2020 UNESCO TechCul Initiative - Finalist Pitch Teams are Announced

2020 UNESCO TechCul Initiative - Finalist Pitch Teams are Announced

2020 UNESCO TechCul Initiative - Finalist Pitch Teams are Announced

UNESCO Bangkok launched the TechCul Initiative to develop digital solutions and business models to address the existing challenges faced by the culture and creative sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

A total of 443 participants from 34 countries registered for the UNESCO Online Ideathon event which was held on 6 December 2020. After reviewing the submissions of ideas, the UNESCO selection team shortlisted 25 teams to be invited to enter the dedicated pitch event taking place on 9 Jan 2021.

Winners of the Pitch Event will receive cash and in-kind prizes, technical, mentoring and incubation support by UNESCO and partners.

For more information, please visit techcul.org or write to us at techcul@unesco.org.

Number

Idea/Team Name

Tagline

Team Origin

1

Visitor's Virtual Friend

A voice assistant solution (virtual robot) for museums

Afghanistan

2

ICH Digital Interactive Calendar

WeChat integrated calendar for intangible cultural heritage in China

China

3

CHIC! APP

Collect and share heritages in the neighorhood

China

4

Inner Paintech

Cantonese Inner Painting online workshop & e-commerce

China

5

Nirvana of ruins

Reconstruction of ancient heritage through 3D modeling

China

6

Boost-Art

Online solo exhibition solution

China

7

WaH! Collective

E-commerce platform for cultural and crafts workshops

Hong Kong SAR, China

8

Culturemy

An education hub for online culture and art courses

India

9

Lao Voice Atlas

Interactive online atlas of Lao oral traditions by voices of elderly

Laos

10

CEDIM

A digital museum project

Malaysia

11

Previllage(r)

An online event platform for handicraft distributors

Mixed

12

PinYay

A network of pinned and recommended culture locations and attractions

Mixed

13

LiDAR Project

Affordable LiDAR Solution with geospatial and point cloud data platform

Mixed

14

Digital Creative Hub

A virtual platform for creative professionals to learn, network and collaborate

Mongolia

15

Myanmar Cultural Heritage VR Museum & Web Portal

A solution for interactive 3D and virtual reality museum

Myanmar

16

UpStage

A platform for live online performances

New Zealand

17

Arts on Demand

Art lecturers and teachers matching network

Philippines

18

HeRE

A heritage touring and access platform

Philippines

19

Way of Life

A cultural immersion game

Singapore

20

HOLA (Hub of Le Art)

A virtual interactive hub for local artists

Singapore

21

Adventure City Game

An augmented reality adventure game

Thailand

22

The Roots Rotes

A platform that promotes indigenous culture and communities

Thailand

23

HÁT BỘI 101

A platform that promotes Vietnamese traditional opera

Vietnam

24

Culture Quiz Maker

Multi-players quiz game for intangible cultural heritage

Vietnam

25

VICULTUS

Mobile applications for culture and tourism activities around you

Vietnam