ICT Mediterranean platform for UNESCO cultural heritage
Funded by the ENI CBC MEDITERRANEAN SEA BASIN PROGRAMME 2014-2020 of the European Union

iHERITAGE will create an innovation-driven growth process involving a wide range of stakeholders from 6 Mediterranean countries through an integrated approach which will promote cross-border technological transfer, Living Labs, industry-academia collaboration, creation of spin offs and new products using the latest ICT technologies (AR/VR/MR), for the enhancement of the level of interpretation of Mediterranean UNESCO cultural heritage and maximization of the commercialization of research results.


“iHERITAGE will show us the Mediterranean UNESCO heritage as we have never seen it. Dozens of new AR / VR / MR technological solutions will open the way for an unprecedented and democratic relationship with oral traditions, cultural heritage and archaeology, revealing forms, contexts and contents that would otherwise be invisible and reserved only for insiders.”

– Lucio Tambuzzo, project creator –

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Establishing of 30 spin-offs and newco dedicated to co-patenting and commercialization of innovative products


18 Research Agreements aimed at strengthening people-institutions-industry-academia collaboration

Creation of 76 innovative products/services – technology transfer of innovative solutions 

Duration: 30 months

Total budget value
€ 3.874.287,06

Co-Financing Rate: 10.0%

Experience Petra Like Never Before

Petra Game Trailer – BETA Version Under Development!

UNESCO WHL sites involved in the process of valorization envisaged by the project are:

7 UNESCO WHL sites in Sicily, including Arab-Norman itinerary in Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale; Archaeological Area of Agrigento and Temple Valley; Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica;

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada (Spain)

Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt)

Archaeological site of Petra (Jordan)


The project gathers the following 10 partners from 6 Mediterranean countries participating in the cross-border iHERITAGE project:

Italy: Sicilian Region- Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment 

Italy: Circuit Castles and Medieval Villages

Egypt: Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations

Spain: Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce

Jordan: Jordan Society for Scientific Research, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity

Jordan: Department of Antiquities

Lebanon: Lebanese American University

Portugal: University of Algarve

Spain: Public Foundation of the Andalusian Legacy

Italy: University of Palermo – Department of Architecture


In a famous poem was written in the 19th century, John Burgon mentioned Petra:
In a famous poem was written in the 19th century, John Burgon mentioned Petra: