Investing in research equipment

Wageningen University & Research continuously invests in research equipment and facilities for innovative research. Shared Research Facilities offer opportunities to invest in advanced research equipment together with organisations outside WUR. This makes the purchase of state-of-the-art research equipment both feasible and affordable. The shared use hereby guarantees optimum utilisation of the capacity.

The SEARCH database contains research equipment that is available for shared use. But are you looking for equipment that is still lacking and are you looking for possibilities for (joint) purchase and invest in a device? Shared Research facilities would be happy to discuss this with you.

Investing for verifiable impact

During a meeting, we will examine whether your application qualifies for joint investment. For example, it is important that investments contribute to connections or cooperation with WUR and have a demonstrable impact on the innovation themes Circular Agriculture, Nutrition & Health or Protein Transition.

When investments are made through Shared Research facilities as part of WUR, SRF becomes the owner of the equipment. The equipment can be placed at a location within or outside WUR and will be made available via SRF for shared use in accordance with the 'pay-per-use' principle.

Would you like to talk about your options?

Please feel free to contact us so we can discuss the possibilities for joint investment in advanced research equipment.

Investing in innovation facilities

Are you looking for funding for facilities for development, demonstration, upscaling or production? Shared facility finder is a joint initiative of WUR and Foodvalley NL, and offers various possibilities for this.