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The region boasts knowledge of a whole range of subjects. Still, there are three top sectors that beat the lot: Food, Health & Energy. The region is really advanced when it comes to these fields.

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The region is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands. Rich in culture and history, and located between three significant urban areas and commercial hot spots: the Rhein-Ruhr area, the Brussel-Gent-Antwerp region and the Dutch Randstad megalopolis. Apart from being this well-connected border region with plenty of nature and heritage, we house high-tech, creative and innovative companies, advanced universities, state-of-the-art hospitals and hubs in the fields of food, health and energy.

The region is a real breeding ground for development, innovation, ground-breaking ideas and the creation of lasting partnerships. We will tell you something about our top sectors and highlight some of our main partners within these sectors below. Here you can also find their websites.

Future Food Development
Future Food Development The Foodvalley region is the leading agri-food centre in Europe and accommodates the most prestigious research centre in the world in the field of agri-food and nutrition. Wageningen University & Research is the world’s best university in the field of agriculture and forestry (QS World Universities Ranking 2019, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019). The region is a real breeding ground for development, innovation, ground-breaking ideas and the creation of lasting partnerships. We will tell you something about our top sectors and highlight some of our main partners within these sectors below. Here you can also find their websites.
Sector partners
Health & High-tech
Health & High-tech High-tech healthcare plays an important role in our region. With 50,000 jobs in medicine and medical technology, the medical sector is the largest industry in Nijmegen as well as being an essential component of the regional knowledge economy. Important players in this field are the Life Sciences & Health innovation network Health Valley, international leader in personalised and digital healthcare Radboudumc and Synthon, an international, science-centred pharmaceutical company.
Sector partners
 Chip Integration Technology Centre Chip Integration Technology Centre Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC) is a non-profit innovation center that specializes in heterogeneous integration and advanced packaging.
Radboud University Medical Center Radboud University Medical Center Radboudumc is a university medical center. Everything we do - patient care, education and research - is centered around people and their quality of life.
Healthvalley Healthvalley Healthvalley Netherlands is the biggest Life Sciences & Health innovation network in the Netherlands. The network unites companies, care organisations, knowledge institutes and authorities, and enables them to grow stronger together.
Byondis Byondis Byondis develops new biological entities (NBEs) and new chemical entities (NCEs) and have developed a unique, proprietary linker-drug (LD) technology to generate antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).
Radboud University Radboud University Radboud University is a comprehensive, internationally-oriented university that aspires to be one of the best in Europe. Together with Radboudumc, we have created an intellectual environment that inspires and challenges our students and staff so that they can extend the scope of academic disciplines and benefit society.
Papendal Papendal Olympic Training Centre Papendal is the largest elite sports training centre in the Netherlands. Today, about 350 elite athletes use our top facilities on a daily basis. Papendal has been used as a training location for elite sports since the seventies.
TropIQ TropIQ TropIQ Health Sciences operates a technology platform for the discovery and development of molecules to combat insect-borne infectious diseases. Our international team consists of highly enthusiastic professionals, trained in microbiology, molecular biology, and drug discovery.
TINYBOTS TINYBOTS Tinybot Tessa is a social care robot that helps to activate people with cognitive disabilities such as dementia and supports them with their daily activities.
Donders Institute Donders Institute The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behavior in health and disease.
Briskr Briskr Briskr is the program that supports startups and SME’s in order to grow faster and make a bigger impact on Health and High Tech. Companies in these sectors encounter a lot of challenges in their road to successful growth. We help entrepreneurs to face these challenges.
NXP NXP NXP enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.
Radboudumc REshape Center Radboudumc REshape Center The Radboudumc REshape Center is our innovation nursery, founded to conceive and implement innovations that bring us to the care of the future. One of the main spearheads of the Radboudumc REshape Center is to stimulate the transition from traditional healthcare to Participatory Healthcare.
