UTDesignLabProjects

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we work with various parties on various topics with one shared goal: societal impact. how can we help you with your challenges? 

CONNECTING SCIENCE & SOCIETY

In our projects, we collaborate with researchers, students, educational staff, businesses, governments and societal organisations. We use our DesignLab method - combining scientific insights with design thinking principles - to connect the needs and skills of different partners. The teams in our projects are transdisciplinary, bound together by a drive to build a better tomorrow today. 

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Have you got a societal challenge that needs the (responsible) use of technology and that could benefit from research insights and creative disruption? Whether you're a researcher, student, business or societal partner: contact us for the possibilties.

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2021
Feb 21
⭐️INCENTIVE

DesignLab helps creating Citizen Science Hubs throughout Europe. These hubs stimulate and support excellent science with the involvement of citizens. Duration: 2021-2023

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Feb 21
2020
Oct 20
Preventing collisions with deer

A student team from DesignLab is helping the province prevent collisions in the future. After data research, they put a number of recommendations on paper.
Duration: Oct.-Dec. 2020

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Oct 20
May 20
⭐️RRI2SCALE

We are working to make Overijssel's research and innovation policies more sustainable, inclusive and future-proof - together with residents, of course.
Duration: 2020-2023

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May 20
2018
Nov 18
⭐️Transforming With Policy: a Vital Ecosystem of Knowledge

Together with the Province of Overijssel, we work on a vital ecosystem of knowledge to face challenges at a regional and worldwide level.
Duration: 2018-2020

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Nov 18
Nov 18
Monitoring groundwater levels

A new approach to groundwater issues in Enschede: its residents monitored the groundwater level themselves in this Citizen Science pilot.
Duration: 2018-2019

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Nov 18
Sep 18
NWO Project: Responsible Smart City Design

How can you face a city's issues using smart technology while taking into account the interests of the residents? In this project, we find out in Amersfoort. Duration: 2018-2022

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Sep 18
Jun 18
⭐️EnschedeLAB

Mixed student teams from ROC of Twente, AKI ArtEZ, Saxion and UT work on societal challenges to make Enschede more sustainable and self-sufficient.
Duration: 2018-now

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Jun 18
Mar 18
Sheltersuit: Urban Safety Kit

Sheltersuit - a water repellent and windproof suit with removable sleeping bag for refugees and the homeless – was transformed into an 'Urban Safety Kit'. Duration: 2018

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Mar 18
Jan 18
Keeping Talent in Twente

We collaborated with partners to create a more attractive and welcoming Twente, so it becomes more appealing for talented people to live and work in the region. Duration: 2018

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Jan 18