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Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Center of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Objective

This proposal aims to contribute to the transformation of Cyprus into a regional cultural heritage (CH) excellence hub, whereby technologically innovation and specialisation will have a prominent development role. To this end, key local public academic institutions and national policy makers / stakeholders are teaming with leading international institutions to lay the groundwork beneath an “Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre for Archaeology and Cultural heritage”, in short MedSTACH.
MedSTACH’s mission and business strategy address Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Growth, as defined by the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy), responding, in particular, to the need for protection, promotion and valorisation of the island’s unique CH capital. In addition, MedSTACH addresses all horizontal priorities of S3Cy, namely, Extended Innovation, Human Capital, Promotion of Cooperation, Enhancement of Extroversion, and Information Technologies, as well as Tourism, the major priority sector for Cyprus’s sustainable growth, and the secondary priority sector of Built Environment.
In terms of R&I, the envisaged Centre’s activities will encompass the following Key Research Domains (KRDs) that cover multiple facets of archaeological enquiry and cultural heritage priorities: Heritage Exploration; Spatial Inference; Heritage Protection; Material Characterization; these KRDs will be supported by and provide feedback to the Heritage ICT Unit. The activities of the proposed Centre of Excellence on archaeology and CH will contribute to on-going efforts to overcome the present economic crisis in Cyprus, as well as to reconstruct and transform the island’s economy and society according to the strategic framework “Europe 2020”. The depth and breadth of the collective expertise of MedSTACH consortium partners offers the unique potential to overcome local barriers and excel in R&I while promoting smart specialisation and sustainable job creation

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 115 625

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Acheon 28
1424 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANISATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 38 750
Address
Limassol Leoforos 19
1390 Lefkosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 68 750
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations