Into space with Innovatiecluster Drachten

News | 16 Feb 2016

Students of the University of Twente can take a space trip on the campus in Enschede today, during the start of the annual Business Days for students. The journey goes to the recently discovered planet 'No. 9', where Innovatiecluster Drachten has made a successful landing.

At the invitation of the Twente students, the high-tech companies of Innovatiecluster Drachten will present themselves during the fair that will be held on the university grounds next week. Every year, the students organize an activity week that focuses on their own future. For this they invite 150 companies, ranging from energy companies to health insurers and from high-tech companies to temporary employment agencies. Innovatiecluster Drachten is a high-tech business cluster this year for the first time. Not only with a stand at the fair, but already today with a playful Facebook promotion.

space travel

Next to a huge skating rink is the tent in which students can make a space journey. Special space clothing is provided. The journey goes to planet 'No. 9', which has been christened Innovatiecluster Drachten for today. “Students experience this unique space journey by means of a green screen. Evidence of their visit to planet 'No. 9' can be shared via Facebook. In this way we hope to reach several hundred students today'', says spokesman Berend Henk Huizing.

High Tech Safari

During the fair on Thursday 25 February, technicians and recruiters from the collaborating companies of Innovatiecluster Drachten will talk to the students. According to Huizing, anyone who shows special interest will receive a special invitation. ,,We have a VIP pass available for 25 students with a special interest in our high-tech companies. This pass entitles you to a fully catered High Tech safari along the big 5 of the high tech, at our companies."

Innovation Cluster Drachten

The high-tech business cluster is an internationally operating ecosystem of currently 13 collaborating High Tech companies and knowledge institutions that are at the forefront of innovations and competitive in the global market. Together, more than 3,500 employees at the companies work on solutions for the major challenges of the future: 'the internet of things', big data, robotics, 3D printing and alternative energy.