Promising startups & scaleups

The region of Twente has a lot of entrepreneurial potential. Partly through the University of Twente and Saxion University and their spin-offs, the High Tech Systems & Materials sector in Twente has developed strongly. From the knowledge institutes alone 60 new, innovative companies are started every year in Twente. More than 1,200 companies with a total of roughly 21,500 employees are working in this challenging and very promising sector.

Scaleups

Lightmotif

Lightmotif

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Lightmotif

Lightmotif is an innovative supplier of ultrashort pulse laser micromachining systems and processes. Our goal is to support customers that need such micromachining solutions from first idea to production. We develop and sell high-end machines, support customers in process and application development, and offer job-shop services for small scale production.

Kryoz Technologies

Kryoz Technologies

Low temperature analysis
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Kryoz Technologies

Low temperature analysis

Kryoz Technologies BV is a privately owned Technology Business specialized in cryogenics. They are able to offer you products that will cool your electronic circuits or samples to extreme low temperatures in a plug-and-play manner.

Founded in 2008, Kryoz develops fully integrated cryogenic cooling systems for both laboratory and in-field use. They are proud to say their offering is unique in the world.

Golden Egg Check

Golden Egg Check

Online Toolset
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Golden Egg Check

Online Toolset

The Golden Egg Check is an easy-to-use online (portfolio) toolset to challenge, improve and accelerate new business within startup and established companies. By offering complementary services (i.e. market research and dedicated coaching) we empower our customers.

Akyla

Akyla

E-process Software
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Akyla

E-process Software

Akyla is a software developer specializing in e-process automation. They optimize business processes with the use of technologically advanced online solutions.

Coblue

Coblue

Cybersecurity
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Coblue

Cybersecurity

Coblue aims for the highest level of flexibility, security, and reliability technology can offer. The result is software that puts you in control; over your data, systems and processes. And ultimately over the way you do business.

RE-liON

RE-liON

Saving lives
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RE-liON

Saving lives

The company is working on a way for soldiers and other rescuers to prepare them virtually without sacrificing time and budget. This they reach by applying motion-capture real-time in a simulation environment.

Moneybird

Moneybird

Accounting software
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Moneybird

Accounting software

MoneyBird has developed an online billing program that allows freelancers, self-employed and SMEs in a simple and inexpensive way to maintain their business records.

Micronit Microfluidics

Micronit Microfluidics

Biotechnology
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Micronit Microfluidics

Biotechnology

Micronit is market leader in providing high quality lab-on-a-chip components for industry and research.

Demcon

Demcon

Engineering
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Demcon

Engineering

Demcon is a high-end technology supplier of products and systems, with high-tech systems, industrial systems and medical devices as focus areas.

Xsens

Xsens

3D motion capturing
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Xsens

3D motion capturing

Xsens is a supplier of 3D motion capture products. The company makes, among other sensor packs used in the gaming and film industry to display human movements in a natural way.

Startups

Combidesk

Combidesk

Software Integration Platform
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Combidesk

Software Integration Platform

Connecting your business software can be complex, expensive and difficult. Combidesk is an easy to use platform which integrates your cloud applications. No technical knowledge required, immediately transfer data to save time and reduce typos.

Combidesk
Imotec

Imotec

Maritime solutions
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Imotec

Maritime solutions

Imotec provides automation and sensors to increase production, availability and safety of vessels. Our high-tech knowledge is used to create innovative and easy-to-use solutions customised to our customers specific needs.

SoundEnergy

SoundEnergy

Thermo Acoustic Technology
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SoundEnergy

Thermo Acoustic Technology

SoundEnergy is established to develop and commercialise new technologies to reduce fossile energy consumption. Our main focus is SoundEnergy’s breaktrough innovation in Thermo Acoustic Technology for Zero CO2 climate control of buildings. Recently SoundEnergy won the Young Technology Award 2015.

SciSports

SciSports

Football data-analysis
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SciSports

Football data-analysis

This University of Twente spin-off company helps professional football organizations to get new insights from football data. In 2015, SciSports conducted business with fifty clubs, among them Heracles, PSV, Valencia, Besiktas and Lazio Roma. The spin-off now has nine Dutch clubs and six foreign clubs in its portfolio.

Eye on air

Eye on air

Security
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Eye on air

Security

The activities of Eye on Air consist of the production and sales of trace detection equipment (explosives and drugs) for airports worldwide. However the majority of IMS devices in use still utilize the initial approaches, which are now about 40 year old. Eye on Air has chosen to focus its attention on this mature technical area which resulted in advancements and further developments of IMS technology with potentially new envisaged applications of IMS units.

