Delft University of Technology participates in the following public-private partnerships:

Advanced Dutch Energy Materials innovation lab (ADEM)


The Advanced Dutch Energy Materials Innovation lab (ADEM) is both a research and investment programme, focused on the development of materials needed for the transition towards sustainable energy resources.

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The research focuses on solutions in the conversion, storage and transport of energy in six specific programmes. The shared Innovation Lab combines the experience of research and industrial partners with an infrastructure for energy research, materials and innovative product development.

ADEM is led by professor Bernard Dam and supervised by a 4TU/ECN Steering Committee and a Programme Board of industrial partners and government.

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Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)


The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions was founded to create solutions for the complex challenges a metropolitan region like Amsterdam is facing.

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AMS is an ambitious scientific institute, in which science, education, government, business partners and societal organisations are working tightly together. The city of Amsterdam is the initiator and supporter of AMS Institute. Together with Wageningen University and MIT, Delft University of Technology forms the academic heart of the AMS initiative.

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Biotechnology based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Consortium (BE-Basic)


The BE-Basic Foundation develops industrial biobased solutions to build a sustainable society. The goal is to build a competitive, secure and sustainable biobased economy through industrial biotechnology.

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BE-Basic Foundation is an international public-private partnership in which more than 50 partners from industry and knowledge institutions participate. The foundation stimulates collaboration. Between academia and industry, between scientists and entrepeneurs and between the Netherlands and abroad.
(www.be-basic.org).


Bioprocess Pilot Facility


In the Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF), new sustainable production processes can be scaled up and tested. This is necessary for the transition from an economy based on fossil raw materials to one that uses biomass as raw material.

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The step from laboratory scale to industrial scale is not easy. Process conditions and raw materials must be extensively tested first. That requires complex installations that many companies cannot afford. That is why universities, businesses and governments joined hands to realise this facility

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Catalysis for Sustainable Chemicals from Biomass (CatchBio)


CatchBio aims to develop clean and efficient processes for biomass conversion into low-cost and sustainable biofuels, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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CatchBio has initiated an ambitious research program of 8 years in the field of catalytic biomass conversion. The socio-economical and ethical aspects of the different generated technological options will be investigated as well. 21 partners are taking part in CatchBio. Among these partners are most of the Dutch universities, research institutes and industries operating in the field of catalysis research.

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Dutch Optics Centre


The Dutch Optical Centre is the National Centre in the field of optics and opto-Mechatronics.

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The Dutch Optics Centre is an initiative by TNO and TU Delft aimed at boosting  Dutch industry in the field of optics and optomechatronics by making better use of Dutch science through joint R&D.

The Dutch Optical Centre is the National Centre in the field of optics and opto-Mechatronics.

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Holland PTC


HollandPTC treats patients with complex oncology. The Centre aims to be one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of proton therapy.

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HollandPTC is the independent clinic and research centre within which the TU Delft, the Leiden University Medical Centre and the Erasmus Medical Centre collaborate on excellent care and cutting-edge research.

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Human Disease Model Technology (hDMT)


The Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) investigates organ and disease models on chips.

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A great number of partners is involved in hDMT. Delft University of Technology, one of the founders of hDMT, already managed to make a flexible chip on which a living heart cell can be posted, and which can actually beat. The organs-on-a-chip technology helps us better understand the functioning of organs and can speed up drug research, for example.

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Quantum Computer en internet (QuTech)


QuTech is an advanced research center for quantum computing and quantum internet.

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Quantum Technology is a key future emerging technology. QuTech addresses scientific challenges as well as engineering issues in a joint center of know-how with industrial partners, such as Microsoft.  QuTech is an initiative of Delft University of Technology and TNO.

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RoboValley


In RoboValley, more than 190 robotics researchers from a multitude of fields collaborate with other experts, entrepreneurs and decision-makers in both public and private sectors. As a result, a unique network is thriving, with TU Delft Robotics Institute at its heart. This allows RoboValley to take a leading role in the development of the next generation robotics.

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30 start-ups have already settled in RoboValley, next to existing robotics companies. It is expected that thousands of jobs will be created in RoboValley in the next 10 years and that these robotics companies will need between tens of thousands square metres of lab and office space.

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The Green Village


The Green Village is a ‘living lab’ on the campus of Delft University of Technology where new technologies in the field of sustainable energy provision, water and waste systems will be tested and applied in a real life environment.

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The Green Village provides an environment where universities and businesses can develop, test and demonstrate their innovations without these concerns, with close involvement of the public and government. One of its main aims will be to accelerate innovations in energy transition.

The Green Village is an initiative of Delft University of Technology and Stichting Green Village. The platform is supported by a number of partners.

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VPDelta


In order to increase exposure and facilitate market introduction of Dutch water and technology sector innovations, educational and research institutes have joined forces with (local) authorities and entrepreneurs in the region of Zuid-Holland to create the Valorisation Programme Delta Technology & Water (VPdelta).

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VPdelta stimulates innovation on three themes: Safe Delta, Urban Delta and Smart Delta. Public sector partners are testing, developing and presenting solutions to delta management issues in experimental environments, both in the Netherlands and abroad. They are providing some 100 start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses with the necessary space, knowledge and means to develop new, affordable and scalable products and services for modern delta management.

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