On Monday, the French media conglomerate announced it had acquired online ticketing service Paylogic for an undisclosed sum. Together, the two expect to sell more than 20 million tickets a year for music, sporting and cultural events, to over 5,000 clients in over 30 countries.
Catching poachers in Africa, smugglers in Saudi Arabia and riot instigators during soccer games, all because of the 360 degrees camera technology made by Horus View and Explore. During Venturelab North’s Ventureclass last Thursday, founder René Bolhuis shared his global success story.
Awesome visuals, lights and installations, made by the collective brain called WERC. The four artists have had their work featured at pretty much all the biggest festivals in the Netherlands and even the Great Wall of China.
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This is exciting! Right now I am writing my very first blog post on the Founded in Groningen portal. Of course, I already added several companies, calls and initiatives via our back end. But this is different, I added this post through our new front end interface.
Mint tea made from your own urine, or a tasty beer brewed from local rainwater. Last week, Innofest turned Eurosonic/Noorderslag into a living lab for social and sustainable innovation. And Eurosonic being one of the biggest showcase festivals in the world, the startups involved had a pretty big podium to present and test their innovations.
Eurosonic will be in full swing this week, with the city filled with musicians and music industry professionals from all over Europe. But it’s not just the bands that makes Groningen the European music capital; these four companies, working in between the overlap of technology and innovation, certainly contribute to making sure Groningen maintains that status.