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 Conference 2018: Advancing Society - Science with a Soul

‘Advancing Society in a Digital Era; Science with a Soul’ is the title of the IMPACT Program of Tilburg University. Tilburg University warmly invites knowledge institutions, societal organizations and companies to further explore the three themes of the IMPACT Program in order to enhance connection and cooperation.

The goal of the L CODE="C01">IMPACT Program</L> is to advance our complex society. This requires knowledge, innovation and scientific research on several topics, and a joint effort of knowledge institutions, the society and its committed citizens (science for society). In addition, the IMPACT Program is aimed at enhancing collaboration and cohesion between and among research areas for the purpose of excellent and Impact-full scientific research (science-for-science).

The IMPACT Program of Tilburg University is focused on three strategic themes, partly inspired by ‘the Dutch National Research Agenda’ (National Wetenschapsagenda) and the Digital Society Research Agenda of the joint Dutch Universities (Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten - VSNU). Tilburg University already carries out a lot of research with societal impact on these themes which provides chances to further expand this research, also based on national and European priorities:

  • Empowering the Resilient Society
  • Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
  • Creating Value from Data

IMPACT Conference

Tilburg University warmly invites knowledge institutions, societal organizations and companies to further explore the three IMPACT themes and to enhance the connection with the stakeholders of Tilburg University. The conference is focused on:

  • Content: Impact and the three IMPACT themes of Tilburg University
    Keynote speakers will be invited to emphasize the importance of Impact from different angels of approach (ministry – companies – science – Europe – Province of Noord-Brabant). Also, showcases of projects in the field of the three themes will be presented.
  • Connection: science-for-science and science-for society. Researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs can meet to share knowledge and experiences and to collaborate to develop new ideas.
  • Workshops and matchmaking events: this will be organized on specific themes in order to learn how connections can be established, make new connections, and how to measure the results.


More information will follow soon.

When: 14 June 2018 09:00

End date: 14 June 2018 17:00

Where: Cobbenhagen building