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Founded in Friesland

Friesland is a vibrant center for innovation with more than 180 active startups that focus on various sectors such as water technology, sustainable agriculture and circularity.

Watercampus Leeuwarden, known as the European Capital of Water Technology, puts Friesland on the map as a leader in water technology. Companies such as Elfsquad, Hydraloop and Susphos illustrate the innovative nature of the region. Events such as Innovate Friesland bring together various Frisian parties and knowledge institutions, promote cooperation and stimulate the development of new ideas.

Friesland offers an ideal environment for startups thanks to the strong presence of knowledge institutions at all levels (MBO, HBO and WO). The province has the ambition to become the sixth “Blue Zone”, a region where people live healthier and live longer, which fits seamlessly with the vision of a circular economy.

With a dynamic mix of events, knowledge and innovation, Friesland offers the space - both literally and figuratively - to grow.

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Erwin Damberg
Community Lead Friesland
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2024

Datamaran: Sustainability is not one size fits all

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2024

Couples join forces and launch four startups together

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02
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2024

Biotrack predicts infections and finds culprit for bowel problems

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Events

Events in Friesland

From local meetups to international trade missions, discover unmissable events here.

29
Aug

Slush'D

Enschede
29
Sep

Bits & Pretzels

Munich
15
Oct

CES Unveiled

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
11
Nov

Web Summit

Lisbon