SMART projects

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SMART projects

SMART is the connection between students and entrepreneurs to accelerate innovations. We connect talent to business cases in all kind of project forms, such as short-term (research) projects, internships, graduation assignments, PDeng, etc. As a (research) student, you work with companies on innovation projects and the implementation of it. With SMART you can create real impact.


Many innovation processes within companies take a long time due to insufficient time, capacity and priority. While innovations are so important to stay ahead of the competition. Our advice: act SMART and turn it into a project. SMART is the link between regional businesses and students of the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. We help you convert your question into a concrete and defined assignment. Thanks to our many years of experience from the Science Shop, we know the entrances to various faculties and programs. This allows us to get started with the demand in a focused way. The solution can be in the form of an internship, graduation assignment, a research project or by linking knowledge with a researcher.


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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.

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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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