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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale

Built Heritage and Sustainable Technologies for survey and conservation


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BHeST 2009 Built Heritage and Sustainable Technologies for survey and conservation

Technology Transfer Day Ferrara, 27 marzo 2009

Luciano Cessari | Sara Di Marcello


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale Director MARIA MAUTONE Scientific Board LUCIANO CESSARI PAOLO GALLUZZI GIAMPIERO PERRI LUCA PEZZATI FRANCESCO RONCALLI FRANCO SALVATORI The Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale at the Salone dell’Arte del Restauro e della Conservazione dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali Ferrara, 25-28 marzo 2009 Scientific Committee MARIA MAUTONE, LUCIANO CESSARI, ANNA LUCIA D’AGATA, ANTONELLA PELLETTIERI, PAOLO SALONIA, ROBERTO SCOPIGNO, PIETRO ALESSANDRO VIGATO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER DAY. BHEST 2009 Scientific Project and Coordination LUCIANO CESSARI, SARA DI MARCELLO Organization CINZIA BACIGALUPO, SARA DI MARCELLO, ELENA GIGLIARELLI, VANIA VIRGILI Graphic design ELENA GIGLIARELLI, MARIA GIOVANNA MASTRORILLI


BHeST 2009 and the CINEMA Project

Other Italian nodes of the Enterprise Europe Network promoters of the event

The Technology Transfer Day BHeST 2009 is an initiative of the Cultural Heritage Department of the CNR within the framework of the European project CINEMA, Central Italy Network to Enhance coMpetitive business Activities. The CINEMA project, funded under the European Union Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), exploits various different skills and represents the start of multiyear collaboration (2008-2013) among 23 organizations from five Central Italian regions: Lazio, Marches, Tuscany, Umbria, and Sardinia. The aim is to facilitate the access of research laboratories and small and medium enterprises to the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), a network of excellence set up by the European Union to promote the transfer and utilization of advanced technology, as a continuation of the preceding liaison centres EIC (Euro Info Centre) and IRC (Innovation Relay Centre). The CINEMA consortium offers researchers and entrepreneurs active in the territory numerous services pertaining both to help in finding European partners for technological or commercial accords and technical support in the development of an innovative idea, or again help in applying for funding within European research programmes. Via the activities made available the project beneficiaries can approach the EU institutions, thus enhancing their international dimension, and share and disseminate entrepreneurial ideas having a highly innovative content, getting in touch with demand and supply through databases made available by the European Commission itself. Within the project framework the task of the CNR, which is represented by the Cultural Heritage Department, is to develop and support technological cooperation among research institutes and universities and companies operating in the sector of cultural assets both through the organization of opportunities of meetings and direct interaction and by promoting the greatest possible dissemination of information concerning scientific and technological, and also technical, aspects, such as intellectual properties rights. Already in the CIRCE (Central Italy Innovation Relay Centre) project which preceded CINEMA, the Department organized numerous actions and events such as the TECHA 2008 international forum at which the latest innovations in the following topics were presented: Analysis, diagnostics and monitoring, Materials and techniques of intervention, ICT for cultural assets, Sustainable technologies for the cultural heritage. The appointment promoted by the Department with the BHeST2009 day, organized within the framework of the Salone dell’Arte del Restauro in Ferrara, is aimed at bringing together groups of researchers and enterprises involved in the innovation of sustainable technologies for a knowledge and the conservation of the natural and manmade heritage. Experts and professionals will thus be able to hammer out collaboration strategies in the form of common and structured initiatives aimed at laying out a path to internationalization.

www.cinema-een.eu


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AIM OF THE EVENT On the 27th of March, the Salone del Restauro in Ferrara will host the international brokerage event BHeST 2009, Built heritage and sustainable technologies for survey and conservation. Through scheduled meetings, companies operating in the field of conservation of the historical and artistic building heritage will have the possibility to get in contact with researchers, and viceversa, for the exchange of innovative, cheaper, non destructive and non invasive technologies compatible with the environment and with the historical materials of the buildings. In this occasion, SMEs could increase their awareness about innovative procedures and new materials available for architectural restoration. On the other side, researchers can have the opportunities to exploit their research results on the market. SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES. THEMATIC AREAS In the field of the knowledge and the conservation of the cultural heritage, the new scientific and entrepreneurial frontier have to head towards technologies and products for sustainable diagnosis, protection, conservation, restoration and exploitation of immovable and movable European assets, for the promotion of their value and of the quality of life. This position is based on the belief that both technological innovation (with new investigation techniques and materials) and the innovation of process (with new prevention and conservation methods) could allow to decrease or to postpone the decay or at least costs for maintenance and restoration. This is in line with the philosophy of developing sustainable technologies. With the term sustainable technologies we mean innovative technologies including methodologies, materials and instruments offered by research for diagnostics and monitoring actions and conservation planning. The aim is to improve the quality of the restoration processes and to mitigate their costs in the long time thanks to the use of innovative applications with low environmental impact (eco materials, emission control, energy performance).These processes concern also non invasive methods of analysis, documentation and monitoring, and in particular the sustainability diagnosis through images. The thematic areas are: Measurement methods and tools Diagnostics and monitoring Conservation techniques and cleaning technologies Chemical industry Innovative materials Construction technologies Renewable energies and energy saving Management of conservation works.


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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER DAY In pre-arranged bilateral meetings, participants will have the opportunity to explore the possibility of future co-operation. The meetings are scheduled on the basis of an on-line catalogue which collects in advance technology offers and requests of registered participants that are the base to generate partnerships for technology transfer and/or commercial agreements. To attend BHeST2009 brokerage event the registration is in the http://www.enterpriseeurope-network.ec.europa.eu website, section “Events/BHeST2009”. To contribute to the technology catalogue, the participants describe the offers and/or requests, the results of the research and know-how expertise. By the on-line facility is then possible to request bilateral meetings. Before the event each participant receives a tailored meeting schedule. Bilateral meetings will take place at Sala MASSARI of Salone del Restauro in Ferrara the 27th of March from 9.30 to 13.30. The CNR staff will offer on-site support throughout the event. ORGANISER CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale

VENUE Salone del Restauro di Ferrara, SALA MASSARI Via della Fiera 11 - 44100 Ferrara CALENDAR 6th March: deadline to submit technology profiles on the on-line catalogue 13th March: deadline to request for bilateral meetings 27th March: brokerage event

ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies and researchers on EU opportunities for business and technology transfer. The network operates with its nodes in more than 40 countries. Partners of the networks are regional consortia that cooperate to create a coherent support structure for local companies, boosting the region’s profile and its competitiveness. The Network offers a “one-stop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and researchers in Europe. Instruments include business partner search within technology and business cooperation databases; fast access to information on funding opportunities; individual on-site visits to companies and research laboratories to assess their needs and a broad range of promotion and information material.

INFORMATION Sara DI MARCELLO, Vania VIRGILI

Regional Consortia involved in the organization of BHeST2009 are B.R.I.D.G.7conomies (Consorzio Spin, CRES, ENEA), CINEMA (APRE, CNR, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche), FRIENDEurope (ENEA, Veneto Innovazione) and SIMPLER (FAST).

CNR Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7- 00185 Roma Tel. +39 06 49932538 E-mail: sara.dimarcello@cnr.it vania.virgili@amministrazione.cnr.it

USEFUL LINKS www.enterprise-europe-network.ec.europa.eu www.salonedelrestauro.com


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Index Alphabetical order of all participating organizations

ART Test (Italy) 14 16 BOVIAR Srl (Italy) 18

Multilayer painting analysis (TO) Planar scanner for high-definition infrared reflectography (TO) Scada Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory (TO)

CAPUT MUNDI (Italy) 20

GIS, Multimedia, preservation, restoration, spreading in the field of artistic heritage (TO)

CENTRICA (Italy) 22 26 28

A state of the art web-based DRM/DAM software designed for digital image collections (TO) An innovative tool to deliver high quality images in the world wide web (TO) An integrated interactive digital signage solution for high-resolution multispectral imaging (TO)

CNR, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (Italy) 30 CNR, Institute of Science and Technologies for Ceramics (Italy) 32 CNR, Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (Italy) 34 CNR, IInstitute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (Italy) 36 CNR, Institute of Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage (Italy) 40 CNR, Institute of Acoustics “O. M. Corbino� (Italy) 42

Environmental (indoor-outdoor) remote monitoring of museums, libraries and archaeological sites (KHE) Development of compatible restoration mortars (TO)

Open source-based Web GIS3D and virtual modeling system (EURTD)

Sustainable integrated technologies for documentation and conservation of the built heritage (KHE)

Evaluation of treatment for stone conservation (KHE)

Non destructive acoustic method and device for mapping detachments in frescoes, mortars and covered facades (TO)


9 DIASIS 44 Dipartimento Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, University of Florence (Italy) 46 Dipartimento Patrimonio Architettonico e Urbanistico University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) 48 ENEA (Italy) 50 52 54 56 GEODAG Sistemi Srl (Italy) 60 GLOBAL RESEARCH Srl (Italy) 62 IMMOBILARE CITTADELLA Srl (Italy) 64 MENCI Software Srl (Italy) 66

The sonic imprint, a new non-invasive technique able to univocally identify and monitor the integrity of artifacts (TO)

Applications of high resolution holographic radar for cultural heritage diagnostics (TO)

Conservation, history and treasuring of cultural heritage (TR) Diagnostic sonic investigation of historical monuments and buildings and application of the tomographic reconstruction technique (PS) Methods and tools of artificial intelligence in the field of the cultural heritage (KHE) Microbial technology for diagnostic and bio-restoration (TO) MODA Monument Damage Assessment for the quantitative evaluation of damages of monuments’ surfaces (TO) New anchorage system for structural and geotechnical applications (TO) Non Destructive Tests Innovative technologies, researches and applications (TO) New building concept (TO) ZSCAN: 3D models from images (TO)

ProArt Srl (Italy) 68 70

Design an IP65 package with an integrated solar cell (TR) Radiofrequency card hardening and manufacturing (TR)

R.E.D. Srl (Italy) 72

Microclimatic sensors (TO)

Regione Lazio (Italy) 74 TEA Sas (Italy) 76 Vargetto Attilio (Italy) 78

Recovery and valorization of the historical and environmental heritage (TR) Non-invasive diagnostic systems and services for virtual restoration (TO) New sustainable technologies for recovery and valorization of the archeological, monumental and environmental heritage (TR)


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Index Profiles ordered by reference number

TO_IT_26329 72 TO_IT_26371 14 TO_IT_26372 16 TO_IT_26390 32 TO_IT_26424 66 TO_IT_26452 62 TO_IT_26457 76 TO_IT_26478 46 TO_IT_26508 64

TO_IT_26514 60 TO_IT_26532 44 TO_IT_26594 28 TO_IT_26601 56 TO_IT_26605 20

TO, Technology Offer | TR, Technology Request | KHE, Know how Expertise EURTD, European Research and Technology Development | PS, Partner Search

