Hellenic American College is happy to announce that our MetaCities proposal (HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ACCESS-04 Call for Excellence Hubs) has been approved for funding from the European Commission! Our proposal scored 14/15 and qualified from amongst 102 proposals! The project starts in January 2023 and HAEC will have the pleasure to host its kick-off meeting.
The MetaCities consortium is made up of 21 partners from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Denmark, who will establish an Excellence Hub for Future Cities and Regions in Southeast Europe (SEE). The Hub will offer a common platform for collaboration, cross-fertilization, and best practices sharing across borders, sectors and disciplines on knowledge production, circulation and use.
The thematic focus of the Hub is future, metaverse cities and involves ambitious R&I agendas and the uptake of advanced digital technologies. The project will define Digital Twins (DT) of future cities/regions that will provide accurate and reliable reference representation seamlessly unifying the physical, digital and human worlds and enabling stakeholders to assess the effects of any changes before investments and implementations actually occur.