Northern Knowledge - Key to innovation We facilitate and intensify connections between existing initiatives and networks Network
Northern Knowledge works on the optimum utilisation of knowledge. The goal is to make knowledge from the northern knowledge institutions accessible and create connections between researchers, companies, governments, interest groups and knowledge clusters. And in doing so, maximise the value of science for society.

Northern Knowledge – an initiative of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences – shows how and where knowledge from the affiliated institutes is of added value for the Northern Netherlands and for society as a whole. Our knowledge institutes collaborate closely with businesses, governments and social organisations. We offer a showcase for the innovation and entrepreneurship evolving from these collaborations, in which the Northern Netherlands distinguishes itself.

We facilitate and strengthen connections between science, economy, society and education. Innovation arises where knowledge is shared in a multidisciplinary setting. Northern Knowledge is committed to placing knowledge where there is a demand for it. In this way, existing initiatives and networks are linked to each other and a platform is offered where knowledge can be shared in confidence.