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SEPTEMBER 27 TO
OCTOBER 6 2024
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OCTOBER 6 2024
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29 SEP.
Opening Utrecht Science Week 2023 Nederlands
Friday september 29, 11:45 - 12:45 uur

Joint opening Utrecht Science Week 2023

 

Welcome with informal lunch.

 

Jim Jansen, editor-in-chief New Scientist, in conversation with Josefien Kursten, member Board of Governors UMC Utrecht, Wilma Scholte op Reimer, President Board of Governors Hogeschool Utrecht, Anton Pijpers, chairman Board of Governors Utrecht University and Jan Henk van der Velden, director-director Utrecht Science Park Foundation. What does the Utrecht Science Week mean for the Utrecht Science Park? What makes this week different from last week, and the weeks following it? What does this third edition bring? What should not be missed? 


Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

 

In addition, a brief preview of the two following symposia:

  • Michiel van der Stelt, quartermaster programme leader Healthy and Circular Drinking Water HU on the symposium "The future of our water" and
  • Corné Pieterse, professor of Plant-Microbe Interactions UU on the symposium "Utrecht Plant Science and Industry Symposium" and the to-be-opened Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre at Utrecht Science Park

For whom?

For anyone who values the Utrecht Science Week, who contributes to one of the many programmes, who attends one of the connecting symposia, who is interested in programme tips, who participates behind the scenes in the organisation of one of the many parts of the week's programme: be welcome!

Capacity is limited, so register quickly to be sure of a place.

Opening Utrecht Science Week 2023
Location
Stichting Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 11

Registrations: 0
Symposium de Toekomst van ons Water Nederlands
Friday september 29, 13:15 - 17:00 uur

In the main programme of the Utrecht Science Week 2023 on the opening day Friday 29th of September: the HU symposium The future of our water. Featuring a keynote by meteorologist Reinier van den Berg. Climate change has a major impact on our water, resulting in social and technical challenges. Rising sea levels threaten coastal areas, water shortages and pollution are worsened by extreme weather events, because of this among others the drinking water supply and ecosystems are at risk. Even the return of infectious diseases lurks. 

Cooperation in the water chain is essential to tackle these challenges and ensure a sustainable future with clean and resilient water. At this symposium, we will explore together how we can act together in this regard. Join companies, teachers, researchers and other experts in discussing these challenges.

Program
Jim Jansen, editor-in-chief of New Scientist, will speak with Wilma Scholte op Reimer, Chair of the Executive Board of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and Roberta Hofman, Associate Lecturer in Water Treatment HU/KWR, about the role HU can play together with the region in the major challenges. 

Keynote Reinier van den Berg discusses climate change. Keynote Sigrid Scherrenberg discusses water scarcity and solutions. View the full programme including the topics of the various inspiration sessions here

Looking forward to it? Watch the video van Reinier van den Berg here.

Symposium de Toekomst van ons Water
Location
HU, Padualaan 101
Betweter Festival Nederlands
Friday september 29, 18:30 - 00:00 uur

The Betweter Festival is here again! Once again, this edition will fill TivoliVredenburg with a unique mix of talks, music, film, interactive installations and live scientific research. Scientists and artists expand your world in times of restricted vision. They ask the questions that matter and dream about the world of tomorrow. 

The Betweter Festival is organised by Utrecht University. Main partners are UMC Utrecht, Hogeschool Utrecht and Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

Other partners include Universiteit voor Humanistiek, TivoliVredenburg, SETUP, BNR and Centre for Unusual Collaborations. The festival is the opening event of Utrecht Science Week.

Buy your ticket today!

Betweter Festival
Location
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11
Utrecht Plant Science and Industry Symposium (UPSIS) English
Friday september 29, 12:00 - 16:00 uur

The Utrecht plant research groups at Utrecht University invite you to the fourth edition of Utrecht Plant Science and Industry Symposium (UPSIS), which will be held on 29 September 2023.

During the symposium we will present an overview of our main research topics and some recent in-depth examples of our world-class science. To discuss possibilities for translation of our fundamental research to application and to hear about the current challenges and problems in the plant industry, we aim to facilitate one-on-one discussions during our poster and networking session. These sessions will not only provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet with the Utrecht staff, but also with the Utrecht PhD candidates, MSc students and of course your industry colleagues.

