NWO Funding for 10 consortia from the Creative Industry - KIEM

5 July 2017

During the first few months of 2017, ten consortia of researchers and private partners were awarded funding from the Creative industry programme - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM). The projects contribute to the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2016-2019 of CLICKNL and the knowledge base of the creative industry.

Consortia of researchers and private partners can use the Creative industry-KIEM grant (maximum € 15,000) to set up a long-term collaboration. The funding instrument enables further elaboration of a knowledge question from a private party through formulation of a research project with a short duration.

In 2017, the following consortia received funding (listed in alphabetical order of applicant name):

Voices of Cultural Memory: Oral/Aural Storytelling in the Museum
Dr L.M.F. Bertens (Leiden University), Prof. Y. van Dijk (Leiden University), Dr S.A. Polak MA, (Leiden University)
Stories are told in museums. Many of those stories concern memories, elicit memories and ensure that visitors create new memories. This research project will examine the role of storytelling in this. Is a real life narrator more engaging than an audio tour? Does it matter how interactive the audio tour is?
Consortium partners: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Big Orange

The power of questioners
Dr K.E. Bevelander (Radboud University)
Everybody has acquired practical wisdom and can help science! This project will develop the innovative research technology 'Crowdience', in which the collective wisdom of citizens will be used to jointly create a questionnaire and simultaneously answer it. This will enable citizens to bring to light important scientific and societal insights that experts fail to see.
Consortium partners: SST Software, Wordlenig

In search of the source
Dr G. Bouma (University of Groningen)
The volume of news and information that reaches us via the media is overwhelming. Finding reliable answers to simple questions and finding sources is becoming increasingly problematic. In this project, we will develop methods to automatically recognise and record facts in a text.
Consortium partner: Sokrates Technologies

RE-Scribe, a tool for Scholars and Artists
Dr P. Dijstelberge (University of Amsterdam)
Direct access to heritage: archives are disclosed but this is better referred to as copying. Recent examples have revealed that making such files accessible is not easy. RE-Scribe is a simple interface that enables good accessibility to information. The pilot uses archive material, but the application is universal.
Consortium partner: Semiotics

Writingplace journal for architecture and literature
Dr K.M. Havik (Delft University of Technology)
Literary novels and poems contain the power to describe an environment or situation in such way that these can be intensely experienced by the reader. The researchers from Writingplace will link these qualities to architecture and urban development. Knowledge about literary methods in this discipline will be brought together in a digital magazine and public presentations.
Consortium partner: nai010 publishers

Online open heritage
Dr A.J.C. van der Hoeven (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Internet provides access to the cultural heritage of towns and cities. Local heritage websites can strengthen the heritage participation of citizens with the help of crowdsourcing and social media. This project will study the application possibilities of these online heritage initiatives in cities, investigate their social value and relevance, and explore the challenges that these initiatives encounter.
Consortium partner: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stichting DEN

Playful conversations in the city: experience the future
Dr J.F.H. Kupper (VU Amsterdam)
The city of the future needs science and innovation. But also the involvement of citizens. NEMO and the VU Amsterdam will collaborate to create a place where the conversation about urban innovation can take place in an approachable and fun manner.
Consortium partner: NEMO

DIAL for Complex Artworks
Dr S. Stigter (University of Amsterdam)
The sustainable conservation of complex modern works of art requires a different approach than is customary for traditional art. This project will develop a digital tool for collection management systems that makes professionals more aware of their own input by exhibiting these types of artworks with DIAL, a Digital Index of an Artwork's Life.
Consortium partners: Kröller-Müller Museum, Wiel Simple Solutions

Constructive adaptive bridge
Prof. A.S.J. Suiker (Eindhoven University of Technology)
An adaptive pedestrian bridge will be designed, produced and tested. The bridge will be brought to life using sensors, control units and actuators. As people walk across it, the construction will respond in such a way that it can nevertheless reduce internal forces, quasi-static deformations and dynamic vibrations with less material.
Consortium partner: SIDstudio

Tailored creative language education
Dr P.A. Vogt (University of Twente), Dr K.A. de Rooij (Tilburg University)
Can a computer recognise emotions that indicate when people experience problems during the learning of a foreign language? Can the same computer adapt the lesson material accordingly to improve the learning in a virtual reality setting? This project will search for the answers.
Consortium partners: Language Institute Regina Coeli BV U&I Learning Nederland BV

Until the end of November 2017, proposals can still be submitted for Creative industry KIEM. Applications from university researchers should be submitted to NWO; applications from lectors at universities of applied sciences should be submitted to Taskforce for Applied Research.

For the NWO instrument there are two more dates on which proposals will be assessed: Monday 4 September and Thursday 30 November (deadline). If the funds available are exhausted before 30 November then the call for proposals will close before this date.

More information and contact

University researchers
contact person: Laia Frijhoff
e-mail: l.frijhoff@nwo.nl

Lectors at universities of applied sciences
Taskforce for Applied Research
Contact person: Rolf Bossert
e-mail: rolf.bossert@regieorgaan-sia.nl

Source: NWO