Novel-T Business Team boosts new market opportunities

Novel-T Business Team boosts new market opportunities

The situation resulting from COVID-19 requires answers and solutions that entrepreneurs do not yet know or were not ready for. For many companies, this results in insecurity and difficulties. At the same time, this situation challenges entrepreneurs to think creatively, to come up with new solutions that add value. To see opportunities that you didn’t see before. The Novel-T business team helps you make the most of these opportunities.

29 April 2020

Jaap Beernink, CEO of Novel-T, explains why it is so important to look into ways of making or keeping your company future proof. “Have the guts to look beyond the crisis, and assume that the old, normal situation won’t return. Your survival depends on having or developing a future-proof business model or specific innovations that result in new commercial activity. Our business team can help you with this. As a team, we work together with partners such as Oost NL, University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.”

Rapid market changes

“Markets change rapidly as a result of this current situation,” Jaap explains. “The national government, for example, is currently purchasing all protective equipment. Before, companies directly communicated with healthcare institutions themselves. There are constant market changes. With our partners, we keep an eye on these rapid changes in order to estimate market opportunities. And to lobby where necessary.”

Types of support

Which questions can you submit to the Business Team? Coordinator Marike Boertien: “We support you from your earliest idea with advice on your market opportunities, or we help you to look for business partners or funding, for example. In addition, we can connect entrepreneurs to the right party, within a knowledge institution, for instance. We look for the expertise the entrepreneur needs to take the next step. That way, we help entrepreneurs and startups to make the most of their opportunities in these times.”

What can we help you with?

  • Assessing your business idea and exploring the market
  • Finding partners
  • Connecting you to a knowledge institution
  • Exploring funding options
  • Lobby: contacts with national and regional governments

Contact Business Team via our COVID-19 support page.

Our support team is ready to help you with specific questions and financial and legal support, international business or working remotely in these times of COVID-19.


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