April 14, 2023

French research institute Inria and Dutch CWI intensify their collaboration

National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria) and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), located at Amsterdam Science Park, signed a cooperation agreement today.

In the presence of Ministers Sylvie Retailleau and Robbert Dijkgraaf, Inria and CWI signed an accord agreeing to extend their cooperation in the fields of Quantum Computing, Human interaction, Energy, Cryptography, Digital Health, Machine Learning and Software Engineering. New in this collaboration is the creation of European joint research teams.

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Dutch Minister of Higher Education and Science “The collaboration between Inria and CWI offers opportunities to tackle the challenges of our time together, such as innovations with reliable artificial intelligence or connecting people with virtual reality ”

Joint research and innovation agenda

CWI and Inria have already collaborated successfully over the past decades and have come to know each other as reliable research partners. Both institutes have an excellent scientific reputation. By strengthening their cooperation through a partnership agreement, both parties join forces to support their research on a European scale and thus achieve important scientific results.

This intensified collaboration will include a joint research and innovation agenda to strengthen networking, external partnership opportunities and funding. Scientific cooperation will be strengthened by creating joint projects as well as joint research teams, in areas like quantum computing, human interaction, energy, cryptography, digital health, machine learning and software engineering.

The more intensive cooperation of both institutes to create a powerful alliance within Europe, as expressed by President Macron during the state visit, fits in with a joint ambition of both institutes to to join forces to cope with major scientific and societal challenges.

Similar vision

Earlier today, Minister Sylvie Retailleau and Inria Chairman/CEO Bruno Sportisse visited CWI in the context of the state visit of President Macron to the Netherlands, where they received a presentation from Professor Peter Bosman about how mathematics and computer science can contribute to the treatment of cancer.


Source: website CWI

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