Partners

The Future of High Tech is built on 30 years of strong cooperation between the key players in Twente: TKT, the association of young tech companies in Twente, The University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Kennispark Twente, the regional startup ecosystem. The two universities are ranked first in the country in entrepreneurial spin-off, adding more than 100 innovative startups every year to our regional economy.

Technologie Kring Twente

Technologie Kring Twente

Knowledge and technology network

For 25 years, TKT has been the beating heart of entrepreneurial Twente, and is the driving power behind the pioneering mentality. The last 150 years has shown prominence in knowledge, ICT, and technology companies working together to create new products, services and projects. TKT helps steer and support start-ups as well as multinationals through coaching, matching, inspiration and knowledge sessions, and collective innovative projects. The TKT members are the soul, the voice and the engine that together helps drive Twente’s technology sector towards unprecedented growth.

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Kennispark Twente

Kennispark Twente

Innovation accelerator

Kennispark Twente’s mission is to further develop an innovative entrepreneur’s climate in the region of Twente. We do that by investing in three product lines. First we support innovative startups and support systems for these startups, from coaching programs and events, to financing. Secondly we support industrial innovation: joint innovation projects between SMEs, local industries and universities. At last we want to create an attractive business climate by creating the right environment for innovative businesses and attracting new businesses for Twente.

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University of Twente

University of Twente

Most entrepreneurial university

The University of Twente is the leading entrepreneurial university. Today’s students are tomorrow’s global citizens, professionals who will contribute to finding solutions for major issues in fields like health, ageing, water, green energy, security and smart cities. Our ongoing interaction with industry, research institutes and government generates ground-breaking research and world-class innovations on for example nanotechnology, robotics and health.

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Saxion

Saxion

University of Applied Sciences

Saxion is a University of Applied Sciences in the eastern part of the Netherlands. At Saxion we are focused on ‘Living Technology’: the interaction between science & technology and society as a whole. Through education and research, our students learn to bridge the gap between technological opportunities and practical applications. Entrepreneurship is a key priority within our educational programmes. The number of start-ups is growing year on year and so too is the number of jobs they are creating.

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