Following the symposium, you are invited to celebrate the opening of the brand new Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) facility at Utrecht University.

Programme

12.00 Registration & lunch
12.45 Welcome and Introduction (KBG Pangea)
13.00 Presentation of the IEB Research Themes I
           •Plant developmental plasticity: Kaisa Kajala
           •Plant microbiomes: Ronnie de Jonge
14.00 Poster session
14.45 Presentation of the IEB Research Themes II
           •Environmental stress: Rashmi Sasidharan
           •Plant resistance: Dmitry Lapin
15.45 NPEC Utrecht
16.00 Networking session

Utrecht Plant Science and Industry Symposium (UPSIS)
Location
UU Koningsbergergebouw, Budapestlaan 4a-b
Opening Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre Utrecht English
Friday september 29, 16:00 - 17:00 uur

After a long period of careful preparing and construction, Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) Utrecht kicks off this year. We are happy to announce that the NPEC facility at Utrecht University will be officially opened on 29 September 2023.

NPEC facilitates state-of-the-art measurement of plant phenotypes to support research on genotype-phenotype associations. Establishing these associations is critical for the development of novel climate-proof crops and cropping systems, essential to secure our future food production and improve the sustainability of agriculture.

NPEC is a joint initiative of Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research and housed in two locations. In our brand new NPEC-dedicated building on the Utrecht University campus, Utrecht University will house the Ecotron, Multi-environment and Plant-microbe interactions modules. These modules allow researchers to simulate, experimentally manipulate and study plant responses to their dynamic environments.

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) was a co-funder of NPEC. NWO funded the construction of the NPEC facilities through a 11 million euro grant from the ‘Nationale Roadmap Grootschalige Wetenschappelijke Infrastructuur’. This Roadmap enables large-scale research facilities that contribute to innovation and solving major societal issues.

Programme

16.30 Welcome by George Kowalchuk and Corné Pieterse, Presentation of NPEC
17.00 Official opening ceremony
17.00-19.00 Drinks and guided tours to NPEC Utrecht

Opening Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre Utrecht
Location
UU Koningsbergergebouw, Budapestlaan 4a-b
monday
2 OCT.
Hackathon Lab Sustainability On The Utrecht Science Park English
Monday october 2, 09:00 - 17:00 uur

What if laboratories in the Utrecht Science Park joined forces and worked together to find smart solutions to structurally reduce the environmental burden? After all, surely it cannot be the case that the lab, which is pre-eminently working on a healthy, sustainable society, itself contributes enormously to its threat?

On the initiative of the Utrecht Science Park Foundation, Utrecht Science Week is programming a hackathon on Monday 2 October: Lab Sustainability On The Utrecht Science Park.  The aim of the hackathon is to make concrete proposals to improve the sustainability of the labs and to think about further cooperation between the various labs at the Utrecht Science Park.

Program

Managing director Jan Henk van der Velden will open the hackathon at 9.00 am. Led by hackathon specialist Jesse van Doren, the entire day will be spent working intensively in UtrechtInc's inspiring workspaces. The results of the hackathon will be presented at 16.00 pm in the form of pitches to institute directors and board members: 

  • Gita Gallé, COO/CFO Prinses Máxima Centrum, 
  • Judith Oprins, Site Manager Genmab NL, head of Lab Management Team,
  • Josefien Kursten, member Executive Board UMC, 
  • Katja Heister, Head of GeoLab Utrecht University,
  • Patrick Cramers, director Life Sciences and Chemistry HU,
  • Wouter de Laat, group leader at the Hubrecht Institute.

The final report with results will be presented to said board members afterwards. The hackathon is a co-production of Princess Máxima Centre, Hubrecht Institute, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht  University and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.

Participation is by invitation only, the number of participants is limited. 

Interested in joining? Send e-mail! 

Hackathon Lab Sustainability On The Utrecht Science Park
Location
UtrechtInc, Padualaan 8

Registrations: 0
Het ziekenhuis van de toekomst Nederlands
Monday october 2, 18:00 - 21:30 uur

Monday 2 October, programme: 18:00 - 21:30

The pressure on healthcare is ever-increasing, with fewer and fewer healthcare staff to care for more and more patients. Digital, innovative technology can provide a solution here, but we are also looking for enthusiastic people interested in working in hospitals. At UMC Utrecht, we bring together the worlds of research, care, education and technology to improve healthcare. Good care is teamwork and at UMC Utrecht we make a difference by seeking out unique collaborations.