Microclimatic sensors Multilayer painting analysis Planar scanner for high-definition infrared reflectography Development of compatible restoration mortars ZSCAN: 3D models from images Non Destructive Tests Innovative technologies, researches and applications Non-invasive diagnostic systems and services for virtual restoration Applications of high resolution holographic radar for cultural heritage diagnostics New building concept New anchorage system for structural and geotechnical applications The sonic imprint, a new non-invasive technique able to univocally identify and monitor the integrity of artifacts An integrated interactive digital signage solution for high-resolution multispectral imaging MODA Monument Damage Assessment for the quantitative evaluation of damages of monument surfaces GIS, Multimedia, preservation, restoration, spreading in the field of artistic heritage


TO_IT_26662 54 TO_IT_26663 26 TO_IT_26664 22 TO_IT_26676 42 TO_IT_26681 18 TR_IT_26517 48 TR_IT_26556 68 TR_IT_26558 70

TR_IT_26653 78 TR_IT_26692 74

KHE_IT_26123 40 KHE_IT_26492 36 KHE_IT_26533 30 KHE_IT_26600 52

EURTD_IT_26527 34 PS_IT_26674 50

11 Microbial technology for diagnostic and bio restoration An innovative tool to deliver high quality images in the world wide web A state of the art web-based DRM/DAM software designed for digital image collections Non destructive acoustic method and device for mapping detachments in frescoes, mortars, and covered facades Scada Systems for monitoring and diagnosis of structures and territory Conservation, history and treasuring of cultural heritage Design an IP65 package with an integrated solar cell Radiofrequency card hardening and manufacturing New sustainable technologies for the recovery and the valorization of the archeological, monumental and environmental heritage Recovery and valorization of the historical and environmental heritage Evaluation of treatment for stone conservation Sustainable integrated technologies for documentation and conservation of the built heritage Environmental (indoor-outdoor) remote monitoring of museums, libraries and archaeological sites Methods and tools of artificial intelligence in the field of the cultural heritage Open source-based Web GIS3D and virtual modeling system Diagnostic sonic investigation of historical monuments and buildings and application of the tomographic reconstruction technique


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26371 ART TEST

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.art-test.com

Sectors

Art Test gets you years of experience of a group of specialists and their multidisciplinary competences in the field of art-diagnostics and conservation.

Activities

Art Test provides optical non-invasive diagnostics services targeted at art works, combining state of the art technologies with strong academic background, specialized competencies and long experience in the field.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools.

Title

MULTILAYER PAINTING ANALYSIS

Abstract

An Italian company specialized in optical non-invasive diagnostics services targeted at artworks, has developed and patented a method to acquire separate images of varnish and paint layers that compose the external part of a painting. The company is looking for partners and customers to promote sales in other European countries. This patent was recently awarded with the innovation and technology prize “Premio Vespucci 2008�.

Det aile d descriptio n

Painted surfaces are, generally speaking, multilayer structures. In the conservation field few methods are available to investigate such structures and to permit access to image layers that are normally hidden to the naked eye. One of these methods makes use of IR (Infrared Spectroscopy) radiation. Analyzing the IR radiation reflected by a painting’s surface it is generally possible to see the underlying priming layer and possibly the preparatory under drawing. The other methods currently used to investigate the various separate layers involve micro-sampling of the painting surface and analyzing the cross-section. However, with these methods, there are two main drawbacks. The first one is linked to the need of a (micro-)invasive action; the other one is related to the fact that the results are valid only for that specific sample, and cannot be generally extended to the neighbouring surface. The proposed method is intended to provide a qualitative image stratigraphy of the varnish and superficial paint layers, overcoming some of the previously mentioned weak points of the currently used techniques. This new procedure makes use of UV (Ultraviolet Visible) that induced visible fluorescence multispectral imaging and exploits the fact that different materials fluoresce, reflect and absorb light in different ways and electromagnetic radiation in the visible range has a different penetrating power depending on its wavelength. The result of this process is a set of images. In each of them a different layer is visible.


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Technical data: • CCD (Charge Coupled Device) cooled scientific camera; • Interferential filter set; • Computer-controlled; • Proprietary software; • Average acquisition time: 1h30’/m2. Innovative aspects / Advantages

The method enables restorers to map the presence of different varnish layers in paintings and control the possible removal of them. This technique helps them in a new and powerful way in one of the most complex parts of a restoration intervention.

Main advantages Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent(s) granted.

Application domains Comments about market applications

Art diagnostics; non-invasive survey of artworks, possibly in combination with other techniques.

Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

Diagnostics companies; public and private conservation labs; partners in cultural heritage projects, museums, foundations.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Study and conservation of art and archaeological cultural heritage; organisation and/or sponsoring of exhibitions, restorations and events in the cultural heritage field.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Adaptation and use of the technology offered to the current needs.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26372 ART TEST

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.art-test.com

Sectors

Art Test gets you years of experience of a group of specialists and their multidisciplinary competences in the field of art-diagnostics and conservation.

Activities

Art Test provides optical non-invasive diagnostics services targeted at art works, combining state of the art technologies with strong academic background, specialized competencies and long experience in the field.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools.

Title

PLANAR SCANNER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION INFRARED REFLECTOGRAPHY

Abstract

An Italian company specialised in optical non-invasive diagnostics services targeted at artworks has developed an actuated planar Infrared (IR) scanner, with sensitivity till 1700 nm, and a radiation source with rich continuous emission spectrum in the long wavelength range. The company is looking for partners and customers for technical cooperation.

Det aile d descriptio n

Infrared Reflectography is an imaging technique mainly used in the fields of documentation and conservation of paintings. IR reflectography is an a non invasive technique specially suitable for the investigation of artworks. It generally makes underdrawing and underpainting visible (Underdrawing is the preparatory sketch that precedes the application of color paint). This is because infrared light generally penetrates the upper layers and is then reflected by the ground and absorbed by the underdrawing. This differential absorption can be imaged by an infraredsensitive camera. IR reflectography is used by conservators and art-historians before the restoration work and during any documentation phase. Nowadays the traditional IR film has been mostly replaced by digital systems which allow more reliable database creation, a better image processing and enhancing easy reproducibility of the reflectograms, and, most important, a higher image quality, in particular as far as paint penetration goes. The developed device consists of a motorised planar scanner equipped with an InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) sensor. It can acquire high resolution digital reflectographies with high tonal dynamics. It features a light modular structure, with respect to the wide surface that can be acquired with one single scan (up to 6.5 sq.mt.). The acquisition is performed with a standardised procedure, implying the device prior lab calibration, an on-site calibration, stable set-up, sensitivity, filter system and radiation source whose characteristics are mentioned in the technical data. This will be provided together with the acquired and processed data.


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IR sensor: InGaAs Photodiode, spectral sensitivity 0.8 - 1.7 micron Lighting: 2 halogen lamps 20 W Spatial Resolution of Scanned Area 101,6 dpi up to 203,2 dpi (on painted surface) Reflectogram gray levels: 12 bit/pixel resolution Overall amplitude XYZ Area Analysis in a single acquisition: 1.8 x 3.8 m Modular and transportable device, easy to assemble Size: depending on the acquisition area chosen (in the actual prototype 200 or 400 x 230 cm; depth 70 cm) Light structure, easy to transport External stabilized power supply 24 V Computer controlled Proprietary software Average acquisition time: 1h30’/m2

Main advantages

The developed device consists of a motorised planar scanner equipped with an InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) sensor. It can acquire high resolution digital reflectographies with high tonal dynamics. It features a light modular structure with respect to the wide surface that can be acquired with one single scan (up to 6.5 sq.mt.). The acquisition is performed with a standardised procedure, implying the device prior lab calibration, an on-site calibration, stable set-up, sensitivity, filter system and radiation source whose characteristics are mentioned in the technical data. This will be provided together with the acquired and processed data.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how.

Application domains Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought

Diagnostics companies, public and private conservation labs, partners in cultural heritage, museums and foundations.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Study and conservation of art and archaeological cultural heritage; organisation and/or sponsoring of exhibitions, restorations and events in the cultural heritage field.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Adaptation and use of the technology offered to the current needs.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26681 BOVIAR Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.boviar.net

Sectors

Instruments and systems for monitoring and diagnostics for the civil engineering industry.

Activities

Design, production, supply and services.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

SCADA SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS OF STRUCTURES AND TERRITORY

Abstract

The system is made up of a multi-level network (data acquisition, transmission and processing) and a centralized support system for the decision-making.

Det aile d descriptio n

For each structural tipology there are specific monitoring parameters which are deemed typical of that structure’s response and functional to the assessment of its actual status in relation to some limit conditions purposely defined. The data logging system integrates all the sensors and transducers suitable to read the engineering units which the preliminary scientific analysis will have identified (accelerometers, wind-speed sensors, displacement transducers, load cells, etc.). Each of the handywork under control is fitted with a local slave, linked to a data collection and transmission terminal unit, capable to communicate with a local centralizer (local master) situated within a distance of 2 km which is able to store data, to carry out a first-level processing in order to validate the measurements taken by the sensors and finally to transmit all readings from the monitored sites.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The system, through a control panel with a user-friendly interface, allows the operator, to: • receive and store incoming data; • identify the structure and integrate the acquisition data with details of the material, structural diagrams and site effects; • analyse static and dynamic conditions and provide on request a “picture” of the internal strain status of the structure; • determine the degradation status and evaluate the hazard degree; • signal alarm conditions and suggest a number of options for decision making.


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Main advantages

Transmission at all levels of the network is made by means of highly-reliable technologies (e.g. satellite network) with internet-based standard protocols. The possibility to extend the system to an undefined number of structures at no further costs than those of the local acquisition and transmission apparatuses is given by the particular architecture network which is of a wireless and distributed type.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how.

Application domains

Construction technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Joint Venture agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Manufacturing/subcontracting agreement; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Light Industry, University, High School, Research Organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Civil Engineering, Geophysical, ICT, Financial Sciences

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Technological development, production and supply.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26605 CAPUT MUNDI

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.caputmundi.org http//nuke.caputmundi.org Sectors

Cultural heritage.

Activities

Feasibility studies, GIS, training and information about artistic heritage issues, improving of advanced systems of management and right of use of artistic heritage.

Technology keywords

Laser Technology; Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

GIS, MULTIMEDIA, PRESERVATION, RESTORATION, SPREADING IN THE FIELD OF ARTISTIC HERITAGE

Abstract

A Consortium of Italian companies offers its technical advice for the following services: • study of means and methods aimed at the improving advanced systems of management and right use of artistic heritage; • development and presentation of feasibility studies in the field of information and training about artistic and environmental heritage; • (GIS) Geographic Information System; training and information about artistic heritage issues.

