Springboard: Promoting the medical technology sector in the Northern Netherlands

Springboard: Promoting the medical technology sector in the Northern Netherlands

Springboard promotes the continued development of the medical technology sector into a leading sector economic activity, knowledge and skills in the Northern Netherlands.


+ 10 high-tech companies

+ 200 new jobs

+ 40 joint ventures

+ 70 SME members

Following the closure of Cordis Europa NV in Roden, a division of Johnson & Johnson, Springboard was established in 2008 by former employees as a trade association for medical technology.

Springboard promotes the continued development of the medical technology sector into a leading sector economic activity, knowledge and skills in the Northern Netherlands. It centres on medical products and applied science for active and healthy ageing. Springboard knows this sector like no other. This ideally positions it to make connections and open doors both in the Netherlands and abroad.

What does Springboard do?

•        Springboard supports various commercial initiatives and promotes entrepreneurship with masterclasses and network meetings.

•        Springboard is a regional platform of companies and knowledge institutes in which distinctive and competitive medical concepts are developed.

•        Springboard facilitates the development of knowledge and competencies, thus promoting economic activity.

TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland (TCNN) acts as treasurer of this project. Are you interested, and would you like more information? If so, please contact Jan Degenhart (jandegenhart@tcnn.nl or +31 50 575 28 26) or go to our website (www.spring-board.nl).

“Thanks to Springboard I’ve gained access to practical knowledge in the field of medical technology, which certainly hasn’t done my company any harm!” Theo Flipsen, CEO Polyvation

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