Collaborative PhD tracks

Theme: Social Impact 

Market ready application

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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A collaborative PhD, where professionals in industry or government get their doctorate at the TU Delft, fosters close collaboration and quick application of insights and results. It directly benefits all parties involved.


We have a track with science-based customisations that accommodate a professional's skills, knowledge, daily schedule, challenges and desires, that differ from those of full-time PhDs.


Collaborative PhD tracks are part of the Graduate School of TU Delft. Those interested in a collaborative PhD track can contact us now.

Dr. Ellen Sjoer


Sabine Terheijden