BIC Drenthe in short

Business Innovation Centre Drenthe (in short BIC Drenthe)
is the foundation where all international activities in connection to the Province of Drenthe can have a safe landing.

As a  non-profit foundation with a great sensitivity to corporate social responsibility and sustainable entrepreneurship, we facilitate projects and initiatives that contribute thoroughgoingly to the economic growth of Drenthe and the wellbeing of its companies.
Furthermore, we play an important role in connecting companies from Drenthe to companies, organisations and research institutes worldwide by organising visits and participation to congresses, symposia, trade fairs and trade missions.

BIC Drenthe has been admitted as EBN Associate Member. EBN is short for the European Business Innovation Centre Network (

In 2018/2019 BIC Drenthe is fully focussed to comply with the  Quality Mark Criteria to become a full EU|BIC member.

EU|BICs are quality-certified business support organisations, which dedicate their efforts and resources to help entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, turn those ideas into viable, successful and sustainable businesses. An EU|BIC’s value chain is classically described as follows: “stimulate, detect, assess, select, incubate, mentor, cluster, accelerate, internationalise”.

BIC Drente complies with the guideline of the Governance Code Cultuur with regards to the way the organisation has been governed.