SoS Documentary: 1+1=3


The key to bring together knowledge and insights from different fields to solve a particular research question is effective collaboration.

Effective collaboration among an unusual combination of researchers, spanning over 10 disciplines in SoS, requires a working process that includes building trust and developing a common language to enable interaction among the researchers. SoS works based on building such an effective collaboration among its members.

SoS in Documentary on Interdisciplinary Research

The Structures of Strength (SoS) platform has been selected to create a documentary on development of interdisciplinary research among diverse scientists.

SoS Interdisciplinary Training Day

Effective communication is essential for successful interdisciplinary research. It allows for the sharing of ideas and information between researchers from different disciplines and to understand one another’s perspectives and work together effectively.

Science Festival

The Structures of Strength (SoS) team worked together to set up an experiment as part of the lively Betweter festival – an event that brings together science, art, music and fun for a broad audience. SoS is one of the Unusual Collaborations teams, supported by CUCo (the Centre for Unusual Collaborations).

SoS Day

A day to get away from the office and inspire each other for out-of-box solution and collaboration.

SoS Day includes several activities which begin by short introductory presentations and diverse porous materials from different members to awake our imagination and creativity by seeing wide porous materials diversity

Photo Journal

capturing porous media diversity in pictures!

Porous Materials: a Showcase of Interdisciplinarity in Science and Society. Porous materials are studied across many diverse disciplines that we have traditionally divided into cultural, natural, biological, medical and industrial.


EYE-Openers is a videoseries that originated out of the KNCV. In this series researchers explain in 1-2 minutes what problem they are working on solving. Several SoS members explain their research.

Bio-Inks For Printing Living Tissues

Riccardo Levato, UMC Utrecht

Prosthesis are widely used, but have one drawback: they degrade over time. That is why Riccardo Levato is researching the 3D printing of tissues, in which he uses living cells.

This project received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 949806) and from the European’s Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 964497.

The Great Catalyst Bake Off

David Rieder, TU Eindhoven

Catalysts are the secret ingredients that speed up reactions, but it takes chemists tens of thousands of tries to find a good catalyst recipe. David Rieder uses a computer to become a better cook.

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