RUG Houdstermaatschappij

RUG Houdstermaatschappij BV (RHM) helps to launch knowledge-intensive companies by bringing scientific research results to the market.RHM supports scientists in the process of starting a business.

Rio Lab

RIOLab is located at the Energy Transition Center (EnTranCe) on the Zernike Campus Groningen. It offers working spaces where thousands of students and workers can go every day.

Refresh Groningen

The goal of Refresh Groningen is to inspire each other and help us grow as designers and front-end developers. But the most important thing is to bring these people together.

R&D Hotel

An inspiring environment where, among other things, work is being done on an intelligent care robot, where scientifically proven courses for the promotion of self-management & well-being are developed, where a platform for innovative cooperation with China is being developed, where various games are being developed with regard to fall prevention, where work is being done on smart blood transfusions aimed at quality control and blood saving and where Siemens has opened an official branch to look at innovations in the field of imaging techniques together with the UMCG.


Plantoor is a Boutique location for working, coaching or meeting.

Pharma Connect Capital

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.



Odyssey is a non-profit online incubator for multi-stakeholder collaboration that connects governmental, corporate, scientific and nonprofit partners with anyone that can contribute to building open source solutions for complex 21st-century challenges. Together, we create an interconnected, multi-stakeholder ecosystem where we discover the future by building it.

Noordelijke Online Ondernemers (NOO)

An exclusive group of established online businesses in the Northern Netherlands. Every quarter NOO organizes a meeting with the aim of sharing knowledge.

NOM Finance

We link you to other entrepreneurs who can help you implement your ideas, we call this Business Development. In addition, we do our best to put the Northern Netherlands on the map as an interesting place to establish for domestic and foreign companies. And finally, through our colleagues from Flinc, we help innovative startups and SMEs with growth ambition to become investor ready .

Meditech Centre

Place where companies active in the field of Life Sciences, mainly medical technology, meet. The Meditech Center 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. This shared accommodation near the UMCG offers companies the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in a new network environment.


Mediacentrale provides meeting place and rental of office space.


Maakplek is a place of manufacture, where you can cook, woodwork, metalwork , work on textile, electronics, rapid prototyping, design, code etc..

Let’s Gro

Let’s Gro is an inspiration festival about the future of the City and its surroundings. Thinking and dreaming together about what the future of Groningen could be like and showing each other what is already happening in Groningen and what we can achieve together in the near future. Groningen is bursting with good initiatives and innovations, and the potential is many times greater. During Let’s Gro we collect all the good ideas for the future. We hope that there will be good applicable ideas that will help the Groningen region to build a prosperous future from an economic, social or cultural point of view.

Launch Cafe

We started the cafe because we ourselves were desperately looking for a place that inspires, where you can meet new people, where there are opportunities for your business, where you don’t have to sign a choking contract, where everything is arranged and where you can work with fun.

Jonge Ondernemersprijs (JOP)

The JOP offers a platform for this group of young and successful entrepreneurs. We are convinced that by offering these people and the organizations they represent a stage, this has an inspiring effect on the whole of the Northern Netherlands.