The University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to: science for society, science for industry and science for science, by focussing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. With advanced quality research, the university contributes to the progress of technical sciences and thus the development of technological innovations. TU/e focusses on areas in which they participate in the international scientific community. TU/e puts emphasis on knowledge valorisation: research results are translated into successful innovations and serve as a basis for creating new products, processes and enterprises.
TU/e Innovation Lab is responsible for the valorisation of the knowledge of the university. One of the ways of doing this is collaborating in projects with external parties, through a.o. LightHouse. LightHouse aims to disclose the knowledge of the university in the field of smart city and smart lighting solutions for society. This is realised by applying the knowledge, methods and designs of a.o. the Smart Cities Centre, the Data Science Centre (DSCe) and the various faculties of the TU/e in concrete projects for external organisations, among which H2020 projects.
The department of the Built Environment is responsible for research and education is the field of Architecture, Urbanism and Building sciences. Scientific research is targeting three overarching topics: Quality of life, Smart Living Environments and Sustainable Transformation. The department’s research belongs to the top in its field being assessed 4.3 on a 1-5 scale at the last assessment in 2010. Recently the department established a Smart Cities Centre, coordination Living Lab projects around this topic in the Brainport region with Municipalities and Industrial partners in this area.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions