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).
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.
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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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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.
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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.