The research group plays an active part in several networks.

The knowledge network is a member of KreaNET, Sig-CHI, Design Society, The Netherlands Network of Future Discoveries, Sustainable Higher Education and the EACI. The U-Design network is oriented towards a leading role for the research group. The group has also actively participated in several regional grant applications; the professor is co-author of the CELL section of the Accelerator application, part of the Peaks in the Delta programme.

Various contacts have been established with companies and governments, which have already led to exploratory knowledge development projects including small and medium design companies such as Well Design, Ex Interiors and 31 Volts and purchasers of design services: Mapsup, UMC and Rijkswaterstaat.