What a great region it is: the Northern Netherlands! Our region has lot to offer to Europe. Our region has space, innovative entrepreneurs and great knowledge centres. On this page you will find an overview of our main strengths. Explore what we can offer you and how you can contribute of co-operate with us. One thing is for sure, opportunities are plentiful in the Northern Netherlands!
Strong Northern Netherlands as a transition region
The Northern Netherlands is committed to making the transition from a linear to a circular economy and from a traditional industry to industry 4.0. In addition to this, we are working towards a transition in healthcare and developing sustainable agriculture. In order to achieve this, we collaborate with our knowledge centres and entrepreneurs. Small and medium-sized enterprises are a strong force in our region, and there is no shortage of plans and ideas. The European Structural Funds help us launching these initiatives. We are able to invest optimally by managing these valuable sources of funding ourselves. The North has set its course for post-2020. We are moving from a regional innovation strategy (RIS) to a regional development strategy (RDS).