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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.

To become the best-performing ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe, that's the ambition of Novel-T. We've set the bar high. Over the last few years, as Kennispark Twente, we've proven that we belong at the top, but we also know that the world is changing at lightning speed and other regions are making substantial investments. That's why we're expanding our existing ecosystem and bringing our combined strengths to bear with our strong brand Novel-T and raised international profile, leading to even better visibility and recognisability. 

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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”. 


Kees Eijkel, directeur Novel-T

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“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.”

Pieter Dillingh, director Novel-T

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Our stories

“From good idea to game changer? You can do it with Novel-T”

“Call us a catalyst, director, connector, coach or architect”, Kees Eijkel, Director of Novel-T, sums up. “As a starting point for high tech entrepreneurship and innovation in Twente, we fulfil all these roles. Our objective? Helping to develop talents’ and entrepreneurs’ good business ideas into game changers. We thus create more jobs and the regional economy grows.”

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Pieter Dillingh: “Innovating as a high-tech manufacturing company? Join an innovation centre or fieldlab.”

Open innovation centres and field labs help entrepreneurs with the latest scientific knowledge and e.g. trial productions. “They offer SMEs unique growth opportunities and a chance to stay ahead of the competition.”

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Upcoming events

Student Startup Program: do's and don't for startups

04-04-2017 15:30

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 talk about do's and don't for startups and will work on your pitch for your business.

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Student Startup Program: Networking

02-05-2017 15:30

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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