Dutch Research Agenda Funding for research consortium with Maarten de Rijke as Principal Investigator

Maarten de Rijke, Professor of AI and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam, is the Principal Investigator of the consortium of the research project LESSEN: Chat-based Conversational Intelligence with Limited Resources. The allocated amount is 4.6 million euros.

The project has received funding in the third round of the Dutch Research Agenda programme Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). A total of 28 consortia will work in interdisciplinary teams on research that will bring both scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. The entire knowledge chain and societal organisations, including public as well as private parties, will work closely together in these projects.

A total of more than 149 million euros has been made available. The Dutch Research Agenda has contributed 131 million euros and the remaining 18 million euros is co-funded by the local and international consortium partners. The projects awarded funding focus on questions from society that form the substantive agenda of the NWA.

The consortia contain a wide representation of knowledge organisations as well as societal partners, varying from public parties such as Dutch and international museums, hospitals, universities and knowledge institutions, to foundations, patient associations and other citizen initiatives, municipalities, provinces and government ministries. Industry is also well represented.

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