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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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Ground-breaking technology from startup 20Face in Twente can recognise faces in all circumstances

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International talent lifts high tech Twente to the next level

Rogier tells us about his job and ambition from Novel-T to get the number of international talents that stick around in high tech Twente to grow significantly. How? For starters, by bringing regional businesses into contact with these international talents from the very start.

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Challenge Day 2018

16-03-2018 08:45

Are you looking for a fun way to develop yourself in the field of multidisciplinary work, creativity and internationalization? Then we are looking for you!

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Pitch&Match: Membrane technology

19-03-2018 09:30

Are you looking for a quick insight into the most recent innovations in membrane technology for aqueous applications, pitch your company and interact with experts and fellow entrepreneurs? Then this Pitch&Match is meant for you!

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