Robotic surgery and augmented reality

Come see the latest developments at UMC Utrecht in robotic surgery and imaging physiology. Professor Jelle Ruurda and his researchers will give short presentations to demonstrate the innovative possibilities with robotic surgery and augmented reality in the operating theatre. For example, UMC Utrecht uses robotic surgery in operations on patients with esophageal cancer, liver cancer or prostate cancer. The robot allows for very precise surgery, allowing the patient to recover faster and reducing the risk of complications. Robotic surgery offers the possibility of integrating MRI or CT images taken before surgery with live images of the operation. These images can help recognise anatomical structures and identify tissue to be removed during surgery.

Innovation with MRI technology

Professor Dennis Klomp and his researchers will give short demonstrations to explain the innovative possibilities with MRI technology in patient care. By imaging organs and tissues, doctors can make increasingly precise diagnoses or predict the effectiveness of therapy. The combination with AI techniques also speeds up procedures, allowing doctors and researchers to treat their patients earlier and more effectively.

Guided tour

You can join the tour of UMC Utrecht past these fascinating innovations that will influence patient care of the future. Meet the doctors and researchers and ask them all your questions! And feel free to bring an interested colleague, fellow student or family member along ( for everyone, please register).

Check out the full programme with all demonstrations here!
Looking forward to it? Watch the video's of Jelle Ruurda and Jannie Wijnen here.



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Het ziekenhuis van de toekomst
Location
UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100

Registrations: 0/130
Podcast UU X New Scientist Nederlands
Monday october 2, 10:00 - 10:30 uur

Title: Podcast UU X New Scientist

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research"

Time: 10.00 - 10.25

Presentation: Charlotte Dijkgraaf and Jim Jansen 

In conversation with: Dan Hassler-Forest (UU professor) 

No need to register - come along! (Please note: it is not possible to enter the room during the podcast, so arrive on time!)

Location: HU, Padualaan 101, College Room 2.003A on the second floor.

Podcast UU X New Scientist
Location
HU, Padualaan 101

Registrations: 0
Waterpodcasts HU X New Scientist Nederlands
Monday october 2, 10:45 - 13:25 uur

The quality and availability of our drinking water is under pressure. Rainwater sometimes comes pouring down from the sky and then times it does not. This leads to all kinds of issues and problems that require innovative and sustainable solutions.

In the podcast series commissioned by Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and recorded by New Scientist during Utrecht Science Week 2023 on Monday 2 October, lecturer-researchers from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences talk about how they are working on solutions together with students and partners from the field.

Podcast 1 Water as the new nitrogen file

Time: 10.45 - 11.10

Presentation: Charlotte Dijkgraaf and Jim Jansen

Guests: Maarten van der Ploeg (director RIWA-Maas) and Roberta Hofman (associate lecturer Hogeschool Utrecht)

Will there still be enough safe and clean drinking water for everyone in the future? Water quality in the Netherlands is under pressure, and time is ticking to solve this problem. Lecturer-researchers from Hogeschool Utrecht (HU) tell how they, together with students and partners from the field, are taking up the challenge and working on solutions to water chain issues. 


Podcast 2 Water as a socio-economic challenge 

Time: 11.30-11.55 

Presentation: Charlotte Dijkgraaf and Jim Jansen 

Guests: Henk-Jan van Alphen (KWR) and Roberta Hofman (associate lecturer at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences).

The Netherlands is known as a water country. Its centuries-long struggle against water has made the Netherlands famous. Where we used to have a water surplus, we now even risk shortages. The quality of our drinking water is also under pressure; increasingly, chemicals such as PFAS or microplastics are found in ground and surface water. With all the socio-economic challenges involved. Will something taken for granted like drinking water still be affordable for everyone in the future?


Podcast 3 Water in the urban environment (and behind the front door)  

Time: 13.00 - 13.25 

Presentation: Charlotte Dijkgraaf and Jim Jansen 

Guests: Arjen Frentz (Vewin) and Patrick Smeets (KWR researcher)

As the Netherlands becomes more sustainable, more and more questions are being asked about how we use our water. Why do we actually flush the toilet with drinking water? This leads to all kinds of initiatives to deal with water differently, and to use other qualities of water as household water, for instance. And is there really no other way?


