Technology transfer is the third core task of universities, in addition to education and research. The transfer and application of knowledge for the benefit of the economy and society is becoming increasingly important in national and international innovation policy, in which technical universities play a leading role. TU Delft sees it as its social task to propose groundbreaking technical-scientific solutions that contribute to impact for a better society.
07 July 2023
Extra-resilient crops through integration of plant biology, simulation models and AIThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced its contribution of 15 million euros to PlantXR, a CropXR research programme into 'smart breeding' of extra resilient crops (eXtra Resilient, XR). This impulse brings CropXR's total budget to over €90 million for the next 10 years. NWO’s grant marks the start of the new Dutch institute CropXR, which integrates plant biology, computational modelling, and artificial intelligence into 'smart breeding methods'. Those will be used to develop crop varieties that are more resilient to climate change and less dependent on chemical crop protection. In CropXR, TU Delft works together with Utrecht University, Wageningen University and Research, the University of Amsterdam and dozens of plant breeding, biotech and processing companies on basic scientific research, data collection and data sharing, education, and advancing broad application of the results.
30 June 2023
TU Delft: boost for battery technology, 6G and green steel, among others, thanks to National Growth FundOn 30 June, the Dutch government announced a new set of National Growth Fund investments, which will enable the Netherlands to gain and maintain a strong position in areas such as battery technology, 6G and sustainable steel production.
10 January 2023
TU Delft in ROBUST with 3 new ICAI labs and AI clinics for SMEs thanks to NWO funding of 25 million euroToday, the NWO announced that it is awarding the ROBUST programme 25 million euros. ROBUST, an initiative from the Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI), is a collaboration of 51 partners from industry, government, and the knowledge sector, including TU Delft. ROBUST's total budget is over 87 million euros, and with the new impetus from NWO, 17 labs and 170 PhD students will be added in 10 years.
Collaborating with TU Delft
Through the mission 'Impact for a better society' TU Delft creates collaborations with industry, governments and knowledge institutions. We believe that multi-party collaborations are the key to accelerating innovations and bringing them to society faster.