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The funded partners in the Aliada Project are:

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TECNALIA (www.tecnalia.com) is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe, employing 1,445 people (164 PhDs) and income of 118 Million € in 2011. Tecnalia born out of the merger between Cidemco, ESI, Euve, Fatronik, Inasmet, Labein, Leia and Robotiker, thus creating the largest private Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) group in Spain and one of the leading ones in Europe. Tecnalia was constituted in 2010, Tecnalia operates in the following market sectors: Industry and Transport, ICT, Sustainable Construction, Energy and Environment, Innovation Systems, and Health and Quality of Life, and it is very active in FP7, participating up to June-2012 in 264 projects and coordinating 64 of them. We are also participating within the launching of the main KIC’s of the EIT, the KETs, the FET Flagships initiatives, towards the Horizon 2020 Programme, where Tecnalia is actively involved, as well as in the definition of other EU Work Programmes, through CDTI, European Commission, etc. Tecnalia has also key alliances with the main EU Research Centres through the EUROTECH, EARTO, JIIP, and ERANET AERTO alliances. The ICT/ESI Division will take part in ALIADA and mainly the OPTIMA area of such division. The knowledge within the Optima area, which specializes on the research, development and application of ICT to data intensive fields, contributes to the scientific background of the project. Two of the scientific fields in which this area’s research is focused on are Semantics and BigData, which study aspects like social mining and data and applications interoperability, including Linked data paradigm. Some related projects with ALIADA are Aquaring63 funded by EC under eContentPlus, RedArh64i funded under AVANZA by Spanish Ministry of Industry, GeneraTour 65funded under INNPACTO by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, LIDJOUR: (Linked Data for Data Journalism) funded under ETORGAI by Basque Department of Industry, Innovation, Commerce and Tourism and ASSETS66 funded under CIP Policy Support Programme, and Buscamedia –Towards a semantic adaptation of digital media (national technological research CENIT program).
SCANBIT S.L (www.scanbit.net), founded in July, 31st 1995 is a company devoted to provide technology based services to libraries, museums, archives and documentation centres. SCANBIT has extensive experience and qualified professionals to perform technical process services (cataloguing bibliographic, archival description, ...), content management, customer service or consulting. SCANBIT also distributes and develops specific software for automation of libraries and documentation centres, both at national and international level. SCANBIT S.L. is a subsidiary of IBAI Sistemas S.A. IT services company, Taking advantage from its know-how in matters like IT solutions, Technology and Quality Control.

@CULT s.r.l. (www.atcult.it) founded December 3rd, 2001 is specialized in consultancy, design and development of extensive solutions of Information & Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Communication & Knowledge Sharing especially in the cultural area – Libraries, Information Centres, Archives and Museums - with different solutions based on open-source and commercial software. We make use of methods, technologies and tools carefully selected and recognized as national and international standards. Our software solutions are always achieved through the use of advanced serviceoriented technologies, with standard protocols, in open and interoperable environment, multi-platform and multi-channel. In recent years, the attention has been particularly focused on the creation of semantic tools to strengthen information discovery on the web. In this context, @ CULT, with several R&D projects featured by innovative and high quality standards, has developed a deep and proven experience. In addition, @CULT is present and takes part in several academic and theoretical events, focused on issues of semantic web and related technologies. Collaborates with the University of Florence by organizing specialized courses, participates in national and international conferences and seminars and publishes articles on the issues.
ARTIUM, (www.artium.org) the Basque Contemporary Art Museum-Centre, is to diffuse present day art through the exhibition of its own collection and the organization of temporary exhibitions and other parallel activities connected with thought and creative action. Inaugurated in April 2002, possess an impressive artistic patrimony, ARTIUM is doing its utmost to divulge the expressions of present day creations to make them accessible for the greater part of the population. Artium’s collection counts on more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings, photographs and installations of Basque, Spanish and international artists. The ARTIUM Library contains a collection of documents comprising more than 86,000 references, including monographs, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, artist and organisation dossiers, posters and audio-visual material. The ARTIUM Library is also an especially dynamic unit that, apart from regularly programming activities related to the collections it manages – video and sound art, film, contemporary music, dramatic arts, artists and contemporary art movements – promotes initiatives connecting the worlds of art and books (Literary Art, Reading Club and Bookcrossing) or delving into the secrets of the seventh art (Focusing on Cinema). ARTIUM, which forms part of the cultural axis of both the mediaeval centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz and the network of Basque museums, is configured as the key component in the cultural dynamics of Álava and Euskadi. In 2006, the Spanish Society for Scientific Documentation and Information (SEDIC) presented the ARTIUM Library with its award for the best contribution to the quality and innovation of art museum libraries, documentation centres and archives. For the time period of 2009-2010 we received the Plan Avanza Grant (Spanish Ministry of Industry) for the development of a project for Digital Innovation for the promotion an diffusion of ARTIUM´s documentary heritage.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, (http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/main) founded in 1896 is regarded as one of Central Europe’s most significant art museums. The six curatorial departments of the Museum - the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, the Department of Classical Antiquities, the Old Masters’ Gallery, the Collection of Old Sculptures, the Department of Prints and Drawings and the Department of Art after 1800 - display to visitors a profusion of world-famous works of art. In the last couple of years, the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest organised several large-scale monographic and thematic exhibitions, such as Monet and his Friends (2004), Van Gogh (2006), Turner and Italy (2009), Botticelli to Titian (2010) or Degas to Picasso (2010). In 2009 the Museum hosted over 500 000 visitors and lent around 300 works of art to European and American institutions. The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest have participated in the following transnational projects: 1.Underground Enlargement of the Museum (DG for Regional Policy), 2. Collection Mobility 2.0 (Education and Culture DG), 3. Intercultural Drawing for European Adult Learning (Education and Culture DG) and 4. Involving Extreme Age Groups as Museum Volunteers (Education and Culture DG).