Focus on health, food, energy and sustainability
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU) and University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) are intensifying cooperation and forming a new knowledge alliance. Over the next eight years, they plan to invest 100 million euros in joint research and education projects to solve global issues. The institutions are combining their complementary expertise for the sake of finding solutions to issues involving health, food, energy and sustainability.
Challenging future generations
‘Challenging future generations’ is the motto of the cooperation. In keeping with the motto of the knowledge alliance, young, prominent researchers have been asked to take the lead. The representatives of the four Young Academies of the institutions have joined forces.
The challenges facing future generations are substantial, but so are the opportunities to meet them: these four institutions complement each other perfectly. The focus of the collaboration will be on the societal challenges involving health, energy, food and sustainability.
Building on experience
In the past, the four institutions have already worked together in different areas. This led, among other things, to the successful joint master's programmes in regenerative medicine and medical imaging. In addition, a series of joint research projects are underway, including in the field of regenerative medicine (e.g. towards a gel for cardiac recovery), 'solar fuels', the Netherlands Center for One Health, the digital food printing initiative and energy storage in porous materials. This new knowledge alliance builds on these successes.
On december 2 the knowledge alliance was officially launched. Watch the summary or the full event on www.ewuu.nl.