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The most important stories of our region. Stories about our vision, our greatest ambitions, our leading industries and innovative companies. About people and mindsets that make great things happen. Stories that show you what it means to be part of TopDutch.

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Music Meets Tech: connecting entrepreneurs and creatives

Music Meets Tech: connecting entrepreneurs and creatives Eurosonic Noorderslag is in full swing, with the TopDutch city of Groningen transformed into the annual beating heart of Europe’s music industry....

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Supercharging start-ups for societal challenges: Start-up in Residence NN is back!

Supercharging start-ups for societal challenges: Start-up in Residence NN is back! Working together to fast-track green and digital solutions for global challenges. That’s part of the TopDutch culture....

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Green travel by land, air and sea

Wander through any Dutch city, and you’ll be amazed by the locals’ all-weather commitment to zipping around for the daily commute on a bike…. often with an umbrella in one hand, and two toddlers...

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AI is a brick. Now we decide to build a home or smash a window

Are AI robots going to take over the world? No fear, says Prof. dr.ir Jan Post. [He’s got a nice metaphor to illustrate the future of AI (artificial...

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Topdutch: the gateway to Europe and beyond

With its central location, its excellent labor market, its wide talent pool of specialized staff, its culture of digital innovation merged with its exceptional digital facilities, the short lines of communication,...

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Inside the race to zero emission public transport

Few public transport companies in the world have higher climate ambitions than Qbuzz in Groningen and Drenthe. With 186 zero-emission buses (164 electric and 22 hydrogen) in use this year, and a CO2-emission...

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5 reasons expats love working in TopDutch

5 reasons expats love working in TopDutch Over 40,000 expats have chosen to make TopDutch their home. Whether they come to set up a business, work with one of our many international companies or kick-start...

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Music Meets Tech: connecting entrepreneurs and creatives

Music Meets Tech: connecting entrepreneurs and creatives Eurosonic Noorderslag is in full swing, with the TopDutch city of Groningen transformed into the annual beating heart of Europe’s music industry....

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Supercharging start-ups for societal challenges: Start-up in Residence NN is back!

Supercharging start-ups for societal challenges: Start-up in Residence NN is back! Working together to fast-track green and digital solutions for global challenges. That’s part of the TopDutch culture....

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Championing diversity and kickstarting careers in tech

Championing diversity and kickstarting careers in tech The tech sector is booming. But a lack of diversity and a fast and ever-growing talent shortage is very much getting in the way of continued success...

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Flying the currents below the sea to power homes

Flying the currents below the sea to power homes As the saying goes, sometimes an idea is so crazy, it just might work. In 1752, Benjamin decided to fly a kite in a thunderstorm to conduct lightning-generated...

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Omnidots is taking the US by storm

Omnidots is taking the US by storm Most New Yorkers won’t realize it, but a piece of innovative TopDutch technology ensures the New York subway system remains operational and construction...

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The world needs Moorefoam, not more foam

The world needs Moorefoam, not more foam Foam. It probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the global plastics problem. And yet, did you know foams make up...

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TopDutch’s new bio-based road is leading to a fossil-free future

TopDutch’s new bio-based road is leading to a fossil-free future When we talk of making our roads fossil-fuel free, what would typically spring to mind are green mobility technologies such...

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Medical isotope innovators SHINE medical choose Topdutch for european expansion

Medical isotope innovators SHINE Medical choose TopDutch for European expansion The American company SHINE is establishing its European branch in the municipality of Veendam. SHINE announced...

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How Google searched and found the TopDUtch region

How Google searched and found the TopDutch region Another expansion for Google’s data center located in the TopDutch region was announced in June, 2019, the second in roughly a year. How did...

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Tasty! Greek dairy giant FAGE finds their place in TopDutch

Tasty! Greek dairy giant FAGE finds their place in TopDutch The dairy giant the FAGE Group – famous for introducing the world to Greek ‘strained’ yogurt – has found their place in...

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