StructWeb

StructWeb

Social Media software
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StructWeb

Social Media software

StructWeb facilitates a structured version of the Web by people for people. With DOT.world you can quickly find and share the most inspiring documentary, hilarious videos, great DJ mixes, interesting background news, a great location for a day out.. you name it, people shared it!

Susteq

Susteq

Water management
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Susteq

Water management

Water, a necessity for everyone. Unfortunately a lot of countries in our world are dealing with drought. Water is becoming more scarce. Susteq helps organizations by installing new water points.

Patchman

Patchman

Protection software
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Patchman

Protection software

Patchman scans all websites on hosting servers daily and detects leaks and malware software. Patchman was launched early 2014.

BIM4All

BIM4All

3D modeling software
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BIM4All

3D modeling software

Bim4all is a specialized agency in the field of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The company was founded in March 2013 by Robbin Breukink and Herwin Voorman.

KITE Robotics

KITE Robotics

Robotics
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KITE Robotics

Robotics

KITE Robotics developed an innovative solution in the field of window cleaning and facade cleaning at great heights. This is an automated robotic system that can clean glass facades at high altitude without using human actions. Recently they demonstrated their product on one of the buildings from the University of Twente.

4Silence

4Silence

Noise reduction
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4Silence

Noise reduction

4Silence developed the ‘Whisstone’: The diffractor is a concrete element that is placed at the same height with the road surface, close beside the road, in order to reduce traffic noise in a sustainable way.

Triboform

Triboform

Engineering
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Triboform

Engineering

TriboForm develops software for the stimulation of friction, lubrication and wear in production processes. The company provides easy-to-use software worldwide in the automobile and metal industry.

Printr

Printr

3D printing
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Printr

3D printing

Printr introduces The Element, a new way of 3D printing. The Element is a streaming device that ensures that you can easily connect and operate 3D printers. They also developed Katana. Katana is a free slicing engine that translates your 3D models into a set of instructions your 3D printers can understand.

Ipsum Energy

Ipsum Energy

Energy
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Ipsum Energy

Energy

Ipsum Energy has developed an innovative device that measures power consumption and provides insights to save energy.

Clear Flight Solutions

Clear Flight Solutions

Robotics
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Clear Flight Solutions

Robotics

The company set up by Nico Nijenhuis designs and develops robotic birds that can scare other birds, for example at airports, harbors and over cultivated fields. In 2015 they received a capital injection of 1,6 milion euro’s of Cottonwood Technology Fund.

Tide Microfluidics

Tide Microfluidics

Healthcare
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Tide Microfluidics

Healthcare

Tide Microfluidics produces customized ultrasound contrastfluid through which ultrasound images can have up to 20 times more contrast. The innovation makes a huge contribution to improving healthcare in the Netherlands and abroad.

Undagrid

Undagrid

Logistics
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Undagrid

Logistics

Undagrid develops ‘Internet of Things’ networking technology in the business-to-business market with a focus on logistics. The Undagrid technology is now used by airports for locating ground equipment such as luggage carts and trailers.

Undagrid
LipoCoat

LipoCoat

Medical coatings
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LipoCoat

Medical coatings

LipoCoat develops coatings for medical devices in the body, which ensures that the devices don’t irritate or are disposed of. A first application is provided in contact lenses, so that they are less irritating. LipoCoat is the first start-up to receive an investment from the Dutch Student Investment Fund. Recently they received 93.000 euros from NanoNextNL.

Solar Solutions Worldwide

Sustainable energy
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Solar Solutions Worldwide

Sustainable energy

Solar Solutions Worldwide focuses on sustainable energy solutions. One of their products is the Solar Freezer, a system that makes it possible to reduce the gas bill to 0.

Eurekite

Eurekite

Nanotechnology
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Eurekite

Nanotechnology

Eurekite is the first global provider of flexible ceramic built using nanotechnology. in 2015, the company received an investment boost from Cottonwood Technology Funds.

SoundInsight

SoundInsight

Sound absorption
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SoundInsight

Sound absorption

Sound Insight is developing a device that can accurately measure sound absorption and sound intensity of each material. Their device is called SonoCat.

SoundInsight
Athom

Athom

Home automation
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Athom

Home automation

Athom developed Homey. The personal assistant to make your home personal again. Homey has voice technology which allows you to control your home, from light to music and temperature to TV.

360 Sports Intelligence

360 Sports Intelligence

Video analysis
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360 Sports Intelligence

Video analysis

The video analysis system of 360SportsIntelligence is an effective, efficient and user-friendly online tool for automated recording, viewing, coding and presentation of team sport performance. The technology provides insight into how athletes perform and how to improve this performance. In January 2016 360SportsIntelligence received a TOP funding to further commercialize their product.

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