Lille STUDY TOUR – France

From  13 to 17 of November, Lille IMT Douai hosted a delegation from the Universidad Nacional de Misiones and Universidad Provincial de Cordoba from Argentina for the UMETECH study tour program.

In this training context the students had the opportunity to attend 3D mesh processing frontal courses, become familiar with the virtual reality platform IRCICA and attend the presentation of Innovation Research in the Digital and Interactive Visual Environment.

Moreover, Argentine students have visited the city Of Lille enjoying its cultural riches.



The UMETECH Open Innovation Days in Latin America are conceived as informative events in order to promote services, tools and technologies applicable in the cultural heritage sector, mainly targeting local businesses and the tourism sector in the ICT sector, professors and researchers, ICT technicians experts, local tour operators.
They will be held in Lima, Peru (12-13 OCTOBER 2017) and in Cordoba, Argentina (17-18 OCTOBER 2017).

Bucharest STUDY TOUR

Between 7 and 12 September 2017, colleagues from Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Universidad de Piura visited the Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes – CAMPUS, at University Politehnica of Bucharest, for a study and experience exchange tour. Firstly, during a joint, on-site and webinar framework, they pursue with investigating multimedia classification techniques.

The courses were complemented by visits at the research labs and with hands-on sessions for some real-world machine based applications. Through both fundamental and practical implementations, participants achieved engineering and research skills for developing high-tech cultural heritage applications, specific to each need. The visit tour concluded with an official reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Peru, where future cooperation was discussed and a cooperation agreement between the universities was signed.


The second tranche of courses delivered by UMETECH is upcoming!
Claudio Baecchi, researcher at MICC University of Florence, will lecture Mobile Programming 2, available via webinar on 10, 11, 12 and 14 July 2017.
“Pre-processing of visual information” and “Multimedia content representation” will be held by Bogdan Ionescu (University Politehnica of Bucharest) respectively on 17, 18 and from 24 to 27 July 2017.

UMETECH courses: 3D Modeling and Scanning & Mobile Programming

The UMETECH crew is ready to provide the first two courses of the Academic Staff Training Program!
The first one, 3D Modeling and Scanning, lectured by Mohamed Daoudi (IMT Lille Douai), will be available via webinar on 22 and 23 June and 3,4 and 5 July 2017.
Mobile Programming, lectured by Andrea Ferracani and Simone Ercoli, will be held on 26,27,28 and 29 June 2017.


The UMETECH Kick-off Conference will be held in the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Argentina – Buenos Aires, in March 14-17, 2017.
The 4-days conference will gather all the project partners and is expected to be the opportunity to share experiences in the application of ICT technologies to Cultural Heritage, have an in-detail definition of the implementation plan of the Competence Centers and the research projects to develop.


  • Day 1 – March 14th, 2017
    Introduction to UMETECH Kick off Conference
  • Day 2 – March 15th, 2017
    Cultural Heritage and ICT in Europe
    UMETECH Project implementation rules
  • Day 3 – March 16th 2017
    Cultural Heritage in Latin America
    UMETECH Competence Center network
  • Day 4 – March 17th 2017
    UMETECH research projects and administration
    Final remarks

The full program is available HERE.