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Key to innovation

Northern Knowledge works on the optimum utilisation of knowledge. We make knowledge from the northern knowledge institutions accessible and create connections between researchers, companies, governments, interest groups and knowledge clusters. In doing so, we want to maximise the value of science for society. Because knowledge is the key to innovation.

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Bio BTX contributes to greening the chemical industry
Dutch Forestry Commission and Hanze UAS work together on finding a destination for mowed grass
Hempflax works on innovative and sustainable products from hemp
Medical specialists who view live-stream footage of paramedics
EV Biotech uses bacteria for a sustainable production process with low CO2 footprint
In the Northern Netherlands, doctors, healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, civil servants, administrators, researchers and insurers work closely together for more healthy years.
A sustainable, clean and healthy world. This is what knowledge institutes, companies and governments in the Northern Netherlands wish to contribute to with the development of a 'biobased economy'.
In the Northern Netherlands, there is a lot of substantive knowledge relating to blockchain, big data and cyber security, and parties within the IT sector work together closely.
The agricultural sector in the Northern Netherlands has always been and still is pioneering. Farmers work together with knowledge institutes and governments on innovation.
In Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe, governments, companies, knowledge institutions and interest groups are working together intensively to lead the way in the energy transition.