The MasCot Programme, more than four projects
In setting up the MasCot programme, NWO-TTW and ESI have created an environment for projects focusing on the common topic of mastering complexity in the design of high-tech systems.
The goal of this 6 year program is to investigate and deliver the next generation of engineering methodologies, integrating a number of formalisms, techniques, methods, and tools, that help manage the increasing system complexity and enable future industrial systems to be quickly developed at low cost, while having high quality. For ESI and NWO it is a clear objective to run Mascot as a coherent programme and create connections wherever meaningful between the four projects. This way, led by the motto that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we expect the outputs and outcomes of the programme to benefit immensely from synergy effects which in turn will have a positive effect on the increase of the programme’s impact potential.
To that end, MasCot will organise several joint activities throughout the lifetime of the programme. The intention of the joint activities is to enable networking between the projects’ members, have them exchange information and experience, and to challenge the PhDs to think about synergies between their work and about ways to combine their research.
The MasCot call opened on January 7, 2019. In December 2019, four projects proposals were accepted: