Become Part of the smart

Are you looking for a challenging high-tech position? Then look no further and view our vacancies and internships.


more about us

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.

Do you want to know more? Take a look at this page or contact us via

This video shows the growth of ICD with various images of events, events, Safaris and High-tech contributions.

7.5 years of high-tech collaboration!

Be Smart

find your perfect job or internship

Filter by:

Engineering the future

  • not available
At the end of the year, the Institute of Engineering of Hanze University Groningen organized the event entitled Engineering the Future. Here technology students could orientate themselves on their professional future. Representatives from eight ICD companies attended the job fair, which was well attended by students from the Bachelor's programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management,…

Artificial intelligence nips weeds in the bud

  • not available
Artificial intelligence nips weeds in the bud – now 80 percent, on the way to 85 percent Article LINK magazine with, among others, Thom Verwater van Batenburg Beenen and Andela Techniek & Innovatie. Weeding is a monster job when you grow many acres of organic crops. Organic farmers hire workers for this, but they are not…

Matchmaking ME students

  • not available
On Wednesday 23 November, the Mechanical Engineering students of the University of Groningen (RuG) visited the SKILL building in Drachten. After a long period of digital sessions, the students were able to attend in person again to meet the ICD companies in the building where a lot of research equipment is located. About 15 students from the specializations…

the 23 top companies:

So this is them,
To overview companies

“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.

max. file size: 2MB.

Part of the smart

Oil mill street 5
9203 ZN Drachten


Our Companies

follow us