On 19 April, International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (hereinafter referred to as “ICHCAP”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (hereinafter referred to as “BIPA”) to cooperate in digital cultural heritage content sector by linking up the ‘ichLinks’ with ‘ASEAN·ROK ICT Convergence Village’ project.
The ‘ASEAN·ROK ICT Convergence Village’ was established in 2020, which is a joint operation of the BIPA and the city of Busan, as a follow-up action to the 2019 Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit in Busan. It aims to expand exchanges and cooperation in creating 5G immersive content and encourage mutual growth in the field of digital content between the Republic of Korea and ASEAN. Supported by the Ministry of Science and ICT and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), the ‘ASEAN·ROK ICT Convergence Village’ has been working on ▲ supporting extended reality (XR) companies in ASEAN and Korea ▲ providing marketing support services for businesses specializing in digital content ▲ providing testbeds and infrastructure for creating 5G-based XR content ▲ operating the XR Academy, etc.
ICHCAP and BIPA decided to cooperate for ▲ operating a cooperative project in the field of digital cultural heritage content in the Asia-Pacific region ▲ sharing organizational networks ▲ co-hosting an XR content workshop ▲ supporting Korean ICT companies to launch into the Asia-Pacific region, etc.
With this chance, it is expected that the intersectoral synergy in the field of digital content based on each organization’s expertise will be expanded.