May 11, 2023

ZiuZ launches new software release for MedInspect

In the first quarter of 2023, the dedicated ZiuZ team worked hard on the development of MedInspect. This brand new software release offers a range of innovative features to take bag inspection to the next level, making the process more efficient and effective. An important addition is MedInspect's training and validation capability, which allows users to instruct others in the use of the software using test data. In addition, several smaller batches can now be combined in one reel, saving time and making the work process more efficient. To improve the bag checking process,...

May 8, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Dashboarding: The key to new insights

discussed challenges and opportunities associated with collecting and analyzing data in the modern age. Expert Theun Prins of YP Your Partner shares his insights in the field of remote sensing and data analysis in this conversation. This article summarizes the main points and highlights the role of artificial intelligence, dashboarding and actionable action in this rapidly evolving field.

April 19, 2023

NHL Stenden students present successful adaptation and modification projects

Last Friday a successful presentation took place in the SKILL building of Innovatiecluster Drachten. Fourteen students from the Ad Industrial Automation and Robotics course at NHL Stenden presented their adaptation and change projects at companies in the Innovation Cluster. During the presentations, the students introduced themselves and told about the technical adaptation they have been working on for 20 weeks. Then they explained what requirements their solution had to meet, and what they changed in machines, robots and processes and what they learned. The presentations were attended by students, business supervisors, teachers and even prospective students, all of whom...

April 4, 2023

Girls’ Day 2023 – Technology rocks!

Girlsday 2023 was a great success. This event, which took place at the end of March, is being organized by more and more companies to enthuse girls between the ages of 10 and 15 about technology and science. This time, the participating companies Philips, Resato, Photonis, SRON, ASTRON and BD have committed themselves to giving the girls an interesting day. At SRON they were presented with a number of presentations, including about space research, and they were able to do experiments themselves. They also got to work with soldering and researching the spectrum of light. Mathematics teacher Rozemarijn Wierenga supervised the students, who were very enthusiastic...

April 3, 2023

Professor of the University of Groningen Jacquelien Scherpen is Engineer of the Year.

'Students think that the best jobs are in the Randstad. We don't think so' Professor of the University of Groningen Jacquelien Scherpen Click on the image for the article by Dagblad van het Noorden:

March 23, 2023

Visit to radio telescope and insight into high-pressure applications

Applied Physics students from the Van der Waals Study Association of Eindhoven University of Technology visited ASTRON in March. Electrical designer Lesley explained about radio astronomy and shared his knowledge about photonics. The LOFAR telescope with all its technology, from antenna, low-noise amplifiers, filters, A/D conversion to supercomputing, offered a complete overview of all technology in radio telescopes and the physics that go with it. This technique was presented on a 2D screen and the students could also see it live in the lab and outside on the ASTRON test field. In the lab, the students could see the analog photonic link...

March 21, 2023

RuG students on safari à la James Bond with a scientific twist

The Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) of the University of Groningen has welcomed students of the Applied Physics program on a true safari! No lions and tigers here, but a whole bunch of companies that deal with mathematics, computer science and AI. A group of 150 students set off to get acquainted with the tech companies in Drachten and the surrounding area. Philips Drachten was the first stop for part of the group, where they make razors and pacifiers. Philips' goal is to improve the lives of 2.5 billion people per year by 2030. That's quite a goal...

March 20, 2023

Successful Smart Factory Event

On March 16, the Smart Factory Event took place in the SKILL building in Drachten. The aim of this event was to inform SMEs about the concept of Smart Factory, so that they can determine their strategy to deal with the rapid developments in production technologies, the digitization of production processes, a growing shortage of skilled workers and the continuous training of employees in to have good jobs. Interactive program During a plenary meeting in which the concept was explained, with inspiring presentations given by, among others, Ytsen de Boer of Kornelis Caps & Closures on how to involve people in the developments towards a...

March 9, 2023

RUG Professor awarded Engineer of the year 2023

Innovatiecluster Drachten is pleased to announce that Professor Jacquelien Scherpen of the University of Groningen (RUG) has been elected Engineer of the Year 2023. This prestigious prize is awarded to an engineer who has made an exceptional contribution to technological development in the Netherlands. It is a great honor for Scherpen and recognition for her pioneering work in the field of control engineering and dynamic systems. Jacquelien Scherpen is professor of Control Systems and Energy at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on developing mathematical models and algorithms for complex systems, such as robots and sustainable energy systems. This work carries...