The UGCE was created to use the solid base in the academic area of innovation and entrepreneurship to respond to a large demand of economic development in North-East Netherlands and the international networks connected to these areas. It is active on important themes such as valorizing university knowledge for energy, health, renewal of industry, and sustainability. It uses a.o. information-, sensor- and water technologies, as well as knowedge from social, behavioral, and language sciences.
Entrepreneurship into practice
The capabilities of UGCE are organized in three connected pillars of research, education and business support. For this purpose, within the body of UGCE we have developed three structurally separate, but intertwined units: