Our aim is to stimulate and develop innovation and utilities. It is our ambition to create new business activity and economic growth and to improve the business climate in the seaports.
G.J. Smid Fonds
The foundation’s objective is to support innovative developments in the industrial and craft sectors in order to promote and improve business activities and employment in the Northern Netherlands region, as well as to do all that is related to or may be conducive to the above in the broadest sense of the word.
Founded In Groningen
The portal Founded in Groningen aims to link the vast network of startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, SME-businesses and the corporates, in Groningen. They highlight the successes, showcase new technologies invented in Groningen and profile the city’s talent, nationally and internationally.
Young Business Awards
The start-up competition Young Business Award consists of three start-up events in which the best start-ups from the Netherlands compete against each other to become the ‘Best Young Business in the Netherlands’. It is also the meeting place for entrepreneurs, professionals and investors.
Center of Expertise Energy contributes to the rapid transition to a clean and affordable energy supply. In their expertise center, scientists, students, companies, governments and social institutions meet each other to share their knowledge to provide innovations needed for the energy transition.
De Pijp (formerly Big Building)
De Pijp is located in an old meat preserves factory and furniture factory on the Boterdiep. In the building there are office spaces, fixed workplaces, flexplaces and meeting rooms for rent. Startups, self-employed persons and SMEs work here independently through which collaborations also arise!