INNOVATE WITH IMPACT

Novel-T supports startups, researchers and entrepreneurs in creating impact with new innovative business ideas. Together with the University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the regional government, we create a vibrant climate for innovation and entrepreneurship. Use our professionals, our tools and our network to get your innovation started.

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Bert Otter
Roy Kolkman
Anouk Westerdijk
Alain le Loux
Florin Pausan
Jelmer Hendriks
Jesse Verduijn
Julian Sotscheck
Marike Boertien
Rogier de Haan
Semme Moolenaar
Sergej Zavrnik
Stefan Groenveld
Sven Degener
Tijmen van den Elzen
Vincent Heutinck
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!

Jesse Verduijn
Junior Business Developer
Jesse Verduijn

As a Junior Business Developer I am very approachable for students and other entrepreneurs. Do you have a question or do you just want to spar on your business idea? Feel free to contact me or just come by to catch up with me and enjoy our coffee.

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 am supporting 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.

Stefan Groenveld
Junior Business Developer
Stefan Groenveld

Sven Degener
International Affairs & Junior Business Developer
Sven Degener

IDEAS ARE WORTH SHIT! It is all about the execution... You have an innovative idea for a business and need support in the process of executing your plans? Or you need a sparring partner that is brutally honest? Whatever the next step in your ambitions is, together we going to figure it out so you can keep on running ahead! Just meet me for a coffee!

Tijmen van den Elzen
Junior Business Developer
Tijmen van den Elzen

Do you have a startup idea which you want to work out and start your own company? As a Junior Business Developer at Novel-T I can help you achieve that! Just contact me to have a cup of coffee so we can start or accelerate your business.

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 your curious about the opportunities in circular economy or the digital security for your company? Feel free to make an appointment or contact me for an inspiring conversation.

A selection from our

Business cases

Aryzon
"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
20Face
"Our software recognizes the identity of people under bad or disguised circumstances, variations in poses, small image resolutions and even when a small part or a glimpse of a face is seen".
Tauseef Ali
CTO 20Face
IamFluidics
"Where such chips take almost 17 hours, with our new method in just a few minutes. A disruptive technology in a market that is still under development."
Tom Kamperman
IamFluidics
Mobina IT
"Colleagues often do not know where the challenges and opportunities lie. We make crosslinks that innovation management softwares cannot create. That is our unique strength."
René Hol
Mobina IT
InkBeams
"I developed the technology for injecting without needles as part of a scientific project, but never had the time to develop the idea further."
David Fernandez Rivas
InkBeams
SEA’SONS
"Even if SEA'SONS swimwear is a success, I do want to finish my studies. I find it tremendously motivating that Saxion gives me the opportunity to combine study and entrepreneurship."
Tom van Dieren
SEA'SONS
VaxChip
"We want to develop an innovative molecular diagnostic tool able to perform multiple tests, detecting an array of pathogens in just one go. Our patented molecular beacon technology lies at the basis of this approach."
Han Zendman
VaxChip
TriboForm
"In addition to the TOP ascription, we also received a lot of legal and financial support."
Jan Harmen Wiebenga
TriboForm

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