Det aile d descriptio n

The knowledge and management of cultural heritage imply a multidisciplinary and integrated approach able to face up a complex situation coming from a correct preservation, conservation and valorization of the cultural heritage. The consortium wants, therefore, to develop the innovation and research in the sector of cultural heritage, historical and archaeological landscapes, planning and diffusion of interventions, considering a possible spin-off in the sector of cultural tourism; the consortium wants to promote the following actions in the community area: • Methodologies and techniques aimed at representing, structuring and managing the knowledge and information about landscapes and historical/archaeological sites; research of innovative solutions in the field of restoration and enjoyment of heritage. Diagnostics. • Potential applications about the integration and diffusion of information in the field of cultural heritage and naturalistic. In order to renew the elements for evaluating cultural resources and heritage, at high level, it is necessary to make in depth studies, to know and find all new technologies about computer software, internet technologies, communication, virtual simulation, Information technologies, informatics and new technologies for diagnosis. The Consortium operates in the European countries and Mediterranean area and with public and private bodies working in the field of cultural heritage.


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Innovative aspects / Advantages

The main aspect is the possibility to study and propose technological innovations:: in the field of cultural heritage and tourism in their whole, reducing times and costs that usually come from single interventions not linked by an activity and its phases.

Main advantages Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains Comments about market applications

Computer graphics related, Other computer graphics, Database and file management, Education, Consulting services

Collaboration details

Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought

Research Institute/University, Technical Centre/Technology Transfer Centre.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Research institutes, ICT industries, SMEs, Universities.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

The required partnership must have qualifications and competencies on: • the development and rationalization of training activities, restoration, diagnostics, surveys in the sector of cultural heritage, environment and sustainable development; • study of means and methods aimed at the improving of advanced systems of management and right of use of the artistic heritage; • 3D modelling, preparation of thematic papers for the preservation and planning of the territory relative to cultural goods, laser scanning and elaboration of “cloud of points” deriving from a three-dimensional scanning, realisation of dedicated software and data processing platforms for a dynamic and integrated management of goods coming from archaeological excavations. • Inverse engineering and fast realisation of prototypes, CAD elaborations, virtual reality, planning of web sites.Partners are research institutes, ICT industries, SMEs, Universities.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner APRE, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26664 CENTRICA

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.centrica.it

Sectors

CENTRICA would position itself in the international market as a service and product provider of innovative technologies in digital and Internet imaging.

Activities

CENTRICA’s strengths lie in its sound scientific and technological background, in the R&D activity which achieves innovative solutions and products, in the digital imaging and Internet imaging sectors, in a continuously updated use of innovative third party solutions, in the ability to satisfy an international customer base.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools.

Title

A STATE OF THE ART WEB-BASED DRM/DAM SOFTWARE DESIGNED FOR DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTIONS

Abstract

An Italian ICT company has developed a web based platform for Digital Asset Management/Digital Rights Management (DAM/DRM) of digital image collections. The company is looking for licence and joint venture agreements.

Det aile d descriptio n

The platform is a web-based DAM/DRM software designed for fully automated access – viewing in multiple resolutions, on-demand distribution, pricing and invoicing – of digital image collections. The platform is composed of three main layers: • platform independent XHTML user interface • platform independent Web renderer (written in PHP4) • platform-dependent multi-resolution Image Server and modules It is a unique solution for DAM (Digital Asset Management) serving as a single access point for all digital image files and their metadata, thus enabling users to find, access, share, distribute and track image files within or outside an organization more efficiently, saving time and money. All image archives can be easily published on the Web, allowing customers to search, resize and download hi-resolution images in real time according to customizable licensing and pricing policies. Main features: • automates the process of uploading, viewing, publishing, maintaining, marketing, and distributing web-based image banks or stores • enables customers to zoom images to examine the finer details • integrates a sophisticated DRM (Digital Right Management) system • centrally stores images and metadata and customizes downloads encoding image information and unique transaction identification • allows scalable and secure deployment of large collections at any resolution


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• integrates spidering to automatically search the Web and reports when it finds watermarked images • allows the personalization of image licensing and pricing policies for all variables • embeds a sophisticated extendable event driven messaging system • user interface embeds a CMS module leveraging the XML language capabilities, which enables System Administrators or/and Collection Administrators to edit all the static content of the site without any need of programming • automatic content validation and multilingual capabilities • CMM (Color Management Module) for generation of images in a customizable Color Space The platform has been designed as a web tool: its web interface doesn’t need any plug-in and it is compliant with IE 6+ and Mozilla 7+, on Windows, MAC and Linux/Unix operating systems. The server side is available for both Windows 2000/2003 server and Linux Platform. Innovative aspects / Advantage s

The platform has been developed from the beginning to fill up a market segment that is forecasted in rapid growth and still not crowded and the system has specific exclusive DRM capabilities. This architecture allows easy customization and extendibility without need of specialized programming skills, at the same time ensuring top performance, flexibility and scalability. The system is designed to work with the Open Source MySQL server but can be integrated with other databases. The platform ability to make high-resolution images available to Internet customers drastically reduces asset search and delivery time. It also enables the implementation of a multi-tiered pricing structure thus granting the system administrator to efficiently service market segments with different needs. DAM/DRM solutions considerably reduce administration expenses – asset (digital file) management and distribution. The exceptional integration of image watermarking, asset management, search capabilities, Dynamic Distribution and Spidering for IPR protection are but a few of the features that make this platform an exceptional product in a new market segment (DAM/DRM). Reuse and differentiated use, the success key for Asset Management. The product ensures the capability to reuse the asset in a variety of ways and enables the implementation of different business models. Dynamic License generation. The system automatically generates licenses of use of the images with a user-defined template and according to image utilization (country, circulation, type of publication, web site, book, advertise, etc..) and pricing structure. Licenses (HTML files) are archived and delivered to the customer as well. The administrator can access to specific functions to modify in real time the pricing structure of the archive. CMS (Content Management System) capabilities. The administrator of the system can access and modify in a web environment all the static content of the application: help pages, FAQ, delivery notes templates, license templates, invoices templates, e-mails.


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CRAWLER Full or semi-automated search of digitally watermarked images on the world wide web. Digitally watermarked images are searched by the tool’s software agent. In the event that suspicious images are detected, a report is generated and automatically sent by e-mail to the image collection administrator. The technology automatically reports potentially unauthorized usages of the images. Main advantages

The advanced features of the system DRM/DAM have no equals in those products. From an end user point of view, either a customer willing to purchase an image and/or a graphic designer inside an organization, the system has some unique features: • zooming capabilities • download the image at any resolution in real time (Dynamic Distribution) • organize search results in an unlimited number of personal collections (Light boxes) • the customer can use the system environment as working space • share light boxes with co-workers to accelerate the process of decision making • availability of multiple search criteria The Image Archive Administrator has the possibility to: • create/modify and manage multiple image archives with different data structures • access advanced users management capabilities • watermark in a visible manner the images in the previews and in the comp (low resolution) delivery invisible watermark the delivered images through system Dynamic Distribution technology applying different watermarking strategies (unique ID, Photo ID, transaction ID etc..) • activate the spidering module to search watermarked images over the internet to enforce IPR • embed Metadata extracted from the database in IPTC of the delivered images in a personalized way and at delivery time • modify in real time the licensing pricing structure • modify, without the need of any programming, the static content of all the web environment through the CMS capabilities of the platform • localize the platform in any language without the need of any programming through the platform translation engine • configure the system to generate, send and archive invoices and images licenses of use.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how

Application domains

Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

The product can be useful in the following fields: Cultural Heritage, Image banks, Medicine, Pre-press, Industry, e-commerce, Tourism, Mapping/GIS.

Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.


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Type of partner sought

Value Added Reseller, Public administration, Regional Government, Universities, Galleries.

Specific area of activity of the partner

It is an ideal product for all providers of visually rich content.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Experimentation of the technology with assistance, technology adoption and testing.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26663 CENTRICA

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.centrica.it

Sectors

CENTRICA would position itself in the international market as a service and product provider of innovative technologies in digital and Internet imaging.

Activities

CENTRICA’s strengths lie in its sound scientific and technological background, in the R&D activity which achieves innovative solutions and products, in the digital imaging and Internet imaging sectors, in a continuously updated use of innovative third party solutions, in the ability to satisfy an international customer base.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools.

Title

AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY IMAGES IN THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Abstract

An Italian ICT company has developed a software that allows Internet users to view images in a web browser, at any resolution, with high chromatic fidelity and IPR protection capabilities through digital watermarking, dynamic download. The interface can be designed through a Flash component and/or in HTML/Javascript. The company is looking for licence and joint venture agreements.

Det aile d descriptio n

This software enables Internet users to view images of high resolution quickly and interactively. It is ideal for all providers of visually rich content: merchandise catalogues, cultural heritage images, digital archives-image banks, territory, industrial imaging, medical imaging. It enables providers to distribute high quality image content to the largest possible audiences, immediately increasing site traffic, brand recognition, and orders. Once the tool is installed on an Internet server, images are uploaded to it. Source images can be in the entire common graphics file format: TIFF, JPEG. Image size is open ended, the software commonly handling any image quantity. Of course adequate storage space has to be made available on the server to host the image files. The images are then automatically converted into a particular kind of pyramidal format and are ready to be served. Once the server receives a query from a client, for example a request to zoom in, the server will retrieve and serve only the required portion of the image, which has a size to fill the viewing window, typically only a few Kilobytes and therefore fast to transmit even if uncompressed. HIGHLIGHT FEATURES

Client side

No plug-in is required, user is given a choice of an HTML viewer enabling basic functions such as zooming and panning, or a Flash viewer with advanced functionality and completely customisable (60 API). All existing Internet browsers in the standard configuration support both viewers. The user can choose the size of the viewing window according to the speed of the available Internet connection, the image in a larger viewing window requiring longer time to load. No special hardware requirements. The


27 tool viewers are compatible with most installed hardware and operative systems, including older browser versions and slower CPUs. No special Internet connection necessary. No specific platform necessary, viewer will work on all Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux platforms running either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator Internet browsers. The image is inherently protected from copy because only the content of the viewing window can be copied (and this only by printing the computer screen).

Server side

Easy to download and install, the software can be easily downloaded and installed within minutes. The software is accompanied by simple, easy to follow instructions, allowing putting high resolution images online in a matter of minutes. It fits easily in existing website architecture (Apache, IIS) no redesigning is necessary, all that is needed is to provide new hyperlinks from the existing website to the high-resolution images The software is already available for Windows 2000/2003 Server; Linux server platforms. Multiformat design allows to readily upload most common source image file formats, such as TIFF and JPEG. The server aspect is fully customisable according to particular needs such as special functions, integration with existing databases, watermarking procedures etc.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The innovative aspect is the ability for Internet users to view very high resolution images over the Internet with integrated colour serving and copyright protection (the images can be watermarked for the protection of copyright rights of the owners).

