The City of Delft, a knowledge economy, offers the physical space and organisational support for innovations to be tested under realistic conditions: they provide the opportunity for Living Labs to take place.
Living Labs offer testing and development opportunities outside of the laboratory. Many of the pilots are the result of partnerships and cooperation between businesses, entrepreneurs, educational institutions, governments and end-users.
Delft excels in the areas of research, knowledge and innovation and, together with the Delft University of Technology plays a leading role in various technological sectors. Delft is, among others, a world leader in the field of medical technology, Clean Technology (industrial biotechnology & water and delta technology) and the creative industries. But that's not all. Knowledge and creativity come together in several areas: nanotechnology, ICT, aerospace engineering.