The world's first rural testing ground for 5G applications in North Groningen. We transformed Noord-Groningen into thé test ground for the latest generation of mobile internet. Entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations work together with experts to test 5G.
Award for student entrepreneurs in the North.
Backbone050 is the nexus for youth culture and sports in Groningen city. It is home to numerous organisations in the field of music, dance, theater, reintegration, and photography with our own indoor BMX Pedal Park and skatepark; Colosseum.
Business Match Groningen (BMG) is thé students platform for entrepreneurship at Hanze University of Applied Sciences! BMG consists a board of six entrepreneurial students of the Hanze. It is an independent foundation that motivates, stimulates and inspire.
The Campus is the innovation engine of the Northern Netherlands and has two adjacent locations; the Healthy Aging Campus and the Zernike Campus Groningen. It is part of a region with natural cohesion and mutually reinforcing sectors.
Innovative startups in growth stage.
Entrepreneurship is for everyone. So also for you! Are you a student at Hanze University of Applied Sciences and do you have a great idea? A personal motivation for entrepreneurship? Or do you have a higher goal to improve the world? As a student of the Hanze you have the opportunity to make your dream come true.
The entrepreneur minor for major succes. For ambitious student entrepreneurs.
Co-working space in an old factory & purpose-hub
Your event location in the heart of the city. A characteristic industrial building, equipped with all modern technology, in a central location in Groningen. De Puddingfabriek is the ideal place for all your festive and business meetings where atmosphere and personal attention are important.
Digital Society Hub (DSH) is an inspiring environment, a breeding ground, where creative and skilled people from education and research come up with and try out opportunities / solutions together with the business community.
Contributing to sustainable economic growth in northern Groningen
EnTranCe | Expertise Center Energy wants to accelerate the transition to a clean and affordable energy supply. In our expertise center, scientists, students, companies and social institutions meet to share their knowledge. Together we provide the innovations that are badly needed for the energy transition and we strengthen the regional knowledge economy.
Want to transform your idea into reality? Fablab Groningen has the tools, the knowledge and the space to help make a functioning prototype.
Flinc contributes to innovative startups in Northern Netherlands by (1) supporting them in creating an "investor ready" businessplan and (2) by matching these startups with our comprehensive network of suitable financiers. Flinc links innovative startups
The Game Bakery is a cooperation comprised of a collection of game developers and other creative pioneers, who all work on (decidedly game-related) projects. This is done in a manner similar to how bread is baked: proficiently, patiently and lovingly.
Digital startups early stage.
Collective of women that code – whether they’re seasoned professionals or just getting started.
Hashtag Workmode has become the place to be for enterprising women who want to develop into smart and powerful entrepreneurs. We offer all-female co-working. Our monumental building in Groningen offers space to the most ambitious community in the North. With plenty of daylight, thanks to the large windows, you can effortlessly move mountains of work here.
We work on medical technology, short and long-term, in small and large groups. Together with knowledge institutions, companies and the government we work on research and innovative solutions in the field of medical technology and healthy ageing.
A collective business building that offers space for start-ups, scale-ups and grown-ups. There is also room for, among other things, a fitness, restaurant and childcare. “You no longer have to go to Amsterdam for such inspiring work environments. Groningen now also offers a worthy alternative with Het Kwadraat.
Impact Noord strengthens the ecosystem for impact entrepreneurs together with the business community, educational institutions and governments. We do this by organizing activities and events, but also by increasing the network and visibility in the market and with governments. We bring the knowledge, expertise and experience of our members together. In this way, we represent the interests of the impact entrepreneur where necessary.
Where ambitious startups work together.
Where ambitious game developers work together.
Turning festivals into living labs for innovation and sustainability.
Bringing together young ambitious graduates.
The award for young entrepreneurs from the north.
The workplace for digital craftmanship in the Northern Netherlands.
Coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups.
Festival to inspire about the future of Groningen, collecting all the amazing ideas, innovations and initiatives that are held and giving them an opportunity to shine and grow.
De Maakplek is a great place to make everything. For example made of wood, textile or metal. But you can also show your cooking skills here! Or you are involved in electronics, rapid prototyping, design and code. In short, a place to work on your own project in peace and space. And to meet other makers! The Maakplek is for everyone who likes to make and create in their spare time.
Old power plant, now office-spaces, that offers a home to companies active in the media, data and ICT.
Investor readiness support, investment, business development.
Exclusive group of established online businesses in the North.
