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Frisian Flagships

All research at the UG/CF is organised into project under one of four Frisian Flagships:

Flagship 1: Governance & Sustainable Economy
Flagship 2: Culture, Language & Technology
Flagship 3: Food & Health
Flagship 4: High Tech Systems & Materials

Taken together, these Frisian Flagships encompass many Spearheads (hotspots), Promising Niches and the Living Lab/Crossovers of the Frisian Knowledge Agenda. They also encompass some “Core Topics”, i.e. research areas expected to have a significant local impact but which are not explicitly recognised as a Spearhead or Niche in the Frisian Knowledge Agenda.

Flagship 1: Governance & Sustainable Economy

Flagship 1 contributes business, economics and policy research to Fryslân. Activities include in-depth analyses of all elements of the sustainable business model (from leadership to strategy, organisation, alliances, context, policy and performance), regional, national and international assessments of governance and sustainability dimensions applying an interdisciplinary and multimethod approach.

PhD research in this Flagship is connected to work at the Centre for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CSE), which provides a range of PhD research projects dedicated to disentangle the causes and consequences of sustainable entrepreneurship. Through the involvement of its Director, the CSE helps fund research under this flagship and builds durable relations with stakeholders in the fields.

  • Spearhead 5: Tourism and recreation
  • Living Lab/Crossover: CC2018 Living lab for knowledge
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Safety
  • Core topic: Circular Economy

Flagship 2: Culture, Language & Technology

Flagship 2 performs Human, Social and Behavioural Science-lead research to Fryslân. Activities include facilitating scientific outcomes that valorise Frisian culture, history, and language, as well as cooperation on applied technological challenges relating to Anthropology, History, and Linguistics.

  • Niche 1: Serious games
  • Niche 2: Multilingualism
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Liveability (Interaction Lab)
  • Living Lab/Crossover: CC2018 Living lab for knowledge

Flagship 3: Food & Health

Flagship 3 encompasses research in the domains of health and food that attune to the Frisian knowledge agenda, including innovations in dairy products with value for human health.

  • Spearhead 1: Agrofood
  • Spearhead 2: Dairy
  • Spearhead 3: Water Technology
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Sustainability (AgriLab)
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Liveability (Interaction Lab, Healthy Ageing)

Flagship 4: High Tech Systems & Materials

Flagship 4 involves High Tech Systems & Materials alongside healthy ageing. By categorising these two topics together, it will be possible to capitalise on the focus given to technology relating to lifestyle and ageing.

  • Spearhead 4: High-tech manufacturing (HTM)
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Sustainability (EnergyLab)
  • Living Lab/Crossover: Safety
  • Core topic: Healthy Ageing
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