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.

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Stories

Are we ready for the flood of innovations headed towards us?

Where is the pitfall or resistance which could prevent your innovation from becoming mainstream? We posed the question to international experts in September. The objective: to add ethical, legal and societal aspects to the well-known TRLs and BRLs for innovation.

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Are you a student with a business idea? Get your idea checked at Novel-T

You want to run a business and already have an idea. Then you will want to talk this through, of course, preferably with someone who is an expert at starting your own business. Ask Sven, Julian or one of the other junior business developers on our team. Just like you, they are students and they feel completely at home in the world of entrepreneurship.

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Events

Workshop: From idea to patent

15-10-2018 Afgelopen

Would you like to know what support the UT and Saxion business development team offers to start business from your research? Do you want to learn how to deal with intellectual property such as patents? Then join the workshops 'From idea to Patent' and 'Patent to Business'.

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Workshop: From patent to business

22-10-2018 12:00

Would you like to know what support the UT and Saxion business development team offers to start business from your research? Do you want to learn how to deal with intellectual property such as patents? Then join the workshops 'From idea to Patent' and 'Patent to Business'.

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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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