Collaboration with WUR

Collaboration with WUR

WUR has the knowledge, research, and education to meet the global challenges of reduced biodiversity, climate change, soil, air, and water pollution, and to shape and accelerate the required transitions. But we cannot do it alone! We need both our new and existing partners to meet and solve these critical global challenges.

Scientific integrity and responsibility are central in Wageningen University & Research’s (WUR) research and partnerships.

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WUR is looking for research partners in several areas.

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Collaborative forms

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

We work together with companies, governments, and social organisations in public-private partnerships. Entrepreneurs, researchers, and the government join forces in nine top sectors, focused on innovation, capitalising on international opportunities, human capital, and investments in scientific research. The Top Sectors have drawn up 6 knowledge and innovation agendas that form the basis for research projects.

Partnerships with social organisations

The social value of research arises from utilising the applications of its results. For this reason, WUR supports research projects initiated by social organisations and entrepreneurial citizens who themselves do not have sufficient (financial) resources to conduct their own research. The WUR Science Shop will put you in touch with the right WUR research group. Together with you, these parties will turn your research question into a research proposal.

Contact the Science Shop

Partnerships with other research institutes

TO2 federation

Five Dutch applied research organisations form the link between knowledge and innovation in the service of government agencies, the business community, and society. They realise solutions for social issues that lead to a better competitive position for the Dutch business community and for a safe, sustainable living environment for citizens. The organisations that have joined forces in the TO2 federation are Deltares, ECN, MARIN, NLR, TNO, and the Wageningen Research Foundation (WR).

More information about TO2

OnePlanet Research Center

OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the R&D hub for nanoelectronics and digital technology imec, Radboud University, Radboudumc, and Wageningen University & Research. At the crossroads of the food, health, agriculture, living environment, and high-tech industries, we develop feasible, possible solutions with industrial partners that improve the quality of life as well as our living environment and provide the Gelderland region with a competitive advantage.

More information about OnePlanet research Center


Foodvalley is the knowledge-intensive agrifood ecosystem in the Netherlands. Foodvalley NL promotes national and international collaboration between companies, the government, education, and knowledge institutions for innovation in the agrifood sector worldwide.

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Dutch technical universities

The four Dutch technical universities (4TU) contribute to wellbeing in the Netherlands by strengthening, combining, and making maximum use of knowledge and creativity in the technology sector. The 4TUs are jointly committed to strengthening and combining the technological knowledge of the four universities with the aim of supplying sufficient and well-trained engineers and technological designers, carrying out internationally leading and socially relevant research, and promoting collaboration between research institutions and companies. The following universities are part of the 4TU: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, and Wageningen University.

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Strategic alliance TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht

Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the Utrecht University Medical Centre are intensifying their collaboration for a circular society. The focus is on young, top talent and the areas that can generate the most impact, specifically strengthening system transitions on energy, nutrition, health, circular society, etc. In addition to university institutional collaboration, external partners will also be involved. The combined expertise lies in the field of artificial intelligence and molecular life sciences.

More information about the Strategic Alliance

International collaboration

Together with our international academic partners, the private sector, governments, NGOs and the philanthropic sector, we contribute to global challenges. WUR collaborates with various partners and consortia such as DGIS, CGIAR, A5 (the top 5 Agrofood universities) and FAO (Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN). Our international projects are organised by region. For more information on international collaboration, please contact the regional account manager.

International collaboration