Main advantages

High speed even with narrow band connections, such as modem, GPRS etc. Visualisation through standard Internet browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla) without plugins and/or with Flash. Colour management system for high colour fidelity. Integrated image watermarking technology for copyright protection. Digital watermarks are embedded both on source images resident on the server as well as on each image served to clients. Dynamic download: images can be served at desired resolution to authenticated users. Available for the Windows (2000/2003) and Linux platforms. Access to the server can be direct, through PHP templates or with Flash interface.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright protected.

Application domains

Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

The product can be useful in the following fields: Cultural Heritage, Photographic archives, Mapping/GIS, Medicine, Pre-press, Industry, e-commerce, Tourism.

Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

OEM agreements, Value Added Resellers, Public administration, Regional Government, Universities, Galleries.

Specific area of activity of the partner

It is an ideal product for all providers of visually rich content.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Experimentation of the technology with assistance; technology adoption and testing.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26594 CENTRICA

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.centrica.it

Sectors

CENTRICA would position itself in the international market as a service and product provider of innovative technologies in digital and Internet imaging.

Activities

CENTRICA’s strengths lie in its sound scientific and technological background, in the R&D activity which achieves innovative solutions and products, in the digital imaging and Internet imaging sectors, in a continuously updated use of innovative third party solutions, in the ability to satisfy an international customer base.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

AN INTEGRATED INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOLUTION FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING

Abstract

An Italian ICT company has developed an integrated interactive digital signage solution for highres multispectral imaging. The solution is ideal for exhibition and research. It gives the possibility to the user to interact with high resolution images through large touch screens (till 70”) giving a complete new approach to digital content. The user can zoom, pan in images, analyse different analysis (infrared, x-rays, ...), play with the images using only the fingers. The company is looking for license and joint venture agreements.

Det aile d descriptio n

The solution is composed by a touch screen based on optical technology, a computer with pre installed proprietary software and applications designed to an easy access to high-resolution images (till Giga Pixel). The application gives the possibility to the user to interact with high resolution images through large touch screens (till 70”) giving a complete new approach to digital content. The user can zoom, pan in images, analyse different analysis (infrared, x-rays, ...), play with the images using only the fingers. The application can be populated with images of the content providers (museum, libraries, archives, restoration institutions, ...) in a very easy and fast way. It is ideal for all providers of visually rich content: merchandise catalogues, cultural heritage images, digital archives-image banks, territory, industrial imaging, medical imaging.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The innovative aspect is the use of touch technologies with high-resolution images and efficient software solution to give a complete new approach to rich digital content.

Main advantages

Superb restitution of images. Highly interactive; Easy to use (natural interaction) and to populate; Valorisation of digital content.

Current state of development

Already on the market.


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Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how.

Application domains

Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

The product can be useful in the following fields: Cultural Heritage, Photographic archives, Mapping/GIS, Medicine, Pre-press, Industry, e-commerce, Tourism.

Collaboration details

Licence agreement. Technical co-operation. Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

Value Added Resellers, Public administration, regional government, Universities, Galleries.

Specific area of activity of the partner

It is an ideal product for all providers of visually rich content.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Experimentation of the technology with assistance, technology adoption and testing.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Know-how/expertise KHE_IT_26533 CNR ISAC (Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.isac.cnr.it www.isac.cnr.it/museum/ Sectors

Research.

Activities

Indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor; Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

ENVIRONMENTAL (INDOOR-OUTDOOR) REMOTE MONITORING OF MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Abstract

Our main experience (last six years) is to manage a network of 30 museums, libraries and archaeological sites with the aim to deliver to these sites information on the quality of the indoor and outdoor environment, related to the risk of deterioration of the materials (pieces of art and documents) under the responsibility of these institutions.

Det aile d descriptio n

The “inter-museum” network is based on: a) environmental automatic measurements performed at the remote sites (museums); b) transmission GSM like of all data to a data processing center (ISACCNR); c) publication on dedicated web site of info, warnings and data oriented to the preventive conservation of the materials and the objects. All the data (physical, chemical and biological) are processed automatically using models of risk of damage and the results are validated by a scientific staff.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

Constant and continuous (24h) remote monitoring of the “museum environment” without necessity to locally involves skilled workers. Quick delivery of plain Information and Recommendations for the best conservation of materials and objects System particularly useful to monitor temporary exhibitions

Main advantages

Certainty of constant and continuous monitoring of conditions of the materials and the objects. Availability of the present and past museum conditions on internet connection.

Current state of development

Available on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights


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Application domains

Indoor and outdoor environment.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Industry.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Electronics and data processing.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Technical and commercial; Low cost of maintenance of the system and of the service

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ASTER, progetto SIMPLER, www.aster.it/simpler.html


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26390 CNR ISTEC (Institute of Science and Technologies for Ceramics)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.istec.cnr.it

Sectors

Research.

Activities

Study of ancient materials (ceramic, mosaic, mortars, stone and glasses) and of their deterioration processes. Development of restoration mortars.

Technology keywords

Inorganic Chemistry; Materials Technology.

Title

DEVELOPMENT OF COMPATIBLE RESTORATION MORTARS

Abstract

Development of some premixed mortars based on natural hydraulic limes (NHL) or lime and metakaolin suitable in different archaeological and architectonic conservation contexts.

Det aile d descriptio n

Mortars based on natural hydraulic limes (NHL) were developed in order to be used in conservation interventions in different archaeological and architectonic contexts. Restoration mortars are based on natural inorganic binders, with acceptable degree of reversibility, high compatibility with the original materials, negligible concentrations of soluble salts, and good durability in humid environment.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

Easy and cheap to use for each conservation context. Application in the bio-building field.

Main advantages

The production of lime and natural hydraulic lime has a less environmental impact in comparison with the concrete one. The concentrations of soluble salts in the mortar based on lime or natural hydraulic lime (NHL) are negligible. Theses mortars are compatible with the ancient materials and have high durability.

Current state of development

Available for demonstration field tested. Several applications of mortars based on natural hydraulic lime in different archaeological conservation contexts were carried out.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.


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Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Industry and Research organisation.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Production and sales of lime, natural hydraulic lime and kaolin. Restoration. Bio-building.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Lime, NHL and Kaolin supply. Mechanical and durability tests. Application of mortars in different archaeological-architectonic contexts and in bio-building.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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EU RTD Result EURTD_IT_26527 CNR ITABC (Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.itabc.cnr.it Sectors

Research.

Activities

Virtual modeling system.

Technology keywords

Cultural Heritage; ICT.

Title

OPEN SOURCE-BASED WEB GIS3D AND VIRTUAL MODELING SYSTEM

Abstract

3D open source-based Web GIS application, with database connection (SQL Server 2005) and use of 3D virtual modeling techniques for representing monuments through GIS technologies. The application is intended and developed with the hope of creating a national standard for storing information about evaluation of the monument conservation status by means of a national historical heritage network.

Det aile d descriptio n

The concept behind this application involves complete integration of very heterogeneous data type, such as numerical, geometrical and iconographical information over an exact geometrical model. Such integration is aimed to reach a complete management of all the relevant processes: evaluation of the monument conservation status, definition of the necessary restoration project, monitoring over the restoration process and maintenance of the monument afterwards. Information is organized on a multiscalar system, ranging from territory scale, to the monument and its parts local scale. This application is aimed to private or institutional users who are interested in the cultural and historical heritage, on European and national scale. Among the features, there are tools for calculating areas, perimeters and surfaces, data required for technical procedures and documentation.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

3D modeling techniques applied to GIS technology to increase the ease and deepness of investigation level. Using multilayer GIS-style technology to study 3D objects.

Main advantages

• • • •

web based distribution to maximize the number of possible users centralized national database open source technology to maximize compatibility of the application integration among heterogeneous data over an exact geometrical model


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• wide range of tools for technical computing • aimed to a wide range of users both private and institutional Current state of development

Available on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how. Open source-based Web GIS3D is a further development of ARKIS-Architecture Recovery Knowledge Information System (2D GIS) and of the ARKIS-NET.

Application domains Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Joint Venture agreement; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Industry; Research organization; Company.

Specific area of activity of the partner

ICT and cultural heritage

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

The proponent is looking for companies interested in the commercialization of Open source-based Web GIS3D and for research organizations interested in starting cooperation for further development.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Know-how/expertise KHE_IT_26492 CNR ITABC (Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.itabc.cnr.it Sectors

Documentation and sustainable restoration of historical built heritage.

Activities

Integrated sustainable methodologies for the study, analysis, preservation and valorization of the built heritage Integrated diagnostic analysis to support decision making for restoration projects.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools; Photovoltaic; Rational use of energy.

Title

SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR DOCUMENTATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE BUILT HERITAGE

Abstract

Built Heritage Lab (BHLab) is an ITABC laboratory engaged in research, technological advancement and training in the field of the development and application of new diagnostic and surveying techniques as well as of sustainable design solutions and strategies for the restoration and readaptation of historic buildings. BHLab has developed a Protocol of diagnostic design intervention that represents an operating model for conservation designers for Sopraintendenze, research institutes and architectural restoration designers. This model for the documentation and conservation of the built heritage is the result of an a approach involving multidisciplinary analysis and integrated design aimed at the restoration and the energy and functional recovery of (monumental and non monumental) historic buildings with special reference to sustainable solutions respecting landscape, environmental, cultural, economic and social values.

Det aile d descriptio n

BHLab promotes the application of innovative methods for conservation interventions and the upgrading of historical buildings and urban centres. This is done by tackling the themes of intended use, energy saving, installed plant and equipment, functional solutions, in a framework of general compatibility with the existing heritage and the surrounding environment. The Laboratory offers its specific multidisciplinary knowhow acquired over a period of 20 years for the management of the diagnostic, fact-finding and design process aimed at conserving the architectural heritage by means of efficient solutions favoring technology transfer and innovative and eco-sustainable methods. In support of this process, the laboratory has developed: • integrated diagnostic analysis systems having a low impact on the monument and the environment; • a diagnostic design procedure for the integral coordination of chemical and physical analysis methods and intervention decision-making processes;


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• experimental procedures to evaluate materials and building techniques as a function of alteration phenomena; • technologies and tools for technological adaptation, upgrading and energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources for the built heritage; • a multicriteria analysis application tool for selecting technological solutions for the restoration of buildings of substantial historical and artistic importance and for verifying the feasibility and compatibility of new energy saving systems and alternative energy sources in ancient and historical centre buildings. specific ICT tool (3DGis ) for the management of all the information regarding the monument or architectural complex, including data referring to the documentation, restoration, maintenance and supervisory interventions; • guidelines for the integration of innovative energy efficient products and components (solar, insulation, photovoltaic, glass, ventilation) according the rules of building energy efficiency and the prescriptions of the Restoration Charts. Furthermore, the laboratory is in a position to offer consultancy and to carry out: • integrated instrumental and direct surveys of complex monumental architectures (geometric, photogrammetric, material surveys, analysis of cracks, subsidence and degradation, survey and analysis of distributive, functional, compositive systems, as well as of building techniques and technological plant); • solid 3D modeling, photographic rendering and animation of virtual models; • historical research and stratigraphic analysis to document the evolutionary phases of the monument; • projects of consolidation and antiseismic enhancement, energy rehabilitation, maintenance plans, requalification and functional upgrading of historic monuments and buildings. The Laboratory has several modes of operation: by project, developing the advancement of knowledge by means of multiyear integrated projects focused on individual monuments or groups of buildings representing different architectural types; setting up multidisciplinary groups, also at the international level, in order to implement these projects; seeking financial support in the form of national and international funding. The most significant projects carried out in recent years include: study and restoration of the Bedestan in Nicosia, the former Church of St Nicholas, on Cyprus (UNDP); Research project Cultural heritage for all, aimed at allowing access to museum structures by disabled persons (MIUR); Project Socrates applied to the readaptation of the Zena Castle in Piacenza; Project Sechurba on the topic of energy saving in historical centres (European Programme IEE, CIP).


