TU Delft | Global Initiative

Scientists from Delft University of Technology use their expertise to find concrete solutions for worldwide problems, in close cooperation with local partners. TU Delft | Global Initiative is their portal, platform and booster of Science and Technology for Global Development.

Save the Date: November 26 - “Let’s Co-Create for Sustainable Global Development”

November 26 we will celebrate Delft Global’s fifth anniversary by looking at the impact we have made over the past five years together with our partners in the Netherlands and especially in our target countries abroad. We hope to inspire, spark new ideas, and establish new connections and collaborations to generate more impact in the next five years.

Join us on November 26, 2019 for TU Delft | Global Initiative “Impact Day” - Register now

Our approach

Global Challenge

A focus on global societal challenges faced by people in developing countries: global health, food security, affordable and reliable energy, affordable and sustainable housing and infrastructure, sustainable water management, clean water and sanitation for all.


Close cooperation between the Delft scientists and partners in developing countries (knowledge institutions, entrepreneurs, NGOs and government) to jointly find concrete solutions to global societal challenges.


Research for global development involves creative, out-of-the-box, high quality scientific and technological innovations with a tangible output such as tools, services and marketable products. Scientists work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle the global challenges.

Local impact

Concrete and sustainable solutions that directly improve lives of people living in poverty. A healthier and safer living environment, creation of economic activity and low-cost, self-sustaining, low maintenance and/or easy-to-operate tools, services and products.

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