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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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Innovation and Sustainability Shine during Mini-Symposium “Smart and Circular in the Region”

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In an inspiring meeting that took place recently, approximately 70 participants came together for the mini-symposium “Smart and Circular in the Region”, organized by Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) and Ynova. The event, marked by a series of engaging presentations and interactive sessions, highlighted the crucial role of innovation and circularity in regional development. The afternoon kicked off…

New university course and campus strengthen Drachten's position as an innovation hub

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Start of university studies Engineering Doctorate of the RUG Drachten, a city with a rich high-tech history, reaches a new milestone with the establishment of Campus Drachten. The initiators of this project, consisting of Innovatiecluster Drachten, Philips Drachten, University of Groningen, NHL Stenden, Firda, Nij Smellinghe hospital and the municipality of Smallingerland, are pleased to announce their collaboration on…

Dutch space instrument plays a key role in climate research

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Source: – Jeroen Kraan Today, Tuesday February 6, an important event attracts the attention of the world: the launch of a new climate satellite by NASA, equipped with a revolutionary Dutch instrument called SPEXone. This instrument is the result of a collaboration between the Dutch space institute SRON, Airbus and TNO and is about to…

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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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