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Cooperation between businesses in Groningen is flourishing as never before. Where pioneers, trailblazers and go-getters meet. Groningen's fertile breeding ground combines forces to jointly strive for growth, sustainability and progress. This synergy is made possible not only by the individual dedication of companies, but also by the support of prominent collaborative partners of the Groninger Alliance. We list them for you:

Campus Groningen

Campus Groningen is the place for innovation, research and entrepreneurship. It is the fastest growing Campus in The Netherlands with more than 250 companies, 3 knowledge institutions (University of Groningen, UMCG, Hanzehogeschool Groningen), around 50,000 students and more than 20,000 jobs. Not only the knowledge institutions, but also the Municipality of Groningen, Business Association WEST and Province of Groningen contribute to Campus Groningen as an engine of innovation. For more information, go to Campus Groningen.

Make it in the North

Make it in the North is a project that solves two problems by bringing them together: the tightness in the Northern Netherlands job market and internationals looking for work. Make it in the North bridges the gap between companies in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe and English-speaking talent through a career-job portal, networking events, job fairs and tireless enthusiasm. For more information, visit Make it in the North.


TopDutch is the economic region of the Northern Netherlands, divided between the three provinces at the head of the country: Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. TopDutch provides a home for innovative companies, ecosystems to support ambitions and a community of like-minded talents to enable growth. In the region, government agencies, knowledge institutions and business work together to create green and digital solutions to global challenges and encourage talent to become great. For more information, visit TopDutch.

New Energy Coalition (NEC)

The origins of the New Energy Coalition are in the northern part of the Netherlands. This coalition brings together about 150 partners, including companies, government agencies, civil society organizations and knowledge institutions, to combine knowledge, experience, innovation and determination. Within the coalition, both young people and energy professionals are trained. In addition, it provides a platform for energy research and the implementation of concrete energy projects. An active exchange of knowledge with others is central, so that everyone can benefit. For more information, visit New Energy Coalition.

Founded in Groningen

The "Founded in Groningen" platform's main goal is to connect Groningen's extensive network of startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, SMEs and large companies. They highlight successes, present new technologies developed in Groningen and spotlight the city's talent, both nationally and internationally. The website serves as the ideal resource to discover events focused on innovation. Whether it's about startups in the city hiring new employees or simply being inspired by the stories of our city's talent, you'll find what you're looking for here. For more information, visit Founded in Groningen.

Life cooperative

With the goal of providing direction to decision makers of regional governments and institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of Life Science and Medical Technology in the northern part of The Netherlands are banding together under the name "Life Cooperative." It aims to develop joint solutions to address shared challenges. For more information, visit Life Cooperative.


The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is a prominent medical and scientific institution in Groningen. It is one of the largest hospitals in The Netherlands and the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. The prominent research center contributes to the development of medical knowledge and innovation. Thanks to the combining power between business, top and knowledge institutions, in Groningen we are making the change from cure to healthy aging. For more information go to UMC Groningen.

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