Consultants of Invent Baltics assisted ELIKO Technology Competence Centre in preparing a successful proposal SMARTMUSEUM to the 7th Framework Programme Information and Communication Technologies (FP7 ICT) call.

The 7th Framework Programme supports high-level frontier and innovative research projects that are significantly in advance of state of the art. ELIKO Technology Competence Center together with seven other competence centers is part of the Competence Center Program financed by Enterprise Estonia.

Smartmuseum is an EU FP7 funded research project that develops a platform for innovative services enhancing on-site personalised access to digital cultural heritage through adaptive and privacy preserving user profiling. Using on-site knowledge databases, global digital libraries and visitors’ experiential knowledge, the platform makes possible the creation of innovative multilingual services for increasing interaction between visitors and cultural heritage objects in a future smart museum environment, taking full benefit of digitized cultural information. Invent Baltics helped to set up an international consortium including ELIKO, Apprise OÜ (Estonia), Aalto University (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), INRIA (France), WebGate (Bulgaria). As end-users, two European museums were involved - Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence and Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, Malta.

In cooperation with the consultants of Invent Baltics, the final product, and the system specification were defined together with the implementation of the project objectives.