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Five questions about applying for the Faculty of Impact

Do you have an impactful idea that you want to bring to the market? The Faculty of Impact program might be of interest to you. Sandy Kalisingh, who is associated with NWO as senior program officer, answers the five most frequently asked questions applicants have.

Five questions about applying for the Faculty of Impact2024-06-21T04:39:07+00:00

Quiet heat pumps and a happy mom

Heat pumps, everyone should have one. Due to their energy efficiency compared to traditional heating and cooling, they're an essential part of the energy transition, especially for households. The only issue with these promising pumps: they're noisy.

Quiet heat pumps and a happy mom2024-06-21T04:33:31+00:00

Fourteen new fellows earn a spot in the Faculty of Impact program

We have the list of the selected fellows, their research, and the institutions where they maintain or receive positions. Fellows will receive intensive guidance from experts in entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and investments at the Faculty of Impact.

Fourteen new fellows earn a spot in the Faculty of Impact program2024-04-18T10:56:18+00:00

From no experience to commercial success

When Eline Van Beest (40) graduated fifteen years ago, she knew she had a great product in her hands. She had developed a device that could help improve the lives of many patients with sleep apnea.

From no experience to commercial success2024-02-27T11:31:00+00:00

SEAO2: Resolving climate issues by taking out CO2 out of the atmosphere

Growing up in Iran, Sharifian’s original plan was to make a lot of money in the oil and gas industry. After a Bachelors in petroleum engineering in Teheran, she went to the Netherlands to study petroleum engineering MSc in Delft. Soon after, the oil crisis started.

SEAO2: Resolving climate issues by taking out CO2 out of the atmosphere2024-02-27T11:31:32+00:00

Impact Week 6

Before wrapping up 2022, we met for our Impact Week 6, hosted in De Baak, in Driebergen. Our fellow Yari started this session by presenting his case to the other fellows.

Impact Week 62023-01-12T11:42:17+00:00

Impact Week 5

Impact Week 5 took place at the International School of Philosophy. We began this week by zooming in on a nice, complicated case of one of the fellows that involves negotiating for IP with a foreign party.

Impact Week 52022-12-02T12:51:30+00:00

Faculty of Impact closer to funding

On the 10th of October, we gathered at Vrije Universiteit. This time we had the opportunity to introduce projects and their progress to parliament member Hatte van der Woude, who recently filed a motion to continue Faculty of Impact funding.

Faculty of Impact closer to funding2022-12-06T13:23:23+00:00

Progress report (20 months to go)

On the 10th of October, we gathered at Vrije Universiteit. This time we had the opportunity to introduce projects and their progress to parliament member Hatte van der Woude, who recently filed a motion to continue Faculty of Impact funding.

Progress report (20 months to go)2022-10-20T13:29:06+00:00

The road to impact

Scientists who want to take an idea to the market do not always have the space to do so. The financial system doesn't seem set up for this and there is a lack of a joint approach. That must now change. 'Young researchers who want to start a company get stuck in a quagmire of decisions and unclear guidelines.'

The road to impact2022-12-06T08:04:25+00:00