Industrial partners

We believe we need new answers to global challenges. These challenges transcend borders and defy boundaries. Solving them requires complex technological innovations that no party can develop in isolation. That is why we innovate in the field of AI together with a number of leading companies.

ICAI research labs

TU Delft is part of the Dutch National Innovation Center for AI (ICAI), which works to keep the Netherlands at the forefront of knowledge and talent development in AI. Currently, we are involved in three research labs, multi-year strategic collaborations with a focus on technology and talent development.

AIRLab (AI for Retail), with AholdDelhaize

The AI for Retail (AIR) Lab Delft is a joint TU Delft-Ahold Delhaize industry lab consisting of a robotics research program and test site focused on developing state-of-the-art innovations in the retail industry. By expanding its focus to robotics, AIRLab Delft will further drive innovations for daily business while building more knowledge of the intersection between retail, AI and robotics. The expansion comprises a robotics research program and test site for developing state-of-the-art innovations in the retail industry.


AFR (AI for FinTech Research), with ING

AI for Fintech Research (AFR) is a collaboration between ING and TU Delft. The mission of AFR is to perform world-class research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Software Analytics in the context of FinTech. Over the next five years, ten PhD researchers will work in the lab on projects that will focus, among other things, on autonomous software engineering, data integration, analytics delivery, and continuous experimentation. Lab (AI for Biosciences Lab), with DSM

AI for Biosciences Lab ( Lab) is a collaboration between TU Delft and DSM. The lab focuses on improving production technologies and developing bio-based products using AI. Lab is the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence to full-scale biomanufacturing, from microbial strain development to process optimisation and scheduling. Lab is aimed at long-term innovation in the domain of AI for developing biobased products and optimising biobased production technologies. It targets to develop a deep understanding of how novel AI technology (methods, techniques, theories, and algorithms) can strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of relevant research and/or business processes in the biotech industry.