kind interested in promoting joint business.
                                                                                                               Partner
                       The device can be used in many ways: from telemetry to remote control of sys-
                       tems.

                                                                                                               The Specific Area of
                       A team of electronic engineers with many years experience in the ICT sector pro-
                                                                                                                                       Mainly commercial and technical.
                                                                                                               Activity of the Partner
                       poses this technology all ready for any demonstration of engineering models.

Innovative Aspects /
                                                                                                               Responsible IRC
                       Reliable wireless transmission of data packets, using unlicensed frequency band
Advantages             (868 MHz available in Europe), able to walk around any kind of radio propagation                                IRC CIRCE
                       obstacle and obstruction, is the most significant benefit gained.
                       Proprietary (totally license-free) networking firmware truly provides “store and for-
                       warding” of data packets through the most suitable path of transceiver modules,


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Technology Request TR_IT_22271                                                                       Italy    Main advantages         A system of this type can be used to study all the surfaces areas, not only for cul-
Regione Autonoma V.d.A. - Direzione Ricerca e Progetti Cofinanziati                                                                   tural heritage, increasing the possibility of information about the structural interac-
Piazza Narbonne, 3                                                                                                                    tion and knowledge with environmental phenomena.
I - 11100 Aosta
                                                                                                              Current State           Available for demonstration. Field tested
Title                   Historical bridge continuous monitoring                                               of Development
                                                                                                              of the Technology
Abstract                Knowledge of historical monuments often requires information that is not easy to
                        obtain with the normal practice or study. Ancient bridges are often an easy point     Intellectual
                        for cross-river or alpine cliff and they had in any time great importance and are     Property Rights:        Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                        often still-in use.
                        The Public Department of Cultural heritage of Aosta Valley region is looking for an   Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                        innovative and user-friendly tool that makes cheap the historical bridge continu-
                        ous monitoring.                                                                       Collaboration Details   Technical co-operation; Financial resources

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and                   Profile of Target       Industry and research organisation
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools                                                Partner

Detailed description    The Public Department of Cultural heritage of Aosta Valley region is looking for an   The Specific Area of    Sensors technologies, software, imagining mapping technologies
                        innovative passive sensors application, able to identify the conditions related       Activity of the Partner
                        between the vibration of the structure and the environmental climate conditions in
                        order to have an excellent tool for ancient bridges preservation.                     Responsible IRC         ALPS IRC
                        The possibility of having real-time data required, through a continuous assess-
                        ment, can increase levels of awareness and prevention aimed at the preservation
                        of this important part of the national heritage.
                        This tool, usable in the conservation plan, should help the resources management
                        and the preventive conservation.
                        In detail the request aims to identification, use or creation of sensors for move-
                        ments changes of a structural bridge, both with passive microwave sensors or
                        reading rooms image, able to identify variables movement between a pixel and the
                        next, so that we can keep under observation every part of the continuous.
                        The structural data can then be compared with the continuous movement of the
                        shoulders of the bridge and environmental conditions.

Innovative Aspects /    This type of investigation has never been applied to this structural level.
Advantages              With these technologies we could monitoring the progress of degradation and to
                        make predictions for maintenance for ruins castles or other stone structures.


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Technology Request TR_IT_22251                                                                       Italy                             make predictions for maintenance.
Regione Autonoma V.d.A. - Direzione Ricerca e Progetti Cofinanziati
Piazza Narbonne, 3                                                                                            Main advantages          A system of this type can be used to study all the surfaces areas, not only for cul-
I - 11100 Aosta                                                                                                                        tural heritage, increasing the possibility of information about the surface interac-
                                                                                                                                       tion and knowledge with environmental phenomena.
Title                   Surface mapping and analysis by remote recorder                                                                The innovative tool has to make cheap the operation of inspection and detection
                                                                                                                                       of degradation in historical monuments and buildings.
Abstract
                                                                                                              Current State
                        Surface mapping systems using images, for damage or decay presences, may be
                                                                                                                                       Development phase laboratory tested
                                                                                                              of Development
                        very important for conservation evaluation, as has been experienced by this

                                                                                                              of the Technology
                        Administration in SIINDA project.
                        The Public Department of Cultural heritage of Aosta Valley region is looking for an

                                                                                                              Intellectual
                        innovative tool that makes cheap the operation of inspection and detection of
                                                                                                                                       Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
                                                                                                              Property Rights:
                        degradation in historical monuments and buildings.

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications; Measurement Tools                                                Application Domains      Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods

Detailed description    The Consortium SIINDA was created for the development of a project funded by          Collaboration Details    Technical co-operation; Financial resources

                                                                                                              Profile of Target
                        MIUR on innovative systems for computer-aided research and diagnosis in the
                                                                                                                                       Industry and research organisation
                                                                                                              Partner
                        field of restoration and maintenance of the cultural heritage (National Research
                        Programme PARNASO).

                                                                                                              The Specific Area of
                        The evolution of the SIINDA system must replace colorimetric evaluations by
                                                                                                                                      Satellite technologies, software, colours mapping technologies
                                                                                                              Activity of the Partner
                        methods for assessing the superficial composition through reading of infrared radi-
                        ation reflexion, technically based on radiometers or alternative detectors.

