Xpar Vision has joined the Innovation Cluster Drachten (ICD) innovation campus.

The campus is in the north of the Netherlands and consists of 20 high-tech companies such as Philips and Stork and knowledge institutions such as the University of Groningen and ASTRON, a worldwide leading scientific institute for radio astronomy.

The aim is to collaborate, share knowledge and resources and to operate at the forefront of innovation on a global scale.

The innovation campus partners will work together to realise solutions for big high tech challenges.

The Big 5 High Tech challenges are:

Remote sensoring and big data: establishing remote connections between appliances, instruments and machines, and collecting, transferring, storing, analysing and using data;
3D metal printing: a combination of 3D printing, fundamental metals science and post-processing technologies;
Robotics: nearly or completely unmanned operation of high-tech systems at customers and in factories;
Visual intelligence: a combination of camera technologies, big data and neural networks;
All-electric propulsion: 100% emission-free drive systems through electric drive trains, including high-performance photovoltaic technology (100% renewable energy).

ICD Chairman Binne Visser said: “With their excellent sensors, software, robots and service, Xpar Vision has been working at a high level for many years.

"That is only possible by facilitating and stimulating engineers to think, work and design outside the box. Thanks to its expertise, Xpar Vision is an inspiring member of our campus.”