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New supercar from Twente: Vencer Sarthe


The Vencer Sarthe is a brand new supercar from Twente, developed with parts and technology that originate mostly from the Twente region. The company that developed and sells the car is located in Vriezenveen, the [...]

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University of Twente Scienceshop nominated


The University of Twente’s Science Shop has been nominated for the biennial International Science Shop Prize. The ‘Natuurhus Preliminary Design’ report by Casper Conradi, PhD, caught the eye of the [...]

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Norma celebrates its 60 year anniversary


Thursday 2 October 2014 was an important milestone for Norma, who then celebrated its 60th anniversary. The company was founded in 1954 by Georg Blaim from Austria and gave it the name Norma: ‘Nie ohne [...]

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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.

High Tech Factory

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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