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April 9, 2024

Successful discovery tour at ICD companies with Hanze University of Applied Sciences students

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. ir. Viktória Houwing, Program Manager Engineering Master SSE & Professorship Smart Systems at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, together with her students, welcomes us to our ICD companies, including BD and PerkinElmer. After this inspiring tour we received an enthusiastic response from Viktória: “Thank you very much for your warm welcome and...

April 5, 2024

Data ownership workshop

A knowledge deepening session by ICD On Tuesday April 26, the ICD working group AI (Artificial Intelligence) organized an essential workshop on the ownership of data, algorithms and information. This event marked an important step for ICD companies to delve deeper into the complexities of data and how to manage it as a valuable asset. Ernst Jan...

March 26, 2024

Demcon strengthens ICD

Collaboration for regional growth We are pleased to announce that Demcon, a leading technology innovation company, has recently joined the Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD). This collaboration marks an important milestone for the technology community in the Northern Netherlands and promises exciting opportunities for regional growth and development. On March 25, 2024, the cluster celebrated...

March 26, 2024

An inspiring visit from ICD to Steinfort Glas

Recently, from ICD, we had the unique opportunity to visit Steinfort Glas. This leading company in the glass industry is known for its innovation and technological advancements. The purpose of our visit was to share knowledge and explore the latest technologies in practice. The power of knowledge sharing At Steinfort Glas we saw...

March 25, 2024

Innovation meets practice at ICD

The future of technology and innovation is now. ICD proved this once again with a fascinating High Tech Safari, where 240 Applied Physics students from the University of Groningen took a look behind the scenes of the high-tech industry. The mission of this event is to inspire students and professionals with the latest developments in technical...

March 5, 2024

Innovation through collaboration is the key to success in EMC technology

In the world of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), collaboration is not just a buzzword, but the essence of progress. This was proven again during a recent measurement session at Astron's Wireless Data Lab (WDL), where companies and technicians with specialized knowledge in high-frequency electronics joined forces. Participants such as VARIASS, Ventura, Spark Holland, ZIUZ, and...

February 27, 2024

Sparck Technologies invests in growth with the acquisition of a Polish dealer

Drachten – Sparck Technologies, supplier of automatic packaging machines for custom boxes, has announced its local dealer in Poland, E.Pack Sp. z oo, taken over. The move follows a successful collaboration between the two companies since 2019 and strengthens Sparck's position in Eastern Europe. The experienced team of sales and service technicians from E.Pack Sp. z...

February 27, 2024

Successful participation of ICD in Delft Career Days

On Monday, February 19, 2024, our Innovation Cluster proudly participated in the Delft Career Days, organized by Delft University of Technology. This day offered a unique opportunity for students to orientate themselves on their future careers and for companies to meet talented candidates. The day started early, with setting up the...

February 22, 2024

Innovation and Sustainability Shine during Mini-Symposium “Smart and Circular in the Region”

In an inspiring meeting that took place recently, approximately 70 participants came together for the mini-symposium “Smart and Circular in the Region”, organized by Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) and Ynova. The event, marked by a series of engaging presentations and interactive sessions, highlighted the crucial role of innovation and circularity in regional development. The afternoon kicked off...