                                                                                                              Responsible IRC
                        The Public Department of Cultural heritage of Aosta Valley region is looking for an
                        innovative detection system, i.e. like satellite technologies, allowing reading                                ALPS IRC
                        infrared reflection.
                        These are appropriate technology for mapping surfaces areas and permit to iden-
                        tify some different functional groups, such for example gypsum, oxalates and
                        organic protective products treatments.
                        This tool, usable in the conservation plan, should help the resources management
                        and the preventive conservation, clearly establishing the potential application of
                        the technology, perhaps considering more than one field.

Innovative Aspects /    This type of investigation has never been applied to terrestrial level, but has
Advantages              already been used with aircraft systems.
                        Whit this technologies we could monitoring the progress of degradation and to


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Know-how/ expertise KHE_IT_22155                                                                  Italy    Current State           Expertise and services provides from company
S.R.S. Engineering Design Srl                                                                              of Development
Vicolo delle Palle, 25-25/B                                                                                of the Technology
I - 00186 Rome
                                                                                                           Web Link Present        www.srs.it
Title                  Development of technical software for enginnering design and control systems        Innovative Product
                       design
                                                                                                           Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Abstract               It is presented the expertise of an italian SME specialised in the development of   Property Rights
                       software for heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufactures (HVAC), PLC
                       software development and supervision for HVAC. Furthermore, the company is          Application Domains     Construction technology; Materials technology; Information processing, informa-
                       expert in DB management by mean of SQL (Structured Query Language). The                                     tion systems
                       company expertise can be applied in control, supervision and monitoring environ-                            The company provides services and expertises and solution applicable in cultural
                       mental conditions during transport and exposition of work of arts.                                          heritage field

Technology Keywords Construction Technology; Information Processing, Information System, Workflow          Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
                    Management; Materials Technology
                                                                                                           Profile of Target       Companies, research organisation, academy, industry
Detailed description   The engineering company here presented have some ten years of experience with       Partner
                       deep knowledge in development of Technical Software for Enginnering Design
                       and Control Systems.                                                                The Specific Area of    From R&D to commercial activity
                       The historical competences of this company are on software for automotive design    Activity of the Partner
                       and software for HVAC:
                       - AHU selection software for salesmen network;                                      Responsible IRC         IRC CIRCE
                       - manufacturing software for HVAC;
                       - PLC software development;
                       - supervision and monitoring for HVAC with data history, reports and graphycs.

Innovative Aspects /   The company expertise can be applied in control, supervision and monitoring
Advantages             environmental conditions during transport and exposition of work of arts.

Main advantages        The company provide his high quality services supporting own and client design
                       teams and product development platforms.
                       The company can design an environment control system with remoted supervi-
                       sion, data history and display.




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22478                                                                        Italy    Current State            Already on the market
S.R.S. Engineering Design Srl                                                                                of Development
Vicolo delle Palle, 25-25/B                                                                                  of the Technology
I - 00186 Rome
                                                                                                             Web Link Present         www.srs.it
Title                  Reliable monitoring system for the detection of changes in physical parameters        Innovative Product

Abstract               An italian engineering company specialized in software development and system         Intellectual             Secret know-how
                       design has developed a user-friendly, reliable monitoring system to be placed on      Property Rights:
                       works of art and archeological site, able to detect changes in physical parameters
                       such as temperature, humidity, solar exposition and vibration by using a remote       Application Domains      Materials technology; Measurement methods
                       control trough internet, e-mail and portable phones. They are looking for techni-                              From computer software to data base and file management.
                       cal co-operation and commercial agreement partners.                                                            In the field of cultural heritage this technology is applied in every application that
                                                                                                                                      need remote monitoring of physical parameters of an archeological site
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; Materials
                    Technology; Measurement Tools                                                            Collaboration Details    Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation

Detailed description   The system detect changes in physical parameters of the object or archeological       Profile of Target        - Companies that work in the field of Cultural Heritage
                       site by using sensors:                                                                Partner                  - Software house
                       - the system can monitor and record temperature and humidity changes and the
                       data are remotely accessible in real time connecting to a dedicated website;          The Specific Area of    Activity that need remote control of physical parameters
                       - through eliophany sensors we can record solar radiation hours and collect differ-   Activity of the Partner
                       ent solar threshold;
                       - with accelerometers located either on work of art basements or on holders dur-      Responsible IRC          IRC CIRCE
                       ing transport, the system is able to monitor natural and occurring vibration;

Innovative Aspects /   This innovative system can be managed for the whole data history display and
Advantages             real time statistical evaluation.

Main advantages        The system drive the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system using
                       automatic logic and also allow remotely interaction with portable phones and
                       internet;
                       Alarm signal can be remotely transmitted when the parameters exceed the fore-
                       casted ranges.