Registration is not necessary - just visit! (Note: it is not possible to enter the venue during the podcast, so arrive on time!)

Location: HU Padualaan 101, Collegezaal 2.003A op de tweede verdieping.

Waterpodcasts HU X New Scientist
Location
HU, Padualaan 101

Registrations: 0
Healthy and sustainable food: envision future scenarios to drive change in society English
Monday october 2, 11:00 - 13:00 uur

Utrecht Science Week programmes on Monday 2 October: healthy and sustainable food, agenda-setting by the Institute for Preventive Health (i4PH) of the Knowledge Alliance TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht. 
Join us for an inspiring session on creating a healthy and sustainable food system, and driving change in society. The panelists, led by moderator Roel Vermeulen, will present future scenarios that envision a transformed world and provide strategies to bring it to life. 

Discover the challenges and opportunities associated with building a sustainable food system, while exploring the broader implications of societal system change. Engage in dynamic discussions and gain insights into innovative ideas that pave the way for a better future. 

Be part of this transformative event! Together, let's shape a healthier, more sustainable world. 

Programme

11:00 – 11.15 Opening and introduction

11:15 – 11:40 Future visions on healthy and sustainable food

What does healthy and sustainable food look like in the future? Our panellists present visions from their fields of expertise including nutrition, psychology, the planetary health diet and cognitive robotics.

11:40 – 12:20 Panel discussion

Having laid out their insightful visions, our panellists delve into a dynamic exchange of ideas, igniting a thought-provoking discussion on the nourishment of both our bodies and the planet. The audience is invited to join the conversation.

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A

Got questions for the panellists that remained unanswered during the panel discussion? Ask them during the Q&A.

12:30 – 13:00 Sustainable lunch 

Join us for a relaxed lunch, where you can mingle, chat with the panel, and plant seeds for new connections.

Expert Panel

Roel Vermeulen, Moderator professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science, Utrecht University

Prescilla Jeurink, Panelist researcher pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University

Marleen Onwezen, Panelist researcher psychology and Consumer behaviour, Wageningen University and Research

Detlef van Vuuren, Panelist professor of Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change Utrecht University and senior researcher at Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL)

Robbert van der Kruk, Panelist, researcher Cognitive robotics for Agri-Food Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology

Register Now

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity and register now. 

About the i4PH 
Het i4PH brings together the unique expertise of four prominent institutions in the Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht. This collaboration is unique in its approach to preventive health, which includes the integration of technology, behaviour, exposome, nutrition and biology. The Institute is part of the strategic Alliance TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht (EWUU); check ewuu.nl.

 “Healthy and sustainable food: envision future scenarios to drive change in society”
Monday 2 October 2023 from 11am-1pm. Location: Utrecht Science Park Foundation, Heidelberglaan 11, 3584 CS Utrecht 

Moderator: Roel Vermeulen, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science (UU)

 Healthy and sustainable food: envision future scenarios to drive change in society
Location
Stichting Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 11

Registrations: 0
Plandelen op Utrecht Science Park Nederlands
Monday october 2, 12:30 - 13:30 uur

Headline in the AD: 'Alarm over billions of dumped cigarette butts in Dutch nature: biggest environmental problem of our time'. "Away with those dirty cigarette butts!". Plandelman Anton Damen is completely done with it and is calling everyone to join him for an hour of plandeling on Monday October 2 at 12.30 as part of Utrecht Science Week.

Plandeling is a contraction of 'walking' and 'picking up plastic'. Because most litter consists of or contains plastic. Even that 'paper' cup and even that cigarette filter, which is made of cellulose acetate (i.e. plastic). The aim of the plandering on Monday October 2 is to clean up the Rainbow Path, including the pavements. The start is at the Green Office of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.

Take part and receive a beautiful design PeukenPocket from Anton as a reward for an inveterate smoker in your neighbourhood. 

Utrecht Science Week is happy to support the Plandelman's activities in this way. 

Register quickly, join Anton and make your personal contribution to a cleaner living environment. Wonderful examples of other Plandelman actions can be found here.

Plandelen at Utrecht Science Park 

Monday October 2nd

Start at 12.30 at Green Office HU (Padualaan 101)

Plandelen op Utrecht Science Park
Location
HU, Padualaan 101
Speakers
Anton Damen

Registrations: 0
Dialoog dierwaardige veehouderij Nederlands
Monday october 2, 16:00 - 18:00 uur

Together towards animal-worthy livestock farming, but how?