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Innovative aspects / Advantages

For the first time in the restoration sector attention is focused on all the resources, both cultural and environmental, in a holistic approach that guarantees the respect of the monument’s cultural values and the social values of the environment. Specific innovations include: • energy saving solutions for a historic building that are satisfactorily integrated with pre-existing ones are significantly beneficial to the environment and the economy of resources, which may not be immediately obvious; • a tool to assist decision-making, with integrated software, useful for designers, restorers, administrators and heritage safeguarding professionals for evaluating the aesthetic impact and the capacity of integration of renewable energy systems and energy saving on monuments and contexts of value.

Main advantages

• Competitive advantage of virtuous restoration processes based on principles that respect also environmental quality and residential well-being by testing solutions and technologies allowing a sustainable use of resources. • Added value of energy saved in full respect of the monument’s aesthetic appeal and history gives this method the edge over similar more traditional methods. • Possibility, also in the restoration sector, of obtaining quality and energy efficiency certification, and thus also tax benefits international funding.

Current state of development

The technology is in an advanced stage of development.

Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Joint Venture agreement; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

The Laboratory is interested in activating scientific and technical cooperation by means of partnership, consortia and associations, collaboration among institutions, entrepreneurs and local actors in order to boost knowledge, skills and innovative capacities in the processes of conserving and upgrading the built heritage.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Cultural and sustainable restoration; Software design and production; Building components industry; Information systems; ICT developer and providers


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Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Development and enhancement of decision-making support systems. Development of innovative sustainable technologies for energy saving and renewable energy (industry, academic or research organisation). Cooperation for implementation of web based 3D GIS for smart data integration in the ‘sustainable restoration’ process.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Know-how/expertise KHE_IT_26123 CNR ICVBC (Institute of Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.icvbc.cnr.it Sectors

Research.

Activities

Stone conservation.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools.

Title

EVALUATION OF TREATMENT FOR STONE CONSERVATION

Abstract

Scientific research in conservation, test and analysis methods (in laboratory and in-situ) for the evaluation of the performance of the products and for the choose of treatments and methodologies to be used in the conservation work.

Det aile d descriptio n

In these research group are working the responsible of National Standards Commission for the Cultural Heritage (UNI – Normal) of GL3-GS “Valutazione di metodi e prodotti utilizzati negli interventi di conservazione- Trattamenti conservativi delle superfici” and some Italian Expert in the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN/TC346 - WG3 “Evaluation of Methods and Products for Conservation Works”). The know-how is particularly concerned with: • preliminary tests and studies for the selection of type of intervention for conservation (cleaning, consolidation and protection); • tests and studies to verify efficiency, safety for the materials and durability of the treatments (artificial ageing, measurement of: water absorption by capillarity, water absorption at low pressure, drying index, water vapor permeability, colour on matt surface, etc.); • knowledge of the materials; • identification and study of the causes of deterioration.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

All analytical techniques and tests utilized are rigorously chosen to respect the aim requested. They are continuously updated on the basis of the results reached by international research.

Main advantages

A global approach to the conservation problems. A experience of many years in the evaluation of techniques, instruments and products employed in conservation work.

Current state of development

Already on the market.


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Intellectual Property Rights Application domains

Materials technology; Chemical industry.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Industry, Research organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Products for stone conservation, diagnostic applied to cultural heritage.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26676 CNR IA (Institute of Acoustics “O. M. Corbino”)

[ I TA LY ]

www.idac.rm.cnr.it www.idac.rm.cnr.it/lab_PHY.php Sectors

Applied Research.

Activities

Acoustic Methodologies and Devices.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Vibration and Acoustic engineering.

Title

NON DESTRUCTIVE ACOUSTIC METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAPPING DETACHMENTS IN FRESCOES, MORTARS, AND

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

COVERED FACADES

Abstract

An innovative technique for the diagnosis of the degree of deterioration of frescoes was developed at the Institute of Acoustics “O. M. Corbino” of C.N.R. For the implementation of the methodology a suitable device was realized. The ACoustic Energy Absorption Diagnostic Device – ACEADD – is based on the relative measurement of the acoustic energy absorption coefficient and provides maps of the surface under test, identifying the presence of detached areas. Different analyses can be performed. Since many surfaces are affected by detachments, this technology can be applied to mortars, mosaics and covered facades.

Det aile d descriptio n

The measurement of the acoustic energy absorption coefficient is widely used for the characterization of material and structure properties and performance. At present some methodologies are known as international standard methods for the measure of the absorption coefficient, and are used to characterize and even to certify some specific products. Among the innovative and portable technologies, the Acoustic Energy Absorption Diagnostic Device-ACEADD is a suitable tool for non invasive and non destructive investigations. It is based on the acoustic energy absorption evaluation in heterogeneous structures such as mural paintings, mortars, mosaics and covered facades, employing no-contact geometry. From an acoustical point of view, a surface showing a perfect adhesion behaves as a total reflector when a sound wave impinges on it; on the contrary, a detached area behaves like an acoustic absorber, resonating at specific frequencies. Thus the acoustic energy absorption coefficient is a good indicator of the presence of detachments. Different kind of surfaces can be described as multi-layer structures and suffer the generation of detachments when environmental conditions are unfavorable. The ACEADD device provides 2-D and 3-D maps of the surface under test, and different kinds of analyses, supporting the operator of restoration in the following actions:


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• Diagnosis of the degree of deterioration of the artifact; • Evaluation of the consolidation works based on purposely defined criteria; • Time evolution monitoring of detachments by means of periodic exams. Innovative aspects / Advantages

At present the traditional method is widely used yet, the so called martelletto technique that is based on the subjective perception of the human hearing in evaluating different pitches of sound, when tapping different points of the surface with finger. The present technology allows no-contact measurements, the sound source and the receiver are placed at a characteristic work distance of about 0.5m. It provides objective data and simple data interpretation tool. It is suitable for both small and large scale investigation, and offers different configurations depending on user’s requirements.

Main advantages

The method is non-invasive and offer a simple way to analyze the results by means of maps, i.e. acoustic images of the surface under test. Based on a solid physical methodology, it offers a valid starting point for the method standardization and device calibration. The ACEADD device provides information supporting the diagnosis but also the consolidation procedure for instance to evaluate the efficiency of consolidation intervention or the consolidation materials properties.

Current state of development

Prototype.

Intellectual Property Rights

International Patent granted.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

The present technology is a diagnostic instrument able to assist operators in both conservation protocols, consolidation materials development and buildings realization processes.

Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Joint Venture agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Financial partner; Industry; Joint-Venture.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Found raising; Engineering and/or Distribution; Service Activity.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Provide found for the realization of a miniaturized industrial prototype; Transfer to market; Management of service activity and diffusion of the methodology.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26532 DIASIS

[ I TA LY ]

www.diasis.it

Sectors

Microgeophysics for engineering and cultural heritage.

Activities

Sonic imprint of artifacts and non-invasive diagnostics.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Vibration and Acoustic engineering.

Title

THE

SONIC IMPRINT, A NEW NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUE ABLE TO UNIVOCALLY IDENTIFY AND MONITOR THE

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

INTEGRITY OF ARTIFACTS

Abstract

The Sonic Imprint is a new non-destructive investigation method to univocally identify the artifacts and to monitor their integrity. The precious artifacts suitable for this method are those made of “rigid” materials, like pottery, statues and objects in stone, metal, glass and wood. It consists in inducing vibrations in the analyzed artwork, and in studying its resonance frequencies. It depends on the distribution of the mechanical parameters of the object and it is practically unique for each object.

Detailed description

The Sonic Imprint is a new non-destructive investigation method developed to univocally identify the artifacts and to monitor their integrity. The precious artifacts that can be submitted to this method are those made of “rigid” materials, like pottery, statues and objects crafted in stone, metal and glass and some “hard” organic materials like bone, ivory or wood. This study answers the ever more urgent requirement of art collection cataloguing that not only needs to be able to identify artifacts without a shadow of a doubt, but also needs to establish their integrity. In fact, over the past few years, there has been a trend in cultural heritage management towards loaning precious artifacts, both on a national and international basis. These artifacts are therefore subject to transport stress and other connected risks (i.e. damage, substitution, physical deterioration, etc.). Furthermore, nowadays a lot of art exhibitions are itinerant, therefore the artifacts are continuously subject to transport and/or displacement. The general characteristics that identify an object, such as shape, dimension, aspect and texture of the surface, colors of the surface, etc., can easily be cloned using laser technologies; in fact it is possible to obtain almost perfect copies of an artifact. On the contrary, it is almost impossible to clone other physical parameters based on internal properties (i.e. chemical composition, atomic structure, internal defects, etc.) such as the distribution of resistivity, permittivity, dielectric constant, hydraulic permeability, etc. However, mechanical parameters (i.e. density, elastic moduli, damping parameters) are more suitable when endeavoring to make a unique identification of an object and when monitoring its


45 integrity. Indeed, the study of the propagation of elastic waves in artifacts makes it possible to construct a sort of signature, called “Sonic Imprint� (patent pending), that identifies the objects and, eventually, establishes their mechanical consistency (or integrity). A way of studying the resonance and the damping of an artifact is to generate elastic waves in it by means of a suitable source (for instance, a small neurological hammer or a loudspeaker) and then to measure the induced free damped oscillations by means of piezoelectric transducers coupled to the surface of the object. The vibrations are closely linked to the geometry of the artifacts and the spatial distribution of their elastic parameters, and are subject to change, even in the presence of small structural modifications of the object. Virtually all objects present a continuous distribution of vibrational modes and decay times, and oscillate with a superposition of vibrational modes of different frequencies. In fact, the distribution of the frequencies shows resonance peaks linked to the shape, dimensions and elastic parameters of the object itself. Furthermore, the deterioration of a handmade artifact caused by a crack, generates significant variations in its vibrational modes; these variations are simple to check by comparing the sonic imprint acquired before and after the deterioration. Innovative aspects / Advantages

The general characteristics that identify an object, such as shape, dimension, aspect and texture of the surface, colors of the surface, etc., can easily be cloned using laser technologies; in fact it is possible to obtain quasi-perfect copies of an artifact. On the contrary, it is almost impossible to clone other physical parameters based on internal properties (i.e. chemical composition, atomic structure, internal defects, etc.) such as the distribution of resistivity, permittivity, dielectric constant, hydraulic permeability, etc. The Sonic Imprint depends on the distribution of the mechanical parameters (i.e. density, elastic moduli, damping parameters) and it is practically unique for each object. Furthermore, the deterioration of a handmade artifact caused, for example, by a crack, generates significant variations in its vibrational modes; these variations are simple to check by comparing the sonic imprint acquired before and after the deterioration.

