Kadans adds another new campus location to international portfolio.

DNV GL and Kadans Science Partner have signed a letter of intent for the development of a new multi-tenant building on Zernike Campus, part of Campus Groningen. The new multi-tenant building will provide DNV GL the opportunity to work with international partners on the energy system of the future, sustainable fuels, new technologies and smart energy networks.

The new development in Groningen will carry the name ‘Plus Ultra Groningen’. Plus Ultra’ means “ever further”, as a reference to the drive to keep innovating and improving. In addition to accommodation for DNV GL energy experts, the building offers tailor-made accommodation for start-ups, scale-ups and innovative businesses. The building acts as a catalyst for innovation and stimulates cooperation between businesses, knowledge organizations and educational institutions. Personal meetings are encouraged through shared facilities and ‘meet & greet’ spaces. This way, a unique ecosystem is created in which companies can accelerate their growth.

“The relocation to the entrepreneurial and vibrant Zernike Campus Groningen is a conscious choice for DNV GL. Because of our partnership with New Energy Coalition and the cooperation with Entrance, Hanzehogeschool Groningen and University of Groningen, we are increasingly part of the dynamic ecosystem on campus. We look forward to the new meetings the new building and Zernike Campus will bring us”, says Johan Knijp, country manager Oil & Gas of DNV GL.

Zernike Campus, one of the oldest campuses of the Netherlands and part of Campus Groningen, focuses on businesses active in energy, chemistry, life sciences and big data. Plus Ultra Groningen will be located on the northern half of the campus. Campus Groningen is the center of innovation, research and entrepreneurship in the north of the Netherlands and is one of the largest campuses of the Netherlands with 190 businesses and three knowledge institutions (RUG, UMCG and Hanzehogeschool).

Kadans Science Partner creates open innovation hubs with vibrant communities for the knowledge intensive industry. As a science park investor, developer and operator, Kadans is involved throughout the full life cycle of campuses and their businesses. Kadans aspires to partner with universities and organizations to create one strong knowledge-sharing ecosystem of science parks across Europe.