During Utrecht Science Week, Utrecht University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is organising a conversation with researchers, livestock farmers, politicians, veterinarians, animal protectionists, civil servants and other professionals on animal-worthy livestock farming.

 

Animal self-worth central

The government wants to move towards animal-worthy livestock farming in which animal welfare and health are the starting point. That means, among other things, respect for the animal's self-worth, a comfortable environment and the opportunity to exhibit natural behaviour. But how do we want to achieve this? What are the opportunities and challenges? How do we accelerate the transition and how can science contribute to it? Time to engage with each other in a constructive way. We are catapulting ourselves towards 2040, in which we keep animals in livestock farming in an animal-friendly way. How did we get there?

 

In conversation with stakeholders
As a veterinary knowledge centre, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine wants to have maximum impact on important social issues. Do you talk and think along with us? Then we would like to see you on Monday 2 October! 



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Dialoog dierwaardige veehouderij
Location
De Landgoederij, Camminghalaan 30 in Bunnik
Utrecht Maakt Kennis - Groene garderobe Nederlands
Monday october 2, 19:30 - 21:00 uur

The clothing industry is responsible for 10% of total CO2 emissions worldwide. That is more polluting than air and shipping combined. Where are the biggest problems, and what needs to change if we want fashion to contribute to a better world? To find out, we dive into the world of fashion in this special edition of Utrecht Makes Knowledge (of HU Podium).

The guests - on conscious shopping and organic clothing

Annuska Toebast, researcher at the HU Department of Marketing & Customer Experience, explains what sustainable fashion actually is, and what influences us to buy it. Because on an average, a quarter of our wardrobe is hanging unused in the closet, and yet clothing brands manage to tempt us to keep shopping for new outfits.


Sustainable fashion journalist and activist Sara Dubbeldam of When Sara Smiles talks about her mission to put the world of sustainable fashion on the map. She took action by starting the #nobuychallenge and went to war against Primark by filing a complaint against their misleading communication and false sustainability claims.


Dieuwertje de Wagenaar takes us into the world of sustainable textiles and developments in bio-based materials. She has worked for years as a researcher at Wageningen University and as manager of the circular fashion lab, and among other things developed the free Circular Fashion course.

Fashion show

Clothing is of course even more sustainable if you don't buy it, but make it yourself, from residues for example. What does that look like? You can see it on our catwalk! Eva Switynk developed a fabulous clothing collection from leftover curtains and denim. These creations will be shown by none other than our own HU students.

Presentation is in the hands of theatre maker Marjon Moed and Podium programme maker Amy Hillaert.

For more information, visit the site.

Utrecht Maakt Kennis - Groene garderobe
Location
Theater Bibliotheek Neude, Neude 11
tuesday
3 OCT.
Dag van de Duurzaamheid Nederlands
Tuesday october 3, 10:00 - 17:00 uur
“Duurzaam onderwijs en onderzoek”

In the main programme of Utrecht Science Week 2023 on Tuesday 3 October: de Dag van de Duurzaamheid (Day of Sustainability). This year, a co-production of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Utrecht University. The central theme on this day is "sustainability in education and research". 

The urgency to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and growing inequality is felt worldwide. Teachers and students are increasingly asking for more attention to be given to these themes in the curriculum and research at higher education institutions. On de Dag van de Duurzaamheid, we look together at how we can further shape our sustainable ambitions. 

A great programme has been put together with a plenary opening and Reint Jan Renes, several inspiring workshops on, among other things, Sustainable Development Goals in education, creating a sustainable masterclass and Sprong Sure Research (HU), a Green Market and a festive closing. 

More information about the programme go to https://husite.nl/dagvandeduurzaamheid/!

Dag van de Duurzaamheid
Location
HU, Padualaan 101
wednesday
4 OCT.
Tweede Circular Economy Festival Nederlands
Wednesday october 4, 13:30 - 17:30 uur

Utrecht Science Week is programming the second Circular Economy Festival in the main programme on Wednesday afternoon, the 4th of October.

 

The Festival focuses on Circular Economy at the Utrecht Science Park and in the region, highlighting the role of Utrecht University in the domain of Circular Economy together with Utrecht Science Park partners such as HU, RIVM, UMC and TNO. An important role is reserved for regional cooperation.

