At TU Delft | Global Initiative we focus our research on pressing global challenges in the developing world with the aim to have impact and improve people’s lives. We believe that concrete solutions for worldwide problems can only be found with a multidisciplinary approach and in close cooperation and co-creation with local partners.

Focus areas


Medical instruments, 
diagnostics and health systems


Clean drinking water, 
reuse of waste water, 
water safety and
water resource management


Solar biogas and off-grid
energy solutions

Disaster resilience and response

From warning systems to the
role of data during 
disaster relief operations


Sustainable urban development and global housing

UN – Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. TU Delft | Global Initiative aims to contribute to these goals.

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