Entrepreneurship portal

WaterCampus Leeuwarden facilitates your innovation and helps you to develop business!

Do you have the ambition to take your company to the next level the coming years? Or do you want to start your own company? Do you work in the field of water technology or in a related sector? Great! We can help each other! Who we are? We are WaterCampus Leeuwarden. WaterCampus is the largest water technology hub in Europe. A unique place where research, education, knowledge and entrepreneurship in the field of water technology come together. The ideal breeding ground to start or further develop your water tech company.

Why should you be part of WaterCampus?
Of course you want to develop your organization in an environment where you have the highest change to bring it to a success. At WaterCampus you will find all you need to bring your company to a higher level.

Currently, 271 companies and 29 knowledge institutions are connected to WaterCampus. Since the start in 2003, dozens of companies and innovations have emerged from the WaterCampus ecosystem. More than 2,500 employees now work on and around the campus in the Northern Netherlands. In the worldwide network of affiliated companies this is the multiple. In other words, we always have the right people in our network to help you! And we go further than just water technology. We have bundled all the knowledge and experience at WaterCampus that is necessary to turn innovative ideas into successful breakthrough innovations.

Interested to learn more about entrepreneurship at WaterCampus?
Please contact Ronald Wielinga our manager entrepreneurship via +31 6 121 38 876 or r.wielinga@watercampus.nl

To be successful, every organization, large and small, must have access to:

There is an integrated program on WaterCampus and within the Northern Netherlands innovation ecosystem that offers you, as an ambitious organization, the right support on all these pillars. Please select the subject of your choice below.

Access to talented people

WaterCampus offers education programs in science and entrepreneurship to increase the availability of skilled talent on all educational levels.

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Access to market

WaterCampus gives companies access to the most connected water technology network in the world.

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Access to capital

At WaterCampus companies have access to a variety of investors and funds to help them start up and scale up (inter)nationally

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Access to knowledge

WaterCampus is the gateway to all knowledge and networks that are necessary to turn an innovative idea into a breakthrough innovation.

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Access to state-of-the-art facilities

WaterCampus offers access to unique physical facilities necessary for optimally developing, scaling up and market-launching innovations.

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Access to...more

WaterCampus is in the heart of the innovation ecosystem in the North of the Netherlands offering a lot more support.

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Interviews with stakeholders

Every month Ronald Wielinga talks to inspirators. People who play a prominent role in the field of entrepreneurship and/or in the water technology sector. Why? He is responsible for entrepreneurship at  WaterCampus. He uses these conversations to reflect on the WaterCampus’ enterpreneurship program. This to continously improve the program. He loves to share his insights with you and therefore you can find an overview of the interviews here.

Success stories

We assume that the information on the website has made you enthusiastic about (joining) WaterCampus. But “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. Find here some success stories of companies that emerged from or joint WaterCampus and are (on their way to become) successful.

Growth Program

Are you open to be supported for 2 years by top entrepreneurs, professionals and experts in Europe’s most connected water technology network? Then we advise you to register for the WaterCampus Growth Program.

What can you expect? For example to be connected with your launching customer, be included in a (European) project or participate in our accelerator.

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