The Rockstart Digital Health Accelerator brings together entrepreneurs from five continents to take part in its business accelerator program in Nijmegen.
They come to the region of Nijmegen for the same reason many international start-ups do: the quality of the available knowledge and talent, and the excellent cooperative relationships between partners. Not to mention the amenable living environment. Seen objectively, the province of Gelderland, where Nijmegen is located, lends a richly agreeable environment to the Health & High Tech companies that are located in the region.
In order to take full advantage of the strengths of Gelderland - and, in particular, the region around Nijmegen - in converting this environment into jobs, it’s necessary to work closely with partner organizations. At the end of 2016 Oost NL helped to clearly define the parameters of the partner relationships, as well as what was necessary in terms of capacity and resources. This had formed the basis for a future cooperation amongst, among others, the city of Nijmegen, Radboud University, the Radboud University Medical Center, the province of Gelderland, Kadans Science Partner, Health valley, Business Cluster Semiconductors and Oost NL.
Within this region, the Novio Tech Campus is one of the locations where the job opportunities may be the strongest. Oost NL worked hard, and pledges to continue to do so, in forming the basis for cooperative relationships between entrepreneurs, companies and other stakeholders. This is necessary to project a strong profile not only in the Netherlands, but also internationally.