SMART challenges

Working together on the challenges of tomorrow.

SMART challenges

One of our core tasks is to challenge, connect and inspire the ecosystem. Challenges from ourselves and our partners play an important role in this. During challenges such as Create Tomorrow, the UT Challenge and the Saxion Entrepreneurs Award, innovative ideas arise and young professionals come into contact with regional companies.


Use the knowledge of students to your innovation issue or future business. SMART offers various challenges throughout the year such as Creathons and Hackathons.

Challenges will be announced soon!


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


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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Egbert van Hattem
Tim Jongman
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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.

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.



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