For researchers who want to make impact

You want your groundbreaking research to become more than just a few papers. Because you know that the results from your research can make the world a better place. We are the Knowledge Transfer Office of University of Twente and we help you protect your inventions and market your research. So that your research can really contribute to tomorrow's society.

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Your extensive research led to a new invention that can make the world a better place. Of course, you want your idea or technology well protected to make sure no one else can run off with it. We can help you apply for a patent.

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Protect your invention

The outcomes of your research hold great potential. But could it work as a business? And if so, with what business model? With our support your discover the market opportunities of your research.

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Validate your businessidea

Ready to become an entrepreneurial entrepreneur? When you decide to found a spin-off based on your research, you have to close a deal with your knowledge institute for the transfer of knowledge. Our Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) takes on this job on behalf of the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

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Launch your spin-off

Your spin-off is doing well and it's time for more impact. That means your business is ready to grow. But how do you grow successfully without too many growing pains? With our proven method we help you on your way.

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Grow towards a scale-up

Patent application and spin-off establishment

Are you a researcher who would like to make an impact with your groundbreaking research? At Novel-T we understand that your results can make the world a better place. As the Knowledge Transfer Office of the University of Twente and Saxion, we help you protect your inventions and successfully bring your research to the market. With our expertise and support you have the opportunity to make your research really contribute to the society of tomorrow.

Apply for a patent and discover entrepreneurship

When you have developed a new invention that can change the world, you want to be sure that it is well protected. At Novel-T we help you apply for a patent, so that no one else can get away with it. In addition, we will work with you to investigate the business opportunities that your research brings. We will help you discover whether entrepreneurship is possible and what potential there is in your invention.

Launch your spin-off and grow into a scale-up

If you choose to set up a spin-off based on your research, you enter into an agreement with your knowledge institution for the transfer of knowledge. Our Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) does this on behalf of the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. We guide you through the launch of your spin-off and help you achieve success. And when your spin-off goes well, we are also ready to support you in further growth towards a successful scale-up.

Customized programs and support

At Novel-T we offer various programs and support to help you as a researcher. Whether you want to market your research, apply for a patent or need financing for your spin-off, we provide the tools and support you need to continue making an impact. Our experts, with years of experience in entrepreneurship, are ready to promote your success.

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