The festival will open with a keynote by Paul Schenderling  (author of the book 'There is life after growth'), then several lectures, workshops and a Circular Market. Afterwards, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and exchange experiences over drinks.

Tweede Circular Economy Festival
Location
UU Vening Meineszgebouw, Princetonlaan 8a
thursday
5 OCT.
Research Day UMC Utrecht English
Thursday october 5, 10:00 - 16:00 uur

Utrecht Science Week is programming the Research Day UMC Utrecht on Thursday 5 October.

On 5 October, UMC Utrecht will open its doors all day for Research Day. This day is all about research. We put our researchers in the spotlight who put their heart and soul into it. And, we make our research visible to everyone. Would you like to experience this? Then come to UMC Utrecht and visit the Boulevard of Dreams. Stroll along the boulevard between 10.00 - 16.00 and experience how UMC Utrecht researchers turn their dreams into medical progress. You are welcome to come and take a look! 

The entire programme can be found here.

Research Day UMC Utrecht
Location
UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100
Immuno-Innovation: Changing the Game in Health (ENG) English
Thursday october 5, 10:00 - 11:30 uur

Come join us for an informative session on 'Immuno-Innovation: Changing the Game in Health.'

We'll hear from leading experts who will explain how the human immune system is helping scientists create new treatments for serious illnesses like cancer. No science background required - just an interest in how our bodies work. Be ready to blown-away by how Genmab's world-class scientists are leveraging the power of our immune system to improve the lives of patients.

 Program:

We will start the session by explaining how our immune system works and how we can use immune components of our own body to fight cancer and other serious diseases. The introduction will be followed by a panel session to discuss the potential of groundbreaking innovations, new technologies (like robotics and AI) and the power of collaboration between industry and academia to solve the research questions to create more effective therapies for patients.

Genmab Speakers and panel members:

  • Lars Guelen (Head of Product Discovery)
  • Esther Breij (Head of Translational Research)
  • Rob Ruijtenbeek (Head Antibody Discovery Technologies)
  • Renoud Marijnissen (Research Program Management)
  • Liana Steeghs (Alliance Management)

Walk-in from 10.00 am

Start programme 10.30 am

Coffee and chat from 11.30 am

Immuno-Innovation: Changing the Game in Health (ENG)
Location
Accelerator, Uppsalalaan 17

Registrations: 0
Sustainability Dialogue: The urban-rural divide English
Thursday october 5, 15:00 - 17:00 uur

The urban-rural divide is of all times, but seems to be increasingly mentioned in diverse discussions in recent years. The plans to tackle the nitrogen problem led to considerable unrest in Dutch society. This resulted in a huge election victory for the BoerBurgerBeweging.

Many saw this as the result of a growing division between city and countryside or the `common people’ and the urban elite: farmers produce the food for city dwellers, who then decide what the countryside should look like.

Six months after the elections, we look at what is left of this supposed separation between city and countryside: what is it about when people talk about a divide? To what extent is there actually a divide or are urban and rural areas more intertwined than thought? We discuss these questions using themes such as food, nature and culture in the province of Utrecht.

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion!
Everyone is welcome; registration is recommended (to ensure a place).

The sustainability dialogues have been set up from Utrecht University's strategic theme Pathways to Sustainability to give an impulse to interdisciplinary work between researchers and stakeholders. We prefer to do so on the basis of current themes and social issues. This dialogue is initiated by Transforming Cities eand Future Food Utrecht.


Sustainability Dialogue: The urban-rural divide
Location
UtrechtInc, Padualaan 8
friday
6 OCT.
Duurzaam samenwerken voor een versnelde circulaire economie Nederlands
Friday october 6, 10:00 - 11:30 uur

Second Utrecht Science Lecture 


The theme of the second Utrecht Science Lecture is Sustainable Collaboration. This Sustainable Cooperation is essential for an accelerated circular economy (an economy in which residues are fully reused). Business cannot solve this alone, nor can science. They need each other to develop and actually apply these sustainable solutions. Keynote speakers Prof Dr Bert Weckhuysen and Dr Patrick Cramers will share examples showing where the first steps in concrete and intensive cooperation are being made to make the Science Park more sustainable. They aim to lower the threshold to each other's institutes. 


