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Together we change tomorrow's economy

We believe in changing tomorrow’s economy. We are shaping a dynamic and vibrant ecosystem that accelerates entrepreneurship and high-tech innovation. This drives the economy of the region by connecting and activating talent, knowledge, capital, networks and infrastructure. We are Novel-T.

Innovate and accelerate 

We offer startups (New) and innovative entrepreneurs (Next) access to a dynamic ecosystem. By connecting entrepreneurship to high-tech innovation and employing our Novel-Tools, we help them to become game changers. 


New business

Today we see startups as the promise of tomorrow's economy. People are becoming much more aware of the importance of young businesses. Young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas are required to fill empty spaces in the business community.”

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Next business

“The world finds itself in an enormous transition phase with industrial and societal impact. Digitalization, robotics and technical improvement, changes the chains in the industry and is creating more possibilities at the product and process level. New industries are being opened up and new products and services are following each other with an increasing tempo.”

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‘Create Tomorrow: pressure cooker full of good ideas’

Time was in short supply, the case was complex, and the program was full. However, with more than 1,000 students involved, there was no lack of enthusiasm. Create Tomorrow, the world’s largest think tank organized by the University of Twente, once again showed its applicability in the business world. Novel-T was there, and supported the students while they were developing and testing their ideas.

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Science Shop Twente: solution for 1300 tons E-waste

Did you know that we collect a lot of electronic waste in Twente, but we cannot dismantle it here? Recycling company De Beurs and Twente Milieu wanted to know if it's profitable to carry out the processing, disassembly and repair themselves. Science Shop Twente connected the entrepreneurs with the right expertise and talent within the UT to answer this question.

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Upcoming events

UT Challenge & Entrepreneurial Day

13-06-2017 10:30

The UT Challenge is a collaborative venture involving the University of Twente and over twenty leading companies and organizations in the Twente region. University of Twente students will be challenged to further develop their innovative idea, prototype, business plan or research project in partnership with organizations in the UT Challenge network.

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Student Startup Program: Wrap up

15-06-2017 16:00

To start your own business you’ll need mentors to help you take your idea or business to a next level. Join our free Student Startup Program and get help from our experts. This month we'll look at which networking opportunities you have.

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