The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. For this 12 month Coordination & Support Action (CSA), €1 million in funding has been granted to the Time Machine consortium — consisting of the 33 founding partner institutions — for the preparation of 10-year project roadmaps. These strategic plans will detail how, for example, Time Machine will design and implement advanced new digitisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to mine Europe’s vast cultural heritage, providing fair and free access to information that will support future scientific and technological developments in Europe.

Horizon 2020 CSA Details:

Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagships
Project Number
Time Machine: Big Data of the Past for the Future of Europe
Type of Action
Coordination and support action (CSA)
Grant Agreement (GA) Number
Time Machine
12 months
Start Date
01 Mar 2019
End Date
29 Feb 2020
Estimated Project Cost
EU Contribution