UT LABS, INSTITUTES AND OTHER INITIATIVES SUPPORTING RESILIENCE
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.
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): 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: 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 modeling in terms of their effect on reducing urban floods and runoff peaks, heating and cooling, and carbon sequestration
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.
Risk & Resilience initiative by the Society for Risk Management & PRIMO which organizes an annual festival where the theme of safety is central.
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: developing technologies that promote community well-being in the face of challenges such as poverty, rapid population growth, vulnerability to and recovery from disasters.
Centre for Energy Innovation: promoting research in new technologies and developing insights that help to implement sustainable energy solutions.
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: 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: 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.
Green Hub Twente: the central point where actionable knowledge and initiatives across a holistic spectrum of sustainability matters converge and reinforce each other.
THE RESILIENCE@UT PROGRAMME COLLABORATES WITH:
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 email@example.com to receive invitations.
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.
VU-UT Creating Secure SocietiesImpact 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.