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.
After graduating from La Sorbonne in humanities and from 42 School in computer science, Andrea started working at Iconem in the research and development team. She is implementing digital tools improving the accessibility and use of the data produced for the scientific community.
A graduate of the HEC business school, Etienne Tellier has been working for thirteen years in the publishing, media and content production sectors. After being a financial manager at Flammarion Group, he was a journalist and “Head of Content” at several press groups, before joining Iconem in 2015. Etienne holds the position of CFO and Director of Production.
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.
Jonathan is CTO at Iconem. Graduated from Supelec (France) in “Signals and systems, computer science and fundamentals science” and University college in London in “MSc Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging”, he works mainly on data processing and the technological innovations Iconem is creating. He previously worked at Thalès, and at CEA, and was inviting to speak at the MIT as Iconem CTO. His master thesis was on the autonomous vehicles target tracking and his personal project are around robot design.
Marjorie is an R&D engineer. Graduated from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), she worked several years on the design of embedded systems on drones, before starting a specialization in photogrammetry, positioning and image processing at the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG). She joined Iconem in 2018 and focuses on parallelization and virtualization of photogrammetric production, for accessibility and resource optimization.
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.
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.