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

Update on the second call for the Faculty of Impact

While the fellows dedicated to sustainability and energy transition are in the final phase of their Faculty of Impact program, the selection process for the second call is in full swing.

Update on the second call for the Faculty of Impact2024-02-27T11:25:31+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

Parliament votes to fund Faculty of Impact

Big news from The Hague: representative Hatte van der Woude filed a motion yesterday to continue the funding of Faculty of Impact. The motion was accepted by a clear majority, illustrating the broad support amongst the Representatives for this initiative.

Parliament votes to fund Faculty of Impact2023-03-30T07:06:08+00:00

Third Impact Week, 21 months to go

After a summer break, we rolled up our sleeves again, this time at TU Delft Campus. On Monday, the 5th of September, fellows walked us through their projects, meaning their deal, technology, solutions, market opportunities, customer interviews, prioritization matrix, and milestone planning.

Third Impact Week, 21 months to go2022-10-20T13:31:46+00:00