We are young
Groningen is the largest city in our region.
Thanks to the universities, it’s also the youngest, with an average age below 36. Young people are so crucial because they are the first to understand where the world is going: Zeitgeist. Our youthful approach to life means we question the status quo. We come up with new ideas. We drive change, we drive innovation. Our digital companies and startup scene are among the highest ranked and fastest growing in Europe.
We are ambitious
TopDutch focuses on critical, real world problems.
Our focal points are sustainability, health, water, food, transportation and energy. We want to internationalize our assets through innovation and digitization. Our companies, education and government are committed to these themes. We welcome any company to help us achieve these goals.
We are education
With four high-ranking universities in our region, The TopDutch region is bursting with talent.
85,000 Students, many of whom are from all over the world. In addition, 70,000 students are enrolled in technical and vocational education. We offer international, English language education from Kindergarten through university. One of our superheroes, Ben Feringa, 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry for the discovery of the molecular motor, calls TopDutch home. Come to think of it, it must be our drinking water…