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61 million for IoT security, cosmic AI, predictive maintenance and more

Nieke Roos
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A total of 61 million euros has been made available for the first round of funding by the Dutch National Research Agenda: Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This will take place in seventeen consortia. The awarded studies focus on matters such as urgent medical issues, matters related to youth and behavior, climate change and our living environment, but also digital security and historical issues.

The Intersect project (An Internet of Secure Things) has been granted 8.2 million euros to address the societal and technical challenges of cyber-privacy and cybersecurity posed by the IoT. To this end, it adopts a completely new, foundational perspective that brings together security research (eg design, defense, attack generation) with legal and criminology approaches. The main applicant is professor Sandro Etalle from Eindhoven University of Technology. The 33 partners include a wide range of knowledge institutions, OEMs, SMEs and public organizations.

The Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe (Cortex) aims to make machine learning faster in order to figure out how massive cosmic explosions work, and to innovate systems that benefit society. The project has been awarded 4.5 million euros. The Cortex consortium consists of thirteen partners from academia, industry and society and is led by Joeri van Leeuwen from Astron, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.

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