Successful first High Tech Safari

News | March 24, 2016

On Wednesday 23 March, students from the technical universities of Twente and Eindhoven experienced the first High Tech Safari. The students were invited by Innovatiecluster Drachten to come to Drachten during the Bedrijvendagen Twente and Wervingsdagen TU Eindhoven at the beginning of March. Not only to see with your own eyes what career opportunities there are in the high tech industry in the Northern Netherlands, but also to experience the most modern high tech yourself. A quest for the Big 5 of high tech.


The students followed a full program that started with a reception and tour at BD, where it was shown how smart technology can reduce the diagnosis time for certain diseases from 4 days to 1 day. At Delta Instruments, the students got a look inside a cow and how modern measuring methods can be used to determine her health and therefore the quality of the milk. 


An oldtimer bus shuttled the students back and forth between the companies, taking them to Neopost for lunch. There the students became acquainted with the revolutionary packing machine for large (international) web shops, which packages purchases to size. A limousine took the students to Gorrdeijk for a lightning visit to ZIUZ, where they were amazed to see how super-sensitive cameras can still produce clear video images in the pitch dark. 

Back in Drachten, the students at Norma were shown how advanced machines are used to make the most beautiful, smallest and most accurate parts from metal to plastic. The High Tech Safari ended with a tour of the Philips shaver factory.