Delft University of TechnologyDelft is home to the #1 University of Technology in the Netherlands – Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). For centuries TU Delft has played a significant role in various scientific disciplines and continues to contribute to the world’s scientific knowledge today.


    7 life sciences & health related curricula


20,000 engineering students, at 8 faculties, attending 14 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate programmes


Europe’s #4 ranking incubator, with a dedicated life sciences & health programme

Delft University of Technology holds 2,048 patents

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Engineering & Technology

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Life sciences

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Physical sciences

TU Delft takes a leading position in tackling global challenges


World Solar Challenge


Amazon Picking Challenge


SpaceX Hyperloop Challenge

Hotspot for life sciences & health innovation

TU Delft’s engineering excellence provides fruitful soil for life science & health innovation, particularly where it intersects with the expertise present at the academic medical institutions in the cluster. At this interface where engineering meets life sciences, three focus area’s emerged:

Molecular therapy

  • Innovation in radiation for health
  • Single-molecule nanoscale biophysics
  • Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry (BOC)


Medical imaging

  • Medical visualization
  • Quantitative medical imaging
  • Imaging systems innovation

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Medical Technology

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • BioMechatronics and BioRobotics
  • Ergonomics and wellbeing in healthcare systems
  • eHealth


The Biotech Campus Delft builds on Delft’s existing competences and internationally recognized position as a world leader in biotechnology development. Joint projects and shared research facilities located very close to scaling up and production create the community advantages that lead to success in biotechnology. Innovation is driven by the presence of the entire innovation chain: research, development, scale up and production.

In addition to 14 ha of green field location, Delft offers 3 state of the art research facilities


The new Holland Proton Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) in Delft provides excellent patient care, and also a unique research facility for the Leiden University Medical Center, Erasmus MC and TU Delft, to collaborate on ground-breaking research for new cancer treatments in proton therapy.

EMA-life-sciences-delft -university-of-technology-bioprocess-pilot-facilityBioprocess Pilot Facility is a multi-purpose facility where companies, universities and knowledge institutes can scale up their sustainable production processes. The 5,000 m2 facility has a modular set-up including pilot production equipment, supporting labs and office space.

EMA-Delft-DSM-logo-80pxDSM biotechnology centre. The global science-based and Dutch company DSM focuses on the production of food ingredients, raw materials and antibiotics using biotechnology.


YES!Delft is Europe’s #4 leading technology incubator and helps startups become tomorrow’s leading technology firms. In collaboration with EIT Health partners, YES!Delft organizes the Bootcamp LaunchLab. Here the YES!Delft’s startup expertise is combined with the extensive knowledge present at EIT Health partners.

Delft’s profile of engineering excellence attracts internationally operating corporates