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  • 24 Oct 2017News

    Science with a Soul: Tilburg University Impact Program enters into dialog
    Tilburg University’s Impact Team has seized the occasion of the Dear Future Festival on social innovation to enter into dialog with parties in civil society. What parts of the program can be tackled together to reinforce resilience, care and wellbeing in society and to stimulate the use of (big) data? Read more

  • 01 Sep 2017News

    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’. Read more

  • 25 Jul 2017Press release

    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. Read more

  • 14 Jul 2017News

    Save the Date: Workshop Science with a Soul
    During the 'Dear Future,' week in September in the center of Tilburg, Tilburg University invites partners and stakeholders from government institutions, the business community and civil society to address three big societal issues with the help of knowledge and innovation: Empowering the Resilient Society, Enhancing Health & Wellbeing, and Creating Value from Data. Read more

  • 06 Jun 2017News

    Digital Society: the Netherlands as a testing ground
    All Dutch universities wish to give the Netherlands a new and appealing international profile: that of a leading nation in the field of digital technology oriented towards people and societies. Read more

  • 12 Jan 2017News

    Funding for research on Smart Urban Intermediaries in ‘living labs’
    An international consortium led by Merlijn van Hulst (Tilburg School of Governance) will receive funding from Urban Europe (ERA-NET, funded by the European Commission) to research Smart Urban Intermediaries. The research grant amounts to 1.1 million euros. The research will start in the spring of 2017 and last until October 2019. Read more

  • 19 Dec 2016Background

    "I get to send in my business plan"
    Could you mention some things that strike you as typically Dutch? It takes a while this morning before the first few answers come, but pretty soon the list on the board begins to grow rapidly: quiet streets in the evening – people that are very curious – prosperity – bureaucracy – appointment books – the ‘g’-sound you cannot pronounce – individualism. It is quite clear from the start that the class that professor of entrepreneurship development Josette Dijkhuizen is teaching today consists of interested and highly educated people. Read more

  • 05 Dec 2016Background

    Data Analytics for a Better World
    Algorithms that make the World Food Program more effective. Flood protection for the Netherlands using ‘business analytics’. Tilburg University wants to use data analytics to achieve a better and safer world. The Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t) participates in the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, which was recently opened by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Read more

  • 04 Jul 2016Press release

    Social robot helps teaching toddlers a second language
    - press release July 4th 2016 - In cooperation with a consortium of European universities and companies, researchers at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University are developing a social robot that is designed to interact naturally with young children to help them learn English or Dutch. The experiment that was launched in Tilburg is the first in the world in which a social robot offers a language program for toddlers from various cultural and language backgrounds. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a series of language programs in various domains, for instance, numbers and spatial concepts.
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  • 17 Aug 2015Publication

    Pilot project into new role local government in participation society
    In the participation society of the future, not only the role of citizens and market players will change but also that of the government. How and when can the government ‘let go in confidence’ or refrain from intervening in autonomous social processes? How and when can the government be credible in claiming public functions and responsibilities? On a local level, the Tilburg municipality and the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration of Tilburg University have conducted joint interaction research into these issues and proposed solutions. The pilot was led by public administration scholars Frank Hendriks and Tamara Metze. Read more