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Time Machine : Big Data of the Past for the Future of Europe

Time Machine : Big Data of the Past for the Future of Europe

Objective

Europe urgently needs to restore and intensify its engagement with its past. Time Machine will give Europe the technology to strengthen its identity against globalisation, populism and increased social exclusion, by turning its history and cultural heritage into a living resource for co-creating its future.
The Large Scale Research Initiative (LSRI) will develop a large-scale digitisation and computing infrastructure mapping millennia of European historical and geographical evolution, transforming kilometres of archives, large collections from museums and libraries, and geohistorical datasets into a distributed digital information system. To succeed, a series of fundamental breakthroughs are targeted in Artificial Intelligence and ICT, making Europe the leader in the extraction and analysis of Big Data of the Past. Time Machine will drive Social Sciences and Humanities toward larger problems, allowing new interpretative models to be built on a superior scale. It will bring a new era of open access to sources, where past and on-going research are open science. This constant flux of knowledge will have a profound effect on education, encouraging reflection on long trends and sharpening critical thinking, and will act as an economic motor for new professions, services and products, impacting key sectors of European economy, including ICT, creative industries and tourism, the development of Smart Cities and land use.
The CSA will develop a full LSRI proposal around the Time Machine vision. Detailed roadmaps will be prepared, organised around science and technology, operational principles and infrastructure, exploitation avenues and framework conditions. A dissemination programme aims to further strengthen the rapidly growing ecosystem, currently counting 95 research institutions, most prestigious European cultural heritage associations, large enterprises and innovative SMEs, influential business and civil society associations, and international and national institutional bodies.
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Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 137 202,98

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 74 351,75

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 14 015

NAVER FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 11 680

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 11 680

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 414,25

ECOLE NATIONALE DES CHARTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 22 812,50

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIQUE ET FORESTIERE

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 320,50

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 83 203,13

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 14 015

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 18 687,50

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 14 016,25

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 44 101,38

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 32 726,38

QIDENUS GROUP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 37 031,25

FIZ KARLSRUHE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR INFORMATIONSINFRASTRUKTUR GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 14 015

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 44 101,38

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 343,75

OSTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 28 906,25

ICONEM

France

EU Contribution

€ 32 968,75

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 14 016,25

PICTURAE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 20 781,25

CENTRE DE VISIO PER COMPUTADOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 14 016,25

STICHTING EUROPEANA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 242

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 32 968,75

UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 28 906,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820323

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 215 578,79

  • EU contribution

    € 997 930

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland