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.

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Stories

The Netherlands are leading in photonics

Fiber optics, self-propelled vehicles and robots that perform an operation; the applications of photonics are getting increasingly closer to the consumer. Much of this unique knowledge and expertise comes from Twente.

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“Student days are the best time to start your business”

Saxion has produced no fewer than 1,200 spin-offs and dozens of new businesses are added each year. Student entrepreneurship co-ordinator Yvonne Kholmy-de Jong advises Saxion students and tutors on their business concepts.

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Events

Startupfest: The Future of High Tech

26-09-2017 10:00

During the Startupfest The Future of High Tech we inspire world-class entrepreneurs, top investors and captains of industry in a sparkling startup fest. Curious?

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Startups

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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