Groningen software scale-up Klippa is offering its expense and invoice processing tool for free to healthcare organizations across the world. Klippa decided to do this in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. The company wants to relieve the healthcare sector of administrative stress and ensure that employees no longer need to physically come in contact with anyone when doing their finances.
News for entrepreneurs: Axivate Capital has €10 million immediately available for innovative health and med tech scale-ups, NDC offers free advertising space for entrepreneurs, NOM offers payment deferral, City makes funds available for innovation and more.
Groningen companies EventInsight, Bano and MartiniPlaza and the Delft company aanmelder.nl have joined forces to allow events such as conventions to continue. With Let's Get Digital, a digital platform, visitors become participants and can network digitally, attend lectures and attend workshops, comfortably from their homes.
Even though these are difficult and uncertain times, the Groningen community is coming together to deal with the consequences of the Coronavirus. For some uplifting news, here are a few companies and entrepreneurs trying to make a difference. Did we miss anyone? Let us know and we’ll update accordingly.
Medical tech company Polyganics started construction yesterday of a brand new office building at the Zernike campus. The company has been growing rapidly in the past years and is expected to double in size between now and 2023. This new building will accommodate the head office, ultra modern research labs, as well as production and packaging facilities.
Powering 12.5 million Dutch households by 2040. Groningen Seaports, Shell Netherlands and Gasunie announced plans last week to make the Eemshaven in Groningen the center of green hydrogen production in Northwest Europe, and the biggest project in the world.
Sustainable weed control, a flex bikeshare system for Municipality employees, creating circular city waste streams and reducing costs for offshore wind farms. These are a few of the innovations the startups participating in the Startup in Residence program are working on this year. Let’s meet the founders and talk about what their working on!
Groningen based energy company Solarfields and Lowlands music festival organizer MOJO are going to build the biggest solar carport in the world. The solar park will be around 35 hectares (86 acres) and will cover the Lowlands parking area, providing festival visitors with covered parking and generating renewable energy at the same time.
In an effort to create affordable and sustainable production, a new Northern Dutch consortium, is going to develop an innovative and far more sustainable method to drastically reduce the production cost of thermoplastic composites. The project, called Luxovius, is financially backed by SNN and the Groningen and Drenthe provincial governments, with a sum of €3.5 million. The project should also create 25 new jobs.