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December 12, 2022

Engineering the future

At the end of the year, the Institute of Engineering of Hanze University Groningen organized the event entitled Engineering the Future. Here technology students could orientate themselves on their professional future. Representatives from eight ICD companies attended the job fair, which was well attended by students from the Bachelor's programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management,...

December 9, 2022

Artificial intelligence nips weeds in the bud

Artificial intelligence nips weeds in the bud – now 80 percent, on the way to 85 percent Article LINK magazine with, among others, Thom Verwater van Batenburg Beenen and Andela Techniek & Innovatie. Weeding is a monster job when you grow many acres of organic crops. Organic farmers hire workers for this, but they are not...

November 25, 2022

Matchmaking ME students

On Wednesday 23 November, the Mechanical Engineering students of the University of Groningen (RuG) visited the SKILL building in Drachten. After a long period of digital sessions, the students were able to attend in person again to meet the ICD companies in the building where a lot of research equipment is located. About 15 students from the specializations...

November 23, 2022

Business contact day at Windesheim

The annual business contact day took place at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences on 22 November. This year's theme was Meet your future. During this event, companies can get in touch with HBO-ICT students who are looking for an internship or graduation place from their exhibition stand. Among those present were representatives of the ICD and ASTRON, the...

November 22, 2022

Master classes on robotics

On November 18, Innovatiecluster Drachten, together with Hanze University of Applied Sciences and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, organized masterclasses on behalf of the Smart Industry Hub North for 18 participants from 14 companies from the region who want to get started with robotics. A visit to the Philips factory (Oneblade production lines) was therefore a nice theoretical basis for...

November 21, 2022

ICD Learning Day

In November another Innovatiecluster Drachten Learning Day was held for employees of ICD companies. This day was dedicated to knowledge sharing in the technological field, both during parallel sessions and a central market. The program consisted of three rounds of lectures on the topics of Smart Factories, Robotics and Additive manufacturing. Philips and...

November 16, 2022

BD is looking for new employees with a passion for wellness

From mid-April 2023, BD Kiestra will expand its production with a new generation of devices called InoquIA, an automated system for processing microbiological samples. This expansion not only requires a renovation of the factory, the company is also looking for new employees. BD Kiestra develops and produces innovative, high-quality automated...

November 14, 2022

University of the North roadshow

During a visit to the Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) on November 10, more than 80 visitors got an insight into how knowledge institutions and 23 northern high-tech companies work together on technical innovations all over the world. Talent is needed to realize this ambition. Now and in the future. That is why this afternoon the subject of human capital...

29 Oct 2022

ICD organises mini-symposium on predictive maintenance

On October 27, 2022, a mini-symposium on predictive maintenance took place, organized by Innovatiecluster Drachten, in collaboration with Smart Indystry Hub, AI Coalition Northern Netherlands and University of Groningen (RUG). This knowledge session was devoted to artificial intelligence and project development in the field of predictive maintenance in the Netherlands, with guest speakers from companies and professors from the...