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

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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…

Study trip to Hochschule Emden Leer

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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…

Much interest at Delft Business Day

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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…

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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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