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GRO Health

The heart of groundbreaking healthcare innovations

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.

Combined strength

The University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Medical Center Groningen are collaborating on numerous major research programs. Companies – startups as well as scale-ups and multinationals – continue to develop innovation together with research and technical institutions.

Thanks to startups and SMEs united in LIFE cooperative, the lines of communications are short and the possibilities endless.  

Life Cooperative

Groningen’s R&D network is optimal

From fundamental research to market-ready medical technology, Scientific knowledge is put into practice with innovative applications. For example, in Groningen we find the most extensive biobank with health data in the Netherland in the northern Netherlands we have the largest bio-analytical capacity in all Europe. That helps explain why Ben Feringa’s groundbreaking work in health innovation was awarded a Nobel Prize on precision medicine.

Working towards tomorrow’s world

Are you curious to know more about how the world of tomorrow is built within the healthcare sector? Click here for examples of collaborations between different companies.

Life Science Projects

Boost your 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. 

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

    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.
  • 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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