Converting knowledge and learning into societal and commercial applications.
Knowledge transfer (valorisation) is about putting academic knowledge to practical use. Climate change, disease control, renewable 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 as part of projects and knowledge consortia. A number of researchers have also started their own business.
Kennisbits (‘knowledge bites’, Dutch website) is a website that unites the social value of the research by Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.