Tackling global challenges: from Zika to flooding

13 December 2016 by Webredactie Communication

TU Delft invests in six more long-term research projects to find concrete solutions that directly improve lives of people living in poverty. The projects range from building houses with waste, low cost MRI-systems to smart turbine pumps for sustainable irrigation and a microchip to diagnose tropical fevers. The projects have been selected by the TU Delft Global Initiative, and enable Delft engineers to contribute to the world’s Sustainable Development Goals.

A brief overview of the projects:

- A home for low-income households in India

- Palm oil waste as an opportunity for poor local communities

- A sustainable MRI system to diagnose water on the brain (hydrocephalus)

- Getting Hot: Microchip multiple screening of tropical fevers like Zika

- Amphibious sustainable houses for flood prone areas in Southeast Asia

- Developing agriculture and renewable energy with a smart turbine pump

Please visit the TU Delft Global Initiative website for more details on the projects

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