From the Wheel to Artificial Intelligence: A Brief History of Innovation – PART IΙ – Byzantium, Medieval West, Renaissance

Grand opening:
17.12.2022 | 18:30

Duration of the Exhibition:
17.12.2022 - 10.09.2023
JOIST Innovation Park Exhibition Space
Guided Tour: 2€
(upon telephone contact)


From the first agricultural revolution and the invention of the wheel to Revolution 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence, JOIST creates a modular exhibition that explores the concept of innovation, historically and conceptually.

JOIST’s exhibition space will host four “stops in time” exhibitions, exploring the needs that have led people to innovate over the centuries, what environments are conducive to innovation, and why societies embrace or not innovative ideas. Each exhibition will combine new technologies and unique exhibits and will be accompanied by a rich programme of events that promote the development and understanding of innovative thinking based on the concept of EduTainment.

  • Part Ι – Wheel & Gear
  • Part ΙΙ – Byzantium – Medieval West – Renaissance
  • Part ΙΙΙ – 1st & 2nd Technological Revolution
  • Part IV – Revolution 4.0


The second part of our modular exhibition, “From the Wheel to Artificial Intelligence: a brief history of innovation”, is dedicated to the innovations of Byzantium, the Medieval West and the Renaissance.

The hologram of Empress Theodora, Marco Polo’s Silk Road, objects that laid the foundations for the development of healthcare, astronomy, shipping and printing, Leonardo Da Vinci’s bicycle and 3D printing technologies await us in this exhibition spine to understand the history of innovation up to the present day.

The exhibition experiments with new technologies and museological approaches, creating a theatrical exhibition environment. It is aimed at audiences of all ages, as its goal is to help young and old alike to rediscover, in new ways, the world we live in!

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Department of Forestry, Wood Science and Design of the University of Thessaly, under the auspices of the Municipality of Larissa, with the support of Xiaomi and GM Studio.

Visitors can tour the exhibition on their own or in a group with a guide. Visitors can tour the exhibition on their own or in a group with a guide. For scheduling tours you can contact us by phone at +30 2410 234422 and by e-mail at


Exhibition curator: Klairi Bakoura

Historical Research: Alexandros Touloumtzidis & Stella Michael

Visual Design: Christos Papadimitriou

Printing – Construction: Chroma Print