Mathematics and computer science research are the invisible driving forces behind innovation. CWI contributes by:
- cooperating with industrial partners
- starting spin-off companies
- developing innovative software tools
- contributing to international standards
The institute also plays a central role in several (inter)national programs and organizations.
How could firefighters position themselves even better? If multiple stations are busy fighting a major fire, where should vehicles of other stations go to for optimal coverage? To answer these questions the Fire Department Amsterdam-Amstelland joint forces with CWI and TU Delft, resulting in a mathematical model that enables firefighters to optimally (re)position. This will be deployed for large-scale incidents starting this summer.