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Amidst vast green fields lies the economic heart of the Northern Netherlands, the city of Groningen. The city has transformed itself into a hotbed of modern technology and research. The presence of the University of Groningen, the Hanzehogeschool Groningen University of Applied Sciences and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), among others, has enabled the region to develop a knowledge-intensive economy, where young minds come together to innovate and push boundaries. Below is an overview of the collaboration partners:

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, the Hanzehogeschool Groningen University of Applied Sciences) some 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 the provinces of 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. 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 main goal of the Founded in Groningen platform is to connect the extensive network of startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, SMEs and large companies in Groningen. 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 here what you're looking for. For more information, visit Founded in Groningen.

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