Integrating Technologies is about breaking down barriers between promising technological solutions and their actual use in the health-care process. It is as much about bridging the gap between a university-developed prototype and the wish of industry to have it clinically tested before developing it into a medical device, as it is about focussing our research on those fundamental aspects that are expected to bring about the big health innovations twenty years from now.
It is also about redesigning healthcare such that it can cater to each patient’s unique medical needs with a patient-individual Health Journey. A challenge the TU Delft design disciplines are eager and capable to pick up.
Lastly, it is about a systemic change towards fast-track innovations. Even for proven technology it is currently difficult to claim its rightful place in a fragmented healthcare system traversed by myriad Health Journeys.
All of this is accelerated by the recent convergence between TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University.
News and stories
New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatmentResearchers from TU Delft have found a new method to efficiently make nano carriers loaded with radioactive salts for both medical imaging and treatment. Because the assembly of these nano carriers is incredibly simple, the innovation is very suitable for clinical research and treatments of cancer patients.
Did someone fall down the stairs or were they pushed? NFI and TU Delft are working on a model for complex fallsDid a person fall or was he or she pushed? Cases where a deceased person lies at the bottom of the stairs are complex. To aid detection, the NFI is working with TU Delft on a computer model that can simulate human falls.
Alfred Schouten appointed professor of System Identification for Human Motion ControlAlfred Schouten has been appointed professor of System Identification for Human Motion Control in the Department of BioMechanical Engineering. Alfred Schouten’s research focuses on the development of methods and applications for identifying and understanding neuromuscular control. He does this in both healthy people and people with neurological disorders.
TU Delft iGEM team aims to develop sensor to detect GHB in drinksSomeone may slip drugs into your drink without you noticing, after which you may not be able to think clearly. However, this kind of drugging can almost never be proven, because GHB disappears from the blood within 3 hours. The iGEM student team at TU Delft is working on a fast sensor to detect GHB in drinks. This will alert the user and provide evidence of drugging.
There are numerous funding sources available for your research activity: from personal-, national- and international grants to funds for publishing and dissemination which are described in your grant proposal
If you are thinking of putting together a grant application, please get in touch with an ‘R&D subsidy advisor’ of the Innovation & Impact Centre as soon as possible via R&D Subsidies (Login with TUDelft NetID). The advisor can provide advice and assistance with the preparation of your proposal. The sooner you get in touch, the more they will be able to help. The Valorisation Centre provides TU Delft researchers help with the establishment of external contacts and the drawing up of contracts with third parties. It also provides trainings, meetings and workshops in research grants.
TU Delft has many research facilities. Most of these facilities are accessible and available for externalusers: users from other departments, faculties, universities, colleges, but also from companies. Our facilities are an important element of the regional innovation ecosystem. By sharing research facilities with internal and external parties we stimulate cooperation and aim for new scientific and economic opportunities.