Participatory Systems



by dr. Martijn Warnierprof.dr. Frances Brazier and Selma Čaušević (PhD)

Distributed Energy Resource (DER) management based on adaptive clustering approaches to support local self-optimization and self-healing of the smart grid, is the challenge this project between India and the Netherlands addresses. To deal with power deficits and contingency challenges, consumers and producers together take responsibility for the balancing required to match energy needs and energy availability, by negotiating dynamic service level agreements (SLAs) in advance, within clusters… more

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Period: 2015-2020


Design of Energy Communities with Participatory Co-creation Research

by Ir. Özge Okur

Energy systems globally are going through a radical transition in order to halt the impacts of climate change. To help with the energy transition, deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar panels, wind turbines, energy storage technologies, etc., are regarded a promising solution. Deployment of DERs at the local level can be realized through energy communities, which involve citizens’ active participation in energy systems by investing in, producing, selling renewable energy, as well as providing flexibility from renewable energy… more

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Period: 2021


by prof.dr. Frances Brazier, dr. Stephan Lukosch, Iulia Lefter and Isabelle Kniestedt (PhD)

NESTORE main objective is to develop an innovative, multi-dimensional, cross-disciplinary and personalized coaching system that supports older people to maintain independence by encouraging them to become co-producers of their wellness. For this purpose, a virtual coach will be developed that uses different techniques, i.e. 1) natural dialogue with the user, 2) tangible interfaces for self-reflection and behaviour change, 3) social and environmental support through the social platform, 4) mixed reality serious games, and 5) apps for self-monitoring… more

Funding source: European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation program

Period: 2018-2021

Participatory Place-making in Cities

by ir. Geertje Slingerland (PhD)

In the Participatory Place-making project, we study approaches that enable local city actors (professional and non-professional) to jointly design, discuss, develop, and implement (socio-technological) interventions for place-making in urban spaces. These approaches are inspired by participatory design and explicitly involve different city stakeholders: adults, teenagers, and children; formal and informal actors… more

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Period: 2021


by prof. dr. Frances Brazier, Iulia Lefter and ir. Marinus van Haaften (PhD)

Under the name SamenMarkt® (, Inholland University of Applied Sciences and TU-Delft, together with Wageningen Economic Research and the professional field, conduct research into the current functioning of the supply chain and the market… more

Funding source: RVO

Period: 2015

STW Citius Altius Sanius

The prevailing lifestyle in the Western world (immobility, unhealthy eating, smoking and drinking habits) is an important factor in the etiology of many chronic diseases. Physical activity through sport participation helps to reduce this risk, but introduces new risk factors associated with exercise-related injuries. The aim of the program “Citius, Altius, Sanius” is to stimulate people of all performance levels to engage in and sustain physical activity through sports and fitness, improve their performance and prevent injuries by providing informative and motivating information using advanced sensor and data science techniques… more

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Period: 2018

The Future Ground

by Supriya Krishnan (PhD)

“Plans are (maybe) useless, but planning is indispensable.” My research focus is to explore and develop a methodology for urban planning under climate uncertainties. I primarily work with two contrasting cities of the Global north and south: Amsterdam and Mumbai. I bring together my training and experience as an architect and urban planner to develop a collaborative approach combining design thinking and model-based decision support to develop the methodology… more

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Period: 2021

TU Delft Evacuation Performance

by dr. Natalie van der Wal (PI)

There currently exists no central detailed reference source for evacuation data; therefore, it is difficult for safety professionals and policymakers to learn from and disseminate best practices and ensure that drills are designed and executed consistently and effectively. Researchers and practitioners need to agree on standard metrics and data structures and establish a common data-sharing platform, ensuring that confidentiality and ethical requirements, regional contexts, and commercial sensitivities are observed… more

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Period: 2022