impact matters:
our focus areas

At DesignLab, all our efforts are geared towards making a positive impact on people's daily lives. Together with our many partners, we translate societal challenges into research questions and practical solutions by applying science and technology. The common thread in our myriad of activities are our three focus areas:

These themes are interconnected and together make for DesignLab's characteristic way of working. They contribute to realizing the goals of Shaping 2030, UT's strategy to build a new type of university by 2030.