‘Make it in the North’ announces an online platform for jobs and business opportunities, launching in 2019. The multi-layered project aims to keep and attract more Internationals to Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe, to support further economic growth and innovation in the region.
Spearheaded by a number of Northern Dutch organisations, from government to business, Make it in the North is the new talent and business platform for the northern Netherlands. In early-2019, the online project platform will be unveiled, which seamlessly integrates the various sub-projects within the programme. This launch will signal the next phase of the overall project and with it the definitive name: Make it in the North.
The name change for ‘Make it in the North’ (formerly known as Top Dutch Talent) has come about as the new platform is set to be launched. The new name is aimed at making it easy for International-oriented people to find and get involved with business, training news, projects and opportunities. The platform is a powerful tool to connect people with the Northern three provinces’ opportunities.
Make it in the North is in close association with the promotional organisation Top Dutch, which is more focussed on Foreign Direct Investment, and attracting worldwide business and talent to the region. Michiel Kasteleijn Business Manager at the IWCN and associate in the project, says: “This project focusses on our international organisations and international-oriented talent in the Northern Netherlands. It aims to create a fertile business climate, with excellent talent accessibility. Of course, the project works for all people in the Northern Netherlands, but Make it in the North is specifically focussed on SMEs and [International] talent.”
Make it in the North projects include a job portal, interactive online map of international-oriented companies; insight into the possibilities of market research and knowledge-driven research projects. Further projects include an overview of career events, knowledge-sharing between institutions, and The Northern Times English-language news website. Reflecting the northern regions expertise in IT technology, all aspects of Make it in the North will be supported by online and offline activities, an active social media presence and various interactive tools.