Vision Teams are efforts by TU Delft to learn about perspectives on technologies that exist in society. TU Delft is at the foreground of developing technologies and is informing society about these technologies and their uses. With vision teams we want to understand concerns about the impact of technologies and explore how they can be made of better use to society.
TU Delft is regularly creating vision teams, each for discussing with organisations, industry and the general public a particular technology or technology-related challenge. TU Delft wants to contribute to solving global challenges with technologies, and it wants to participate and be available in societal discussions about technologies.
A vision team consists of TU Delft experts from different fields and different faculties. These experts explore the societal impact of a particular technology or challenge, and organise meetings with stakeholders from industry, governance and society for discussing perspectives, opportunities and concerns. Outcomes may range from shorter position statements to elaborate websites, for presenting technologies, giving scans of discussion in society about them, and offering visions of TU Delft.
Vision Team Quantum ComputingTU Delft is with research institute QuTech at the forefront of developing quantum computing. In 2020, they launched Quantum Inspire, the very first European quantum computing platform in the cloud. TU Delft sees it as its responsibility to also investigate and discuss the consequences that applications of this quantum technology may bring.
Vision Team WonenThe Netherlands faces a housing crisis that has been long in the making and is an example of a complex, multifaceted societal problem. It is entangled with challenges such as climate adaptation, questions of equity, and the energy transition, to name but three societal challenges. To contribute to solving the housing crises, TU Delft has created the ‘Vision Team Wonen’.
The team will collect expertise from the TU Delft research community on this societal problem and will synthesise it into an advice for the minister for housing and other stakeholders.