Produce the future

Perron038 is the place to be for innovative manufacturing in the east of The Netherlands. In our innovation center in Zwolle, we work together on the future of the high-tech manufacturing industry. Technicians and students get inspired, work together and research and experiment, in order to discover technological innovation. This is done by continuously innovating, learning and inspiring. We produce the future together.

The future

is in our hands

Together we are stronger, that's why companies and educational institutions join Perron038. To produce the future together. We are building the innovation center for the manufacturing industry in our region. We do this all together: technicians, students, researchers and entrepreneurs.

We connect high-tech companies, educational institutions and research companies to each other. This facilitates innovative projects focused on research and development. Machine builders and technical product developers come together at Perron038. Talent development is key.

We are located directly at the train station of Zwolle, in a beautiful old industrial hall. The hall has been converted into a hypermodern environment where talent can grow, develop and innovate by sharing knowledge and inspiring each other. To (continue to) choose work in technology, to make machines and products smarter and very importantly more sustainable. By learning to innovate faster and better.

Technicians and students work together on joint projects but also on their own innovative projects: demonstrators, prototypes and modules of high-tech machines. They make use of robotics, IT technology, mechatronics, sensors, additive manufacturing and vision technology. Develop, test and improve. At Perron 038 we continue to innovate, all for the future.

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talent development

What will be the next step in your career?
Perron038 helps you and gets you in touch with companies in the smart manufacturing industry!

Perron038 offers an independent talent development program. We think along with both students and professionals about which company and which career path suits the students’ wishes and ambitions. In collaboration with our partners we offer interesting workshops and masterclasses, in order to develop yourself even more! Furthermore, you might get to know your (future) colleagues.

Are you a technical student, professional or job-seeker? Perron038 helps you to take the next step.

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One interview, but meeting 13 different companies

An internship or job with the newest technologies

Learning and working in an unique workplace

Expand your network in the manufacturing industry

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The latest news

Industrial Additive Manufacturing Metal: implementing a key technology 

18 December 2022

3D metal printing opens up opportunities for new economic activities worldwide. The key technology offers diverse techniques, which are increasingly being used and are a driver of innovation in numerous sectors. In this area, however, the Netherlands can still make considerable strides. After all, the possibilities offered by 3D metal printing are not yet always …

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Perron038 welcomes new Managing Director in 2023

15 December 2022

In October, Perron038 announced the search for a new managing director at Perron038. Good news: from 1 February, we welcome Joost Sterenborg to the team! He will meet everyone in the new year, but in this post he introduces himself in advance. Joost: “When I first came to Perron038 a few years ago, their vision …

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Perron038 introduces Flex Factory of the Future lab

8 December 2022

It is now an event space, but next year it will be a high-tech factory of the future. At Perron038, companies from the region are building a factory of the future together. A machine and production facility where companies, students and researchers will work together. To inspire, learn and ‘test before investing’. Not an individual …

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A day at Perron038 with Aart Schoonderbeek

5 December 2022

If you visit Perron038, you will meet associate lecturer Aart Schoonderbeek. Aart works for the Digital Business & Society lectureship and brings about research projects in the field ofindustrial automation and robotics. Together with his colleagues, he keeps the robots running and focuses on the full breadth of technological developments. The start Aart can be …

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Industrial Robotics Learning Community

22 November 2022

Holland High Tech is de topsector High Tech Systemen en Materialen. Bedrijfsleven, kennisinstellingen en overheden werken in ons ecosysteem intensief samen aan innovaties in publiek-private samenwerkingen. Speciaal voor en van de topsector Holland High Tech, is de Human Capital Actieagenda opgesteld. Because technicians are essential. TALENT IS THE KEY TO SOCIAL CHALLENGES We at Perron038 …

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Students score at PEC Zwolle

15 November 2022

It was not just the players of PEC Zwolle who scored last Friday at the football stadium in Zwolle. Students and trainees at Perron038 went home with a lot of new knowledge and the memory of a great evening. Region Zwolle United, Windesheim and Perron038 joined forces for an event for students about hard work, …

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The synergy between human and machine

8 November 2022

This article was published in the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform magazine.  The use of new technology can make us as humans more efficient, more decisive and perhaps even smarter. But it is also humans who can take technology to the next level through smart applications. A leverage point that offers enormous potential in the manufacturing industry. …

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Student Speaks: Thomas Kieft

1 November 2022

Thanks to his well-considered study choices, Thomas will soon have disciplines at all levels. From secondary school, he entered the MBO mechatronics course. Halfway through the course, he followed a route to continue at hbo. He completed this course with a graduation internship at Perron038 for Hollander Techniek and got a part-time job as a …

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A day at Perron038 with teacher Bart Snijder

17 October 2022

Electrical engineering lecturer on the Windesheim campus in Zwolle or working at Perron038. These are two options in Bart Snijder’s workweek. One day a week, he can be found at Perron038. For this, he takes the train from Steenwijk. Half past seven, the door is open for him to get to work. He says: “I …

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In Zwolle, companies build ‘Factory of the Future’

6 October 2022

This article was published in the magazine Kijk op Oost Nederland.  It has been three years since innovation centre Perron038 opened its doors in Zwolle. With now 21 partners from the region, work with and learn from the latest technology for the manufacturing industry is taking place in the former NS building. The initiative is …

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At Perron038 we work on various innovation themes. Together we produce the future! We collaborate, research and experiment in order to innovate, learn and inspire.

The collaboration doesn’t only provide an interesting knowledge base for the partners but also applied and current knowledge for students and other SMEs.

We are currently developing a physical factory of the future in Zwolle. This project is receiving a contribution from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund.

Flex factory of the future

Disruptive technologies are gaining ground at a rapid pace. But how can a company make smart and quick decisions? What has potential and what doesn’t suit the manufacturing process? Within this theme, partners work together on methods to develop systematic and modular (machine) designs.

Sensing en control technology

When we say ‘sensing & control’ technology we talk about sensors: an artificial implementation of what we call a sense in biology. At Perron038 we carry out projects and activities together to develop new applications for sensors.

  • Vision technology
  • Low-cost mass volume sensor technologies
  • Sustainable sensor technologies
  • Object recognition

Data driven production

By developing a data-driven machine programmed with some aspects of human intelligence, a new form of production intelligence is created. The balance between man and machine is the starting point for this theme. In order to learn more about data driven production we conduct research and activities.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Data organization and structuring
  • Human Machine Interface design

Workshops & events

at Perron038

On a regular basis, we organize inspiring talks and workshops about the future of technology. Are you interested in attending an event or would you like to organize an event yourself in the technology field? We’ve got amazing spaces for any event at Perron038. Whether bringing inspiration to your next meeting, or boosting everyone’s productivity level, Perron038 is the center of innovation in the technology field. There’s no better place than Perron038 to organize your tech event.

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By working together, Innovative manufacturing companies, private equity firms and various educational institutions make Perron038 possible.

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