Programme

10.00 am: Welcome and opening

Jan Henk van der Velden, managing director Utrecht Science Park Foundation


10.15 am: Second Utrecht Science Lecture

Bert Weckhuysen, professor of Utrecht University


10.55 hrs: Space for explanatory questions


11.05 hrs: Co-referral

Patrick Cramers, Director Institute for Life Sciences and Chemistry Hogeschool Utrecht


11.20 hrs: Room for questions, discussion


11.30 hrs: Informal chat, coffee.



Bert Weckhuysen

Prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen is university professor of Catalysis, Energy and Sustainability at Utrecht University. 

Bert Weckhuysen's research group has been active for many years in the design, synthesis, characterisation and application of catalytic solids for the conversion of fossil (crude oil & natural gas) and renewable (biomass, waste and CO2 ) feedstocks into sustainable transport fuels, chemicals and materials, of which Utrecht University is the lead partner. Within the ARC CBBC, different disciplines collaborate in research on energy, raw materials and materials transition. 

In addition, Weckhuysen is project leader of the Da Vinci Master and Bachelor programme. The Da Vinci Master Programme, as part of the Strategic Alliance EWUU, aims to train a new generation of changemakers, connectors and innovators. This innovative programme contributes to personal development, teaches students to step outside their comfort zone and use their expertise in an interdisciplinary team to tackle a real-life sustainability issue.

Patrick Cramers 

For Patrick Cramers, education, culture and social commitment are the common threads running through his working life. He feels at home in dynamic organisations, where he can make a difference for talents. As a creative strategic thinker and doer, he knows how to cash in on opportunities for an organisation. He enjoys working with a team that is good to hang out with and in which everyone can reach their own peak.

Patrick Cramers is an educationalist and he graduated from Prof van Wieringen in policy, administration and management of education. He has worked at various institutions of higher professional education such as The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Codarts, Hogeschool van de Kunsten. At governing body SIA, part of NWO, he set up various research programmes for the green domain, sustainability and arts. He has co-authored the National Science Agenda and the Knowledge and Innovation Covenant. Since 2020, Patrick Cramers has been director of the Institute Life Sciences & Chemistry at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. He is chairman of DAS (Dutch Applied Sciences), the platform of all hbo programmes in STEM in the Netherlands. He is also a member va Life Science Board of this UU strategic theme.

Patrick Cramers is administratively active in various cultural and scientific institutions.  New generation of scientists

Bert Weckhuysen is a strong advocate of sustainable intensive cooperation between different educational institutions and parties in training a new generation of scientists. He stresses the importance of reducing the distance from fundamental research to application and is committed to strengthening mutual cooperation, knowledge exchange and infrastructure at the Utrecht Science Park.

Utrecht Science Lecture 

The Utrecht Science Lecture was created to give an annual opportunity to a prominent Utrecht scientist to discuss the current state of science in the field of healthy and sustainable living during Utrecht Science Week. The first Utrecht Science Lecture was given by Professor Hans Clevers. 

Attending the second Utrecht Science Lecture on Friday 6 October from 10.00 - 11.30 a.m. is possible for all interested parties.

Register on time!

Moderator: Mieke de Bruin

Duurzaam samenwerken voor een versnelde circulaire economie
Location
Stichting Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 11

Registrations: 0
Finale Sustainable City Challenge 2023 Nederlands
Friday october 6, 16:30 - 17:30 uur

Which student team will walk away with the first prize?

After the teams' pitches, mayor Sharon Dijksma will announce the winners.

 

During the Sustainable City Challenge, students are challenged to design solutions for a more sustainable Utrecht. Together with partners including Utrecht Natuurlijk, CABlab, the Municipality of Utrecht and the Province of Utrecht, teams of students from intermediate and higher education are working on sustainable challenges to make Utrecht healthier, more liveable and greener.

 

The challenge is an intensive five-day pressure cooker, in which interdisciplinary teams work at different locations in the city (Overvecht, Cartesius and Utrecht Science Park) and are coached in developing their solution.

 

Themes include mobility, exercise, healthy urban living, green living environments and liveable neighbourhoods. Participation in the challenge is open to students from ROC Midden Nederland, Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht University, MBO Utrecht, MBO Amersfoort, Nimeto, Marnix Academy, Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht and Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

 

Join us!

