A Dutch consortium has been given the go-ahead to explore new concepts for energy-efficient and more sustainable information technology. Led by University of Twente researcher Hans Hilgenkamp, NL-Eco will, among other things, be looking to the human brain for inspiration to reign in the exponentially growing energy demands of computation technology. The aim is to develop a variety of scalable concepts in the next five years that industry can take up and develop further. The wide-ranging consortium comprises 33 organizations in the academic world, societal partners, local government and industry. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) granted 10 million euros in funding, which commercial partners will top up with 2.5 million euros.
21 December 2022