The RHM was founded in 1996 to launch knowledge-intensive companies from the RUG to bring scientific ideas and research results to the market.
Since the start, approximately 50 companies have been launched. Almost all of these companies are spin-offs from the RUG and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
The University of Groningen BV (RUG) is a breeding ground of young talents. Often there are ideas for promising commercial applications emerging in this scientific environment.
The road from brilliant idea to flourishing business is long and difficult. The RUG Houdstermaatschappij (RHM) supports scientists in the process of starting a business. Therefore we bring knowledge, experience and a broad and unique regional business network within the reach of successful young entrepreneurs and companies.
The RHM is managing day to day business for Innolab Chemie Groningen BV. RHM also manages the investment portfolios of both Kennis Conversie Fonds BV (KCF) and Noord Tech Venture CV (NTV). Furthermore the RHM supports the board of Van Swinderen Huys BV. The board consists of students of the RUG. Van Swinderen Huys is a meeting place for the staff of RUG, UMCG and affiliated companies.