4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering is based on a broad view of Resilience Engineering. This view is not limited to engineering, but looks at the resilience of the full social-technical-environmental system. The DeSIRE programme builds the capacity for the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering and funds its activities in the first five years. As such DeSIRE serves as the founding core of the 4TU.RE Centre.
Our goal is to build a thriving community on Resilience Engineering. To design solutions for complex social-technical-environmental systems requires linking different domains and disciplines. We make connections between scientists, practitioners, engineers and policymakers; between universities, companies and the government. Towards this goal DeSIRE creates multidisciplinary capacity across the 4TUs with applications across sectors (agri-food, decision making under uncertainty, energy/cyber, supply chain/ transport networks, urban and water).