Founded in 2013, Iconem is an innovative startup that specialises in the digitisation of endangered cultural heritage sites in 3D. We work with international organisations, national governments, local authorities, and world class museums such as UNESCO, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Sultanate of Oman, the City of Paris, and the Louvre. We design site-specific architectural 3D models; large-scale urban and rural 3D models; museum exhibitions; and training for local professionals.
Based in Paris, Iconem currently brings together a multidisciplinary team of about ten employees: architects, computer scientists, engineers, 3D graphic designers and archeologists whose strength lies in working together to solve the complex issue of safeguarding the historical and archeological heritage.
Architect since 2006, Yves Ubelmann began his career working in the Middle East and Central Asia, where he carried out surveys of archeological sites using photogrammetry. In 2013, he founded the ICONEM start-up whose mission is to digitize endangered heritage sites around the world to ensure their transmission to future generations.
Paul is a software engineer, graduated from the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) with a formal education in science. He then specialized in development and information system management. After previous experiences in web and 3D development, Iconem is now the opportunity for him to apply both fields of expertise. He is working on the Iconem web platform, AR/VR product, providing archaeologists and the wider audience with new way to study and discover cultural heritage.
Ieva is an architect graduated from the University KU Leuven in Belgium with a masters in Resilient and Sustainable Strategies in architecture. At Iconem she is working on scenography for museum exhibitions.