The high-tech world in which Variass is active changes faster than ever. By continuously innovating, we are moving closely with those changes. In doing so Variass increasingly transforms into a knowledge partner in the manufacturing industry. To increase and accelerate our innovation strength, we have accommodated the expertise regarding Future Involvement in our Innovation Centre, located in the adjacent Business Center Liberne in Veendam. Here, a team of Variass employees and students from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NHL, Hanzehogeschool, Friese Poort and Noorderpoort are working together to initiate, develop and implement innovative solutions.

All projects that fall within the scope of Region of Smart Factory (for the development of intelligent, connected and customized manufacturing processes) and the Innovation Cluster (including collaborative robotics and reliability) are housed there as well. In order to share knowledge, annual white papers are published and seminars / workshops organized.