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Athom with 5 best student-entrepreneurs of the Netherlands


Stefan Witkamp, student at the University of Twente and entrepreneur with the company Athom, is with the Netherlands’ 5 best student entrepreneurs according to Sprout Magazine (in Dutch).  Witkamp developed [...]

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First loan Proof of Concept Fund Provided


20Med Therapeutics receives 250.000 euro for developing an innovation in drug administration  This week receives 20Med, an innovative startup, as first company a loan from the Proof of Concept Fund, provided by the [...]

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Proof of Concept Fund provides loan to Axign


Axign is the second company that will receive a loan from the Proof of Concept Fund for the design and development of an innovation in high end audio amplifiers. The loan of  €250.000 will be divided in two [...]

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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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