Virtual Archaeology International Network, INNOVA
In the Council of 26th November 2009, the EU Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, emphasized the need to bridge the cultural gap between education in the sense of teaching, learning and the transmission of socio-cultural values and research and innovation in the business. There is also a need to improve communication and mobility between the world of teaching and research and the world of business and the general economy, promoting mobility and exchange of ideas between the different academic and research disciplines.
In the III International Forum of Virtual Archaeology, Archaeological 2.0, held in 2011 in Seville, was presented the international subsidiary society of SEAV, Virtual Archaeology International Network (INNOVA). This technology network was born with the intention to integrate all university research groups, research centers, institutions, companies and professionals, who want to join a community of excellence, that ratifies and pursues the precepts of the International Principles of Virtual Archaeology, Principles of Seville, specification of The London Charter and distinguished by its good practices.
Three years later, it had more than 50 centres for digital heritage in 20 countries, marked by a collective excellence and distinguished by its good practices in virtual heritage and working in the international education of the discipline through the International Campus of Archaeology and Virtual Heritage, SEAV TRAINING.
The main objective of the Network is to promote coordinated research, innovation and training among all researchers around the world, working in the field of Virtual Archeology, forging closer links between those who develop their work in public institutions and those who do so from the private sector.
Among the numerous objectives of the society: research, innovation, development and formation; INNOVA has one that stands above the rest: create an environment for the international discussion and communication necessary to address and define heritage in the Digital Age.
Board of Directors
PRESIDENT: Prof. Alfredo Grande León
SECRETARY: Profa. Lourdes G. Cerezuela
TREASURER: Profa. Elvira Gordillo Sánchez
BELGIUM DIRECTOR: Prof. Willen Derde
ITALIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Francesco Gabellone
GREECE DIRECTOR: Prof. A. Georgopoulos
USA DIRECTOR: Prof. Bernard Frischer
CUBA DIRECTOR: Profa. Reyna Victoria Estrada
EGIPT DIRECTOR: Prof. Mohamed Farouk
RUSSIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Leonid Borodkin
CHINA DIRECTOR: Profa. Sarah Kenderdinw
URUGUAY DIRECTOR: Prof. Marcelo Paysse
LITHUANIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Rimvydas Laužikas
AUSTRIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Michael Klein
NORWAY DIRECTOR: Prof. Ramzi Hassan
FRANCIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Muzahim Al Mukhtar
PORTUGAL DIRECTOR: Prof. Paulo Simoes Rodríguez
BANGLADESH DIRECTOR: Prof. Hafizur Rahaman
PAKISTAN DIRECTOR: Profa. Javaria Manzoor Shaikh
IRELAND DIRECTOR: Prof. Niall O’Hoisin
POLAND DIRECTOR: Prof. Arkadiusz Marciniak
CYPRUS DIRECTOR: Profa. Lola Vico
PHILIPPINES DIRECTOR: Prof. Conrad A. Alampay
GERMANY DIRECTOR: Prof. Martin Schaich
UK DIRECTOR: Prof. Nick Russill
MEXICO DIRECTOR: Prof. Juan Alfonso Monsivais
ARGENTINA DIRECTOR: Profa. Magdalena Lozano
MOROCCO DIRECTOR: Prof. Abioui Mohamed
CROATIA DIRECTOR: Prof. Sasa Missoni