2021 News

Dis group develops co-creation space for digital humanities

As part of the TRACTION project, CWI's DIS group is developing The Co-creation Space, a “private social media tool" uniting media storage, sharing, and media editing capabilities of traditional social media. It allows participants to have conversations easily and interact about production content, such as music or costumes, in the co-creation process.

Millions of tonnes less CO2 emissions by recycling plastic insulation materials

CWI is part of a large European consortium that has received 15.7 million euro for demonstrating that the waste stream of high-performance plastics, which are heavily used as insulation material in the construction industry, can be recycled. This so-called CIRCULAR FOAM project is part of the European Green Deal aimed to make the EU-countries climate neutral in 2050.

Nature: AI for understanding extreme physics

Researchers of the University of Oxford, CWI and other organizations published a paper in Nature reviewing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for understanding 'extreme physics' – the physics of matter at extremely high temperatures and densities.

The .nl domain turns thirty-five!

On Sunday 25 April it will be exactly thirty-five years since CWI registered the .nl domain, and on 1 May 1986 the very first .nl domain name – cwi.nl. Since then, more than six million others have been added. Back in '86, .nl was the first active country-code domain outside the US, and today it remains the world's fifth-largest national domain.

Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium

CWI will be part of a knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist. The consortium has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence.