More space for start ups, a brand new data center, the development of a Product Creation Center: the 'ghosts'of the Past, Present and Yet to Come ga ve some wonderfull insights in the dynamic of Campus Groningen during the Campus Cafe, A Christmas Carol at Bytesnet on Tuesday 11 December. The yearly christmas party of Campus Groningen was enriched with a pertner event of the Top Dutch Solar Racing Team. During this partner event, the students showed their progress with their first solar racing car with passion to their sponsors and partners.
Growth on the fastest growing Campus
At a christmas party there should be mulled wine, a christmas tree and gifts. But also a moment of reflection to look back on the year that lies behind us. Managing director Edward van der Meer of Campus Groningen gave an overview of the results and successes with the theme growth. Growth in the number of start ups, growth of Avebe in the Innovation Center and growth in the online exposure of Campus Groningen with Campus TV.
Dynamic place to be
Besides remembering the successes, the Campus also takes a look into the future. The christmas party was therefore organised in the brand new Data Center and Lab of Bytesnet, that has been built in 2018. "It is a gift to be present on the Campus, and with this building and Data lab we also give back to the Campus", according to Peter de Jong, CEO of Bytesnet.
And what is yet to come? There were lots of dreams and ambitions on Campus this year. Henco Pezy of the Pezy Group and the Product Creation Center and Linda Dijkshoorn (EV Biotech) gave the visitors an insight into their plans for the future. The Top Dutch Racing Team also informed the visitors of the pertner event and of the christmas party about their hopes and plans for their solar racing car and their ambition to win the Bridgestone Solar Race in Australia next year. Campus Groningen is proud to be a breeding ground and testing ground for dreams and ambitions like this.