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Do you have an idea for a startup or innovation within your company? Would you like more information about financing, are you looking for a partnership, or a test site for your product? Don’t dream it, do it! Take the first step towards innovation by submitting your question to our specialists.

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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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Our stories

Work together with students to expand your innovative capacity

Jaap Beernink, CEO van Novel-T, en Ton Beune, programmadirecteur bij Techniekpact Twente, zetten in op meer ondernemerschapsonderwijs en een sterke verbinding tussen studenten en maakindustrie in Twente.

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Phyx It: from idea to full-fledged business concept in 24 hours

During Startup24 in Enschede, the Phyx It team members won the 500-euro grand prize and tickets to Get in the Ring with their idea for a physical therapy app.

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Upcoming events

World Technology Mapping Forum

20-06-2018 09:00

The World Technology Mapping Forum is an important first step towards building the first international roadmap for integrated photonics. From 20-22 June 2018 this forum will be held for the second time. This year on the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede.

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UT Challenge

21-06-2018 12:30

Are you ready to launch a spin-off or a start-up? Looking to get noticed for a work placement/internship, final project placement, or a job? Join the UT Challenge!

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