News

February 24, 2023

Delegation of Smallingerland municipality visits ICD

On Thursday, February 16, representatives of the Municipal Executive of the municipality of Smallingerland visited Innovatiecluster Drachten. During the working visit, the Executive Board was informed about the ambitions and initiatives of the ICD to bind and fascinate talent from all levels of education for the Northern Netherlands region. This is good...

February 22, 2023

Much interest at Delft Business Day

On 21 February, TU Delft students visited the Delft Business Day (DDB). This was a great opportunity for them to meet representatives of the companies and find out more about the available internships and vacancies. Four of the 22 companies affiliated with ICD were present: Kwant Controls, Philips, SRON...

February 18, 2023

Students of CSG Liudger visit WhisperPower

On February 16, a group of students from the Liudger Christian School from the Netherlands, Germany and Spain visited the WhisperPower company in Drachten. This visit was part of an internationalization project of CSG Liudger in which the students gain insight into sustainable solutions for the future. WhisperPower is a Dutch company that develops innovative sustainable...

February 10, 2023

ICD welcomes 1000th student at High Tech Safari

In the period before Corona, about 800 students had visited the ICD companies. No physical events took place during the pandemic, but since March 2022 this has been possible again and 1000 students have already visited our Safaris in 1 year. All the more reason to take a moment to reflect on the fact that we welcomed the thousandth student to our High Tech Safari for the Hochschule Emden-Leer this week.

February 6, 2023

Major upgrade of international LOFAR telescope approved

The ILT Board has approved the order for the LOFAR2.0 upgrade of all 52 stations plus 2 additional stations of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT), plus spare parts. A total investment of 10 million euros goes to orders from the Dutch companies Neways, Major Electronics, Variass and Batenburg Industrial Electronics. The International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) consists of several stations...

February 6, 2023

High quality of life in the Northern Netherlands

The high-tech companies in the Northern Netherlands that are affiliated with the Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) are constantly on the move. Here products and services are developed in the field of 3D printing, robotics, innovative products for health and well-being, renewable energy, high-pressure technology, artificial intelligence and circular production. That is why we are looking for technically trained personnel, both students and people with work experience....

February 4, 2023

Great succes for PhD Day in Groningen

The PhD day in Groningen on February 3, 2023 was a great success. Many students took the time to attend this meeting and to network with companies or to enter into a substantive conversation during a speed date. One of the most popular stands was Innovatiecluster Drachten, which was staffed by four...

25 January 2023

High Tech Safari TFV Francken

On January 20, 2023, a High Tech Safari of the ICD took place. About 80 students from study association TFV Francken were warmly welcomed in Drachten. Under the guidance of their professor of applied physics and assistant, they visited the ICD companies Philips, NTS Norma, BD and SRON. They also attended a lecture in the field of...