University of St Andrews (UK)

Partner Information

OpenVirtualWorlds is an interdisciplinary group of researchers with expertise in computing, digital design, history and museology; and with 10 years experience in 3D and immersive technologies, focusing on system engineering and the relationship between quality of service and experience. Scientific results are addressing the use of Virtual Worlds, Cross and Parallel reality systems in mobile and immersive contexts. We have spun out SMART History, to create a Virtual Time binocular platform.

Role in CUPIDO

The University will work closely with HIE in supporting a diversity of cultural heritage organisations to develop their digital profiles and to commercialise their cultural heritage, resulting in the creation of jobs. We will develop a generic toolkit, configured to meet the specific needs of cultural heritage organisation, which will be made available across the local and international consortium. We will engage in knowledge exchange activities and workshops in Scotland and internationally.