TU Delft | Global Initiative

TU Delft | Global Initiative is the portal, platform and booster of science and technology for global sustainable development at TU Delft.

About the initiative


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Southern Africa
South-Eastern Asia

TU Delft | Global Initiative is the portal, platform and booster of science and technology for global sustainable development at TU Delft.

At TU Delft | Global Initiative we focus our research on pressing global challenges in the developing world with the aim to have impact and improve people’s lives. We believe that concrete solutions for worldwide problems can only be found with a multidisciplinary approach and in close cooperation and co-creation with local partners.

To find solutions for global challenges we focus on the areas in which TU Delft has a long-time expertise:

  • Healthcare
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Urbanisation
  • Disaster resilience and response

Our approach includes four key elements:

1. Global Challenge

Starting point are global societal challenges faced by people in developing countries: good health, food security, affordable and clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water, sanitation and disaster resilience and response.

2. Science

Research for global development involves creative, out-of-the-box, high-quality scientific and technological innovations with a tangible output such as tools, services and marketable products. Creative minds working in multidisciplinary teams to tackle global challenges.

3. Co-Creation

Close cooperation between TU Delft scientists and local partners in Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia (locaL universities, companies, governments, NGOs, start-ups) to jointly find a create concrete solutions for global societal challenges.

4. Local Impact

Tangible and sustainable solutions that directly improve lives of people living in poverty. A healthier and safer living environment, creation of economic activity and affordable, simple, sustainable and reliable tools, services and products.

Read the stories about TU Delft research and impact for global sustainable development and see the project of TU Delft researchers on our impact map.