Main advantages

The sonic imprint technique is totally non invasive, very fast (few minutes are necessary for measurements and analysis) and cheap (in comparison with the current chemical/physical methods of identification).

Current state of development

Available for demonstration. Field tested.

Intellectual Property Rights

6/02/2007 Italian application; 6/02/2008 European application.

Application domains

Construction technologies.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Joint Venture agreement; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Museums, investors, commercial and marketing partners.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Diagnostic and monitoring in the cultural heritage field.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Capital (investors), development of commercial opportunities (commercial and marketing partners)

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CRES Centro per la Ricerca Elettronica in Sicilia, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26478 Dipartimento Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni (University of Florence)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.det.unifi.it www.rascan.com Sectors

Non Destructive Testing, Ultrasound, Subsurface Radar, Cultural heritage.

Activities

Applications of high resolution holographic radar for cultural heritage diagnostics.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

APPLICATIONS OF HIGH RESOLUTION HOLOGRAPHIC RADAR FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE DIAGNOSTICS

Abstract

Ground penetrating subsurface radar is a useful diagnostic tool for the investigation of materials and structures of interest in cultural heritage. Radar operating at high frequency (>1GHz) have the potential of high spatial resolution with a favorable trade-off with penetration depth. The holographic radar technology (multiple single frequencies are transmitted in sequence) has been recently developed for subsurface investigations and experimentally demonstrated for building construction investigations as a cost effective and high-resolution method. This technology was developed since 2000 within an ISTC project, and now is currently under investigation through a NATO project for explosive detection. Here it is proposed for cultural heritage investigations of floors, walls, columns, stone statues, and for the post-evaluation of restoration works in old buildings. Finally, high spatial resolution (2 cm range at 4 GHz) reveals unknown details of structures at shallow penetration depths behind painting and frescos.

Det aile d descriptio n

The designs of subsurface holographic radars are based on classical principles of radar technology. Signal emitted into the surveyed medium is reflected from heterogeneities if their electrical permeability or conductivity differs. The reflected signal is received by the radar antenna and then is amplified. The recorded information is reproduced on computer display in real time. The holographic radar of RASCAN type consists of: antenna, transmitter and two receivers for parallel and cross polarizations. RASCAN radars use continuous wave, unmodulated signals, which are transmitted in frequency band of about 0.5 GHz on five frequencies. Choice of operating frequency band and number of frequencies is dictated by the necessity to provide sufficient contrast between the object and medium for at least at one of the operating frequencies. Subsurface holographic radars of Rascan type have high lateral resolution. This permits reception of high quality microwave images of subsurface objects at shallow depths. Also to their advantage, holographic radars are much easier to adapt to


47 regulatory and industrial norms (e.g. the USA Federal Communications Commission or FCC regulations), and they are much cheaper than traditional impulse radars. Innovative aspects / Advantages

The subsurface holographic radars of Rascan type don’t have any analogy in the world of engineering practice. They use continuous wave signals. All other commercial subsurface radars, as a rule, emit impulse signals.

Main advantages

Three types of the Rascan holographic radar are produced. They are: • RASCAN-4/4000, operated frequency range of 3.6-4.0 GHz. Radar price on the shelf in Moscow is Euro 3950 • RASCAN-4/7000, operated frequency range of 6.4-6.8 GHz. Price on the shelf in Moscow is Euro 4350 • RASCAN-4/2000, operated frequency range of 1.6-2.0 GHz. Price on the shelf in Moscow is Euro 5950. Main advantages of Rascan radars • High resolution in plan-view that can attain 1.5-2.0 cm at shallow depths • Ability to perform one-sided sounding of structures, instead of double-sided sounding as in X-ray devices • Ability to image not only metal objects but also dielectric ones with permittivity different from the surrounding medium • Ability to image targets in dielectric medium above a metal plate. This is a very important property for surveying of composite constructions; for example heat protection shielding of space ships, or gilded artworks such as icons • Operator safety due to the low emitting power of 10 mW; this is two orders of magnitude less than the emissions of mobile telephones.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

The applied research on this instrument has been carried out with joint scientific:: grants with Ultrasound and NDT Laboratory at Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence, Italy and Enviroscan, Inc. and Lancaster, PA, USA.

Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Other.

Type of partner sought

Academy, research organization, private laboratory operating in cultural heritage diagnostic and research.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Reconstruction and care of historical buildings or diagnostic of cultural heritage pre-restoration and post-restoration works.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Investigation of capabilities of the RASCAN holographic radar.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Request TR_IT_26517 Dipartimento Patrimonio Architettonico e Urbanistico (University of Reggio Calabria)

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.pau.unirc.it Sectors

Cultural heritage conservation.

Activities

Researches on conservation, history and treasuring of cultural heritage.

Technology keywords

Laser Technology; Measurement Tools; Moisture sensors; Photovoltaics; Rational use of energy; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Temperature monitoring.

Title

CONSERVATION, HISTORY AND TREASURING OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Abstract

We are interested about the development of the theme of sustainability applied to conservation of Historical Buildings.

Det aile d descriptio n

We regard the sustainability in the conservation of Historical Buildings both about the use of materials and technologies whit low environmental impact and about the rediscovery of “ecological capability� of historical buildings (local materials, buildings energetic performances, environmental comfort characteristics). We are also interested in insert technologies to obtain alternative energy and energy saving in the Historical buildings, without compromising however the historical and cultural value about it.

Innovative aspects / Advantages Main advantages Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights Application domains Comments about market applications

Construction technology.


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Collaboration details

Research projects.

Type of partner sought

Industry and research organisation.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Technologies for surveys and conservation.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

SPIN, Consorzio di ricerca in tecnologie dell’informazione e della comunicazione, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Partner Search PS_IT_26674 ENEA

[ I TA LY ]

www.patrimonioculturale.enea.it

Sectors

Non Destructive Testing.

Activities

Non destructive testing and techniques for sustainable preservation of built environment.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Vibration and Acoustic engineering.

Title

DIAGNOSTIC

SONIC INVESTIGATION OF THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS AND APPLICATION OF

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

TOMOGRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE

Abstract

The signal acquisition system and the dedicated software have been developed by ENEA MAT QUAL laboratory for sonic testing. The investigation have been directed to characterize mechanical properties of stone and masonry constituents of the stone monuments and historic buildings. Furthermore the sonic tomography allowed to investigate internal structures.

Det aile d descriptio n

Sonic testing are able to analyze the propagation of elastic waves in internal solid bodies. These kind of tests use a sonic generator, usually a pulse hammer, a probe receiver, placed to know distance, to convert sonic wave into electrical signal. By analyzing electrical signals it is possible to measure sonic speed and resonant frequency of objects. Sonic tests replace ultrasonic test because work with low frequency, largest wave, so that it is possible analyze higher thickness or uneven materials, like stones or concrete. System used and setup in our labs is based on: • pulse hammer with accelerometer sensor and pre-amplifier operated by 9V battery • portable PC with double battery • oscillograph board 20 Msample per sec PCMCIA System is able to work up to 3 hours with battery, so it is possible to work in field easily. The acquisition board can acquire two kind of signals: • pulse strength from hammer • accelerometer ICP Sampling rate is 500 KHz and storage buffer is 4096 dots. Acquisition of these two signals is synchronized with generated signal from internal hammer.Developed software acquires and elaborates two signals, and at the same time it is possible to see on display, storage on hard disc


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and calculate velocity or flight time of sonic waves. Computation of flight time is done with a gate on signal by ICP sensor. Innovative aspects / Advantages

The non-destructive method allows: • measure the quality of investigated material • calculate the elastic form • detect the presence of gaps

Main advantages

The system can be used together with a finite element software to determine the frequencies of resonance and it is very useful for the investigation of the structural texture of large wall thickness, especially in historic masonry.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright protected.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation: Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Industry, SMEs, Research organizations.

Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Know-how/expertise KHE_IT_26600 ENEA

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.patrimonioculturale.enea.it http://sites.google.com/a/aixia.it/beni-culturali/ Sectors

Advanced Technologies for Cultural Heritage.

Activities

Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage.

Technology keywords

Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

METHODS AND TOOLS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE FIELD OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Abstract

Experiences in the use of innovative technologies and methods in order to manage cultural heritage resources will be presented. In particular, information systems for the fruition and the valorization of cultural contexts have been developed.

Det aile d descriptio n

Advanced technologies and innovative tourist services for a personalized cultural tourism system have been implemented on mobile devices. ADMIRE, a personalized tour guide to be used on Pocket PC with GPS position finder has been realized. Born from the collaboration between Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma and ENEA a WebGIS application has been developed to navigate among the inscriptions on the “Via Appia Antica�. The virtual journey represents a useful tool for making requalification and valorization plans for the cultural and artistic heritage. ENEA and ISPRA (ex APAT) intended to develop a WebGis technology to exploit information on Romanera aqueducts over the Internet.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

Use of advanced technologies: mobile devices, user modelling, GPS technology. WebGIS technology.

Main advantages

Development of innovative ICT solutions to enhance the fruition of the Cultural Heritage.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights Application domains

Know-how.


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Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26662 ENEA

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.patrimonioculturale.enea.it

Sectors

Environment, Energy and New Technology

Activities

Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology (white biotechnology).

Technology keywords

Cleaning Technology; Organic Chemistry.

Title

MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND BIO RESTORATION

Abstract

ENEA laboratory of the Environment Department, located in Rome, has a broad experience in the study of environmental matrices through an interdisciplinary approach. New technologies are required to solve problems still unsolved by the consolidated chemico-physical techniques, and also to render the techniques more environmental safe, both for the art objects as the operators and also more economic. In our lab, we are developing the application of tailor-made microbial formulas in the bio-cleaning of frescoes, paintings, stones, in the removal of natural or synthetic coatings, and in the bio-consolidation of lapideous materials. We look for collaboration with restorers to apply these microbial formulas on the restoration of art works.

