Primary challenge owner: NHL Stenden and Campus Groningen
Secondary challenge owner(s): None
Collaboration aimed at strengthening the Northern Netherlands innovation ecosystem: “Campus Groningen meets Campus Leeuwarden”:
Campus Groningen and Campus Leeuwarden have several factors in common. One is that both Groningen and Leeuwarden are the two central innovation clusters of Groningen and Friesland. Not surprisingly, the two campuses share common concerns when it comes to fostering innovative entrepreneurship and actively facilitating the (present) business community.
From the first visualization of the innovative entrepreneurship heatmap, we see that Groningen and Leeuwarden can find each other on a number of distinctive themes, namely: digital & engineering, energy and health. Both Groningen and Leeuwarden campuses are physical innovation locations where people like to come and work. Locations whose attractive features attract new business activity and facilitate chance encounters.
Based on this philosophy, together we want to:
– Strengthen the position of Northern Dutch businesses and research professionals;
– Connect and improve the strength of the Northern Dutch ecosystems in Groningen and Leeuwarden, creating (thematic) complementarity between the two campus locations.
This can be done through a cross-site (innovation) program, joint project, or thematic approach route.
How can we connect the community of Campus Groningen and Campus Leeuwarden more closely, creating complementarity and strengthening the (location-based) Northern Netherlands innovation ecosystem?