Subsidy for more Industry 4.0 in the North through the 3D-printing compass project
News | November 5, 2021
Today, Friday 5 November, the 3D-printing compass project received a European subsidy of no less than € 2.4 million. Deputy Friso Douwstra handed over on behalf of the province of Fryslan, the province of Groningen and the Northern Netherlands Partnership (SNN) presented a check to project leader Johan Pragt of ICD/Astron. This subsidy amount comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Friso Douwstra: “Collaboration between companies and institutions in the Northern Netherlands makes innovation possible. Often it is just words, but I am happy to see that from today we can support this beautiful example of the 3D printing compass project.”
Project of the future
A consortium of various companies and knowledge institutions is working on this project
Northern Netherlands with the aim of developing and sharing knowledge in the field of
To increase 3D printing and 3D electronics in the Northern Netherlands and to promote innovative
realizing applications. In addition, northern SMEs are supported in increasing their level of knowledge of these technologies. It is part of this
setting up a Virtual Shared Facility, in which all parties involved use each other's facilities and infrastructure for the techniques of 3D metal printing, 3D plastic/
composite printing, 3D glass printing and 3D electronics. The expected result is faster adoption of these technologies. In order to make the collaboration permanent, the intention is to create a community for the Northern Netherlands region, with which a northern
ecosystem is created.
The consortium includes the University of Groningen, various companies from Innovatiecluster Drachten, Binder3D and the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Foundation. You will find a complete overview here.
Would you like to know more about this project and what it can mean for your company?
Go to: https://www.icdrachten.nl/3d-printkompas