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PredecessorKennispark Twente
FormationMarch 2, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-03-02)
  • University of Twente
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • Municipality of Enschede
  • Regio Twente
  • Province of Overijssel
Founded atEnschede, the Netherlands
  • Enschede, the Netherlands
Coordinates52°14′14″N 6°51′21″E / 52.2371701°N 6.8559096°E / 52.2371701; 6.8559096Coordinates: 52°14′14″N 6°51′21″E / 52.2371701°N 6.8559096°E / 52.2371701; 6.8559096
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Chairman of the Board
Jaap Beernink[1]
Formerly called
Stichting Kennispark Twente

Novel-T, formerly Stichting Kennispark Twente, is a Dutch state startup accelerator and ecosystem for "innovation and entrepreneurship" based in Enschede, the Netherlands.[2][3] It was founded as a joint venture between the University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, municipality of Enschede, Regio Twente, and the province of Overijssel.[4][5][6]

Novel-T provides business development advice, legal support, organizes startup events, and also runs TOP, a pre-seed investment fund for innovating startups.[7][8]


Kennispark Twente was founded as a business park and support program for high tech startups in the Twente region. In March 2017, the support program was renamed to Novel-T for a better distinction between the organization and the campus.[9][10][11]

About 11,000 new jobs and over 2,200 startups have been created through Novel-T's support.[12][13]


The following companies were founded in the Kennispark and have since spun-off:


  1. "Jaap Beernink benoemd tot directievoorzitter van Novel-T - Emerce". Emerce (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. "Kennispark Twente". Kennispark Twente (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  3. "Kennispark Twente gaat voortaan verder als Novel-T - Emerce". Emerce (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  4. "News | Kennispark Twente becomes Novel-T | University of Twente - Enschede". Universiteit Twente. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  5. "Founders Novel-T". Novel T. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  6. "University of Twente named the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands | Science|Business". Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  7. Chow, Y. W.; Pietranico, R.; Mukerji, A. (1975-10-27). "Studies of oxygen binding energy to hemoglobin molecule". Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 66 (4): 1424–1431. ISSN 0006-291X. PMID 6.
  8. "Novel-T helpt AR-start-up Aryzon naar de markt - LINK". LINK (in Nederlands). 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  9. "Novel-T (Kennispark Twente) wil beste ecosysteem Europa worden - LINK". LINK (in Nederlands). 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  10. "Stichting Kennispark Twente gaat verder onder de naam Novel-T (audio)". Tubantia. 2017-02-03.
  11. "Nieuwe naam Kennispark Twente: Novel-T". Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  12. "Novel-T accelerator". Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  13. "Novel-T - Kom verder. Saxion". (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  14. "Support for startups | Business". Universiteit Twente. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  15. "Pizza session at DesignLab, University of Twente in the Netherlands". Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  16. "News | "Why universities should be run by students" | University of Twente - Enschede". Universiteit Twente. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  17. "Events | UT Young Alumni Event: | University of Twente - Enschede". Universiteit Twente. Retrieved 2018-01-29.

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