The “Innovation(s)werkstatt” by the Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg is a location to develop innovative ideas. It offers an open metal workshop, a co-working space and several creative seminars.


The “Innovationspreis” is a yearly award for innovative startups in Niedersachsen by the “Innovationsnetzwerk Niedersachsen”. One winner is honored within the categories vision, cooperation and economy.

Innovationstag Oldenburg

Regional networking event by the Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg which connects startups, entrepreneurs and companies to discuss and develop innovative ideas.

Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg

Joint project of the University of Oldenburg, the Jade Hochschule and the OFFIS. By mutual exchange of the project partners with economy, society, public authorities and cultural instiutions, the aim is to boost the innovative energy of the region.

Inqubator Leeuwarden

Incubator program for generic start-ups

Institut für Unternehmensgründung und Innovation (UGI)

Startup center at the Jade Hochschule, which supports future entrepreneurs with building up their business.



Institute for project-oriented science, part of University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer and carries out projects and business simulation games, which bare provided by different clients, with students from all faculties, therby meeting the expectaions of a practice-oriented education.

IT-Zentrum Lingen

The IT-Zenturm Lingen offers start-ups the opportunity to rent event rooms, use the co-working spaces and rent office space. Several IT companies are already located in the IT-Zentrum Lingen, so that a good local network can also be accessed.


The it.emsland supports regional companies and start-ups with IT problems and offers events, workshops, seminars and information sessions on topics related to digitalisation, cloud computing, IT security, IT law, digital communication as well as business and start-ups.

IWCN (International Welcome Center North)

IWCN helps internationals in the northern NL with questions about visa, living and doing business in the Netherlands.

Jade Startup Tag

Annual event for students and university members who are interested in starting a business.


Jet-Stream is the award winning streaming platform for leading broadcasters, publishers, sports clubs, events, studios, advertising agencies, video producers and brands.

Jonge bedrijven netwerk Drenthe

The Focus is on young entrepreneurs that want to expand their knowledge and their business in collaboration with like minded young entrepreneurs, peer support.

Jonge Commerciele Club

The JCC is a close-knit and active network organization for ‘young professionals’ in the city and region of Groningen. Her goal is to bring young and ambitious people from the city and region of Groningen into contact with each other and with the business community or (semi-) governments.

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.