The Netherlands

Ondernemerskring Emmen (OKE)

meeting platform for Business-to-Business entrepreneurs active in industry and technology on the Emmense business parks; Bargermeer, Waanderveld, EMMTEC Industry & Businesspark, A37, De Tweeling, De Vierslagen and Pollux.

Provincie Drenthe


Rabobank Emmen-Coevorden

Rabobank finances through applications and programs such as Incentive Capital, Rabo Participations, MGF, Rabo Real Estate Finance, Innovation Loan, Crowdfunding, Rabo & Crowd, Qredits, Money Meets Ideas, Rabo Meet & Grow.

RTV Drenthe

Entrepreneur media


The Northern Netherlands Alliance united voice from the Northern Netherlands. They are an administrative organization through which the three provinces and the four large cities in the region coordinate their spatial planning and economic strategy. They are a Management Authority (MA) for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). They are a network organization that enables businesses, knowledge institutes, regional authorities and civil society organizations to meet and combine their strengths to foster innovation – both in the Netherlands as well as in Europe.


NICE wants to contribute to the growth of the innovation capacity for a circular economy in the Northern Netherlands. They do this by offering companies, governments and initiators from the North a place to share potential business cases in practice.

SNN Innovation monitor

The Innovation Monitor is a strategic collaboration between SNN and the University of Groningen. Aim of the monitor is to map and analyse innovation activities, investments and results of SMEs in the region


Nidaros is a specialist in Robotic Process Automation. Their goal is to support companies and institutions with ICT projects and linking students to these projects.

Tech hub Assen

A place where entrepreneurs, companies and institutions from the region find each other to solve innovation issues together in collaboration with knowledge institutes.

NOM Groningen

The NOM invests and develops in the northern Netherlands.