Holland Semiconductors Holland Semiconductors Holland Semiconductors is an open cluster of high tech companies andknowledge institutes in the Netherlands operatingin semiconductor-related value chain of development,production and application of Advanced ICs, MEMS,Sensors and Wireless Systems.
Rockstart Rockstart Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies.
StartLife StartLife StartLife empowers founders to build and grow Food & Agtech startups with lasting impact. Since 2011, StartLife has built, supported and funded 300+ startups, propelling breakthrough technologies in the domains of food & agriculture and creating lasting impact.
StartUp Nijmegen StartUp Nijmegen StartUp Nijmegen is not just one party, it is a network that ultimately consists of several dozen start-ups and just as many partner companies that have been in existence for (much) longer, and that contribute expertise. They all highly value the sharing of knowledge and cooperation in the most practical sense.
Energy, environment and sustainable innovations
Energy, environment and sustainable innovations Energy production, energy transition, hydrogen technology, clean mobility, the environment and sustainability. These are key words in this region, because it is a true pioneer in the field of energy. This has everything to do with the innovative solutions that are being developed in the region geared towards creating a 'green' economy: a smart, clean and sustainable economy in which waste is the new resource.
Sector partners
Alliander Alliander Alliander develops and operates energy networks. Through our cables and pipes, over three million Dutch households and companies are supplied with electricity, gas and heating.
HAN HAN Locally known as the HAN, the 'Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen' is the largest university of applied sciences in the area, with a whopping 35,000+ students! It has campuses in Arnhem as well as Nijmegen and offers study programmes in a wide range of subjects.
Allego Allego Allego provides reliable charging solutions to cities, companies and consumers. We deliver charging facilities that can be used by all electric cars and every EV driver, providing a seamless charging experience.
HyMove HyMove HyMove manufactures top quality hydrogen fuel cell systems for use as range extenders in electric buses, heavy duty vehicles and stationary power modules.
HyGear HyGear HyGear is not a conventional gas supplier. We do it different, better and focus on the customers’ needs. We partner with our clients to design and implement the most optimal gas supply solution in terms of costs, safety and reliability.
Nedstack Nedstack Nedstack is a leading player in the PEM fuel cell industry with a strategic focus and unique trackrecord on the high power and mission critical domain.
Vattenfall Vattenfall About two million households in the Netherlands use energy from us. We also provide energy to companies and the government. We all work together on our mission every day: making fossil-free living possible within one generation.
Liander Liander is a grid operator. We install cables and pipes and manage the energy network in your region. Your meter cupboard is connected to it, just like the meter cupboard of 3 million other homes and companies.
Teijin Aramid Teijin Aramid At Teijin Aramid, everything we do is guided by our ambition to shape a better future for generations to come. Day after day, we move forward, continuously improving our processes, our technology and ourselves. As market leaders, we drive progress through collaboration and set new standards for high performance.
The Kiemt network The Kiemt network The Kiemt network consists of an innovative ecosystem of participants with expert knowledge of energy transition and the circular economy. They are frontrunners in the field of energy and / or the circular economy.
EnergieNext EnergieNext EnergieNext is the online knowledge platform, focused on the Energy and Environmental Technology (EMT) sector in the Eastern Netherlands. It connects energy professionals (in training), researchers, students (from MBO to university) to innovations and developments in the field of sustainable energy.
NEXTgarden NEXTgarden NEXTgarden is located in the A15 agricultural corridor and is the development area for horticulture. NEXTgarden is located in the region with the most 'green' knowledge in the world.
StartUp Nijmegen StartUp Nijmegen StartUp Nijmegen is not just one party, it is a network that ultimately consists of several dozen start-ups and just as many partner companies that have been in existence for (much) longer, and that contribute expertise. They all highly value the sharing of knowledge and cooperation in the most practical sense.

Working in Clean Mobility Center

Marion Braams is the director of the Clean Mobility Center, a joint endeavour between 10 companies that focuses on mobility in the context of the global energy transition. The Clean Mobility Center helps startups and scaleups with their next step in this field and organises events to promote knowledge sharing. Discover Marion’s views on international solutions to an international problem and Arnhem’s facilitating role as a hub for knowledge. The Clean Mobility Center foresees a key role mobility in the energy transition and believes in the strength of collaboration. Take a peek below and get on board!