Novel-T SMART accelerates regional innovations with students

The place where innovative companies and smart students challenge and enrich each other.


Novel-T SMART, formerly known as Science Shop, is the link between regional business and students to accelerate innovations. On this independent platform, we help companies and social organizations to sharpen their demand for innovation and find the right entrances at the knowledge institutions. Conversely, students gain relevant work experience during their studies at innovative companies in the region. In short: a win-win situation!

SMART for companies

Accelerate your innovation project through the deployment of a student or by linking knowledge. The SMART Team will work to find the most suitable answer to your question.

Ask your question to the SMART team here

SMART for students

Looking for a challenging project or side job where you can use your knowledge gained during your studies? We would like to keep you informed of new vacancies, projects and challenges.

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As a student looking for a challenging project with which you create real impact? Or do you, as a company, have an interesting research question for smart students? View the options here.

SMART projects


Student challenges bring fresh ideas for product innovation or a glimpse into the future when it comes to your business model. Read more about the possibilities for companies. You will also find challenges for which you can register as a student.

SMART challenges

Side jobs

View which knowledge-intensive side jobs are currently open. Or read more about the possibilities to be linked to a motivated student by SMART  through a side job or traineeship.

SMART side jobs


Tim Jongman
Egbert van Hattem
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Tim Jongman
Research Consultant
Tim Jongman

Do you have questions on knowledge or research, but no idea who to contact at the University of Twente or Saxion? I know the way through and will make sure you are connected to the right persons. Let’s work together make innovation happen.

Egbert van Hattem
Coordinator SMART
Egbert van Hattem

Are you, as an SME company or tech-entrepreneur, thinking about innovation in collaboration with experts from UT, Saxion or other partners? We are experienced in thinking along with you, content-wise and strategically, formulating and implementing innovative projects together with experts in the field, talented student researchers and young business developers.

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