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.
Tilburg University joins forces
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.
Our researchers and partners have the floor (some only available in Dutch)
Vision Impact Program
In order to advance our complex society we need knowledge and innovation, both social and technological, and a concerted effort by all stakeholders. These include knowledge institutions as well as societal ones and citizens themselves. It is Tilburg University's goal to contribute to this effort. The Impact Program is designed to do just that. We want to serve society and make it a better place for all.
Essay: Advancing Society in a Digital Era
In the essay 'Advancing Society in a Digital Era. Science with a Soul' Impact Program founders Ton Wilthagen, Johan Denollet and Dick den Hertog set forth the vision that shapes the Impact Program.
Essay: A Time for Interdisciplinarity
In 'A Time for Interdisciplinarity, an essay on the added value of collaboration for science, university, and society' Prof. Ton Wilthagen, rector Emile Aarts and Prof. Peggy Valcke make the case for growing towards more interdisciplinary collaboration and education which will enable us to innovate and make an impact on society.
Focus on Impact
The Impact Program, together with partners, creates an impact on society. By this, we mean that scientific research contributes to solutions for complex issues in society. How is this done? By building networks and communities to connect and collaborate on societal challenges. Together with our partners, we organize activities, such as debates, congresses, and exhibitions to bring stakeholders together and to share the results of collaboration. In "Focus on Impact," several researchers talk about their impactful research projects.
Creating Value from Data
How to guarantee reliability and responsible use of data?
Empowering the Resilient Society
Resilience: Our society faces issues whose consequences are difficult to oversee.
Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing: To actually improve health and well-being, we must make decisions that are also beneficial in the long term.
Youngsters in times of corona
Young people experience the effects of the coronacrisis too.
- Dropping out of school
- Psychological problems
- Preventing long-term unemployment
Pattern Dathaton 2021 in collaboration with Elisabeth-Twee Steden Hospital and Impact Program15th June 2021
On June 4, 2021, the datathon took place on campus: a joint initiative of study association D.S.A. Pattern, the Elisabeth-Twee Steden Hospital and the Impact Program. In the datathon, students are trying to come up with more effective treatment methods using anonymized data from brain scans.
Data challenges, deep neural models, AI in games10th June 2021
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the fourth edition of the TAISIG Talks took place. TAISIG is the Tilburg University Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group: a research community committed to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Katrijn Van Deun, Afra Alishahi and Pieter Spronck shared their insights.
Zero Hunger Lab awarded EUR 500,000 for food waste research02nd June 2021
Under the Farm to Fork Strategy of the EU’s Horizon 2020 instrument, the European Commission has awarded EUR 12 million to the research program ZeroW: Systemic Innovations Towards a Zero Food Waste Supply Chain. A consortium of 43 parties, one of which is Tilburg University, is poised to study how food waste in the food chain can be drastically reduced.
Brain and behavior, curiosity in language learning and regulation AI04th May 2021
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the third edition of the TAISIG Talks took place. TAISIG is the Tilburg University Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group: a research community committed to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Wouter De Baene, Lieke Gelderloos and Ronald Leenes shared their insights.
17:00 - 18:00
TAISIG Talks July 8th, 2021
The TAISIG Talks feature a series of short online presentations on a broad variety of topics related to recent developments and achievements of Tilburg University in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This event will take place on July 8th, 2021, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.