Our partners

Still working with our founding fathers, over the years, we have grown our network enormously. Wether it is faculty teachers, grant application partners, innovation partners or clients; with all of them we have managed to establish a mutually beneficial relationship....


University Medical Center Utrecht strives to achieve the highest levels in, patient care, scientific research and education. By dedicating ourselves to continuous improvements, we can pioneer cutting-edge treatments, foster groundbreaking findings, and deliver a standard of care that meets the healthcare needs for today, and the future.

With regards to the founding of Elevate, Julius Center, a UMCU division deserves a special mention. It was with this division Professor of Clinical Epidemiology D.E. Grobbee came up with the initial idea to launch the Elevate project.

Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality and the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society.

Currently Utrecht University ranks among the top 50 Universities world-wide.
Most of the Elevate courses are accredited by Utrecht University.

Partners & Clients

ALS Centrum

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. The disease is progressive, Currently, there is no cure for ALS.  Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within 3 to 5 years from when the symptoms first appear.
ALS patients need to learn how to deal with their new reality quickly! Different patients will also have different ways to deal with this. As a healthcare professional you will need to learn how to map these individual approaches and to subsequently act upon them. 

The ALS Foundation requested Elevate to develop online programs teaching communication skills, recognition of the clinical- and psychological perception of illness with patients and to which specialist to refer to as a next step.

Elevate's role

The development of (Dutch language) several ALS related courses. These curses have been successfully online for the past few years and years to come.

More info at the ALS Centrum website

Biomedical Sciences-UMCU

Its only natural for patients that when having to visit the hospital O.C. they feel stressed. The environment with people and devices they are unfamiliar with may feel hostile. Within the treatment process it is believed amongst healthcare professionals that stress impacts, or at least slows down the process from diagnose to recovery.

The development of a Virtual Reality Solution/tool introducing the O.C. to patients to become familiar to the surroundings they will be visiting in real life.

Elevate's role
With VR solutions readily available Elevate is currently building a Virtual O.C.. It is in a prototype phase and will be tested by bachelor students of the Faculty of Medicine.

More about UMC Utrecht Biomedical Sciences

Innovation Partner(s)

Dialogue Trainer

DialogueTrainer wants to fundamentally innovate and improve communication skills education and training to contribute to job satisfaction and efficiency. We are convinced we can educate more people with Communicate than is currently possible – online, anywhere, anytime.

Our online tool Communicate has been developed in collaboration with Utrecht University based on the assumption that education in communication could be considerably improved by focusing on experiential learning. This has been. implemented for students of pharmacy, psychology, medicine and veterinary medicine.

In collaboration with Utrecht City, Overvecht Gezond Foundation and Volte Foundation conversation scenarios have been developed and the Virtual Patient software has been successfully tested in primary healthcare.

Visit Dialogue Trainer

Grant Application Programs

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 puts emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Examples of projects are:

Erasmus+ offers a range of opportunities for organisations to access funding for education and training.
Supporting transnational partnerships among Education, Training institutions and organisations, cooperation is being fostered and the worlds of Education and work are bridged in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

Erasmus+ gives people the opportunity to study, train, undertake work experience and volunteer abroad with the aim of boosting skills and employability.

Examples of projects are:

And many others