Odyssey is an open innovation program organized by DutchChain. Odyssey connects governmental, corporate and non-profit launching partners to breakthrough technology, enabling everyone to co-create new solutions to complex 21st-century challenges.
Pharma Connect Capital invests in startup companies located in Groningen, Friesland & Drenthe with a mission to develop new drugs, drug delivery technologies, biomarkers or diagnostics.
Inspiring green workplace and boutique meeting location for entrepreneurs and businesses.
RIOLab offers permanent workplaces. In addition to the presence of all the necessary facilities to get started immediately, internet, whiteboard, beamer and free parking, the workplace offers an innovative environment with different areas. The work environment is available 24/7.
Investment fund for businesses.
We help enterprising Dutch people and policy staff move forward in the field of sustainability, doing business across borders, agricultural entrepreneurship and innovation. Together with our partners we make the Netherlands economically stronger and more sustainable.
Aims to stimulate and develop innovation and utilities with the ambition to create new business activity and economic growth in the seaports.
A partnership of the three northern provinces and the municipalities of Groningen, Leeuwarden, Assen and Emmen. We work every day to make the North even more beautiful. We believe that everything starts with an idea. As a service provider we are close to our customers, clients and cooperation partners. We provide subsidies, facilitate northern cooperation and promote northern interests in The Hague and Brussels. We help make your ideas come true. SNN stimulates, facilitates and connects.
Challenge for entrepreneurs to develop social initiatives, make innovative ideas work and expand ongoing social projects.
At StartUp Assist startups, established companies and social organisations are connected. The aim is to share each other's expertise and network, to inspire each other and to learn from each other. Our motto: 'sports unites people'.
An inspiring facility for entrepreneurial students, startups and scale ups on the Zernike Campus.
Groningen welcomes ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs from all over the world. Specialized in the industries Digital, Energy and Health.
Collective of young talents. Mix of creative and inspiring entrepreneurs, professionals and students.
Coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups.
Funds of funds aimed at Health Tech companies.
Business accelerator for ambitious startups in the Northern-Netherlands
VentureClasses are free public lectures by inspirational speakers followed by networking evenings.
The Wolkenfabriek is located in the former sugar factory. On the first floor of this enormous building, a large kitchen and hall have been transformed. We invite you for great food and regular live concerts between the gigantic industrial elements.
The largest startup competition in the Netherlands.
Connecting young digital entrepreneurs in the north of the Netherlands.
We connect, support and promote startups, companies and initiatives in the innovation ecosystem of Groningen. So they can innovate with more impact and grow even faster.
Want to help make Groningen a better place with your startup? Groningen is looking for ambitious startups to come up with new and innovative ways to tackle societal issues and urban challenges. Startup in Residence is a 5 month program where you’ll get in.
Perfect wifi & internet for companies
Groningen Seaports provides the complete package of port services to its industrial and commercial clients, from logistics and infrastructure services to the issue and maintenance of the sites in both port regions.
Empowering the world to build a safer Internet
Predicting tomorrow's hit songs
The IBM Client Innovation Center is an entrepreneurial start-up with the support of the world's largest IT and consulting services company: IBM.
InnoCore Pharmaceuticals develops pharmaceutical drugs based on biodegradable proteins (polymers).
Never lose a receipt again.
specialized in custom-made web applications
The world around you
In case you forget
The online platform for booking sports activities
On demand tutoring
Food festival extraordinair
Your gateway to the peer to peer economy
Share your online life with your offline grandma
Measuring vibrations on a large scale. Measurement data in the cloud. Easy assembly.
Focus on perfection
Making online payments easy
credit management made easy and friendly
Unified CRM, Project Management and Invoicing
A collective of geniuses, a shack full of nerds
Making Buildings Smart and Energy Sustainable
The online fact checker
VR to the max
Wholesale cloud telephony
Business telephony in the cloud
Real-time eye contact based on webRTC.
Crafting wood, creating time
Branding, Design & Spaceships
Innovative crop health management
Build your own app in just 15 minutes
The Athlete in Everyone
A Groningen based craft beer brewery
for you, all the way
Digital picture books and educational games for kids
BioMCN is one of Europe’s largest methanol producers and is the first company in the world to produce and sell industrial quantities of high quality bio-methanol, a second-generation biofuel.
Boost your brain
Watches, jewellery and more
It's better to be a wolf for a day than a sheep all your life.
Spotify for school books
Find your wow, sell your wow.