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


  • 01 Sep 2017

    Workshop Science with a Soul for interested parties
    The Tilburg University Impact program is getting ready for a workshop with social parties and companies based on the theme of ‘Science with a Soul’. On September 28, during the Dear Future festival in the Tilburg Spoorzone, we will enter into a debate with interested organizations on topics that we can address jointly with research and ‘living labs’.

  • 25 Jul 2017

    NWO funding for six Impact Program projects to improve youth resilience
    Six projects, coordinated by the Tilburg University Impact Program and aimed to improve youth resilience, have been granted incentive funding (Startimpuls) in the first round of applications for the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA). The projects come under the ‘Towards Resilient Societies’ Route and are part of the ‘JOIN’ program – ‘youngsters in a resilient society’. The program is carried out by scientific and societal partners.