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Technology Offer TO_IT_22266                                                                          Italy    Profile of Target   Industries (SMEs as well), research organisations, end users for field tests
SiTI                                                                                                           Partner
via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
I - 10138 Torino                                                                                               Responsible IRC     ALPS IRC

Title                   Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage

Abstract                Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools

Detailed description    A non profit research Institute in Northern Italy is peforming applied research in
                        the field of Security and safety of Cultural Heritage, with special focus upon inno-
                        vative technologies (sensors and data loggers), detection networks, indoor safety,
                        transport safety for temporary exhibitions, smart cases, and remote on-line control
                        centres.

Innovative Aspects /    Remote, on-line monitoring centres for museums and temporary exhibitions.
Advantages              Safety solutions for the transport of cultural heritage.
                        Wireless sensor networks.
                        Sensors.
                        Intergration.
                        Safety risk reduction.

Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods

Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                        venture agreement; Other



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Technology Offer TO_IT_22401                                                                          Italy    Profile of Target   Industries (SMEs as well), research organisations, end users
Siti                                                                                                           Partner
via Boggio 61
I - 10138 Torino                                                                                               Responsible IRC     ALPS IRC

Title                   Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage

Abstract                Innovative monitoring systems for the safety of cultural heritage

Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management; IT and
                    Telematics Applications; Materials Technology; Measurement Tools

Detailed description    A non profit research Institute in Northern Italy is performing applied research in
                        the field of Security and safety of Cultural Heritage, with special focus upon inno-
                        vative technologies (sensors and data loggers), detection networks, indoor safety,
                        transport safety for temporary exhibitions, smart cases, and remote on-line control
                        centres.

Innovative Aspects /    Remote, on-line monitoring centres for museums and temporary exhibitions.
Advantages              Safety solutions for the transport of cultural heritage.
                        Wireless sensor networks.
                        Sensors.
                        Intergration.
                        Safety risk reduction.

Current State           Development phase laboratory tested
of Development
of the Technology

Intellectual            Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
Property Rights:

Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods

Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation; Joint
                        venture agreement; Other



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Technology Offer TO_PL_22312                                                                      Poland     Main advantages         Special features:
Smarttech                                                                                                                            - Simple set-up
30, Raclawicka str.                                                                                                                  - Fully automated cloud of points merging process to get true three-dimensional
PL - 05-092 Lomianki/ near Warsaw                                                                                                      (360º) object representation
                                                                                                                                     - Combining information about shape and texture (RGB - Red, Green and Blue)
Title                  ScanBright – mobile system for 3D measurement                                                                   of a 3D object
                                                                                                                                     - Fully automated cloud of points (x, y, z) conversion into formats: IGES (Initial
Abstract               ScanBright is a mobile integrated system for 3D measurement. The device enables                                 Graphics Exchange Specification), DXF (Autodesk Drawing eXchange), VRLM
                       full processing path from the model measurement to its copy generation on any                                   (Virtual Reality Modelling Language)
                       CAD (Computer Aided Design)/CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) platform                                       - Rapid field object measurement (to 5 million points in 10 sec.)
                       or computer graphics program. The system can be applied for rapid prototyping,                                - Work reliability
                       modeling and documentation of works of art.                                                                   - Special construction solutions absorbing the damaging effect of shocks
                                                                                                                                     - Integrated emergency power supply
Technology Keywords Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management;                                                 - Hardware mobility - single maintenance
                    Measurement Tools; Multimedia                                                                                    - Integrated software for data edition
                                                                                                                                     - Cost-effective complex hardware/software solution
Detailed description   ScanBright - mobile integrated 3D measurement system - allows not only meas-                                  - Exports formats TXT, DXF, IGES, STL (Standard Template Library), VRML + tex-
                       urement, but also advanced edition of measurement data without the necessity of                                 ture
                       any additional software or hardware. This is an optimum solution for customers                                - Possibility of changing the device’s settings after purchase
                       looking for a device that will enable them a full processing path from the model
                       measurement to its copy generation on any CAD (Computer Aided Design)/CAM             Current State           Already on the market
                       (Computer Aided Manufacturing) platform or in the computer graphics program.          of Development
                       That system consists of three modules, each of which is configured according to       of the Technology
                       the client’s individual request:
                       - 3D Scanner: use for non-contact measurement of three-dimensional objects’           Web Link Present        http://www.smarttech.pl
                         absolute co-ordinates (x,y,z) and for obtaining information on their texture (RGB   Innovative Product
                         Red, Green, and Blue);
                       - Mesh3D software controlling the work of 3D Scanner, which enables further data      Intellectual            Copyright protected
                         processing and export to other programs                                             Property Rights:
                       - Workstation enabling fully independent measurements and mobility of the sys-
                         tem (portable version available).                                                   Application Domains     Information processing, information systems; Measurement methods
                       The system is sold in two versions:                                                                           The system can be applied for rapid prototyping, modeling and documentation of
                       - Standard: for computer graphics, industrial design and visualisation                                        works of art, monuments, craft and contemporary art.
                       - Professional: for engineering and archival application.
                                                                                                             Collaboration Details   Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Technical co-operation
Innovative Aspects /   The system offers a 3D measurement with full conversion of results for commercial
Advantages             purposes: CAD/CAM/rapid prototyping, computer graphics and Internet.


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