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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

Twente on stage for most innovative region of The Netherlands

On October 31, the ceremony of the Dutch Innovation Awards took place in Scheveningen. Twente was nominated as most innovative region of The Netherlands. Eelco Osse from Boessenkool Machinefabriek was on stage to represent the innovators in Twente.

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Artificial Intelligence Challenge: From information to knowledge and understanding

“How can we create new business models based on IoT-as-a-service and what role can artificial intelligence play in that? And what role could your company play?” The various pitchers interpreted the challenge broadly, not all presented cut-and-dried solutions.

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Upcoming events

Creathon: Farmer as a neighbor

01-12-2017 15:00

"Food from the region; good for farmer, landscape and you." Buying products from the region, a beautiful and healthy landscape and farmers who contribute and benefit from it. This sounds like a nice win-win situation! Unfortunately, this is often not the case in Overijssel. That's why we invite you to come up with a cool and innovative idea that makes food from the region an extremely strong concept.

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NovelTalk by NIKOS, by Yasin Sahhar

07-12-2017 19:45

This event is one of a series of what we will call NovelTalks by NIKOS – a series of talks on innovation & entrepreneurship topics in collaboration with NIKOS and Saxion.

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