The ambition to
innovate together.


The development of radical new technologies and the emergence of disruptive business models have swallowed industry leaders and opened the doors to an incredible surge in startup growth.

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Our products for collaboration.

Driven by technological innovation
Exploring technologies that are vital to solving your business critical challenges.

Advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing processes traditionally turn raw materials into finished products by using conventional manual and mechanized transformation technologies. We are rapidly entering an era where new innovative technologies such as automation, digitalization and robotization are fully integrated into mainstream manufacturing processes. X!Delft helps you to explore advanced manufacturing concepts like horizontal integration of the value chain, engineering workflow, vertical integration of networked manufacturing systems, and additive manufacturing (3D printing).


In bio-engineering we explore the application of biological systems in technical environments. The principles of biology are combined with the tools of engineering to create usable, tangible, economically viable products such as bacteria engineered to produce chemicals, new medical imaging technology or portable and rapid disease diagnostic devices. Delft bio-engineering expertise can help you get ahead in capitalizing on opportunities related to biomass-based products, environmental bio-engineering and bio-engineering for health.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI), intelligence demonstrated by machines in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals, can be used to support or augment typical cognitive human functions such as learning and problem solving. The TU Delft can help you come to grips with how you can make robots and humans work together effectively in unstructured environments and real settings, today.


Quantum mechanics describes the behavior of energy and particles at the atomic scale. As we improve our understanding of what happens at the quantum scale, we are rapidly learning how to construct various quantum technologies, like the quantum computer, quantum internet or quantum sensing. TU Delft has extensive experience and an outstanding reputation in this field and is the ideal partner to help you figure out what can be built and how and when it could be used effectively in business applications.


By allowing digital information to be distributed but not tampered with, blockchain technology creates the backbone of a new type of internet network. Besides offering many benefits, this technology also poses new fundamental scientific questions: how to guarantee privacy with multi-party sharing of personal data?; to what extent are smart contracts legally binding?; what are the non-technical obstructions in business and society for the adoption of the technology? Our experts can help you understand blockchain’s potential and identify and develop working business applications.


Photonics has everything to with light (photons). Generation, detection, manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification and sensing. Photonics is already pervasive in a wide range of products and processes in which light plays an important role. Think of ever-improving cameras in mobile phones, sustainable lighting and fast fiber-optic internet connections. Photonic solutions are used for imaging, spectroscopy and metrology. But the application also extends to food production, home comfort and health technology, thus making an important contribution to solving societal challenges. We at X!Delft can help you to better understand the potential of photonics for you business and kickstart forays into commercial applications.

Computer science

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is a rapidly developing field that brings together applied mathematics, engineering and (social) science. It is a multidisciplinary application-driven field that deals with the development and application of computational models and simulations, and is often coupled with high-performance computing platforms to solve complex physical problems arising in engineering analysis and design (computational engineering) as well as natural phenomena (computational science). Delft experts can help you unlock its potential for your business.

Internet of Things

The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of devices such as vehicles, fridges or other home applications that contain electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.

Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.


Creating impact together with partners across the entire value chain. Joining an ecosystem of academics, students, corporates and entrepreneurs. Solving societal challenges in the process.

1 + 1 = 3

We don’t have members, we have partners. We are committed, ambitious and united. Together with TU Delft and our exclusive corporate partners, this is your chance to innovate together.

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