The Faculty of Science sets great store by collaboration with partners. It strives to be a knowledge partner for the government, the industry and social organisations and to be a research partner for other educational institutions. In doing so, the faculty seeks to promote powerful, joint expertise development and to establish a link between science and actual practice.

Various bodies in Utrecht provide support to academics in innovation and entrepreneurship:

  • Utrecht Holdings focuses on the utilisation of academic research and supports scientists in creating, building and investing in innovations;
  • UtrechtInc supports starting entrepreneurs and scientists in setting up their business or spin-off;
  • The Utrecht Center of Entrepreneurship is the home of entrepreneurial activity at Utrecht University, with a wide variety of courses.

Businesses looking to work together with researchers at Utrecht University to find solutions to general or specific problems can also approach a range of institutes within the faculties or elsewhere in the university. For example one of the research institutes within the Faculty of Science.

Examples of collaboration