The economy of North Groningen gets a great economic impetus. That is is the conviction of the initiators of a new alliance under the name innovation workspot NextWorx. NextWorx will challenge the region to collaborate on the development of the regional economy. The method used focuses on organising local contact, involving students and researchers to improve innovations. The lectorate Sustainable Cooperative Business of lector Willem Foorthuis of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences developed this method. A great initiative of the Hanze University and Univé!
Fourth regional cooperative
NextWorx has to grow into the fourth regional cooperative in the province of Groningen. The first was regional cooperative Westerkwartier. This has been so succesfull so far, stimulating social and economical innovation, that it received the Langman award in January 2019.