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

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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BLOG: The greaser and the nun

There was a song by the once famous Dutch "chansonnier", Cornelis Vreeswijk about the unlikely love between a greaser and a nun, which was a big hit when I was one year old.

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Niels Ruiter of startup Aryzon: "With competition everywhere, fortunately, we made it there first!"

They recently won the UT Challenge, managed to collect over € 97,000 through crowdfunding and will soon be shipping 2,500 pairs of augmented reality glasses to 61 countries. Over the past months, the five University of Twente students Maarten Slaa, Niels Ruiter, Leon Schipper, Kay Hoogsteder and Alex Ceha put all their time into making their startup Aryzon a reality. And it's paying off.

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Opening Academic Year University of Twente

04-09-2017 14:15

The University of Twente will open its Academic Year with a festive ceremony on the 4th of September. ‘A Taste of Red Hot Innovation’ will be the theme of this year’s ceremony.

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Opening of Saxion's School Year 2017 - 2018: Get in the Ring

07-09-2017 15:30

On the 7th of September His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn will officially open Saxion's school year 2017 - 2018 as special envoy of StartupDelta. 'Entrepreneurship with knowledge' currently is a topic for Saxion, higher professional education and East Holland.

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Eye on Air

Clear Flight Solutions

Kite Robotics


Ipsum Energy





Tide Microfluidics



Homey by Athom







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