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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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Matchmaking through High Tech Career Competition

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Last week, ICD organized its own High Tech Career Competition (HTCC). A digital matchmaking for students from NHLStenden, Windesheim and RuG who are looking for the right match for a graduation project or internship at one of our high-tech companies.

Mechatronics in the Smart Industry

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences starts new associate degree (Ad) Mechatronics program in the Smart Industry in collaboration with the professional field

ICD Safari with study association Astatine

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Robots that are flexible in working hours and that perform regular actions so that you can work more efficiently. When do you deploy a robot and what is the tipping point to automate processes? And what is the advantage of 3D printing? These topics were covered in the masterclasses Robotics and 3D printing from the companies Beenen, BD Kiestra and Philips. The students of study association Astatine followed these lectures online at Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD).

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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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