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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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Business contact day at Windesheim

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The annual business contact day took place at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences on 22 November. This year's theme was Meet your future. During this event, companies can get in touch with HBO-ICT students who are looking for an internship or graduation place from their exhibition stand. Among those present were representatives of the ICD and ASTRON, the…

BD is looking for new employees with a passion for wellness

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From mid-April 2023, BD Kiestra will expand its production with a new generation of devices called InoquIA, an automated system for processing microbiological samples. This expansion not only requires a renovation of the factory, the company is also looking for new employees. BD Kiestra develops and produces innovative, high-quality automated…

ICD organises mini-symposium on predictive maintenance

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On October 27, 2022, a mini-symposium on predictive maintenance was organized by Innovatiecluster Drachten, in collaboration with Smart Indystry Hub, AI Coalition Northern Netherlands and University of Groningen (RUG). This knowledge session focused on artificial intelligence and project development in the field of predictive maintenance in the Netherlands, with guest speakers from companies and professors from the…

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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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