5Groningen tests applications using 5G. It doesn’t test the technology itself, but what you can do with it. We do this with partners from various sectors, including commercial companies, knowledge institutes and social organizations.


Advisorgroep is an independent consultancy firm for both the starting and the advanced entrepreneur. Advisors with expertise, who can guide you in all aspects of entrepreneurship.

Alfa College Hoogeveen

Construction and Infrastructure, Economy and administration, Level 2 services, Trade and entrepreneurship, Hospitality and bakery, Information and communication technology, Technology and process industry Tourism and recreation, Beauty care, Safety and sport and healthcare

Anner Award

The Anner Award is the competition for student entrepreneurs in the Northern Netherlands. All students from Groningen, Friesland or Drenthe with a business idea or running company can participate.

Anwaltssprechtag IHK

The Lawyers’ Day of the Industrie und Handelskammer offers founders and those interested in founding a company the opportunity to obtain individual information about the legal aspects involved in founding a company.


Backbone050 is the contact point in Groningen where young, creative and socially engaged talent establish themselves to create, (further) develop, network and cross-pollinate (e.g. theatre groups, sound recording studios, volunteer organisations, Internship placements etc.).

BarCamp Digitalisierung

Annual event for digitalisation which is organised by several regional institutions. In a barcamp, each participant is invited to offer a topic to discuss.

Beratungstag Innovationsförderung

Consultation for companies regarding innovative idea, offered by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Oldenburg.


Accelerator program for cleantech

BioBizz Hub

Cleantech and bio baseed incubator run by Paques company

Biotech Center

The Biotech Center is an incubator at the Healthy Ageing Campus in the field of biotechnology. It offers entrepreneurs, companies and start-ups the space to be close to the knowledge of the UMCG and to make use of lab and office facilities.

Blockchainlab Drenthe

The Blockchainlab Drenthe investigates technology and develops early version of applications.


In Boost-up, a group of experienced entrepreneurs helps enthusiastic entrepreneurs to grow quickly by offering unique products and services.

Bossers & Cnossen

Bossers & Cnossen is a certified and authorized supplier of a large number of brands in the field of ICT resources and functionalities.

Broadband Innovation Centre (BIC Oldambt)

Together with the Hanze University College, BIC Oldambt is working on facilitating and supporting an innovation workshop in Oldambt.

Business Angels Weser-Ems

A group of investors which support local entrepreneurs with the financing of their business idea.