The Netherlands is among the top countries for research and development, with a unique mix of innovative businesses working alongside renowned knowledge institutes. In part these activities take place at central locations, stimulating collaboration and inviting talent. East Netherlands offers world-class Science & Innovation Parks and Campuses for innovative companies in agri-food, life sciences & health, high-tech and smart energy. In our updated brochure we highlight a few of them.
A unique asset of the Netherlands is that universities, research institutes and private companies are used to collaborate intensively. Stimulated by the government. Together, they develop sustainable food of the future, enough for everyone. And they develop medical technology that keeps us healthy; innovations for the energy transition; a smart industry; and a world without waste.
The Netherlands is among the five most innovative countries in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022. The GII ranks world economies according to their innovation capabilities, on the basis of 80 indicators. Amongst other qualities, university-industry R&D collaboration is very strong in the Netherlands.
Campuses in East Netherlands
With a strong focus on Food, Health, Tech and Energy & Circular the East Netherlands has about twenty different campuses or innovation parks, each with a different area of expertise. Together with the campuses, regional development Oost NL publishes a brochure with information about Kennispark Twente, Nijmegen Campus, Wageningen Campus, Connectr - Energy innovation, Technology Base and World Food Center. New additions in the brochure are Knowledge and Innovation Campus Zonneoord in Ede (province of Gelderland) and High Tech Systems Park in Hengelo (province of Overijssel).
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Do you want to know more about innovation in our region? Or learn about the possibilities to expand your business in the Netherlands? At East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL), we’re happy to introduce you to the technology partners and R&D facilities that are relevant for your organization. Oost NL supports your successful establishment in our region. Whether you’re considering business expansion to the East Netherlands or have existing operations here, Oost NL assists you at every stage with free and confidential services. We are committed to help you to grow your business.