Det aile d descriptio n

Outdoors artwork can be considered as an ecosystem, where the material represents a physical support and also an energy source for many microorganisms able to establish a colonization. The presence of microorganisms can determine a double effect: on the one hand bio-deterioration, caused by their attack, on the other hand they represent a source for the development of new technologies for conservation and restoration. A better understanding of the microbial communities inhabiting artistic goods and the comprehension of their ecological role may open the way to develop new methods for the control of the bio-deterioration processes and for a novel approach to the restoration (bio-restoration). New technologies are required to solve problems still unsolved by the consolidated chemico-physical techniques, and also to render the techniques more environmental safe, both for the art objects as the operators and, last but not least, also more economic. In our lab, we are developing the application of tailor-made microbial formulas in the bio-cleaning of frescoes, paintings, woods, stones, in the removal of natural or synthetic coatings, and in the bio-consolidation of lapideous materials. For example, we have selected some strains able to degrade a natural resin (shellac) largely used as a fixative due to its good penetration and adhesion features. Only recently it has been observed that the shellac coating tends towards


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blacken and stiffen over time, making necessary to remove the film from the altered paintings. Furthermore, we have isolated in the Etruscan tomb of Mercareccia (Tarquinia, Italy) a new strain able to precipitate calcite crystals, to be employed on calcareous stones for bio-consolidation. Innovative aspects / Advantages

New technologies are required to solve problems still unsolved by the:: consolidated chemicophysical techniques, and also to render the techniques more environmental safe, both for the art objects as the operators and, last but not least, also more economic. In the case of shellac, the traditional chemical techniques have not proved to be effective in removing it, as well documented by the Ajanta case. The treatments carried out by the use of basic solvents on the wall paintings of the Ajanta caves, in India, instead of removing the aged shellac, caused discoloration and induced whitish incrustations. This way restoration spread new factors of degradation. Many other cases solvable by biotechnology could be mentioned, (i.e. the restoration of ancient photographic plates treated with protective resin films and so on) thus, finding bacterial strains with diversified abilities suitable to this application field opens new chances to develop an innovative approach to conservation and restoration that integrates consolidated and innovative technologies, directed to sustainability principles.

Main advantages

New methods for the control of the bio-deterioration processes and for a novel approach to the restoration (bio-restoration). New techniques more environmental safe and economic.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains Comments about market applications

Restoration and conservation of art works.

Collaboration details

Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought

Industry, Academy, Research organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Restoration and conservation.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Applications on art works “in field�.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26601 ENEA

[ I TA LY ]

www.patrimonioculturale.enea.it

Sectors

Advanced Technologies for Cultural Heritage.

Activities

Impact of end use of energy to materials and surfaces of monuments.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools.

Title

MODA MONUMENT DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR THE QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF DAMAGES OF MONUMENT

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

SURFACES

Abstract

MODA (Monuments Damage Assessment) s/w aims at estimating damage of monument materials / monuments resulting from pollution. It additionally supports the comparison and selection of pollution reduction policies, through the verification of long term impacts of urban policies on protection of monuments and reduction of restoration costs. MODA has been developed both as a module embedded in the ISHTAR suite (EU project/EVK4-CT-2000-00034, Co-ordinated by ENEA) and as a stand-alone s/w. MODA is developed as a support for Technicians and Administrators.

Det aile d descriptio n

MODA s/w is structured in three sub-modules as follows: • The data bases developed in Access - monument data base containing all information (geometrical, geographical, material etc.) inserted for each monument; - cost database (information on unitary costs for maintenance and restoration inserted by the user); - meteo and pollution database specific for the area or for each monument (operating as standalone s/w) • The calculation module (running on VB) • The output module (a .txt file which can be further edited with any editor). Two options are provided to the user: Option 1: is a synoptic estimation of damage and refers to an area specified by the user. The damage is calculated for specific categories of monument materials (identified within an area specified by the user) incurred by pollution levels identified within the same area. Option 2: allows for more detailed damage estimations and applies to a specific monument each


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time the tool is running. It enables the user to draw both quantitative and qualitative conclusions for the conditions of each monument. Although the mathematical models used in both options are the same, in Option2 the user has the possibility to use, if available, specific meteo and pollution data prevailing around the monument instead of macro data pertinent to a larger area as in Option 1. The first option serves better the impact evaluation of certain traffic conditions / transport policy at a large scale. It provides general results showing the increase or the decrease in damage rate that certain monument materials will undergo. In other words, Option 1 gives an index of potential damage rate of certain materials under a set of predefined conditions. Option 2 views a specific monument and how the pollutant conditions can affect it. It is more suitable for an expert in monument preservation than a transport policy maker. The usefulness of option 2 lies with the fact that the expert can make his/her own judgment of the potential damage and associated risk due to pollutants by taking into account, simultaneously, several factors that all influence pollutant deposition and therefore, damage. Option 2 enables the user to draw both quantitative and qualitative conclusions for the conditions of each monument. The damage resulting by specific pollutants (SO2, HNO3, O3, NOx, CL*) is estimated for three categories of materials: • Limestone • Sandstone • Metal. When MODA runs as part of the suite, the user is requested to input data relevant to the monuments and cost only. All data concerning meteo and pollution concentrations are provided via the suite manager following the execution of other integrated codes such as TEE for estimation of emissions and ARIA Regional for calculation of pollutant concentrations and deposition velocities. In the standalone version the user is requested to enter all necessary data in the databases in order for the calculation module to be able to produce results. * CL- is not a pollutant but its presence contributes to the acceleration of deterioration via wet deposition.


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Innovative aspects / Advantages

MODA s/w has been conceived to fulfill the needs of the user in the best possible way. In addition to evaluating the impact of various pollution reduction policies on Damage deceleration the user can compare the cost associated with the implementation of a given pollution reduction policy with restoration and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the software provides the user with the means to: • file the monument damage status and keep damage history in an electronic environment • provide information of the built-up space so that the user can judge its impact on the monument damage evolution. The estimation of damage caused by pollutants is made by empirical generic equations available on the current literature. It is clear that the use of empirical equations may possibly result to predictions with reduced levels of accuracy. This is due to many factors such as the directionality of damage that is associated with the prevailing exposure conditions, the material that the monument is made of etc. For example, different characteristics (i.e. porosity) in the same category of material (i.e. calcareous stones) may lead to greater or lower damage. Such specific situations are not taken into account by the available equations to be used in the software.

Main advantages

Though the results produced by the use of the existing empirical equations are rather limited regarding the emissions and materials, MODA s/w concentrates and reflects in an easy and useful way the whole knowledge, currently available, on damage of monument surfaces that could be measured in a quantified way.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright protected.


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Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26514 GEODAG Sistemi Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.geodagsistemi.eu

Sectors

Geotechnique for conservation of historical buildings and monuments.

Activities

Anchorage system for structural and geotechnical application.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology.

Title

NEW ANCHORAGE SYSTEM FOR STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL APPLICATION

Abstract

A small Italian company has developed an innovative anchorage system to be used in structural and geotechnical application. The system is made of stainless steel, continuous specially threaded bars with all necessary special devices as plates, nuts and couplers. It can be used both as temporary and definitive anchorage and it is suitable for structures situated in aggressive environments. The company is looking for partnerships for technology development and commercial exploitation.

Det aile d descriptio n

The proposed technology is an innovative system of anchorage which can be used in different fields and for many purposes, providing very resistant, convenient and good value solutions. It is suitable for structures situated in most aggressive environments, it resists corrosion and has strong mechanical resistance and wide adaptability. The company can provide consultancy and suggest appropriate applications. The system can be used either in structural and geotechnical applications. It is particularly convenient for structural applications, when high mechanical reliability tension elements are requested in severe conditions. The easy combination of such elements makes it effective in case either steel and concrete must be jointed. It can be used in new buildings designed according to anti-seismic criteria, for structural improvement of historical buildings in accordance with the anti-seismic norms, and for tie-rods for static and dynamic consolidation. Geotechnical applications generally concern all foundations and improvement of mechanical characteristics of soil and rocks through retaining and diaphragm walls. It can be used in consolidation works.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The bars are made of special stainless steels through a new procedure of hot:: rolling, with controlled temperature and speed, which brings an improvement of mechanical characteristics and an optimization of couplings thanks to the particular thread’s shape.


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Main advantages

The technology shown is suitable for structures situated in most aggressive environments, it resists to corrosion and has strong mechanical resistance and wide adaptability.

Current state of development

Already on the market. It has been used for historical monuments (International Unesco project for Buddah statues in Afghanistan, UE projects).

Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains

Construction technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

Engineering company, Public administrations.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Construction, restoration of historical sites.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Technical cooperation, Commercial agreement, Subcontracting.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

FAST, Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche, progetto SIMPLER, www.fast.mi.it


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26452 GLOBAL RESEARCH Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.global-engineering.netmeans.net

Sectors

Non Destructive Tests research and application.

Activities

Non Destructive Tests engineering for different applications.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Measurement Tools.

Title

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, RESEARCHES AND APPLICATIONS

Abstract

Global Research operates in Non Destructive Tests, searching for new technologies and applying present methods for different purposes.

Det aile d descriptio n

Non Destructive Tests can be effectively applied in the field of conservation of the historical and artistic building heritage. The company carries out many diagnostic NDTs supporting archeological and artistic surveys applying geophysical methods. Our geophysical engineers are specialized on different branches: Electrical Surveys (ERT Tomography); Seismic/Sonic surveys (SON Tomography, Refraction); GPR, IR Thermo, Endoscopy, Disease and Degradation analysis and NDT etc. We have RINA and CiCPND 2nd and 3rd NDT certification levels.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

IT and software recent development gave geophysical engineering new means to have their calculations and algorithms solution more easily. New technologies have been developed and they have been applied in archeological and artistic survey and conservation field.

Main advantages

Non destructive analysis to find out the safety and the stability of ancient artistic structure.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications


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Collaboration details

Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26508 IMMOBILARE CITTADELLA Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.castramaiora.com

Sectors

Building society.

Activities

Bio-building.

Technology keywords

Materials Technology; Rational use of energy; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Temperature monitoring

Title

NEW BUILDING CONCEPT

Abstract

An Italian real estate agency has developed a new building concept. The core values of the project are the interaction among People, Historical Architecture, Energy Saving and Environmental Sustainability. The design and construction processes are checked by independent bodies (such as the CasaClima Agency and the Green Building Council). Partner investors are sought for project financing, as well as technical cooperation for home automation and remote assistance.

Det aile d descriptio n

Automation technology and wellbeing for the occupants of the multi-residential building.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The application potential is to spread the concept on a wide-scale. The first:: technological product is under development in the north of Italy. It features: • Certified class “A” (according to the CasaClima rating scheme) for energy consumption in winter heating, equivalent to 28kWh/m2year; • Certified class “Gold” with LEED, scoring 45 points; • Custom automation technology for each unit; • Reference to Roman architecture on the wall along the street; • Reference to Renaissance architecture in the design of the building.

Main advantages

The relative value of the core values of the design is as follows: • Energy saving and comfort 25% • Environmental sustainability 9% • Reference to historical architecture 33% • Automation technology and wellbeing for the occupants 33%.

