GRO The future
GRO the Future
Groningen. City, province and region. Vibrant and inviting. Bursting with young talent. Home to innovative go-getters. With the fastest growing campus in the Netherlands and renowned research and knowledge institutions Groningen offers the latest insights into 21st century issues. Add to that the excellent geographical and digital connection and then you can rightfully speak of a multidisciplinary and innovation ecosystem for the future.
The place to GRO
Our tomorrow’s world starts today. In Groningen. Here we work together in the fields of energy, health, food and digitalization. All the transition themes work closely together in the ecosystem of Groningen, with digitalization being the transition accelerator. Groningen is the place to grow and work on your future.
Groningen is looking for talent, entrepreneurs, partners and investors with a typical Groningen spirit. Pioneers, 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.
A powerhouse for the new European hydrogen economy
Groningen is a frontrunner in the development of renewable energy. And when it comes to green hydrogen, Groningen even leads in Europe. Groningen was the first European region to be designated “Hydrogen Valley” – which brings with it some excellent first-mover advantages. A boost for technological expertise. A stimulus for international collaboration. An inspiration for innovative entrepreneurship and talent. With 400 years of experience as a region, Groningen has the expertise, infrastructure and professionals needed to create a completely new and sustainable energy system: an integrated hydrogen network.
The heart of groundbreaking healthcare innovation
In the healthiest city in the Netherlands, the healtheconomics grows faster than the national average. This is due to the combined strengths of companies, leading institutions and schools. Groningen its R&D network is optimal. From fundamental research to market-ready medical technology.
Accelerator of transition issues
No matter which transition issues the world is facing today, digitization is helping Groningen quickly find the answers. It has one of the most highly developed digital infrastructures in the Netherlands which attracts such respected companies as IBM, Ordina and Google, as well as a flourishing start-up scene and the world’s largest annual ethical hackathon
Experimental zone for sustainable food systems
Groningen has traditionally been an agricultural province. In the 21st century, the agricultural sector faces a new chapter. The climate crisis, soil quality issues, and the deterioration of biodiversity call for sustainable solutions. Groningen is therefore experimenting with food innovation on all fronts, from nature, to farming and disease control.
Groningen is a frontrunner in the development of renewable energy. And when it comes to green hydrogen, Groningen even leads in Europe.
GRO HealthThe 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 DigitalThanks 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.
GRO FoodThe 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.