As a university deeply rooted in society we want to convert inventions and technical knowledge in applications from which everybody can profit. To achieve that goal, a good collaboration with the industry, government agencies, civil societies and other knowledge institutions are necessary.

Delft University of Technology works  - both nationally as internationally – together with a number of parties on solutions that can have a great impact on society. We do so within public-private partnership, on a thematic level and in other ways.

Next to that, the Science Park is an attractive location to settle for companies and research facilities that are closely involved in research that is being conducted at Delft University of Technology or that want to be around talent.

Within public-private partnerships, government agencies and private companies work together on realising (often complex) projects. Delft University of Technology participates in several of these kind of partnerships. 

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Research subjects are often so complicated and wide-ranging in nature that the only way of responding to them is to adopt a thematic approach in which various disciplines cooperate in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary alliances. Think of robotics, where mechanical and electrical engineering, industrial design and computer science come together.

Within Delft University of Technology, this cooperation is structured within  research institutes, research schools and the so called Delft Research-based Initiatives. Besides that, we collaborate with other (technical) universities in the Netherlands and some renowned institutes. On an international level, Delft University of Technology is active on a number of fields, for example the Global Initiative and the Joint Research Centres.

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Team Business Relations has an extended network both inside and outside Delft University of Technology. The team members are well informed on the latest scientific research at Delft University of Technology, and they know the needs from the private sector.

To initiate and facilitate sustainable collaborations, the team continuously searches for key-partners in multidisciplinary settings, resulting in research frame agreements in a later phase. 

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