Current state of development

Already on the market.


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Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains

Construction technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Joint Venture agreement; Financial resources.

Type of partner sought

Partner investors are sought for project financing, as well as technical cooperation for home automation and remote assistance.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Automation and remote assistance

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Project Financing; Technical cooperation.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

APRE, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26424 MENCI Software Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.menci.com

Sectors

Cultural Heritage.

Activities

Software production.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

ZSCAN : 3D MODELS FROM IMAGES

Abstract

Menci Software Srl, based in Italy, was founded in 1991 and is today a leading company in Europe within production of photogrammetry softwares, 3d models from images, softwares for mapping and land management, geoinformation and related activities. Menci is a research and development company whose mission is to implement the use of images for measurements at different scale in various application fields by the use of specific softwares.

Det aile d descriptio n

ZScan is an innovative photogrammetry system able to create a dense cloud of 3d points using digital images. Through ZScan is now possible to achieve results obtained until now only by the means of laser technologies. This assures remarkable advantages in terms of costs and easiness of use. This system was finalized in our labs in 2007 as a result of years of research and testing. This outstanding product is being appreciated by a constantly growing number of enthusiastic users. Our aim is to apply this new technology in all the fields related to construction of 3d models and images.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

3d cloud points only from images no special hardware.

Main advantages

Easy to use, cheap, usual hardware, easy to transport

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Others.

Application domains

Measurement methods, archeology, architecture, cultural heritage documentation and monitoring.


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Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

Industry, Research organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Measurement methods, archeology, architecture, cultural heritage documentation and monitoring.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, progetto CINEMA www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Request TR_IT_26556 ProArt Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.proartsrl.com

Sectors

Cultural Heritage.

Activities

Cultural heritage conservation and technologies.

Technology keywords

Photovoltaics.

Title

DESIGN AN IP65 PACKAGE WITH AN INTEGRATED SOLAR CELL

Abstract

The package the company is looking for has to be compliant with IP65 specifications (at least): that is dust must not enter at all and water jets directed at the enclosure from any direction must not have any harmful effects. The package has to be designed including some solar cells on one of the sides (max 30 cm2). Moreover it needs a valve to create vacuum in the package.

Det aile d descriptio n

The working range of temperature has to be at least [-20o +70o] and the percentage of humidity in the air has to be as high as possible.

Innovative aspects / Advantages Main advantages Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights Application domains Comments about market applications Collaboration details


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Type of partner sought

Industry, Academy, Research organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

APRE, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Request TR_IT_26558 ProArt Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.proartsrl.com

Sectors

Cultural Heritage.

Activities

Cultural heritage conservation and technologies.

Technology keywords

Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

RADIOFREQUENCY CARD HARDENING AND MANUFACTURING

Abstract

An Italian SME is looking for a Radiofrequency card hardening and manufacturing. The working range of temperature has to be at least [-20o +70o] and the percentage of air humidity has to be as high as possible. Industry, academy, research organization are sought for licence agreement and technical cooperation.

Det aile d descriptio n

The radiofrequency card that has to be hardened is already contained in an IP65 package. The device needs to be able to resist to sharp variations in temperature, that can condense air humidity inside the package. The company is looking for the hardening of the card (that can consist in the introduction of a vacuum valve in the package, or in covering the card with a suitable resin or other) as well as for card manufacturing.

Innovative aspects / Advantages Main advantages Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights Application domains Comments about market applications

Materials technology.


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Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Technical co-operation.

Type of partner sought

Industry, Academy, Research organization.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Research.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Finding out about the suitable resin or vacuum valve.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

APRE, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26329 R.E.D. Srl

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.red-srl.com

Sectors

Microclimatic monitoring in cultural heritage.

Activities

Building instruments and monitoring systems.

Technology keywords

Measurement Tools; Moisture sensors; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation; Temperature monitoring.

Title

MICROCLIMATIC SENSORS

Abstract

Development and production of microclimatic sensors of high precision, for extreme environments and ranges integrated in monitoring systems for built cultural heritage.

Det aile d descriptio n

Research, development, design and production of sensors for microclimatic surveys. Sensors are of high precision, can be built ad hoc for specific applications in extreme environments or in ranges not commonly available in the market. They cover all types of temperature (ambient, contact, ...), humidity (psychrometers, capacitative, etc.), condensation(European patent).They are integrated with commercial sensors (CO2 , airflow, ...) in monitoring systems which are cabled or wireless.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

Extreme precisions (0.2 oC, 0.5 % RH), environment (RH of 98+%). Proprietary software developed in house.

Main advantages

Dew point sensor detects condensation more precisely (earlier) than conventional methods. Temperature and humidity sensors are very precise and permit analysis of the highest level from specialists in cultural heritage conservation.

Current state of development

Already on the market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent(s) granted.

Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications

Dew sensor: (ancient stained) glass windows, stone, energy efficinet buildings, food storage, humidity sensitive processes. Temperature and humidity: surveys and conservation in built cultural


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heritage and caves, energy efficient and intelligent buildings. Collaboration details

Commercial agreement with technical assistance; Manufacturing.

Type of partner sought

Industry.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Micro-electronics, Micro-mechanics.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Manufacturing, assembling.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Request TR_IT_26692 Regione Lazio

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.regione.lazio.it

Sectors

Recovery and valorization of the historical and environmental heritage.

Activities

Restructuring plan.

Technology keywords

Cleaning Technology; Materials Technology; Rational use of energy.

Title

RECOVERY AND VALORIZATION OF THE HISTORICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE

Abstract

The organization is looking for new and innovative technologies which could be implemented in its projects. It is interested in new solutions for energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy applications which could be integrated in high historical, architectonic and environmental value places.

Det aile d descriptio n

A Public Administration involved in designing and managing restructuring plan is interested in the valorization of its own historical and environmental heritage. It is looking for new and innovative technologies which could be implemented in its projects. It is interested in new solutions for energy efficiency and the renewable sources of energy applications which could be integrated in high historical, architectonic and environmental value places.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

Technical requirements: • Innovative solutions and technologies for the diagnosis and the restoration; • Solutions with a low environmental impact; • Innovative technologies and solutions for the integration of renewable sources of energy in historical places;

Main advantages Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.


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Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation. Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought Specific area of activity of the partner Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

CNR, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale, progetto CINEMA, www.cinema-een.eu


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Technology Offer TO_IT_26457 TEA Sas

[ I TA LY ]

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

www.teacz.com

Sectors

Virtual restoration of artefacts.

Activities

Non-invasive diagnostic systems and services for virtual restoration.

Technology keywords

Biosensor; Measurement Tools; Sensors/Multisensor Technology, Instrumentation.

Title

NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS AND SERVICES FOR VIRTUAL RESTORATION

Abstract

TEA sas is an Italian company with a strong expertise in the cultural heritage sector, has developed innovative systems and services for the virtual restoration of artefacts.

Det aile d descriptio n

Physical deterioration is a critical issue for a large number of artefacts. They cannot be simply digitally acquired and stored as digital images without further processing. In many cases, they need interventions in order to diagnose their health status and the acquired images need further processing in order to highlight details that are not visible to the human eye. The company, located in the Southern of Italy, has a strong expertise in the field of the multi-spectral images, digital image enhancement and digital restoration. TEA has realized, also, the prototype of an innovative camera. Thanks to a research project, developed in cooperation with two Italian research groups, the company has enhanced the performances of the currently used cameras through the implementation of new algorithms and technical improvements on the existing hardware.

Innovative aspects / Advantages

The techniques used add information to the images of the artefacts; Statistical processing help the extracting of different patterns.

Main advantages

The services provided by TEA considerably improve the quality of the digitized images of artefacts by recovering damaged or hidden features.

Current state of development Intellectual Property Rights

Patent applied but not yet granted.

Application domains

Construction technology.


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Comments about market applications

Diagnostics.

Collaboration details

Licence agreement; Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought

The company is looking for organizations operating in the cultural heritage sector.

Specific area of activity of the partner

Cultural heritage.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

Spin, Consorzio di ricerca in tecnologie dell’Informazione e della comunicazione, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


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Technology Request TR_IT_26653 Vargetto Attilio, consultant

[ I TA LY ]

Sectors

Company consultant.

Activities

Built conservation and recovery.

Technology keywords

Cleaning Technology; Materials Technology; Rational use of energy; Sensors/Multisensor Technology; Instrumentation.

Title

NEW SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR RECOVERY AND VALORIZATION OF THE ARCHEOLOGICAL, MONUMENTAL

C a ta l o g u e o f t e c h n o l o g i e s

AND ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE

Abstract

The company is looking for new and innovative technologies which could be implemented in their diagnosis and the restoration activities. The company is interested in new solutions for the energy efficiency and the renewable sources of energy applications which could be integrated in high historical, architectonic and environmental value places.

Det aile d descriptio n

A company specialized in the architectonic restoration, recovery and valorization of monumental and archeological heritage is supporting a cluster of local Public Administrations in order to valorize their architectonic and environmental heritage. The company is looking for new and innovative technologies which could be implemented in their diagnosis and the restoration activities. The company is interested in new solutions for the energy efficiency and the renewable sources of energy applications which could be integrated in high historical, architectonic and environmental value places. Technical requirements: • Innovative solutions and technologies for the diagnosis and the restoration; • Solutions with a low environmental impact; • Innovative technologies and solutions for the integration of renewable sources of energy in historical places.

Innovative aspects / Advantages Main advantages Current state of development


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Intellectual Property Rights Application domains

Construction technology; Materials technology.

Comments about market applications Collaboration details

Technical co-operation; Commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type of partner sought Specific area of activity of the partner

Study and conservation of art and archaeological cultural heritage; organisation and/or sponsoring of exhibitions, restorations and events in the cultural heritage field.

Tasks to be performed by the partner sought

Adaptation and use of the technology offered to the current needs.

Enterprise Europe Net Partner

ENEA, progetto B.R.I.D.G.7conomies, www.bridgeconomies.eu


In the field of the knowledge and the conservation of the cultural heritage, the new scientific and entrepreneurial frontier have to head towards technologies and products for sustainable diagnosis, protection, conservation, restoration and exploitation of immovable and movable European assets, for the promotion of their value and of the quality of life. This position is based on the belief that both technological innovation (with new investigation techniques and materials) and the innovation of process (with new prevention and conservation methods) could allow to decrease or to postpone the decay or at least costs for maintenance and restoration. This is in line with the philosophy of developing sustainable technologies. With the term sustainable technologies we mean innovative technologies including methodologies, materials and instruments offered by research for diagnostics and monitoring actions and conservation planning. The aim is to improve the quality of the restoration processes and to decrease their costs in the long time thanks to the use of innovative applications with low environmental impact (eco materials, emission control, energy performance).These processes concern also non invasive methods of analysis, documentation and monitoring, and in particular the sustainability diagnosis through images.

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