During the next two years, Utrecht Science Park will be transformed as many construction projects will take place. For example, think of the new tram line, the new building of the ‘Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu’ (National Institute for Health and Environment), the Medicines Evaluation Board (RIVM/CBG)’, the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Genmab, the Hogeschool Utrecht and the faculty of Geosciences of the University of Utrecht. These construction projects will put a lot of pressure in the area and affect the livability of Utrecht Science Park as a whole. We work together to build for a better future, while doing so we want to keep the area attractive, livable and fun. To achieve this the Quality of Life Fund USP was created.

The Quality of Life Fund is a virtual funding program, not an institute but a collaboration between Gemeente Utrecht, SSH, Province Utrecht, BAM and the foundation Utrecht Science Park. Submit your application The partners of the Quality of Life Fund USP hope to attract, strengthen and enlarge enterprising, inspiring and surprising initiatives within the Quality of Life Fund in the coming two years.

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The partners of the Quality of Life Fund USP hope to attract, strengthen and enlarge enterprising, inspiring and surprising initiatives within the Quality of Life Fund in the coming two years.

Any application has to meet certain standards, an application has to:

  • Enlarge or strengthen the livability of the USP;
  • Fit within the theme of ‘Healthy Urban Living’: a healthy and durable life;
  • Strengthen the USP community: has a wide reach and gets people to connect;
  • Has other financial sources which prove support for the idea;
  • Be a nonprofit initiative;
  • Open and available for everyone.

Supported initiatives

Exhibition De Nieuwe Stijl 2017

This year, we are celebrating 100 years of De Stijl. The exhibition De Nieuwe Stijl illustrates the unique relationship between artists and scientists. The exhibition will be on view at five prominent locations at Utrecht Science Park from 7 October through 15 December 2017.

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Foodnote Festival 2017

From 6 until 17 september the first edition of Foodnote Festival will take place. The central theme of the festival is food on its journey towards the future. You will find good food, readings, performances and workshops, all within the theme of the food-revolution.

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De Maaltuin 2017

De Maaltuin is an annual 16 day long pop-up restaurant in the most exotic place of Utrecht: the Botanical Gardens.

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Golden Cross 2017

Some time ago, there was a guy named Michiel active within the board of USS Mesa Cosa. When the budget had room left to spend he decided to give it to a student sport association, so that they could find a right cause to spend it on. This was the beginning of the Golden Cross.

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Toboggan run 2017

A 200 meter long toboggan run between two flats across the plains and sheeps, you will find all of this on the Utrecht Science Park, De Uithof, during the RAG week. A spectacular way of raising money for charity.

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