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.

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Are you looking for an assignment as part of your bachelor’s, master’s program or as a side job, but your assignment is not yet there? Fill in the form below and let us know what you are looking for. With this information we can see if we have an assignment that suits you.

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Novel-T SMART projects

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.

Develop an IT-architecture for high school projects in Ghana

Bachelor WO HBO Graduation | Smart Society at Maxim Nyansa

Develop an IT architecture solution for high school students and teachers in Ghana during this project by Maxim Nyansa and contribute to good education!

Design a sustainable room for the new center Geboortenis

Bachelor Graduation | Health & WellbeingEnergy Transition at Stichting Geboortenis Zutphen

Develop a concept for a sustainable room. Integrate the layout of the building, the layout of its own electricity network and the use of (newly designed) appliances via a smart grid system in an innovative way.

Ontwerp een duurzaam vloeistof-dispensersysteem

Bachelor HBO | Smart Society at Food Dispense

Voor vloeistoffen, zowel voedingsmiddelen als levensmiddelen, is nu behoefte aan nieuwe dispenser-concepten. Daarbij moeten moeilijke producten – wat betreft viscositeit of samenstelling – vanuit één ontwerpconcept aangeboden worden.

Develop a way to monitor import and export activity of companies

Bachelor WO HBO Graduation | Business at World Trade Center Twente

The WTC Twente is participating in various projects and programs concerning internationalization. However, there is not a lot of known information about the amount of export and import of local business. Develop a way to monitor import and export activity of businesses in the region.

Developing a game design document (GDD)

Bachelor WO Graduation | Smart Society at Emagine

Emagine is a start-up and have been developing VR, AR, HoloLens, and Games for several years now.

They do this for educational institutions as well as for companies and other commercial parties.

They are about to start up a completely new innovative platform that has the potential to become a kind of Netflix / Spotify in the field of XR learning experiences in the broadest sense of the word.

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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