TU Delft is keen to play a prominent role in the “top sectors” defined by the Dutch government. Activities to this end over the next few years – knowledge development, internationalisation and implementation of the human capital agenda – will be tailored to our focus as a university: in each top sector, the programmed research spans the entire range, from curiosity-inspired to application-driven. Our scientific contributions to these sectors are specified in innovation contracts with government and the business community.
TU Delft is making a substantial contribution to 7 of the 9 economic top sectors: Water, Energy, High-Tech Systems and Materials, Life Sciences, Chemicals, the Creative Industry and Logistics. The diagram below shows which of our faculties are involved with each of the economic top sectors.
Successful conference Social Innovation and the Energy Transition
At 3 and 4 April engineers, policy makers, administrators and scientists presented – and discussed – dilemmas and issues such as: Can social innovation boost a technological energy innovation, or conversely, act as an obstacle? What can students do to accelerate the energy transition? What will the Dutch energy situation look like in 2050? Who will be the energy transition winners and losers?
Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event
The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.
June 7th Secrets of Superhero Science - 1st conference on superhero science and technology
Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of superheroes such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the 1st conference in the world on the subject of superhero science and technology. It will take place on June 7th, as part of the International Festival of Technology, celebrating the 175th anniversary of TU Delft.
Isabel Arends and Wiro Niessen elected as members of KNAW
Naturalis After Dark x TU Delft
The Naturalis After Dark Show is a unique live talk show, presented by Maarten Keulemans of De Volkskrant, with a mix of science, nature, film clips, philosophy and art. It usually takes place in Leiden, but as part of our Anniversary, we have invited the show for a Road Trip to Delft on 1 June.