Inception s.r.l. A Start-up Company
Spin-off of University of Ferrara via Ghiara, 36 · 4412
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Tel: +39 348 3956993


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INCEPTION s.r.l. is an innovative start-up company incubated as a spin-off at the University of Ferrara, aimed at developing and marketing the outcomes of the project “INCEPTION – Inclusive Cultural Heritage in Europe through 3D semantic modeling”, funded with four million euros by the European Commission within the Work Programme Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies (Call – Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities, Reflective-7-2014, Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets).


Your best support
to the process of digitalization

The Inception Spin-off strategic goal is to offer support to the process of digitization, management, dissemination, enhancement of cultural heritage and built heritage, through products and services using BIM-based technologies and semantic-web platforms. It is aimed at public and private organizations that manage these processes at different levels, as well as other users such as researchers, students, tourists, technicians, etc. The focus on workflows and user experience is aimed at reducing work-related stress and technical stress resulting from the use of new IT tools and related to the demand for ever-growing skills. The mission of Inception Spin-off is to allow access to these technologies by users with different levels of competence, training and age.


A project developed by 14 partners and 10 European countries

The project was developed (June 1st, 2015 – May 31st, 2019) with the contribution of fourteen partners from ten different European countries, and coordinated by the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara and the TekneHub Laboratory, Ferrara Technopole, Construction Platform, Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network.

More information on the project and the results achieved can be found at: Inception Project

Current development includes the use of collected data to improve off-site applications, the use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, XR and 5G to enable the innovative use of digitized cultural resources.

We are part of "The 4CH Project"

Project funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020 - g.a. 101004468) for the creation of a European Competence Centre (CC) on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.


Founding members

Roberto Di Giulio

CEO – Board of directors President

Luca Coltro

Analysis, evaluation and management of economic and financial models – Board of directors member

Ernesto Iadanza

Engeneer, Board of directors member

Federico Ferrari

Coordination and management in surveying and 3D and VR/AR modeling procedures – Board of directors member

Federica Maietti

Coordination and management of projects in research and development

Marco Medici

CTO – Board of Directors member

Emanuele Piaia

Coordination and management of projects in research and development

Staff and consultants

Andrea Sterpin

BIM and photogrammetry specialist

(Best employee 2022)

Alessio Luschi

Software development consultant

Dario Rizzi

BIM consultant.

Stefano Settimo

Surveying and photgrammetry consultant

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