Lorentz-eScience Competition 2022

This year the focus is Digital Twins. Applications now open!

Each year, the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invite researchers to join the eScience Center – Lorentz competition. The workshop should bring together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector.

The winner will organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center@Snellius in Leiden, the Netherlands.

This year the focus is Digital Twins.

Digital twins are virtual representations of real-world objects or systems. Digital twins typically use several coupled models, sometimes supported by machine learning, and are refined with real-time data. Coupled with interactive analysis and visualization, this technology enables new insights and scientific discoveries. Moreover, it allows researchers and policy makers to run what-if scenarios, supporting decision making.

What we seek

  • an innovative scientific case, that takes us beyond current boundaries
  • an open and interactive format, with few lectures
  • at least one scientific organizer based within and one outside the Netherlands
  • at least one scientific organizer from academia and one from the public/private sector

What we offer

  • a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people in the second half of 2023
  • contributions from one or more “Digital Twin” experts from the eScience Center, with expertise in the area of model coupling, data assimilation, analytics, visualization, machine learning, and high performance computing
  • travel and accommodation reimbursements
  • no registration fees or other organizational costs
  • professional organizational support, under the philosophy ‘you do the research, we do the rest’
  • Hybrid format also an option


Competition Review Board

Arjen Doelman – director Lorentz Center
Joris van Eijnatten – director Netherlands eScience Center
Elena Ranguelova – eScience Center
Rob van Nieuwpoort – eScience Center
Matthijs van Leeuwen – Leiden University

Please find answers to several FAQs here.

Programme director eScience Center

Eduardo Herrera Malatesta 
Scientific coordinator Lorentz Center

Wendy van der Linden 
Program coordinator Lorentz Center