Campus Groningen was founded in 2012 and is the fastest growing collaborative business and academic complex in the Netherlands.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that Campus Groningen was identified as the fastest growing campus by research conducted by Buck Consultants International. In 2014, Campus Groningen had 114 companies, and by 2018, that number has grown to 198. The number of jobs has also jumped from 2,000 to 3,200 as of this year.
Campus Groningen has two separate locations: the Zernike Campus and the Healthy Ageing Campus, which is located near UMCG. Companies at both campuses focus on a range of sectors, including life sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, IT services, logistics, administration, education opportunities, design and green energy, among others.
There are 35 so-called campuses across the Netherlands where academic institutions and commercial enterprises work side by side and collaborate. According to a press release from Campus Groningen, the campus model is increasingly popular in the Netherlands. The collaborative terrains have reportedly created 5,700 new jobs in the past four years.
Photo source: campus.groningen.nl
Correction: An earlier version of the headline stated that the campus was founded at Zernike. Both locations have existed since 2012. More types of industries located at the campuses have also been added for context.