New Business

We offer startups (New Business) access to a dynamic ecosystem. By connecting entrepreneurship to high tech innovation and employing our Novel-Tools, we help them to become game changers.

Strong source for startups

Together the University of Twente and Saxion form a strong source of power and support for startups, thanks to their unique knowledge and entrepreneurial environment. Our successful New Business method helps promising startups get off the ground and encourages them to grow into international players. Within the Novel-T ecosystem, the number of start-ups that actually grow into successful companies is high, with a success rate of around 75%. 

Proud of 'our' start-ups

A robotic bird that makes airspace safer (Clear Flight Solutions), a remote control that responds to your voice and controls all the devices in your home (Athom), miniscule sensors that record every movement (Xsens) – three start-ups with a dream that, with the use of our Novel-Tools, grew into game changers. 

Our services

Got any questions for the government? Ask RVO through Novel-T

Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, you can ask questions to Gerko Slotman from RVO.nl at Novel-T.

Funding for startups

Are you in the startup phase with your enterprise, and are you looking for funding? Novel-T knows the possibilities for funding, from interest-free loans to crowdfunding and informal investing.

Legal Advice

The Legal Advice Centre [Juridisch Adviespunt] of Novel-T provides advice on Dutch corporate and company law and contract law. This includes information and advice on required contracts, the right legal form or the transfer of patents or knowledge to a spin-off company.

Startup ambassador

​It happens while having some beers with your friends outside or while listening to a debate at your student organisation. You will have an idea you know you will have to do something with. But how do you take the next step?​

Business Development

Do you have a brilliant idea, ground-breaking discovery or clever innovation? Novel-T's business development team can help you bring to market.

VentureLab International

The VentureLab’s business development programme equips you with the right set of tools to achieve your ambitions.

Student Startup Program

The Student Startup Program helps you to take your idea one step closer to a company of your own.

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Stories

BrainCreators received highest investment in the Pitch & Match sessions during The Future of High Tech

Startup BrainCreators received the highest investment in the Pitch & Match sessions during The Future of High Tech with their solution to bring Artificial Intelligence into companies.

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'RVO is more than just a subsidy factory' – Gerko Slotman

Most of us mainly know the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as an institution that provides subsidies and subsidy schemes. Recently, Gerko has come to Novel-T twice a month to help entrepreneurs find their way in the myriad services offered by the government.

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Events

Workshop: From idea to patent to business

30-10-2017 12:00

This workshop is for all PhD-candidates and Postdocs from UT.

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Co-Creation Day Twente

02-11-2017 14:30

Tijdens de Grants Week Twente organiseert Oost NL in samenwerking met Saxion en UT Twente op donderdagmiddag 2 november de Co-Creation Day Twente voor alle bedrijven, onderzoekers, studenten, de lokale gemeenten en andere belanghebbenden in Twente.

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Innovators

Eye on Air

Clear Flight Solutions

Kite Robotics

4Silence

Ipsum Energy

SciSports

AER

Xsens

360SportsIntelligence

Tide Microfluidics

Undagrid

SoundInSight

Homey by Athom

Eurekite

RE-LiON

Lipocoat

Moneybird

Printr

Triboform

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