Societal impact Donders Institute
The research conducted at the Donders Institute has enormous potential for benefiting society. Therefore, our science is geared towards current and anticipated societal issues and challenges. We aim to generate and transfer knowledge, share facilities, and work together. We reach out to public and private societal partners to interact and collaborate.
Learn more about the brain
Did you know our PhD candidates write a weekly blog about the brain, cognition, and behaviour? That the Brainhelpdesk is open for all your questions and that you can take part in our research at the Donders Citylab?
Science that tackles challenges in society
To stimulate and support cooperation between our researchers, external researchers and partners in society, we formulate and take on so-called Challenges. These are initiatives that can harness the strength of our research, and the knowledge or facilities of partners, in order to address specific society-related problems that should be resolved within 6 years.
Donders school activities
There are several options to educate children about our research. In collaboration with other scientists and teachers we have developed a teaching kit, and at the university's Science Education Hub there are even more materials and activities.
Spin-off, spin-out and start-ups
The Donders Institute encourages scientific entrepreneurship, whether in collaboration with societal partners or led by researchers. Several Donders researchers have started their own company.