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Kennispark Twente becomes Novel-T


Novel-T accelerates innovation and entrepreneurship Enschede, Thursday 2 March 2017 – As of today, Novel-T (formerly Stichting Kennispark Twente) will greatly expand its ambitions. Novel-T and its founders – the [...]

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Pieter Dillingh: “Innovating as a high-tech manufacturing company? Join an innovation centre or field lab.”


  Pieter Dillingh of Kennispark Twente acknowledges that innovating as an entrepreneur in the manufacturing industry is necessary, but not always easy. Open innovation centres and field labs help entrepreneurs [...]

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‘You can always find the funds to finance a smashing idea’


20CreathonAn app to prevent food waste, experiencing the beautiful landscape of Twente while in the city, and a rain barrel that takes care of emptying itself before the next downpour to prevent flooding. Beautiful innovative [...]

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Example cases: Innovation from Twente

In the period 2007 - 2013, more than 60 projects have been supported by the "Twentse Innovatieroute". Both the government and companies invested about 275 million euros in these innovation projects. You will find information about these projects on our website.

Opportunities for entrepreneurs in micro- and nanotechnology

High Tech Factory is a production facility with cleanrooms, laboratories and offices where companies in micro- and nanotechnology can produce their products in high volumes. The number of companies in micro- and nanotechnology is growing. They have a pres...
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Quicker recovery with a rehabilitation robot

After a cerebral hemorrhage, many people are partially disabled. The disabled portions of the body can recover, but it requires much effort and time, from the patient as well as a physiotherapist. The robot walks with you A rehabilitation robot can help p...
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New silicon microneedle makes injections pain free

The company U-Needle asked for a patent in 2008 to produce a microneedle out of pure silicon. Thanks to their own production method the microneedles from U-Needle are extremely sharp and have a very precise design. Edges and surfaces of the needle are sha...
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Kennispark Twente

Twente is a region burstling with innovation. Kennispark Twente helps innovative companies. Wether you would like to start your business in Twente, or would like to partner with companies in Twente: we provide you with the innovation network and the innovation support you need. In recent years more than 260 million euros was invested in innovation projects in the region. Each year we welcome some 60-70 new innovative startups to our region. Our innovationcampus Kennispark is home to 384 companies.
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