The goals of the capacity-building programmes of High-tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) are (1) to stimulate structural and sustainable collaborative theme-oriented research and education between the four technical universities on topics that require 4TU collaboration and (2) to attract and develop new scientific talent for these societal relevant programmes. After 5 years, the round 1 programs are ready to continue independently and 4 new programs will start.
Round 2 - topics & capacity
In 2022, the second HTSF Call for proposals resulted in another four projects in personalized healthcare (RECENTRE), reducing heat in cities (HERITAGE), developing green, biodegradable sensors (Green sensors) and a future-proof food system (REDESIGN). The kick-off of these programmes will be this spring with the appointment of another 19 Tenure Trackers and support staff. Find out the press release with first information. More news about the programmes will follow on this website.
The goal of the High Tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) programme is to stimulate structural and sustainable collaborative theme-oriented research between the four technical universities on topics that require 4TU collaboration and for which it is currently more difficult to acquire funding externally (i.e. new or high risk topics). The societal relevant research programmes attract and develop new and diverse talent for the four TU’s and aim to deliver societal impact through scientific breakthroughs. After a funded start-up period of five years, research should continue without 4TU.Federation funding.