Innovation and Digitisation turns cultural resources into an important building block for the digital economy and provides jobs and has great potential for stimulating innovation in other sectors, with a competitive edge. The digitisation and online accessibility of cultural resources as input for added-value products and services can fuel innovation in tourism. It gives Europe’s rich cultural heritage a clear profile on the Internet, promotes regions and protects cultural diversity. Making the collections of cultural heritage available online is a win-win for culture, economic growth and individual fulfilment; it lends much greater visibility, attracts new visitors, tourists and researchers, as well as business to regional economies. Digitisation and digital preservation creates employment opportunities in innovative areas (3D) and tools for text digitisation or preservation of audiovisual material.