40 million for research into innovative technology in nine new Perspective programmes

With a budget of almost 40 million euros, nine consortia of researchers, companies, governments and social organizations will work on technological innovations aimed at societal challenges. TU Delft is the driving force in three awarded consortia and participates in three other consortia related to our social themes Resilient Cities & Mobility, Health & Care and Climate & Energy.

Awarded programs TU Delft

Resistant to flood water
Future FRM Tech: Future Flood Risk Management Technologies for Rivers and Coasts
Program manager: Prof. Dr. Dr. ir. Bas Jonkman (CEG)

A large part of the Netherlands may flood. For example, Limburg was still under water in the summer of 2021. Sea level rises and extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change necessitate new technical and natural solutions for flood risk management and climate adaptation. Among other things, the Future FRM Tech program develops flood-resistant landscapes for rivers and estuaries and innovative technical solutions for flood protection. The researchers also explicitly include the legal, economic and administrative aspects that are necessary for the application. Based on case studies for Lek, Geul and Zeeland, the program gathers knowledge for successful implementation in practice.
Read more about the research.
Watch the Future FRM Tech video.

Accessible and livable city without private cars?
Program management: Prof. Dr. Dr. ir. Bart van Arem (CEG), dr. Maaike Snelder (TNO/CEG)

How do we keep cities with more and more housing accessible? And how do we make clean and smart mobility solutions such as shared electric bikes available to everyone? XCARCITY develops digital twins of low-traffic areas in the city based on measured and simulated data on the mobility of people and goods. In these virtual models, the researchers test possible scenarios and interventions for specific problems in Almere, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This helps public authorities, area developers and transporters make decisions about clean and accessible mobility in and to cities.
Read more about the research.
Watch the Xcarcity video.

Look at the small world
3D Nanoscale Imaging (3DNI)
Program manager: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sjoerd Stallinga (Civil Engineering)

To design new drugs, understand how cancer cells respond to chemotherapy, or create even more powerful computer chips, we need to be able to see what’s happening at the smallest scale. The 3DNI program works on technology that can produce super-fast 3D images of atoms, molecules and cells. To this end, the researchers are developing new microscopy techniques based on light and/or electrons. The combination of these with modern computer algorithms and artificial intelligence makes it possible to see details that are smaller than the wavelength of the microscopy beam used.
Watch the video 3DNI.
Read more about the research.

TU Delft also participates in these three other funded Perspectief consortia:

Conductor of optical fiber
optical coherence; optimal delivery and positioning (OPTIC), program leader: Prof. Dr. Dr. Willem Vos (University of Twente).
Watch the video OPTIC.

Better irradiation from the inside
Understanding the Radiobiology of Therapeutic Medical Radionuclides (UNRANU), Program Leader: Dr. Frank Nijsen (Radboudumc).
Watch the UNRANU video.

Sediment as the key to resilient water systems
WadSED: Wadden Sea and estuaries: system Dynamics and sediment management under climate change, program leader: Prof. Dr. Dr. Maarten G. Kleinhans (Utrecht University).
Watch the video Wadsed.

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