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September 23, 2022

First pile for new NTS Norma premises

On September 14, 2022, the symbolic first pile was driven for the new NTS Norma building. The business premises will be realized by Bouwgroep Noord and will be built on WA Scholtenlaan in Drachten, with a visible location on the N31. This new building offers more space and better conditions for the production of ultra-precision parts and thus plays a role...

25 Aug 2022

SRON discovers garbage dumps with large methane emissions using satellites

Using the Dutch space instrument Tropomi, the SRON methane research team identified methane emissions of 28 tons per hour at a garbage dump in Buenos Aires during a measurement in April 2021. In the various measurements, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Lahore and Mumbai stood out, because the emissions in those cities are on average twice as high...

17 Aug 2022

Big 5 Podcasts

In our new podcast series we discuss the latest trends and developments in innovative technology. We discuss, among other things, the difference between telemetry, remote sensoring & Big Data, and we discuss how far we have come with Renewable power and energy. What can the latest technology mean for healthcare? How...

5 Aug 2022

Regional joining of forces is a catalyst for growth in high-tech

Article Ondernemend Friesland Purchasing 3D printers together, captivating and retaining students of different educational levels, bringing talent back to Drachten and attracting companies that add something to the largest high-tech cluster in the Northern Netherlands. Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) does it. Program manager Joost Krebbekx: β€œOne of our objectives is to captivate and bind people. This applies to school leavers, but also to...

14 Jul 2022

Students of NHL Stenden close academic year with symposium

The end of the academic year has come, also for students of the Associate degree Associate degree Industrial Automation and Robotics at NHL Stenden. This dual training consists of theory and practice, in which the students work at a company to gain practical experience. In the last 10 weeks of Module 3, the students worked in...

12 Jul 2022

Farewell to Jaap van de Loosdrecht, lecturer at NHL Stenden

A meeting was held on Thursday 7 July as a farewell to lecturer Jaap van de Loosdrecht of NHL Stenden. Jaap is the founder of the Vision community in the Northern Netherlands. His passion for images was not only expressed in his work, but also in his private life. In this way, hobby and work merged seamlessly. Businesses...

20 Jun 2022

Dutch Technology Festival

Saturday 18 June was a successful day for the innovation cluster Drachten. More than 300 visitors visited the ICD companies that took part in the Dutch Technology Festival. NTS Norma, Sparck Technology and the other ICD companies had opened their doors to anyone interested in technology. The Shared Knowledge Innovation Learning Lab on the Philips site was open...

June 10, 2022

102nd anniversary of Beenen Batenburg

2020 was a special year, because then Beenen existed 100 years! 1920 – 1983In the year 1920 John Beenen focused on electrical installations for generators, lighting and later also radio installations. 1986In 1986, the electrical engineering company with its winding department was sold to Batenburg Techniek NV. This gave Beenen a healthy financial basis...

June 3, 2022

OMRON and ICD join forces with industrial automation solutions

OMRON and Innovatiecluster Drachten have teamed up to take the collaborating companies and schools of the ICD during a multi-day event on the evolution from production to today's factory floor. 😊 The program consisted of interactive presentations and live demos focusing on the latest technologies in Robotics and Vision...