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:
Expertise Tilburg University
To create more impact on both science and society in this regard, we focus on three major issues: Empowering the Creating Value from Data, Empowering the Resilient Society and Enhancing Health and Wellbeing.
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
Research into the consequences of the corona crisis for nursing home residents24th July 2020
Tranzo’s Care for Older Adults Academic Collaborative Center (ACC) will conduct research together with UNO-UMCG (collaboration of the University Network on Care for the Elderly and the Groningen University Medical Center) and KU Leuven into the experiences of nursing home residents, their relatives, and volunteers in the corona era. In this qualitative study, the loneliness and social needs experienced by the respondents as a result of the measures, but also their resilience, will be investigated.
Tilburg University maps ecosystems for Brainport Development21st July 2020
Jacob Derks, a PhD researcher affiliated to TiSEM’s Management Department, has finished a study commissioned by Brainport Development in Eindhoven on how Brainport can improve the ecosystem around Medical Technology (MedTech). This job was right up Jacob’s street: he studies how enterprises develop and strengthen their innovation capabilities. And it is a fine example of how academic expertise within Tilburg University can be directly linked to a practical question from the field. We asked Jacob three questions.
Masterclass Zero Hunger Lab during SDG Action Day16th July 2020
On September 25 the SDG Action Day will take place in a virtual setting. Under the title "Decade of Transformation", participants will look at how sustainable transitions based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations can be accelerated. Tilburg University's Zero Hunger Lab organizes the masterclass Data Science for Zero Hunger.
Zero Hunger Lab’s ENHANCE in finals Tech4PositiveFutures29th June 2020
More than 2 billion people lack food security. How can we all be provided with food, especially in times of global distress or famine? Through AI and Big Data and in close collaboration with the World Food Programme, Johns Hopkins University, and Cap Gemini, the Zero Hunger Lab aims to answer these questions with Project ENHANCE: Environment, Nutrition and Health Analytics for National, Consumer and Emergency diets. ENHANCE was the only Dutch project selected to compete in Capgemini’s global challenge Tech4PositiveFutures to seek out the best technical solution that can create a positive future by addressing existing societal issues.