WSA is a unique, worldwide award network that promotes high impact local digital innovations for the enhancement of society and also creates publicity on an international level. After winning the Austrian WSA Award, the ARCHES research project is now also on the shortlist of the global World Summit Award 2020 in the category "Inclusion & Empowerment". Here, ARCHES stands in a row with ambitious research projects from Canada, China, Great Britain, Mexico, Chile and others, all of which share a focus on more inclusion and social participation through technology.
The Horizon2020 project ARCHES - Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems, coordinated by VRVis, brought together renowned European art institutions, universities, companies and more than 200 participatory researchers over a period of three years to enable more accessible art education and make museums fit for the 21st century with the help of key enabling technologies.
The winners of the WSA 2020 will be announced at the end of December 2020.