Alles wat u altijd al wilde weten over HTRIC - het Health Technology Research and Innovation Cluster. Veelgestelde vragen beantwoord door het HTRIC-team


HTRIC was founded in the North of The Netherlands in 2021, by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen (RUG), the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and the Life Cooperative. 

HTRIC staat voor Health Technology Research and Innovation Cluster. Het doel is om een ecosysteem tot stand te brengen en te versterken dat het mogelijk maakt om medische innovatie naar de eindgebruiker te brengen: de arts en de patiënt

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Ja, dat kan!

Contact and indicate the subject title and potential speakers. Also think about the audience for the event.

Contact Indicate your faculty, your level and the kind of subject you are interested in. We may be able to help you find something.


Contact HTRIC and we will help you to find your way in the start up ecosystem in the North of The Netherlands.

You can approach HTRIC. We can answer some of the questions immediately, otherwise we will probably connect you to an expert at the UMCG or at one of the affiliated companies.

Als je bij de universiteit werkt, kun je naar de Business Generator Groningen. They can help you assess newness/uniqueness of your idea, help you write the patent and support you financially.

HTRIC can help you with finding the way of assessing the market potential. We may involve other parties in the ecosystem like the Business Generator, Venturelab  North or the connected business developers or others.

U kunt altijd contact zoeken met HTRIC. We helpen je om verbinding te maken met relevante partijen in het ecosysteem.


The best way is to approach HTRIC or one of the business developers. An idea or concept can have value, so you have to think about who owns the Intellectual property first and if an NDA needs to be arranged. Then we can also help you think about which companies would be most suitable, in or outside HTRIC.



If you work at the UMCG, there is a group of technical medical professionals that you can approach. You can find them HERE. In most hospitals there is a technical department. If you can’t find your contact, you may always approach HTRIC and we will help you find the answer.


You can approach HTRIC. We will try to find the best suitable person at het Faculty of Science and Engineering at the RUGor in one of the universities of applied sciencesor in one of the companies that are linked to HTRIC.