An inspiring visit from ICD to Steinfort Glas

News | March 26, 2024

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 first-hand how industrial innovation can lead to unique products and services. As members of ICD, they come from various high-tech companies and knowledge institutions, including FMI, Batenburg Beenen, XparVision, Ventura, Philips, and the University of Groningen (RUG), we gained an in-depth insight into the practical application of technologies that are central to our joint efforts.

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A focus on technological progress

Our visit emphasized the innovative techniques and processes that Steinfort Glas uses, with a special focus on robotics. This interaction not only provided a platform for knowledge exchange but also stimulated discussions about future technological developments and challenges within our sector.

The importance of learning together

The involvement and enthusiasm of both Steinfort Glas employees and our members emphasized the importance of joint learning and sharing expertise. This visit was a wonderful example of how direct contact with industry can provide us with valuable insights and inspiration for our own projects and research initiatives.

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Presentation by Alex Sloot

Young talent and the future of technology

A special moment was the presentation by Alex Sloot, the son of a Philips employee, who is currently graduating from Steinfort Glas. His commitment and passion for technology were not only inspiring but also emphasized the importance of involving young talents in technical innovation. This moment reminded us of the crucial importance of passing on knowledge and enthusiasm for technology to the next generations.


Our visit to Steinfort Glas was an enriching experience that not only provided insight into the advanced technologies and processes of a leading company but also strengthened our community through knowledge sharing and collective inspiration. 

Such visits are crucial for the continued development and innovation within our cluster and underline the importance of collaboration and openness in technological progress. We look forward to more such interactions and the opportunities they bring.

For more information about Steinfort Glas' innovative solutions, we invite you to visit their website: Steinfort Glass.

This visit is just an example of how we are committed to promoting knowledge and innovation in the high-tech industry. By working together and learning from each other, we build a future where technological advances benefit us all.