For the fourth consecutive time, the University of Twente has been named the Netherlands’ most entrepreneurial university. The award, which is presented every two years, is an initiative of the Science Works research agency. To make its selection, the organization compares all 13 Dutch universities on criteria like the number of spinoff companies, the number of patents registered and the availability of financing to determine the most entrepreneurial, most cooperative, most communicative and most civic engaging universities.
To maintain the focus on valorization, UT teams up with public partners (Saxion, Province of Overijssel, Region of Twente and City of Enschede), which have joined their entrepreneurial activities within Novel-T. Novel-T connects entrepreneurs, researchers and students as a means to develop economically viable business activities from promising innovative ideas. Over the years, this has led to a vast number of successful innovative (research-driven) spinoff companies, as well as other startups that managed to set up a successful company from an innovative idea.