Nikolaos Maniatis, founder of Museotechniki spoke at the 3D printing event about Touch, share, remix & curate printable museum collections. And now, Museotechniki is one of the winners of the @Diversity European Idea Competition Awards for the its latest project “museofabber.com – Access to Printable Museum Collections”. The winners of the first @diversity Awards, which recognise outstanding examples of ICT innovation to promote culture, were announced by Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the European Culture Forum in Brussels today. The Forum, which gathers 1 200 culture practitioners and policymakers, was opened by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Šarūnas Birutis, the Lithuanian Minister of Culture, and Czech economist and author Tomáš Sedláček are also participating in the event.
The @diversity Awards cover four categories: ‘make culture’, ‘spread culture’, ‘access culture’, and ‘young culture’. The 12 winners (see details in annex) are:
http://www.museofabber.com/museofabber.com – Access to printable museum collections
“Digitisation has changed the way that cultural goods are created, managed, disseminated and accessed. The @diversity Awards are a laboratory of creative ideas: our aim is to support the talented people behind them from project conception, to the development of business plans and to help turn them into a market reality,” said Commissioner Vassiliou.
The award winners will receive tailored professional coaching on developing business plans, legal issues, access to finance, marketing and networking. The aim is to attract financing and customers for the idea and to transform it into a sustainable project, product or service.