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The formal funding for Target from the Northern Netherlands Provinces Alliance completed on 31 May, 2015. Many of the projects, which Target is involved in will continue operations supported by various other funding sources. The data center will aso continue to provide services to the LOFAR, Euclid, LifeLines and several other research communities. More information about the next phase of Target will be posted soon. In the meantime, you can continue to browse these pages to find out about how Target was set up, who were our partners, what was the mission of the public-private consortium, what projects we were involved in and more.


Target is one of the largest ongoing public-private projects in the Netherlands in the area of  data management of large data volumes commonly referred to as Big Data. Target has set up an expertise center at the University of Groningen where partners jointly conduct R&D to develop innovative intelligent information systems that can efficiently process data and extract information from extremely large and structurally diverse scientific and other datasets. In addition to our large-scale data-intensive scientific projects, Target is involved in a number of projects with regional SMEs, national companies and public organizations in the area of health care, digitization of cultural heritage, dike monitoring, search engine technologies and more. These initiatives ensure the transfer of technology and expertise from the Target expertise center to the region's  industry and commercial sector thus actively contributing to the economic growth and societal prosperity in the north of the Netherlands.   Read more>>