Companies JIP 2021 - cluster:
Urbanism & Infrastructure

Manufacturing, a future perspective

ith the convergencies in NIBC-technologies, the interest in the circular economy, reshoring, and a progressive building attitude manufacturing reclaims its rightful place in the 21st century urban economy; an Urban Manufacturing Ecosystem’. How does this ecosystem look like and what are the effects urban design, infrastructure and work-living environment in cities and neighborhoods.

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Weather forecasts for farmers in Ghana: How good are they and how can they produce the most value?

Farmers in Ghana depend on weather for their activities. Forecasts in Africa tend to be of poor quality. TAHMO, Holland Greentech, and Meteoblue try to provide the best forecast available to horticulturalists. How good are these forecasts? And what do farmers really need? These are the questions you will answer.

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Remote workplace automatic train shunting

Automatic train shunting  involves (re)arrangement of trains for different purposes. We ask you to come up with smart technical solutions to optimize driving trains remotely during shunting. Solutions including a work space that is suited for remote operators. Possibly, supporting systems like haptic feedback and driver state monitoring can be part of the project.

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Climate proof city - Field lab for climate adaptive innovations

How can The Green Village, the field lab for sustainable innovation on the TU Delft campus, set-up a fieldlab for a climate-proof city? What are the boundaries for innovations to scale up? What kind of potential solutions are there? And how can they be implemented? You will help us to unravel these complex dynamics, and set up a field lab to help cities become climate adaptive.

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Improved design of urban road-side drains for developing countries

Street side urban stormwater drains exist in developing countries, but do not function properly because they are often choked with silt, plastics and other garbage, contributing to the severe problems of urban flooding. A better drain design is needed, fulfilling the local requitements: cheap fabrication, construction, facilitating easy cleaning etc..

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Water storage need and potential in Mekong Delta

The low-lying Mekong Delta is also extremely prone to both river and coastal flooding, and salinity intrusion and freshwater shortage. This applied research project will assess - with remote sensing, modelling and conceptual designs - how creation of more water storage could increase the water security throughout the delta.

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Healthy buildings – driving environmental quality, effectiveness and experience

People spend up to 90% of their time in buildings. These buildings however are detrimental to the wellbeing of its occupants causing amongst others deterioration of cognitive function and respiratory issues. This is becoming even more relevant in the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The project should provide a holistic view on what a healthy building entails and how this can be implemented in practice. Considering elements such as workplace configuration, indoor environmental quality and technical installations.

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GIS Environmental & Social Impact Tool Development: Leveraging GIS data for the remote and early identification of key Risks and Opportunities

During the tender stage of our projects, we often require additional information about the environmental and social impacts that may be caused by a project. There is often a lack of information related to the environmental and social impacts assessments and supporting documents available during the tender stage. Boskalis hopes the student team can develop a low-code GIS tool that can be implemented by a wide variety of environmental and social advisors with varying academic and professional backgrounds for risk and opportunity insight and assessment. Within this case study, the application of the developed tool will need to be tested within an active tender.

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Notifly

The ‘license to operate’ of the airport industry is decreasing and the support for the development of Schiphol is no longer a given. Schiphol Group is currently developing the app ‘Notifly’. Notifly provides local residents with a 24-hour flight forecast. With Notifly Schiphol Group aims at providing local residents with a tool to better understand the underlying causes of the aircraft noise and reducing hindrance experience.

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