Vitality Academy explores individual, social and societal factors that stimulate vulnerable, underprivileged groups into being more physically active, resilient and vital.
Create a leading reputation of academic and applied research and expertise in the context of vitality-related societal challenges
- develop a distinctive and innovative methodology for transdisciplinary vitality related living lab research
- publish high quality articles and dissertations in scientific venues open to transdisciplinary contributions
- translate the knowledge generated in individual projects of VA back to the context of Vitality Academy mission and vision, and built upon them for future research (calls and collaborations)
- Apply for (NWO/NWA, ZonMw, EU) research grants on vital lifestyle, transdisciplinary science, and (methodologies for) inclusive research in living labs WITH and FOR all relevant actors and people in vulnerable positions
- further develop the Vitality Data Centre into a usable, easily accessible, and open access digital tool for Vitality Academy education and research projects
Map and broadcast the societal impact of VA research
- deliver, map and show the evidence of successful implementation of our research in living labs (i.e., we contribute to policy development to support vital life; through co-creation & participatory design deliver tools to empower the involved ecosystem actors, partners, and network)
- create dense local research hubs related to our living labs by investing in our network of local stakeholders/partners, and expand this network with public and private national/regional parties in the health (including insurance), sport, and social and spatial domain
- develop a sustainable research approach in our living labs, by creating dense local research hubs which is fed by, and builds upon our past/current research and the needs/activities of our partners/network
- strive for structurally funded research and consultancy practices (combined with education) in our living labs which is commissioned by our stakeholders/network
- Team science
Transdisciplinary collaboration between designers, engineers, public health and social scientists.
- Living labs and Living lab approach
Researchers working closely together with stakeholders in real life settings.
- Applied research
Open to contract research and consultancy.
CISE focuses on the organisation of sporting encounters for different groups of people in socially vulnerable situations with a low socio-economic position.
In this research project interventions are designed and evaluated with the aim to promote physical activity among children who behave less active than their peers.
Vitality Data Centre
In the Vitality Data Centre (VDC) project we develop a (data) platform that can facilitate various vitality-related ‘living lab’ projects.