Attending the Finale is open to all interested parties.  Register to be sure of a place.

Prior to the Finale (starting at 16.30), you can visit the exhibition where the teams displayed their solutions. They will be happy to discuss them!

 

More information about the Sustainable City Challenge 2023 can be found on the website of the Utrecht Challenge Alliance.

Finale Sustainable City Challenge 2023
Location
Accelerator, Uppsalalaan 17

Registrations: 0
saturday
7 OCT.
Weekend van de Wetenschap Nederlands
Saturday october 7, 09:00 - 17:00 uur

COME SEE WHAT SCIENCE CAN DO 

Mark 7 & 8 October 2023 in your diary for Weekend of Science

Weekend of Science is there to give everyone, from young to old, insight into the world of science and technology in an accessible way.

During the weekend, you can take a look behind the scenes of science and technology anywhere in the Netherlands. The programme will be announced on 27 September 2023 on Weekend van de Wetenschap, but get inspired in advance by what was on show and what to do last year.

With programmes on Saterday and Sunday by Prinses Máxima Centrum and Universiteit Utrecht, or visit Utrecht University Botanic Gardens.

The Weekend of Science takes place every year in the first full weekend of October. In 2023, this falls on 7 & 8 October. From library to company and from university to Science park, all participants open their doors for a unique behind-the-scenes look at science and technology. Because this is how you discover what Science can do! Weekend of Science is suitable for (almost) all ages. We focus on families with children between 8 and 14 years old, but everyone can discover for themselves what the wonderful world of science and technology has to offer. Dive into the programme and enjoy! 

FOR EVERYONE AGED 8 TO 88
Weekend of Science is suitable for (almost) all ages. We focus on families with children between 8 and 14 years old, but everyone can discover for themselves what the wonderful world of science and technology has to offer. Dive into the programme and enjoy!

Weekend van de Wetenschap
Location
Diverse locaties
sunday
8 OCT.
Weekend van de wetenschap Nederlands
Sunday october 8, 09:00 - 17:00 uur

COME SEE WHAT SCIENCE CAN DO 

Mark 7 & 8 October 2023 in your diary for Weekend of Science

Weekend of Science is there to give everyone, from young to old, insight into the world of science and technology in an accessible way.

During the weekend, you can take a look behind the scenes of science and technology anywhere in the Netherlands. The programme will be announced on 27 September 2023 on Weekend van de Wetenschap, but get inspired in advance by what was on show and what to do last year.

With programmes on Sunday by the Prinses Máxima CentrumBotanische Tuinen Universiteit UtrechtUniversiteit Utrecht en UMC Utrecht., among others.

Weekend van de Wetenschap at Utrecht University
On Sunday, October 8, Utrecht University opens its doors for young and old. How do you dig up dinosaur fossils? How do our brains work? Can you fire someone for eating a donut? On October 8 from 10:30 - 16:00 you will discover the answers to these and many more questions. Through the varied program you will experience how diverse and fun science is. The free program is suitable for children ages 8 and up, but just as much fun for curious adults.

More information: https://www.uu.nl/agenda/weekend-van-de-wetenschap

The Weekend of Science takes place every year in the first full weekend of October. In 2023, this falls on 7 & 8 October. From library to company and from university to Science park, all participants open their doors for a unique behind-the-scenes look at science and technology. Because this is how you discover what Science can do! Weekend of Science is suitable for (almost) all ages. We focus on families with children between 8 and 14 years old, but everyone can discover for themselves what the wonderful world of science and technology has to offer. Dive into the programme and enjoy! 

FOR EVERYONE AGED 8 TO 88
Weekend of Science is suitable for (almost) all ages. We focus on families with children between 8 and 14 years old, but everyone can discover for themselves what the wonderful world of science and technology has to offer. Dive into the programme and enjoy!

Weekend van de wetenschap
Location
Diverse locaties
Locaties:
Accelerator, Uppsalalaan 17
HU, Padualaan 101
Stichting Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 11
Theater Bibliotheek Neude, Neude 11
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11
UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100
UtrechtInc, Padualaan 8
UU Koningsbergergebouw, Budapestlaan 4a-b
UU Minnaertgebouw, Leuvenlaan 4
UU Vening Meineszgebouw, Princetonlaan 8a
Diverse locaties
De Landgoederij, Camminghalaan 30 in Bunnik
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