We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. This afternoon, the City and Province of Groningen announced Founded in Groningen will continue for the next three years! We wanted to take the opportunity to share some of our highlights of the past years, as well as give you a sneak peak of cool things to come.
It’s been raining awards again this year for Groningen design studio 212 Fahrenheit. With ‘BLOCBIRDS’ and 'All Eyes On You', Paul Mulder and Albert Buring won several prestigious Red Dot Design Awards, including the Best of the Best and the Grand Prix.
Let’s Gro, the annual festival about the future of the city and region, collects ideas, innovations and initiatives in Groningen and gives them an opportunity to shine and to grow . On Thursday, the Game Bakery hosted an exposition to showcase the different types of games made in Groningen, along with a panel discussion about the future of the industry.
PulmoTech, a young startup located in Groningen, is developing a special catheter to guide mechanical ventilation more precisely in patients admitted to the Intensive Care. Carduso Capital’s investment will help the company to start the final phase of the clinical development.
If you’re interested in design and front-end development, you should definitely drop by the Refresh Conference on November 8th, in the Aa-Kerk. The second edition of this conference hosts a cool mix of leading international, national and local speakers and a wide range of subjects.
Last Thursday, Deloitte announced the annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. No less than 5 companies in the ranking are based in Groningen and this is the sixth year in a row where Groningen as a city is in second place.
From Darwin to Adelaide, a race of around 3000 kilometers through the unforgiving Australian outback. In less than two weeks, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will kick off in high gear, and the Top Dutch Solar team competing for the first time, with a little help from last year’s Startup in Residence participant Greatwaves.
This week, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) announced their annual top 100 of the most innovative companies. Groningen based startup BUKU won the Audience Choice Award for their subscription based platform for educational books. The startup was ranked 57th in the top 100, but won the popular vote, with 615 votes.
Groningen based startups Zupr and Dropper are going to combine their strengths to help local retailers. Zupr, a participant of last year’s Startup in Residence program, recently launched a platform to pinpoint where products are sold locally. Dropper developed an innovative ‘last mile delivery’ solution to drastically improve the speed and efficiency for deliveries within cities.
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