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3ENCULT wins the Innovation Award at AR&PA 2012

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3ENCULT project was awarded for exemplary action in facilitating the connection between conservation of historic landmarks and citizens. These projects highlight that citizens are crucial actors in safeguarding a new life for historic buildings across Europe.

The 3ENCULT project has been awarded on 27 May with the "Premio Innovación AR&PA 2012" at AR&PA 2012 - at the 8th Biennial of Heritage Restoration and Management Fair that took place from 14 to 27 May 2012, in Valladolid, Spain. This award is given to the best innovation project presented at the fair and this year the jury decided to award 3ENCULT for its exemplary actions in boosting links between cultural heritage and society.

AR&PA is organized by the Spanish Castilla & León Regional Authority, in collaboration with the European Commission, Tecnalia Research & Innovation and Cartif Foundation. It is a meeting and discussion place for institutions and professionals dealing with preserving cultural heritage and transmitting this legacy to future generations.  

Some of the topics of this fair were:

    A demonstration area to exhibit prototypes and technologies developed as part of research projects related to cultural heritage.
    An area presenting projects and research results.
    Expert evaluation and the 2nd AR&PA Innovation Awards.

AR&PA Innovación 2012 presented several innovative and outstanding prototypes, research and implementation projects in the field of cultural heritage protection. "It has been a great privilege to receive this award on behalf of the 3ENCULT Consortium,” said Daniel García Gil, Cartif. “This award is a very important acknowledgement of the high-quality results that the 3ENCULT project group and Cartif have been obtaining in the field of energy efficiency applied to cultural heritage. It is a further encouragement for us to keep working on this path”.

The AR&PA Innovation programme serves as a platform to show the results of all relevant research projects carried out within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, such as 3ENCULT.

Further information on AR&PA 2012 can be found here.