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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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7.5 years of high-tech collaboration!

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ICD Verwelkomt Hytrans

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Innovatie is het kernwoord dat het karakter van Noord-Nederland al jaren vormt. ICD is hierbij een drijvende kracht met inmiddels 23 hightech bedrijven die samenwerken en kennis delen. Deze week verwelkomde ICD Hytrans Systems BV als nieuwe partner, een samenwerking die grenzen verlegt in technologie en noodhulp.  Lokale Ondersteuning: Toewijding en Enthousiasme De toetreding van…

Students win Prestigious Sibbele Oosterhaven Innovation Award

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Students Proudly Present their Robotfuture Research and Win Prestigious Sibbele Oosterhaven Innovation Award. Friday 14 July was a special day for the students of the second batch of the Associate degree (Ad) Industrial Automation and Robotics course at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. They proudly presented their research during a…

Successful Students NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Celebrate Graduation Ceremony at ICD

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A special day at Innovatiecluster Drachten (ICD) when the first batch of students of the dual 2-year HBO program Associate degree (Ad) Industrial Automation and Robotics of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences received their well-deserved diploma on 14 July. The festive moment took place in the SKILL building in Drachten, where the students also learned their fascinating lessons…

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– 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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