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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

News

  • 02 Jul 2018

    EYES project started: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills
    Thanks to its Impact Program, Tilburg University has become a partner in a new European project to develop coaching for young people who do not have a job and are not in any form of education or training. The project is called EYES: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills. The City of Tilburg is participating as well.

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Impression Impact Conference 2018: Creating impact means working together
    Scientific research and cooperation with impact. How does that work? And why is it so important? Seven visitors to the Impact Conference hosted by Tilburg University on June 14, 2018 explain what impact means to them and how impact helps make a difference.