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Innovation Center

From idea to society Facility
From idea to society

The Innovation Center is the one-stop-shop to start and guide your innovation. Together we enhance and accelerate your innovative idea by using our multidisciplinary knowhow and expertise and our network of trusted partners.

We are the starting point for developing and implementing healthcare innovations. By guiding individual applications, we have insight into common needs, thresholds and developments in the innovation process. We use these understandings to proactively increase the innovative power of the UMCG.

Together with you, we aim to create societal impact through implementation, education, start-ups, license agreements, industry sponsored research agreements, and innovation communities.

Users about the Innovation Center

  • "The Innovation Center has helped me to establish connections with companies, advised me about patents, helped us drafting the business case… In short, the Innovation Center has practically supported us during every challenge."

    Read more about the user experience of Job >>


    Job van Boven with digital pacer electronic dosepack
  • "Without the support of the Innovation Center we wouldn't be where we are now. The communication has been great, and the people are approachable and contribute valuable insights. They have been involved throughout the entire process, from start to finish."

    Read more about the user experience of Maarten >>

  • "I am convinced that your chances of success are significantly higher if you involve the Innovation Center at an early stage of the project. I found the collaboration very pleasant. They delivered exactly what we needed."

    Read more about the user experience of Rick >>

  • "The Innovation Center did not just help, but even ensured that every step outside the laboratory became possible. Thanks to our collaboration with them, we were able to succeed in starting up a clinical research with the product we invented."

    Read more about the user experience of Ody >>

    Ody Sibon


Postal address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Innovation Center
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands