29 Oct 2022

ICD organises mini-symposium on predictive maintenance

On October 27, 2022, a mini-symposium on predictive maintenance took place, organized by Innovatiecluster Drachten, in collaboration with Smart Indystry Hub, AI Coalition Northern Netherlands and University of Groningen (RUG). This knowledge session was devoted to artificial intelligence and project development in the field of predictive maintenance in the Netherlands, with guest speakers from companies and professors from the...

24 Oct 2022

ICD visits job fair in Germany

On Wednesday 19 October, the Hochschule Emden-Leer organized a physical job fair for the first time in a long time on their site in Emden, close to the famous Volkswagen factory. Not only the Volkswagen ID4 is produced in this northern German port city, but many talented people are also trained in fields that are important to the ICD companies...

17 Oct 2022

Regional joining of forces is a catalyst for growth in high-tech

Publication: Enterprising Friesland edition 6-2022

October 10, 2022

New addition to ICD: GeTech

On October 11, GeTech joined the Innovatiecluster Drachten. This brings the number of high-tech companies affiliated to the cluster to 22. To make the accession official, the ICD organized a ceremony in the presence of Henk Smid, treasurer of the ICD, Jan Geerts, CEO of GeTech, Mayor Cees Bijl and Alderman Jan Skipper,...

September 30, 2022

'Drachten hopes to have gold in his hands'

The 'Alliantie van Drachten' was signed on Friday 30 September! With this alliance we confirm Philips' collaboration with the municipality of Smallingerland, the Innovation Cluster Drachten, ROC Friese Poort, NHL Stenden, University of Groningen and the hospital Nij Smellinghe. A good example of collaboration within this alliance is the renovation and delivery of the SKILL building (Shared...

September 25, 2022

High Tech safari on product lifecycles

On September 20, a High Tech safari took place with about 50 students from the Industrial Product Design course at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. During this safari, which focused on the life cycle of a product, they visited the companies Comecer, Philips and Sparck. At Comecer, Sjors gave the...

September 23, 2022

First pile for new NTS Norma premises

On September 14, 2022, the symbolic first pile was driven for the new NTS Norma building. The business premises will be realized by Bouwgroep Noord and will be built on WA Scholtenlaan in Drachten, with a visible location on the N31. This new building offers more space and better conditions for the production of ultra-precision parts and thus plays a role...

25 Aug 2022

SRON discovers garbage dumps with large methane emissions using satellites

Using the Dutch space instrument Tropomi, the SRON methane research team identified methane emissions of 28 tons per hour at a garbage dump in Buenos Aires during a measurement in April 2021. In the various measurements, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Lahore and Mumbai stood out, because the emissions in those cities are on average twice as high...

17 Aug 2022

Big 5 Podcasts

In our new podcast series we discuss the latest trends and developments in innovative technology. We discuss, among other things, the difference between telemetry, remote sensoring & Big Data, and we discuss how far we have come with Renewable power and energy. What can the latest technology mean for healthcare? How...