About us

The optimum utilisation of knowledge for innovation, for a healthy, sustainable and socio-economically strong northern region. This is what Northern Knowledge is committed to.

Northern Knowledge – an initiative of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences – shows how and where knowledge from the affiliated institutes is of added value for the Northern Netherlands and for society as a whole. Our knowledge institutes collaborate closely with businesses, governments and social organisations. We offer a showcase for the innovation and entrepreneurship evolving from these collaborations, in which the Northern Netherlands distinguishes itself.

Furthermore, we facilitate and strengthen connections between science, economy, society and education. Innovation arises where knowledge is shared in a multidisciplinary setting. Northern Knowledge is committed to placing knowledge where there is a demand for it. In this way, we link existing initiatives and networks to each other and we offer a platform where knowledge can be shared in confidence.