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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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Innovative design wins prestigious award at ICD

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In a recent development within the Innovatiecluster Drachten, a team of talented students from the University of Twente has achieved a groundbreaking victory. Their project, called “Space Case”, was unanimously chosen as the winner in a challenging design competition organized by ASTRON and the Innovation Cluster. The assignment was ambitious: design a new version of the LOFAR HBA international…

A look into the future of technology and talent at ETF

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A dynamic meeting between students and innovative companies The job fair 'Engineering the Future' brought a breath of fresh air to the corridors of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. This event is the place where enthusiastic students and top companies from the technology world met. New place, new opportunities This year the fair was in a different place. It…

Innovation and collaboration during the Principia Prize 2023

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On November 28, 2023, talented mechanical engineering students gathered at an event that celebrates innovation and creativity: the Principia Prize, organized by the University of Twente. This year the focus was on a challenging case presented by Astron and the Innovatiecluster Drachten. The assignment was to develop original and creative solutions for the Radio Telescope…

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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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