Impact Program

The Tilburg University Impact Program brings together researchers and stakeholders in complex societal issues in order to advance society with the help of knowledge and innovation.

Impact Program

The Impact Program of Tilburg University connects researchers from various fields to partners outside academia to bring society forward. In cooperation we develop new insights and solutions for the complex challenges of the 21st century.

We address questions from society itself: how to improve resilience, care and wellbeing of people and how to create value from data are topics we believe are essential. Our expertise from social, economic, legal and cultural sciences helps to advance society in the digital age.

To create more impact on both science and society in this regard, we focus on three major issues: Empowering the Resilient Society, Enhancing Health and Wellbeing, and Creating Value from Data

Within these issues we take into account the Digital Society: a major development everyone has to address in the 21st century and which the Dutch universities are addressing together. Our aim is to to turn the Netherlands into a 'living lab' of human oriented digital technology. The digital society will create challenges as well as opportunities to improve the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

<b>Empowering the Resilient Society</b>

Empowering the Resilient Society

<b>Enhancing Health and Wellbeing</b>

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing

<b>Creating Value from Data</b>

Creating Value from Data


  • 20 Apr 2018

    Greyston CEO visits Resilience Community Impact Program to discuss open hiring model
    A pioneering social enterprise, Greyston has been providing jobs to people in New York who face barriers to employment, no questions asked, since 1982. Without any checks or interviews Greyston hires the next person on the waiting list with the aim to give people a chance who normally don’t. “An inclusive economy begins with removing unconscious bias,” explains President and CEO Mike Brady. He visited the Impact Program’s Resilience Community to explore common goals and ways to cooperate.

  • 05 Apr 2018

    IMPACT Conference 14 June 2018: Advancing Society: Science with a Soul
    Tilburg University warmly invites policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and other professionals to its first open Impact Conference on 14 June 2018. The aim of the conference is to explore new ways to advance society together.