NEST is a new instrument in WASP that encourages projects characterized by Novelty, Excellence, Synergy, and Teams. The first call is open.

Each project, a NEST, should address a specific strategic high-priority research challenge within the WASP domain and have international impact and visibility. A NEST is built on the gathered competence of a multi-disciplinary team of investigators. The novelty and originality aspects and the relevance to Swedish industry are important aspects.

A NEST normally consists of a team of 3-5 investigators of which one is the PI. Given the multidisciplinary nature of a NEST it can be an advantage to have several sites involved.

First call out now

WASP now announces the first call for NESTs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. In this call WASP accepts applications from all the five partner universities Chalmers University of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Umeå University as well as the research groups at Örebro University and Uppsala University that are members of WASP.

The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for is 4 MSEK per year during 5 years. The total budget in this call is maximum 24 MSEK per year during 5 years, i.e., maximum 6 NESTs.

Call for NEST Proposals

About WASP

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading companies.

The program addresses research in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software as enabling technologies for development of systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems of systems.

WASP strengthens, expands, and renews the national competence through new strategic recruitments, a challenging research program, a national graduate school, and collaboration with industry. The program is conducted in close cooperation between leading Swedish universities with an aim to promote the competence of Sweden as a nation within the area of AI, autonomous systems and software.

Published: January 14th, 2021

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