Research Institutes & University partners

Delft University
TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.TU Delft wishes to remain a technology university with a leading global reputation. To do this, our aim is to maintain a full range of high-quality disciplines, courses and unique facilities in the engineering sciences. Collaboration is an essential part of this, on the basis of our strong identity and reputation. TU Delft wants to be a breeding ground for cutting-edge technological scientific developments to meet the great societal challenges of our age.
TNO
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.
Wageningen University
‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’is the mission of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large. The strength of Wageningen UR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and Wageningen University. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education.
NIZO Food Research
NIZO food research is one of the most advanced, independent contract research companies in the world. We are a small/medium sized company (SME, or MKB in Dutch). Our 200 employees successfully assist food and ingredient companies to make better foods and be more profitable.Working with NIZO provides access to the latest food science and technology, and easily mobilised expertise on a project basis.
Twente University
High tech, human touch. That is the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Kennispark Twente.The University of Twente sets standards in the field of new technology and seeks to stimulate change, renewal and progress in society. Our strength lies in our capacity to combine. We work with the technologies of the future - information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology - in which behavioural and social science research play a vital role. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovation takes place at the interface between technology and its implications for mankind and society. We are active in areas such as health, water, green energy, security and education.
ECN
Energy is very important to the world. Energy use increases due to economic growth. As a result CO2 emissions increase and the climate changes. Clearly, the energy system needs to become more sustainable, which can also offer opportunities for businesses. ECN, the leading Dutch institute for energy innovation, is dedicated to realising this. Europe, and the Netherlands in particular, needs to use all options at hand to achieve its climate objectives. This requires extensive research on the use of sustainable energy, energy conservation and clean use of fossil fuels: fields in which ECN is making significant headway. Over 60% of all solar modules contains ECN technology for example.
Eindhoven University
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to: - science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility - science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry -science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.
RWTH Aachen
RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialised world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed. The RWTH Aachen Campus is being developed in close cooperation with industry promises to form one of the largest research parks in Europe. Students and employees of RWTH Aachen will benefit equally from these developments and are expressly invited to get involved in shaping the individual initiatives. The many stimulating ideas already have an impact on the whole urban region of Aachen and the entire tri-border area of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. An innovative knowledge community is evolving that is closely networked with some of the world’s leading research and industry partners.
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists. In addition, we collaborate with a number of renowned foreign universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen and Ghent. The University of Groningen is very popular with its 27,000 students and 5500 staff members from home and abroad. Talent is nurtured, enabling the University to bridge the gap between science and society. We are committed to actively collaborating with our social partners, with a special focus on the research themes Healthy Ageing, Energy and Sustainable Society.
Universität Paderborn
The University of Paderborn is guided by a central principle: "University for the Information Society". The strong field of computer science, information systems and computer applications plus the interdisciplinary presence of IT in many of our subject areas create an outstanding foundation for our pursuit of this principle. But, we want to achieve more. Our University aims to play its part in driving forward the scientific and technological development of the information society, aims to accompany this development with an open and critical mind, and, at the same time, aims to create awareness for the enduring values of our culture and civilisation. And, naturally, the University also aims to use the opportunities that the information and knowledge society has to offer.With a student population of about 14,800, our Campus University provides a clearly structured environment with excellent study and living conditions.
VITO
As independent and customer-oriented research organisation, VITO provides innovative technological solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support in order to stimulate sustainable development and reinforce the economic and social fabric of Flanders.
KAHO Sint-Lieven
De Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) en de KAHO Sint-Lieven werken met veel enthousiasme aan een gezamenlijke toekomst. De zes campussen van beide instellingen zijn dynamische centra van onderwijs, onderzoek, ontwikkeling en maatschappelijke dienstverlening op de as Brussel-Aalst-Gent-Sint-Niklaas. Met ongeveer 16.500 studenten vormt de nieuwe onderwijsinstelling HUB-KAHO de tweede grootste in Vlaanderen.
KWR
KWR Watercycle Research Institute helpt de samenleving om de watercyclus optimaal in te richten en te beheren door kennis te creëren via hoogwaardige research,bruggen te slaan tussen wetenschap, bedrijfsleven en maatschappij, maatschappelijke innovatie te bevorderen met de beste beschikbare kennis. Opdrachtgevers en expertise De bijna 170 medewerkers van KWR Watercycle Research Institute ontwikkelen en ontsluiten relevante kennis voor alle organisaties in de watercyclus, nationaal en internationaal: drinkwaterbedrijven, waterschappen, overheden en industrie.
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