We help new companies to emerge, and existing companies to innovate

The innovation professionals at Novel-T like to get their teeth sunk into promising innovative business. Is your request better for one of our partners? Even then, we will help you find the best way.

About us

Innovative companies shape the future. However, this not only applies to breakthrough start-ups, it applies to fully-grown companies as well. Therefore, Novel-T supports both with a full range of programs and services.

About us: Novel-T

You can contact us on various matters. For instance, a one on one conversation with a business developer, or participation in one of our programs and support through our services. In addition, we offer our target groups a direct line to knowledge, talent, capital, and networks of other market leaders. All of this can help with a successful market introduction. Moreover, we do our tasks independently in a non-profit environment. Finally, this enables us to quickly provide them with the right information, instruments, and inputs at the right time. We offer support based on an assignment from our founders: the University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and the regional government.

Meet the Novel-Team

Meet our specialists who will help you with your next step.

Hendrik Haaksema

Program Manager

Bert Otter

Relationship Manager

Frank Landhuis

Relationship Manager

Marike Boertien

Innovation Expert

Jorieke Adolfsen

Business Developer

Petra Deterink

Relationship Manager / Director VMO

Liesbeth Holterman

Expert Cyber Secuity

Martin Olde Weghuis

Business Developer

Vincent Heutinck

Expert Capital

Steven van Roon

Program Manager T-Valley

Wilbert Pontenagel

Program Manager

Marc Sandelowsky

Director Space53

Hans Brouwers

Program Manager Germany

Peter Langela

Business Developer

Emiel Pegge

Business Developer

Ron Eekels

Business Developer

Julian Sotscheck

Junior Business Developer

Laura Moens

Team Member Startup Acceleration

Nikolas Giampaolo

Team Member Startup Acceleration

Mike Verkouter

Startup Ambassador

Arthur de Lange

Coordinator Incubase

Dmytro Balashov

Team Member Startup Acceleration

Remon van der Woude

Fund Manager

Wilbert Pontenagel

Program Manager

Jacco Reuling

Junior Innovation Matchmaker

Roy Kolkman

Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Nico Nijenhuis

Business developer

Esther Rodijk

Scout Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Semme Moolenaar

Business Developer

Rogier de Haan

Business Developer

Niels Jansen

Patent advisor

Alain le Loux

Business Developer

Bas Olde Hampsink

Program manager

Tim Jongman

Research consultant

Bart Sprenkels

Mediator SMART

Anna Bruijning

Student Relationships

Egbert van Hattem

Coordinator SMART

Peter van Roosmalen

Legal Advisor

Hidde Eidhof

Legal Advisor

Frank Groot

Legal Advisor

Niels Jansen

Patent advisor

Remon van der Woude

Fund Manager

Vincent Heutinck

Expert Capital

Liesbeth Holterman

Expert Cyber Secuity

Steven van Roon

Program Manager T-Valley

Marc Sandelowsky

Director Space53

Cindy Marsman

Manager Marketing, Communication & Events

Hendrik Haaksema

Program Manager

Roy Kolkman

Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Mike Verkouter

Startup Ambassador

Birgit Dijkstra

Executive Assistant

Evelijne Ruijs

Secretary to the Board

Bart Wagelaar

Business Controller

Hasan Deniz

Financial administrator

Gerhard Kleinsman

Archivist

Cindy Marsman

Manager Marketing, Communication & Events

Heidi van den Bos

Marketing, Communication & Events

Lisette Braker

Marketing, Communication & Events

Marleen Pot

Marketing, Communication & Events

Tamara Hartman

Marketing, Communication & Events

Vera Boertien

Marketing, Communication & Events

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Our founders

Together for the best results

The strength of the region lies in the achievement of innovation. Over the years, we have shown that we can develop ground-breaking innovations based on collaboration and a pioneering mentality. Therefore, our founders join forces in Novel-T to create an ecosystem that aims to take advantage of opportunities for a sustainable, innovative industry. Because innovative companies shape the future. The new knowledge developed by the University of Twente and Saxion leads to new spin-off companies. These companies are the employers of the future. In turn, companies produce challenges that engage researchers and students. Students turn their ideas into new start-ups that can conquer the world. In the end, by working together and putting innovation and entrepreneurship first, we help each other to achieve the best results.

Raad van toezicht

Ad Louter

Ad Louter

Raad van Toezicht
Miriam Luizink

Miriam Luizink

Raad van Toezicht
Joyce Berger-Roelvink

Joyce Berger-Roelvink

Raad van Toezicht

Our partners

Various partners are active within the regional innovation ecosystem. Do you want to join as a partner? Contact Cindy Marsman.

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