NWO funding for eight consortia from the Creative Industry - KIEM

11 December 2018

In 2018, NWO awarded funding to eight projects in the programme Creative Industry - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM). The projects contribute to the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021 of CLICKNL and to the knowledge base of the creative industry. With a KIEM grant of €15,000 researchers can set up a collaboration between knowledge institutes and private parties.

The following consortia have received funding (listed in alphabetical order of the main applicant's surname):

Inclusiveness in art and culture: implicit associations as explicit threshold
Dr Michaël Berghman (m), Dr Pauwke Berkens (m), both Erasmus University Rotterdam
New techniques from cognitive sociology will be used in this project to investigate implicit preferences of personnel from cultural institutions in Rotterdam concerning culture products and producers. The culture sector in Rotterdam – and other large cities – does not reflect the diversity in society despite the policy implemented so far. Diversity in terms of content and audiences can create great riches.

Consortium partners: Rotterdamse Kunststichting

Circular Water Stories
Dr Inge Bobbink (m), Delft University of Technology
Climate change is forcing the joint development of circular water-life systems. Instead of being passive observers, communities must now rediscover their role as active water processers. Stories from the past can inspire new commitment. CIRCULAR WATER STORIES will travel from the west to the east of the Netherlands and will show the interconnectedness of people and water by means of a blueprint for a visual story map.

Consortium partners: SL Studio, Cultural Heritage Agency Network historical cultural landscape, Waterschapstalent/Dutch Association of Regional Water Authorities

Growing up with media. Digital and media literacy among children
Prof. Marcel Broersma (m), University of Groningen
Media play an increasingly larger role in the lives of children. Childcare providers, schools and parents wrestle with how they should deal with this, while the creative industry needs knowledge about how they can respond to it in a responsible manner. This project will investigate how children acquire digital skills and develop media literacy.

Consortium partners: SKSG

Artificial intelligence as a basis for automatic evaluation of speech audiometry among the hard of hearing
Prof. Martine Coene (f), VU Amsterdam, Dr Louis ten Bosch (m), Radboud University, Dr Willemijn Heeren (f), Leiden University
During hearing tests people are often asked to repeat a number of words or sentences. A skilled audiologist subsequently assesses which mistakes listeners make in repeating what was said. In this project, we want to modify automatic speech recognition tools so they can be used to automate this assessment procedure.

Consortium partners: Otoconsult NV

Motivations of artists for (not) starting a crowdfunding campaign
Dr Joris Ebbers (m), University of Amsterdam
Crowdfunding is an important tool for artists to achieve their goals. This project will help crowdfunding platforms to personalise and improve their service to artists by creating insight into the personal background and motivations of emerging and existing artists and then combining this with available data about previous crowdfunding projects.

Consortium partners: NLnet, Voordekunst, Amsterdam University of the Arts, University of the Arts Utrecht.

From Centralised to Decentralised: Understanding the Complexity of the Energy Transition in the Rotterdam/The Hague Area
Prof. Carola Hein (f), Delft University of Technology
Energy transition has many stakeholders (citizens, SMEs, energy suppliers, housing corporations, government, etc.) and each stakeholder has its own interests and spaces. This project will visualise the spatial and social impact of energy transition and with the help of a MOOC, identify new business models for creative companies to help accelerate sustainable energy transition.

Consortium partners: Jonge Honden

Partition wall systems in a Circular Built Environment
Prof. Patrick Teuffel (m) and Dr R Blok (m), both Eindhoven University of Technology
The construction industry is one of Europe's biggest users of materials. Partition wall systems can make a big difference in this area, as the internal space of buildings is more and more frequently adapted to changing user requirements. This project will investigate how partition wall systems can be made fully circular and how bio-based materials, for example flax or hemp could provide a good improvement in this regard.

Consortium partners: Berkvens B.V.

Breathe-with-me: Unobtrusive Biofeedback Encouraging Healthy Respiratory Habit for Prevention of Chronic Stress in Workplace
Dr Bin Yu(m), Eindhoven University of Technology
The 'Breathe-with-me' project is intended to tackle the societal challenge of work-related stress by incorporating biofeedback technology into daily routines. A biofeedback system based on breathing will be developed to improve employee awareness of stress during their work and to encourage healthy breathing behaviour as a "micro-stress intervention". The ultimate aim is to make healthy breathing behaviour a habit, which will contribute to an improved resilience of people towards chronic stress.

Consortium partners: Hangzhou Bobo Technology Co., Ltd

More information

For 2019 a budget of 580,000 euros is available for KIEM projects. The dates for the assessment moments in 2019 are set on:

Thursday 7 February 14.00 hrs CET
Thursday, March 14 14.00 CET
Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 pm CET
Thursday, May 30 14.00 CET
Thursday 12 September 14.00 hrs CET

Applications will be dealt within the order in which they are received.


contact person: Roos Dorsman
email: r.dorsman@nwo.nl

Source: NWO