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About UDI

In collaboration we research, develop strategies and develop solutions with a focus on the built environment. In the unique business climate of Brainport Eindhoven, we work together in finding solutions for societal challenges concerning health, mobility, energy, food, housing and safety. UDI accelerates the most  important transitions in the build environment to create an urban living  environment that suits the needs, dreams and ambitions of all and the next generation: Making cities future proof!

The Urban Development Initiative (UDI) addresses the complex urban challenges of the 21st century through the development of transition themes, such as:

  • Energy Transition
  • Future Proof Building
  • Digital City

Founders of the UDI are City of Eindhoven, City of Helmond, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Brainport Development and the Fraunhofer Research Institute.

Founders of the UDI

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The entire Quadruple Helix is represented in the UDI, it stimulates collaboration and citizen involvement by setting up innovation partnerships through network activities, cutting-edge projects and business- and user impact labs. Together we will set the agenda, work on innovative challenges and help to put them into practice in one of our concrete projects involved (see next page). UDI combines existing and new knowledge, testing and living labs, EU funding programs and upscaling possibilities.