Novel-T was created through collaboration between the University of Twente, the Saxion, the Municipality of Enschede, the Region Twente (limited English version) and the Province of Overijssel (only in Dutch). These parties all work together to make Twente a stronger region.


With more than 1,200 tech companies, 28,000 employees in the technology sector, 28,000 students and 5,900 employees connected to the University of Twente and the Saxion, Twente is the ideal high-tech region of the Netherlands. It developed rapidly due to the strong interaction between its companies and knowledge institutions.


Novel-T (formerly “Stichting Kennispark Twente”, translated: Knowledge Park Twente Foundation) connects companies with (inter-)national networks of investors, scientists and entrepreneurs. Their goal is to expand and strengthen the existing ecosystem within Twente, which they do by focusing on a more international profile. The foundation stands for a better cooperation between knowledge institutions and companies, aimed to create more jobs in the region. They give both existing companies and start-ups access to a dynamic ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurship with high-tech innovation. Novel-T has already created 11,000 new jobs and helped more than 2,200 potential international starters. Some examples are Clear Flight Solutions, Tide Microfluidics and Triboform.


The name Novel-T stands for innovation, with the T standing for Twente, Technology, Tomorrow, Talent and Together. The last word, Together, is already visible through how Novel-T was created: through collaboration between various partners in Twente.


For more information, please visit the Novel-T website.