Our Networks


  • BMS Resilience Research Program

    BMS Resilience Research Program: the UT Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences addresses the pressing societal need for resilience associated with climate action, secure societies, and Europe in a changing - interconnected – world, using methods and tools such as decision-support, predictive analytics, and new organizational forms.

  • UT Climate Centre

    UT Climate Centre: facilitates a transition to a resilient, low-carbon society by advancing transdisciplinary solutions to climate change

  • Green Hub Twente

    Green Hub Twente: the central point where actionable knowledge and initiatives across a holistic spectrum of sustainability matters converge and reinforce each other.

  • Design Lab

    DesignLab: develops and reflects on possible futures and actual solutions to real-world problems, by enabling creative collaboration and knowledge flow between engineers, social scientists, policymakers and citizens particularly through citizen science.

  • Living Innovation Lab (LILa)

    Living Innovation Lab (LILa): a research, innovation and education lab for transdisciplinary experimentation in a controlled outdoor setting focusing on scientific and societal challenges including, for example, urban resilience, climate change and the energy transition.

  • Urban Green Infrastructure

    Urban Green Infrastructure: Using the UT’s Living Innovation Lab, the potential climate resilience benefits of various types of green roofs and green walls are quantified through continuous monitoring and modelling in terms of their effect on reducing urban floods and runoff peaks, heating and cooling, and carbon sequestration

  • Digital Society Institute

    Digital Society Institute: dedicated to delivering scientific knowledge for solutions that have societal and economic relevance through Data Science & AI, Smart Industry, eHealth, Robotics and Cybersecurity.

  • UT Risk & Resilience Fesitival

    Risk & Resilience initiative by the Society for Risk Management & PRIMO which organizes an annual festival where the theme of safety is central.

  • Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR)

    Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR): strengthening the security and digital sovereignty of society with research on real-world data and network security challenges

  • Shaping Expert Group (SEG) Citizen Science

    Shaping Expert Group (SEG) Citizen Science: collaborating with citizens to tackle societal challenges

  • Shaping Expert Group (SEG) Sustainability

    Shaping Expert Group (SEG) Sustainability: creating viable solutions and proactive measures to support planet and people

  • Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM)

    Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM): a unit specializing in governance for sustainable development, resilience, environmental quality, social inclusiveness, and technological innovation

  • Centre for Disaster Resilience (ITC)

    Centre for Disaster Resilience (ITC)carries out interdisciplinary and applied research, dissemination, education and training, (international) cooperation, and advisory services to decrease disaster risk.

  • Humanitarian Engineering

    Humanitarian Engineering: developing technologies that promote community well-being in the face of challenges such as poverty, rapid population growth, vulnerability to and recovery from disasters.

  • Battery Centre Twente/ Centre for Energy Innovation

    Battery Centre Twente: Energy storage is one of the key challenges in the energy transition. The Battery Centre Twente brings together all battery research activities at the UT to advance research to realize breakthrough solutions for next-generation battery technology in a systemic approach and by addressing the complete battery value chain. 

    The Centre for Energy Innovation promotes research in new technologies and developing insights that help to implement sustainable energy solutions.

  • SlimPark Living Lab

    SlimPark Living Lab: demonstrates the effectiveness of an integrated energy system through the generation of solar energy in a car park, storage in batteries, and the sustainable and smart charging of electric cars.

  • Water Footprint Network

    Water Footprint Network: Initiated at the UT, this network promotes the water footprint concept to assess the resilience of water resources in terms of global water consumption in relation to scarcity, and potential response options for those involved including consumers, businesses, NGOs, governments and investors.

  • TOPFIT Citizenlab | Technical Medical Centre

    TOPFIT Citizenlab | Technical Medical Centre: The TOPFIT Citizen Lab engages citizens in researching, testing, modifying and implementing innovations in order to promote greater self-management and self-reliance in healthcare.

  • Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research - CHOIR

    Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research CHOIR: The cross-disciplinary research group addresses complex logistical challenges in healthcare operations and management.

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  • The Resilience Engineering programme of the 4TUs

    The Resilience Engineering programme of the 4TUs (Eindhoven, Delft, Wageningen and Twente) including the 4TU’s monthly Resilience Meeting & Drinks which takes place at UTwente.  To receive invitations, please send an email to 4tu-re-secretariat@utwente.nl to receive invitations. 

  • The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

    The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) research programme promoting a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought on by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. The UT geo-sciences faculty, ITC, is an IRDR Centre of Excellence.

  • Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water

    Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat | Rijksoverheid.nl: The UT signed a cooperation agreement with the ministry in early 2024. This includes cooperation with Rijkswaterstaat, Prorail and KNMI.

  • Twents Waternet

    Home - Twents waternet is  a professionel network of 14 Twentse municipalities, Province of Overijssel, Vitens (drinking water company) en Vechtstromen Water Authority. 

  • Twentse Golf (Regional drought initiative)

    Twentse GolfA public-private initiative to generate knowledge and create an innovation agenda to make the Twente region of the Netherlands more resilient to drought and water scarcity. 

  • Onder Twente: Regionale Samenwerking Ondergrond

    Onder Twente (Under Twente) is the regional knowledge network of 14 Twente municipalities and the province of Overijssel including stakeholders involved in the subsurface and soil.

  • VU-UT Creating Secure Societies Impact Coalition

    VU-UT Creating Secure Societies Impact Coalition of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Twente focusing on strengthening the resilience and security so that it becomes adaptive and remains stable in times of crisis. The focal areas are crisis management, undermining of society, and polarization. 

  • The Center for Security and Digitalisation

    The Center for Security and Digitalisation based in Apeldoorn, a knowledge centre where entrepreneurs and public institutions share issues around security and digital transformation. 

  • Scientists4Future – Twente – Coalition of concerned scientists

    Scientists4Future – Twente – Coalition of concerned scientists that enables scientifically trained professionals and students (in all scientific fields) who are concerned about the future, to connect with each other, and to empower citizens and organizations in Twente and beyond. 

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