The scientific and engineering achievements of the rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem were the result of the adoption of a holistic approach where Innovation served as the enabling factor in addressing the challenges of such an emblematic and complex project.

Innovation, thus, is the key element for producing new knowledge. This new knowledge can be more effectively transferred to the general audience through education, instead of research. The project of the rehabilitation of the Holy Aedicule, an integrated diagnostic study, design of works and their implementation, is an exemplary application, in the field of monuments protection, of transdisciplinary cooperation, an outcome of Innovation, not only on Research, but in the implementation process, with emphasis on technological advancements, developing and demonstrating a multilevel, scientific, technical, political management, scientifically concise and applicable in real time.