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

Innovation Advisor

Jeroen Wevers

Innovation Advisor

Tim Jongman

Research consultant

Lea Milovich

Business Developer

Marike Boertien

Innovation Expert

Jorieke Adolfsen

Business Developer

Petra Deterink

Innovation Advisor / Director VMO

Liesbeth Holterman

Expert Cyber Secuity

Monique Snippers

Project coordinator CCM

Martin Olde Weghuis

Business Developer

Vincent Heutinck

Expert Capital

Steven van Roon

Program Manager T-Valley

Hans Brouwers

Program Manager Germany

Mike Verkouter

Startup Ambassador

Michiel Krake

Advisor Startup Acceleration

Peter Langela

Business Developer

Niels Palmers

Project manager

Emiel Pegge

Business Developer

Ron Eekels

Business Developer

Lars Prinsen

Project manager

Laura Moens

Team Member Startup Acceleration

Nikolas Giampaolo

Team Member Startup Acceleration

Arthur de Lange

Coordinator Incubase

Charlotte van Veen

Junior business developer

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

Tim de Kraker

Business Developer

Bas Olde Hampsink

Program manager

Egbert van Hattem

Coordinator SMART

Tim Jongman

Research consultant

Bart Sprenkels

Mediator SMART

Yvonne Kholmy – de Jong

Project coordinator

Anna Bruijning

Student Relationships

Guus Vrauwdeunt

Project leader

Manon Meulmeester

Project leader

Peter van Roosmalen

Legal Advisor

Hidde Eidhof

Legal Advisor

Frank Groot

Legal Advisor

Wesley Soyo

Legal Advisor

Niels Jansen

Patent advisor

Albert-Jan de Croes

Investment specialist

Remon van der Woude

Fund Manager

Vincent Heutinck

Expert Capital

Liesbeth Holterman

Expert Cyber Secuity

Steven van Roon

Program Manager T-Valley

Mike Verkouter

Startup Ambassador

Hendrik Haaksema

Program Manager

Cindy Marsman

Manager marketing, communication & events

Roy Kolkman

Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Birgit Dijkstra

Executive Assistant

Evelijne Ruijs

Secretary to the Board

My Nguyen

Business & Data Analyst

Bart Wagelaar

Business Controller

Hasan Deniz

Financial administrator

Cindy Marsman

Manager marketing, communication & events

Heidi van den Bos

Marketing & communication advisor

Lisette Braker

Program Coordinator

Marleen Pot

Program coordinator

Vera Boertien

Content Marketeer

Isabelle Duteweerd

Content Marketeer

Manon Bijsterbosch

Content Marketeer innovation clusters

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

Tanja Lendzion

Tanja Lendzion

Raad van Toezicht
Ad Louter

Ad Louter

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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