Text by Neeltje Miedema, Research & Valorisation
Northern Knowledge is the brand new bundling of knowledge institutes and transfer point with the industry. The UMCG, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HU), and the University of Groningen (UG) will join forces on valorization and entrepreneurship in the north of the
Netherlands under the name Northern Knowledge. The
office will soon be housed in a new building at Campus Groningen, location Startup City, Zernike Campus.
Dr. Annemieke Galema, UG, will be presiding the Northern Knowledge Programme Board.
Annemieke Galema: ‘ Northern Knowledge is the unique knowledge transfer office for knowledge institutes and for companies in the northern Netherlands where entrepreneurship, education and industry meet. ’
‘Our core business is profiling and coordinating Knowledge Transfer, Industrial Relationship, Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Campus development by showcasing our best practices and facilitating new initiatives.’
‘Our services include IP performance, scouting, screening and patent management. We facilitate entrepreneurs to start a business and to speed up new business and innovation through entrepreneurship education and business development support. Northern Knowledge office facilitates new businesses that intend to settle on Campus Groningen.’
‘The overall aim is to integrate entrepreneurship, education and industry in one facility to work together on global solutions from a multi-disciplinary perspective.’
‘Increased access to demand-driven research through coordination and co-operation. This will foster new research, new research talent and new opportunities to transfer knowledge into market products.’
‘Increased access to excellent knowledge through coordination and cooperation resulting into knowledge-based innovation. Close cooperation and joint projects between knowledge institutes and industry will generate innovation, more collaboration and, finally, more wealth and well-being in the northern Netherlands.’
‘Northern Knowledge kick started 1 July 2017. The new office will be housed at Zernike Campus in a new building next to the Marian van Os Center for Entrepreneurship, Hanze University, which opened last May at Kadijk.’
‘We expect at the end of 2017. We keep you informed via UG media. Feel welcome to drop by in due time or feel welcome to contact us right now with your suggestions how we can best facilitate you to speed up valorization and to face entrepreneurial challenges in the NN.’ ■
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