Impact Program 2018-2021
During the past strategic period (2018-2021), the Impact Program aimed to further shape the impact thinking and doing at Tilburg University. Within the three strategic themes Enhancing Health and Wellbeing, Empowering the Resilient Society and Data Sciences for the Social Good, many programs and projects have been developed that will be continued in the next strategic period.
"Connected" is one of the core values of Tilburg University. Based on the approach, working methods and lessons learned from the past four years, we will continue to shape this core value. We do this, among other things, by further developing important social themes and issues in impactful partnerships; the academic workplaces.
Initiatives from the Impact Program
The Impact-PhD program (IPP)
The Impact-PhD program (IPP) is geared up towards enhancing the interdisciplinary collaboration between the schools and the cooperation with societal partners to increase the impact of research in society.
Youngsters in times of corona
Together with its partners, Tilburg University uses research and expertise to look for solutions. What prospects can we offer young people to prevent long-term unemployment, dropping out of school, (chronic) psychological problems, and other issues? In short: how do we prevent the emergence of a coronavirus generation?
Meet TrusTee: Tilburg University develops the world's most reliable robot
For the first time in human history we will live and work together with 'artifacts' - robots, artificial intelligence in many forms, such as (chat) bots and drones - that are not human or animal, but increasingly autonomous, intelligent and self-learning.
Smart Start organises various pilots with the aim of realising a methodology that can quickly identify and help children in a vulnerable home situation. Tilburg University works together with CentERdata, Strong House (Sterk huis), and other social partners on these issues.
Digital follow up cancer patients
In 2009, with the help of an NWO grant, Tilburg University and the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL) established the PROFILES registry, that combines population-based cancer registry data with patient-reported outcomes. The data in the system formed the basis of a great deal of research.