Applied Research - themes and research groups

Via the Living Lab Dutch and Canadian universities (of applied sciences) can work on (biobased and circular) educational developments and joint applied research projects with partners in both countries: this apart from the regular student mobility program. We mean by educational development: curriculum building, minor development, special education programs such as pressure cooker weeks and biobased/circular economy MOOCs. Applied research also plays a major role in the internationalization of higher education. In collaboration with government bodies and companies, universities distinguish it selves internationally as an international knowledge partner for applied research issues.

Green Chemistry

Research themes:

  • Alternative Green Resources
    • Lignin
    • Second Generation Biomass
    • Algae 
  • New Green Materials
    • Plug-in chemicals
    • Furans
    • Biopolymers
  • Resource/Waste Recovery
  • Efficient Processing
  • CO2 Capturing

Research groups:

  • Sustainable Energy and Green Materials
  • Biobased Products
  • Biobased Energy
  • Process Optimization and Intensification

Resilient Cities

Research themes:

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Environmental Geography
    • Environmental Impact (LCA)
    • Environmental Quality
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Urban Mining
  • Biobased Building Materials

Research groups:

  • Vital and Green City
  • Building with Nature
  • Aquaculture in Delta Areas
  • Resilient Delta
  • Biobased Building Materials
  • Biobased Energy
  • Water Technology

Agro & Food

Research themes:

  • Agrifood Business
  • Residues and Green Materials
  • Valorisation of Agriculture Waste
  • Sustainable Business Model Innovation
  • Sustainable Soil
  • Precision Farming Technology
  • Cultivation Techniques

Research groups:

  • Sustainable Energy and Green Materials
  • Vital Agribusiness via Cyclic processes and Cyclic product Chains 
  • Sustainable Soil
  • Precision Farming
  • Biobased Energy

Sustainable Business 

Research themes:

Entrepreneurship 

  • Circular Economy
  • New Generation Business Models
  • Financing Technical and Biobased Innovation
  • Integrated Reporting for companies
  • Sustainable Consumer Behavior
  • Human Resources
  • Involving citizens in Sustainable Development, Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Business Processes
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable cooperation between companies

Research groups:

  • International Business 
  • Sustainable Strategy and Innovation
  • New Marketing