The COVID-19 virus is creating a major impact worldwide with huge consequences for healthcare and day-to-day life. On the TU Delft campus, life has never been this quiet. But the calm on the surface is highly deceptive. In many different ways we are collaborating to combat the corona virus.
Students and researchers in Delft are working hard to make a contribution to combating this virus and improving care for patients. This includes enabling face masks for safe re-use, developing a ventilator that can be produced at speed and co-creating an online platform where professional supply and demand can meet.
TU Delft and Delft University Fund wholeheartedly support these initiatives. In order to make this possible, the TU Delft COVID-19 Response Fund has been established. The fund is being used to provide rapid financial support to researchers and students, ensuring no valuable time is wasted.
By donating to thhe TU Delft COVID-19 Response Fund, you too can make an important contribution. Your donation will provide immediate support to our researchers and students combating this crisis. Make sure you keep a close eye on the list of involved projects below as this webpage will be regularly updated.
A simple and affordable ventilator
TU Delft’s OperationAIR student team is working to develop a safe ventilator that can be rapidly manufactured to be used in the event of shortages due to coronavirus. READ MORE
Safe re-use as a solution to the shortage of face masks
In order to combat the shortage of face masks, researchers from the Biochemical Engineering department are devising ways of sterilising face masks to enable them to be reused. READ MORE
Prediction of the course of the coronavirus and an exit strategy
Prof. Piet Van Mieghem, professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, works together with his colleagues, at the request of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment), on a prediction of the course of the corona virus and an exit strategy. READ MORE
We\Visit. Hospital visits are made possible for families and patients
TU Delft engineers, designers and psychologists are developing an online communication platform that connects families with their loved ones in difficult times. With We\Visit remote hospital visits are made possible by scheduling video calls when patients or family members are in isolation or when visits to the care facility are limited and even cancelled.
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Thanks to donations from TU Delft alumni and donors of Delft University Fund, 31 projects have already received support from the TU Delft COVID-19 Response Fund.Overview of the supported projects
While work goes on behind the scenes to enable teaching and academic life to continue, we are witnessing some great examples of researchers and students applying their Delft inventiveness and can-do mentality in an effort to help others. We’re proud of the people at TU Delft who are making a contribution to combating the corona crisis!― Professor Tim van der Hagen, TU Delft Rector Magnificus/President of the Executive Board