FOR INNOVATION WITH IMPACT

We offer programs and support for starting and accelerating innovative business cases.

BOOST YOUR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS CASE

Accelerate your plans for innovating your company or production environment. Make use of our specialists, programs and the connections with talent and knowledge institutions.

GET STARTED WITH YOUR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IDEA

Sharpen and validate your innovative business case and realize your startup with Novel-T START.

CREATE IMPACT WITH YOUR RESEARCH

Get more out of your research and explore the opportunities for starting a spin-off company or license deal. Novel-T is the Knowledge Transfer Office for the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

SPEED UP YOUR GROWTH AND CREATE MORE IMPACT

Focus with your team on the growth of your startup. The Novel-T team supports you in making strategic choices in business models, marketing and raising capital for your business.

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Meet our experts

Bert Otter
Roy Kolkman
Anouk Westerdijk
Alain le Loux
Florin Pausan
Jelmer Hendriks
Julian Sotscheck
Marike Boertien
Rogier de Haan
Semme Moolenaar
Sergej Zavrnik
Vincent Heutinck
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Bert Otter
Innovation Matchmaker
Bert Otter

You want to grow and stay relevant with your business? I share my knowledge and expertise in the fields of (big) data, IoT and analytics to identify opportunities for your company. Smart Industry seems to be a big deal and you want to explore your possibilities to make use of it? Let’s meet to talk about your opportunities!

Roy Kolkman
Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer
Roy Kolkman

Together with my skilled team, I am bringing research to market. Your research findings entail something great and you are eager to bring it to the market? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Anouk Westerdijk
Junior Business Developer
Anouk Westerdijk

Now is the time to start working on your idea, because every idea deserves a chance. I can help you to get started and stay motivated to launch your idea. Let’s have a coffee and see what your next destination can be!

Alain le Loux
Business Developer
Alain le Loux

I am helping students, PhDs and innovators with starting a business or spin-off. I can contribute in securing funding, fine tuning of business plans, as well as creating a meaningful marketing and sales strategy.

Florin Pausan
Junior Business Developer
Florin Pausan

Do you have an idea in your mind and don't know how to translate it into a business? Just dare to drop by for a cup of coffee and share your idea with me. I am here to help you to take the first entrepreneurial steps while mentoring and guiding you in the right directions.

Jelmer Hendriks
Junior Business Developer
Jelmer Hendriks

Want to realise your idea and turn it into a business? Want to make your vision become a reality and add value to the world? Let’s grab a coffee and talk!

Julian Sotscheck
Junior Business Developer
Julian Sotscheck

Being part of the JBD team, you can of course always reach out to me with any entrepreneurship question. I am especially passionate about well designed and user focused ideas that challenge the status quo. I want to motivate, challenge and support you to realise your ambitious visions, or set even higher goals!

Marike Boertien
Innovation Matchmaker
Marike Boertien

You want to grow through innovation? Are you looking for expertise from organizations, Saxion or the UT? You want to know what is going on in the field of innovation across the eastern part of the Netherlands? Than you are right to contact me. Together we figure out how to best realize your ambitions.

Rogier de Haan
Business Developer
Rogier de Haan

Do you have a brilliant idea, a ground-breaking discovery, or a clever innovation? My colleagues from the Knowledge Transfer Office and I will help you bring your idea to market.

Semme Moolenaar
Business Developer
Semme Moolenaar

I support researchers in the field of life science to transfer their research to market. Are you considering to found a startup or do you want to know more about how to handle intellectual property in a company? Do not hesitate to make an appointment with me.

Sergej Zavrnik
Junior Business Developer
Sergej Zavrnik

Do you have a good idea or want to know more about student entrepreneurship? I can support you with business development, conceptualization and the development of minimum viable products. I specialize in the topics of sustainability, product development and smart industry while using innovative and entrepreneurial skills to support the growth of your company. Let's talk about your next step.

Vincent Heutinck
Innovation Matchmaker
Vincent Heutinck

As an Innovation Matchmaker, I contribute to innovative companies in Twente. Do you have a financial issue? Are you looking for talent or other innovative companies? Are you curious about digital security opportunities for your company? Feel free to make an appointment or contact me for an inspiring conversation.

A selection from our

Business cases

"The goal of Aryzon is to make augmented reality accessible to everyone. AR via your mailbox. Affordable, easy to use and with a wealth of possibilities."
Leon Schipper
Aryzon
“18 billion spray canisters are produced every year, and every last one of them ends up in a landfill in the end”. “Our answer to this waste problem is the Despray installation.”
Eelco Osse
CEO
“Right away, I saw opportunities for changing the traditional way asphalt is processed." "We took this bio-based material and were soon able to create a new product”.
Geert Abbink
CEO
“CodeSandbox is growing thanks to its enthusiastic users. Our platform already features 1.3 million public projects. If we were to quit now, we would piss off a lot of people.”
Ives van Hoorne and Bas Buursma
Student entrepreneurs CodeSandbox
“Secure online communication is a bare necessity. The number of devices connected with the internet is growing, as is the threat posed by hackers. This inspired us to build a high-security communication platform.”
Hans Klos
CEO Scalys
“Our biggest challenge at the start? To determine our product. Because innovative technology does not equal a finished product. Working with the business developers, I outlined a roadmap with a focus on improving patient care and safety. Our first application will be available in stores by early 2020: contact lenses with an innovative bio coating for extra comfort and safety.”
Jasper van Weerd
CEO LipoCoat
“Our prototyping software visualises the internal dynamics of opaque granular systems, like industrial mixers for food or pharmaceutical powders, which experimental methods cannot access. The Novel-T Early Business Development Bootcamp helped us develop our software solution into a business.”
Thomas Weinhart
assistant professor and CTO of the startup MercuryLab
“You have to keep innovating and investing if you want to keep going. We are constantly improving our spading machines. By listening to our users and working together, we innovate and refine our product.”
Alfons Sleiderink
Director
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