Climate change, disease control, sustainable energy and changing family relationships are all examples of socially relevant research topics that scientists and scholars in Utrecht focus on. Collaboration takes place on the basis of contract research and within projects and knowledge consortia. A number of researchers have also started their own business.
UTRECHT VALORISATION CENTER
Utrecht Valorisation Center is an organisation for employees at knowledge institutes, for businesses and students. For employees and students it offers specialist support in knowledge transfer. For businesses it offers access to top-quality knowledge, learning and talent. Knowledge transfer is aimed at converting this knowledge and learning into societal and commercial applications.
RESEARCH SUPPORT OFFICES
The faculties provide advice and support for researchers who work with businesses and social institutions to acquire government and indirectly funded projects: the Research Support Offices are the first port of call in this regard.