The deans of the 4 TU’s have selected the themes of the High Tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) 2021-call: ‘Materials and high-tech sensing technologies for the ageing built environment’ (1); ‘Low-cost sensing technologies for health’ (2) and ‘Sociotechnical approaches towards data-driven sustainable food systems’ (3). The purpose of the HTSF call is to challenge researchers to develop high tech solutions for the societal challenges we are facing.
Built environment, health care & food systems
Last October 54 Expressions of Interests have been submitted by scientists of the four Universities of Technology. The deans of 4TU have selected the following three themes for the 4TU HTSF 2021-call, which have been approved by the rectors:
- Materials and high-tech sensing technologies for the ageing built environment
This theme is centred around the question: How can we repurpose, renovate and improve infrastructure in the ageing built environment in a sustainable way with (circular) materials and high-tech sensing technologies?
- Low-cost sensing technologies for health
This theme is centred around the question: Which low-cost high-tech solutions can help to sustain our health care systems responsibly and be adopted in society?
- Sociotechnical approaches towards data-driven sustainable food systems
This theme is centred around the question: Taking into account cultural contexts and human behaviour, how can we accelerate data-driven sustainable food systems?
For further information about the themes, see the HTSF call 2021 webpage.
Match Making Event
On the 3rd of December 2021, 4TU will organise a Matchmaking Event, with the aim to bring scientists together around the three themes and facilitate alignment of different submitted EoIs into a limited number of full proposals.
High Tech for a Sustainable Future
The High Tech for a Sustainable Future 2021-call aims to stimulate structural and sustainable theme-oriented collaboration between the 4TU’s that delivers societal impact through scientific breakthroughs. The call is part of the HTSF programme; a thematic capacity building programme aimed at attracting new scientific talent for the four TU's and finding answers to societal challenges. More information