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WASP continues to expand. In a new donation from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation several strategic additions are announced.

  • A new “Affiliated Group of Excellence” are appointed at Luleå University of Technology. The group is led by Prof. Marcus Liwicki.
  • 180 MSEK for research on cybersecurity (Press release in Swedish)
  • Added means for collaboration with the Wallenberg and SciLifeLab Data Driven Life Science Program (DDLS) and with the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE).
  • WASP is extended by one year to run to 2031

The added funding in this donation is 725 million SEK. In total, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is donating 4,9 billion SEK to WASP. The total budget of WASP is 6,2 billion SEK, underlining WASPs role as the largest research program and enabler of excellent research in AI, Autonomous Systems and Software

“The generous funding and extension are an acknowledgement of the program’s instrumental role in the Swedish research ecosystem. WASP has during the past years accelerated its activities and has succeeded far beyond expectations. The added funding makes it possible for us to step up our activities even further and to increase the long-term impact WASP will have in the Swedish academic system, industry and society”, says Anders Ynnerman, WASP Program Director.

Published: May 30th, 2022

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