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.
Laura Hollink of CWI's Information Access group collaborates with VU, EUR, Beeld & Geluid and DANS in the 'Talk of Europe' project, in which the debates of the European Parliament are published as Linked Open Data.
The online accessible database of the plenary meetings include translations in 22 languages, all participants, the countries they represent and the national and European parties and committees they are a member of.