The link between regional companies and students to accelerate innovations.


Novel-T SMART is the link between the regional companies and students to accelerate innovations. Novel-T SMART helps to sharpen the innovation question from companies and to translate it into a student project. With challenging projects, challenges and side jobs, students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences can bring their knowledge into practice and gain relevant work experience.

Novel-T SMART for companies

Challenge students with your innovation question

Change and innovation can be of vital importance for your company. Conversely, many students have a need to find good practical assignments and internships. Via Novel-T SMART you can deploy students on your projects to increase your innovative strength. For example in a practical assignment, an internship or graduation assignment. Submitting your assignment is simple. The SMART Match Team helps you describe the assignment and to find the match the perfect students for the challenge. Let us know your question! We are ready to match you with the right student(s).

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Novel-T SMART for students

Want to work on cool projects from local companies?

Novel-T SMART connects students and talents with local businesses. We connect you to study-related business cases in all kinds of forms, such as internships, graduation assignments, side jobs, PDeng, etc. As a research student you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice and create real impact.

Translate sound of lung recordings to ‘dataflow’

Bachelor WO | Health & Wellbeing at RB Medical Technologies

RB Medical Technologies is looking for an ICT/informatics student to program dataflow within their application. The data will be manipulated multiple times within the application and this has to be as fast as possible. The question to be answered during this project is to optimize this data-intensive process.

How To Scale Up Wafer Technology for Cell Growth

WO | Health & Wellbeing at

Research and design a coherent system of combined wafers to scale-up a patented technology. The use of wafers allow cells to grow up to ten times faster compared to the use of petri dishes.

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Are you looking for new assignment as part of your bachelor, master or as a side job, but you havent’ found it yet? Fill in the form below and we will contact you when we have new assignments that matches your interests.

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Novel-T SMART team

Bas Olde Hampsink

Program manager

Tim Jongman

Research consultant

Egbert van Hattem

Coordinator SMART

Anna Bruijning

Student Relationships

Bart Sprenkels

Mediator SMART

Yvonne Kholmy – de Jong

Project coordinator

Guus Vrauwdeunt

Project leader

Manon Meulmeester

Project leader

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