EXUS Software Ltd (United Kingdom)

EXUS Innovation is the Applied Research arm of EXUS Software Ltd, a global leader in the design, creation and marketing of enterprise software solutions and services. EXUS Innovation manages a portfolio of initiatives that aim to pave the way for the introduction and take up of emerging technologies.  Within Emotive, EXUS will manage project administration, financial coordination and planning, quality management, dissemination and system integration.

Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies (Greece) 

The “ATHENA” Research Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies was founded in 2003. Headquartered in Athens, its main aims include the development of scientific and technological research in information, communication and knowledge technologies and the promotion of those technologies in the cultural, industrial and services sectors. Within Emotive, Athena will focus on user modelling & personalization, user-centred design, prototype evaluation, and design and implementation of interactive storytelling experiences.

University of York (United Kingdom) 

York is renowned as a young research-led University, founded in 1963. Its Department of Archaeology is one of the leading teaching and research departments in the UK, being ranked 2nd for the wider economic and social impact of its research and 4th overall in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework. Within Emotive, York will contribute to a range of user-centred design and production activities, from eliciting requirements and co-designing scenarios with cultural partners & stakeholders through content design and production.

INRIA (Institut National de Recherche Eninformatique et Automatique) (France) 

Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes “scientific excellence for technology transfer and society”. The INRIA project-team GRAPHDECO will participate in EMOTIVE. The team specializes in developing novel techniques for computer assisted design and for novel algorithms for computer graphics treating uncertain and heterogeneous data. On the Emotive project, INRIA will lead research into novel methods for virtual display and reproduction of sites and artefacts.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

CNR-ISTI is an institute of CNR. Its Visual Computing Lab (VCL) research unit has been active in visualisation and computer graphics since 1984. Current research focuses on the design of 3D digitization/scanning, geometric data processing, visualization systems, multi-resolution representation and rendering of huge datasets, 3D Web Applications.
VCLab has a long track record in the use of 3D graphics for Cultural Heritage applications, with important collaborations with CH institutions at national and international level. It has participated in a number of EU and national projects and has solid experience in the design of open source systems (e.g. MeshLab and the recent 3DHOP family of web-based visualizers).

Diginext (France) 

Created in 1996 with the ambition to invent, develop and offer innovative products blending both real and virtual worlds for critical mission planning, training and assistance, DIGINEXT is internationally recognized for its capacity to innovate, its excellence, its responsiveness as well as for both the quality and performance of the very high-tech products and systems it develops for the Aerospace, Transport, Security, and Defence sectors. Within Emotive, DIGINEXT will participate in the research and development of the authoring tool for interactive VR, AR, MR and location-based experiences.

Noho Ltd. (Ireland)

Noho produce captivating digital experiences for museum, corporate and broadcast clients. From evocative audio to rich, interactive video, web and 3D, our content informs, educates and inspires audiences, young and old alike. The company was founded in 2009 by Niall O’hOisin and is based in Dublin. Within Emotive, Noho will contribute to the design and production of all multimedia (2D & 3D) assets, with an emphasis on narrative design, character creation and audio story narration. Noho will also participate in communication and dissemination activities on the project.

University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a tradition of excellence as the fourth oldest university in the UK and a member of the elite Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Glasgow will contribute to EMOTIVE through the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the School of Humanities and The Hunterian, the museum of the University of Glasgow. HATII has an excellent track record in attracting research funding in digital humanities, digital heritage, and user evaluation projects from the RSE, AHRC, ESRC and the EU. Glasgow brings to EMOTIVE in-depth understanding of the needs of both cultural heritage professionals, as well as diverse visitor groups and end users. It will contribute numerous research, user-centred design and production, and evaluation activities to the project, taking advantage of the real cultural heritage context of The Hunterian’s Antonine Wall display to collect user requirements and evaluate EMOTIVE prototype tools.

Cultural Partners


One of the most important archaeological sites in the world, Çatalhöyük is a densely packed Neolithic (New Stone Age) settlement in central Turkey which dates back 9000 years. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012, Çatalhöyük now sees more than 20,000 visitors annually, and has been the subject of scientific investigation for nearly 60 years. Researchers from around the globe travel to the site to study its vast landscape of buildings, remarkable ways of life, and its many exquisite works of art and craft. Together, visitors and researchers are working to pioneer new archaeological, conservation and curatorial methods in order to advance our understandings of human life in the past.

‘The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier’ Display at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the world. Founded in 1807, it is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections in Scotland. These have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance and include over 1.5 million items, among which the outstanding Roman artefacts from the World Heritage site of the Antonine Wall. Built around AD 142 in the reign of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, the Antonine Wall ran coast-to-coast across Scotland from the Clyde to the Firth of Forth and was the most northerly frontier of the Roman Empire.   Whether a symbol of Roman power intended to celebrate victory over the northern tribes or a barrier to control trade and movement, the Antonine Wall was abandoned by the Romans from the late AD 150s onwards.  This permanent gallery at the Hunterian Museum, located at the entrance gallery, showcases the largest collection of objects recovered from the site. The displays of spectacular monumental sculpture, together with a rich array of military and civilian artefacts from the wall, some unique to Roman Britain, explore the impact of the Romans on the Scottish landscape and its peoples and questions why the wall was constructed and then abandoned so quickly. The display also reflects the story of the rediscovery of the wall with over three centuries of collecting and research by the University of Glasgow on this World Heritage Site.