Public-private consortiums


The BE-Basic Foundation is an international public-private partnership that develops industrial bio-based solutions to build a sustainable society.


Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy (NeCEN)

NeCEN is the open-access facility for cryo-TEM in the Netherlands, in which eleven knowledge institutes and companies are collaborating, including TU Delft, Leiden University, the Erasmus Medical Centre and the Leiden University Medical Centre. Using cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), researchers as well as companies can examine complex biological structures such as proteins. NeCEN has two FEI Titan Krios electron microscopes (cryo-TEM) that are available to knowledge institutes and companies.



Cyttron II is a multidisciplinary consortium of fourteen academic and industrial partners, including Leiden University, TU Delft, the Leiden University Medical Centre, and the Erasmus Medical Centre. Together, they are developing and integrating bio-imaging technologies for new medical diagnostics and treatments.


EIT 'Raw materials'

'EIT Raw Materials' (established in 2014) is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. More than 100 partners from twenty EU countries are taking part in this pan-European public-private partnership. Researchers from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability were among those present at the birth of the Raw Matters consortium, which won the call.

EIT Raw Materials
'Collaboration in European Partnerships’ (Leiden-Delft-Erasmus News, December 2014)

EIT ‘Healthy Living and Active Ageing’

Medical Delta plays an important part in EIT Health, which is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. It encompasses 140 partners from fourteen EU countries who aim at developing a single joint strategy for safeguarding healthcare and well-being in Europe for the long term.

EIT Health