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October 6, 2023

From Photonis Group to Exosens

The technological world of the Northern Netherlands is once again buzzing with energy now that one of the leading members of the ICD innovation cluster, the Photonis Group, has undergone a major transformation. Since September 20, 2023, the company will continue under the name Exosens, marking a new phase in their ambition to become the world leader in the field...

September 29, 2023

Successful Safari Excursion with Hoch Schule Emden-Leer

On September 22, 2023, the Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) welcomed 25 students from Hochschule Emden-Leer for a unique 'Safari' excursion in the modern SKILL building on the Philips site, the 'Shared Knowledge Innovation Learning Lab'. These students, specialized in Industrial Automation and Data Science, were given an insight into some leading technical companies in the region and delved deeper into...

September 26, 2023

A warm welcome for Spark Holland at the ICD

The Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) has a valuable partner. On Thursday, September 21, Spark Holland officially joined the ICD, an important event that was celebrated with motivational speeches and the symbolic signing of the cooperation contract on each other's backs. This collaboration promises a new phase of innovation and knowledge sharing, which will benefit both Spark...

September 23, 2023

Successful “High Tech Safari” with Hoch Schule Emden – Leer (HSEL)

On September 22, we had the pleasure of welcoming a group of 25 students from the Hoch Schule Emden – Leer (HSEL), specialized in Industrial Automation and Data Science. The group was represented by, among others, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kreutz, president of HSEL. Together with Binne Visser (chairman of ICD) and Michiel Kasteleijn (director of IWCN),...

September 19, 2023

Study trip to DFKI Robotics Innovation Center in Bremen

On Thursday, September 14, members of the Innovation Cluster had the unique opportunity to participate in a study trip to the DFKI Robotics Innovation Center in Bremen. Thomas Vögele from DFKI provided insight into this fascinating journey into the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. A World of Innovation...

September 18, 2023

How Precision Technology Shapes Drachten

In the midst of our digital age, precision technology plays a silent but indispensable role. Whether you use an app on your smartphone or are a doctor working with advanced medical equipment, this technology is everywhere. And you know what the great thing is? In Drachten we have NTS Norma, which is a world player in this. Source: article...

September 15, 2023

ICD Welcomes Hytrans

Innovation is the key word that has shaped the character of the Northern Netherlands for years. ICD is a driving force in this regard, with 23 high-tech companies that collaborate and share knowledge. This week, ICD welcomed Hytrans Systems BV as a new partner, a collaboration that pushes boundaries in technology and emergency response. Local Support: Dedication and Enthusiasm The entry of...

September 7, 2023

Dutch Contribution to Japan's Moon Mission: Dutch Telescope on the Way to the Moon

Space continues to amaze us with its mysteries and infinite possibilities. Japan recently took a remarkable step in lunar exploration, and the Netherlands is involved in this. This mission not only promises exciting discoveries, but also has important implications for future space exploration. The Japanese Moon Mission On September 7, 2023, Japan launched a rocket...

September 5, 2023

WhisperPower Achieves Impressive Results in the First Half of 2023

Now that everyone has returned from well-deserved holidays, it is high time to keep everyone informed of the recent developments in the first half of 2023, this time at WhisperPower Group. A Brilliant First Half Year The first half of 2023 has proved to be extremely successful for WhisperPower. Compared to the same period last...