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GRO Digital

Accelerator of transition issues

Groningen is bursting with innovation power. Thanks to its rich digital sector, Groningen is the place for growth and transformation. Here, start-ups, scale-ups and established big players work together with knowledge institutions on global issues. This is how we make the transition to a better world and a better life life.

Digital transformation

In Groningen, digitalisation is accelerating the transition from the old to the future proof economy. Literally, thanks to data centers and a fast fiber-optic connection with the US. Figuratively, this can happen thanks to the many start-ups with pioneering ideas, collaborations that result in impactful solutions and the established national and international players who get a piece of Groningen’s innovative strength. This innovative power can be found in all sectors. From healthcare and food to the energy sector in Groningen, we lead the way when it comes to innovative solutions. In the Groningen ecosystem, we combine our knowledge and strengths and working towards tomorrow's world. 


  • Health & Digital

    In the healthiest city in the Netherlands, the health economics is growing faster than the national average. Here, together, we are making the shift from cure to healthy ageing.
  • Energy & Digital

    With 400 years of experience as an energy region, Groningen has all the necessary knowledge, infrastructure and professionals to achieve a completely new sustainable energy system. Wondering how we do it? Read more here.
  • Food & Digital

    In Groningen, we are making the shift from the linear to the circular food economy. How? You can read it here.
  • Digital

    In Groningen, we are making the transition from the old to the future-proof economy. We are making this possible through digitalisation. Want to know more? You can read it here.

Boost your digital future

Our tomorrow’s world starts today. In Groningen. We’re looking for talents, entrepreneurs, partners and investors who share the Groningen spirit. Pioneering, groundbreaking go-getters who want to collaborate with the many organizations in the Groningen ecosystem. To work on growth. And build a green, healthy and digital future – with a human touch.

Are you curious about opportunities in Groningen within the digital sector and want to boost your future?

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  • GRO The future

    Groningen is the place to grow and work on your future. Here, we work closely together on the transition themes of digital, food, health and energy.
  • GRO Health

    The healthiest city in the Netherlands, the life science sector is growing faster than the national average. This is due to the combined strengths of companies, leading institutions and schools.
  • GRO Energy

    Groningen is a frontrunner in the development of renewable energy. And when it comes to green hydrogen, Groningen even leads in Europe.
  • GRO Food

    The climate crisis, problems with soil quality and the deterioration of biodiversity call for sustainable solutions. Food innovation is being experimented on all fronts; from nature inclusive farming to disease control. New crops such as hemp are bringing new opportunities.

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