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May 8, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Dashboarding: The key to new insights

discussed challenges and opportunities associated with collecting and analyzing data in the modern age. Expert Theun Prins of YP Your Partner shares his insights in the field of remote sensing and data analysis in this conversation. This article summarizes the main points and highlights the role of artificial intelligence, dashboarding and actionable action in this rapidly evolving field.

April 19, 2023

NHL Stenden students present successful adaptation and modification projects

Last Friday a successful presentation took place in the SKILL building of Innovatiecluster Drachten. Fourteen students from the Ad Industrial Automation and Robotics course at NHL Stenden presented their adaptation and change projects at companies in the Innovation Cluster. During the presentations, the students introduced themselves and told about the technical adaptation they...

April 4, 2023

Girls’ Day 2023 – Technology rocks!

Girlsday 2023 was a great success. This event, which took place at the end of March, is being organized by more and more companies to enthuse girls between the ages of 10 and 15 about technology and science. This time, the participating companies Philips, Resato, Photonis, SRON, ASTRON and BD have committed themselves to giving the girls an interesting day...

April 3, 2023

Professor of the University of Groningen Jacquelien Scherpen is Engineer of the Year.

'Students think that the best jobs are in the Randstad. We don't think so' Professor of the University of Groningen Jacquelien Scherpen Click on the image for the article by Dagblad van het Noorden:

March 23, 2023

Visit to radio telescope and insight into high-pressure applications

Applied Physics students from the Van der Waals Study Association of Eindhoven University of Technology visited ASTRON in March. Electrical designer Lesley explained about radio astronomy and shared his knowledge about photonics. The LOFAR telescope with all its technology, from antenna, low-noise amplifiers, filters, A/D conversion to supercomputing, offered a complete overview of all...

March 21, 2023

RuG students on safari à la James Bond with a scientific twist

The Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) of the University of Groningen has welcomed students of the Applied Physics program on a true safari! No lions and tigers here, but a whole bunch of companies that deal with mathematics, computer science and AI. A group of 150 students set out to meet the tech companies...

March 20, 2023

Successful Smart Factory Event

On March 16, the Smart Factory Event took place in the SKILL building in Drachten. The aim of this event was to inform SMEs about the concept of Smart Factory, so that they can determine their strategy to deal with the rapid developments in production technologies, the digitization of production processes, a growing shortage of skilled workers and the constant...

March 9, 2023

RUG Professor awarded Engineer of the year 2023

Innovatiecluster Drachten is pleased to announce that Professor Jacquelien Scherpen of the University of Groningen (RUG) has been elected Engineer of the Year 2023. This prestigious prize is awarded to an engineer who has made an exceptional contribution to technological development in the Netherlands. It is a great honor for Scherpen and a recognition...

February 24, 2023

Study trip to Hochschule Emden Leer

On Thursday, February 23, the ICD undertook a study trip to the city of Emden, where the Volkswagen ID3 and ID4 are produced. This time we were guests at the Hochschule Emden Leer and the aim was to gain new knowledge in the field of digitization of logistics. With a constant stream of trucks on the...