The European Commission has chosen Claartje Rasterhoff's and Julia Noordegraaf's Time Machine project as one of six proposals to develop a large-scale research initiative. The project will receive 1 million euros in funding to prepare a detailed roadmap of the initiative. Time Machine’s goal is to design and implement advanced new digitisation and artificial intelligence technologies (AI) to mine Europe’s vast cultural heritage – its historical ‘big data’. The free and fair access to information provided by this data will support future scientific and technological developments in Europe. The UvA, at which work is being done on the Amsterdam Time Machine, is one of the main partners in the consortium behind the project.