19 December. 2019
RISE Announces the winner of
"Let Technology Rise You Up - Open competition for Museums and Cultural sites”
Nicosia, 19th December 2019 – The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies is happy to announce that the Fairytale Museum in Nicosia is the winner of the “Let Technology Rise You Up - Open competition for Museums and Cultural sites”.
The “Let Technology Rise You Up - Open competition for Museums and Cultural sites” was officially announced in May 2019. With this competition RISE aimed at reaching out to all the museums and heritage sites in Cyprus which are interested in a collaboration aiming to incorporate emerging technologies that would help them meet the needs of the current digital era and become more visible and attractive.
Out of the twenty-three applications received, five where shortlisted to the second phase of the evaluation in which the candidates had meetings with the scientific committee for a more detailed discussion on their proposals.
In the final phase of the competition, a second committee of RISE experts selected the winning proposal for its high level of innovation, impact and added value and for clearly fulfilling the specific and clearly justified needs of the museum through the technology used. The winning proposal will be funded and developed by RISE with the help of the winning museum.
“It was quite difficult for the scientific committee to choose one proposal out of a number of intriguing suggested projects. We had very interesting discussions with all five shortlisted museums. The Fairytale Museum proposal is the winning one but we do hope to find other ways to collaborate with other museums as well.”
(Scientific Committee chair and RISE Museum Lab Group leader)
“The applications received were of high quality which made the selection process very difficult, but also inspired us to further engage with the other museums and identify ways of collaboration. Congratulations to the winning project team and we look forward to being a part of the Fairytale Museum proposal development by utilizing our resources and expertise to the maximum.”