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Innovatiecluster Drachten consists of 23 high-tech Innovative companies.

We do not compete with each other, but work together. This is how we develop and make high-quality and unique products. We do this by sharing knowledge. That is why we welcome any new insight and are happy to work with technical talents.

We share knowledge, for example, with honors programs for students and High-tech Safaris. We also have special career and development programs for talents and we guide high-tech startups. The companies share high-tech equipment, including industrial metal and plastic 3D printers and cobots in our Shared Facility Center. Our workshops for R&D projects, development and testing facilities for 3D printing and soon auditoriums for school and student programs are also located there.

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7.5 years of high-tech collaboration!

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Girls’ Day 2023 – Technology rocks!

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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…

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

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'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:

Visit to radio telescope and insight into high-pressure applications

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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…

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“I came into contact with this platform (Part of the Smart) through the ICD and found the perfect internship for me. After my internship I immediately rolled into my dream job”

– Henk de Vries


Working within the Innovatiecluster Drachten in the Northern Netherlands offers many possibilities. We regularly say: “The future is yours”.

You can actively participate in innovative R&D projects with us.

What is special is that we share knowledge and work on solutions to social problems.

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