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Innovation Campus Kennispark Twente

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Innovation Campus

Kennispark Twente is one of the top three innovation campuses in the Netherlands – with reason. Intensive collaboration between knowledge institutions, research institutes and entrepreneurs make this campus the most entrepreneurial in Europe. For this reason and many more, Kennispark is an attractive business location. Continue reading below.



Easily reachable
Kennispark Twente is centrally located in the Dutch-German Euregion and halfway the Amsterdam-Berlin route. Kennispark can be reached by car within ten minutes from the A35 highway (exit Enschede-West), but is also easily accessible by train, water and air. Its green environment characterises the innovation campus. For both stakeholders and the Kennispark-based companies, the area is an attractive and easily accessible location for doing business.

Space for new developments
Thanks to the presence of the University of Twente and the focus on high-tech companies, there is ample room for new developments at Kennispark Twente, one of the most important innovation campuses in the Netherlands. The campus hosts creative communities that develop science into business. An overview of all startups in Enschede can be found here!

9 knowledge areas
With Novel-T, we focus on 9 knowledge areas.

  1. Societal impact
  2. Big data & Artificial intelligence
  3. Photonics
  4. Security
  5. Energy
  6. Medtech
  7. Robotics
  8. Unmanned systems
  9. Materials

Kennispark Twente offers even more than the unique mix of talent, knowledge and entrepreneurship. Among other things, leisure activities at Go Planet, a nearby hotel, catering, Enschede as a residential and shopping city, the FC Twente football stadium and ample sports opportunities. The combination of all these factors and good accessibility by car, train, bus and bicycle make business and study at Kennispark comfortable

Strengthen position
Kennispark has the ambition to strengthen its position as the main supplier of high-tech startups and therefore invests in the programming of entrepreneurship education, incubators and accelerator programs. A dynamic, physical space where meetings between talent and companies are facilitated goes along with these ambitions. We are transforming the area into a prime location where it is attractive to live and work for both (international) talent and companies. Our goal is to expand and become the go-to innovative breeding ground where research institutes, startups and high-tech businesses form the ‘where science becomes business’ ecosystem. Want to join? We are happy to tell you more!

We have noticed that companies, entrepreneurs and students want to know can be found at Kennispark Twente. We now map all Kennispark-based companies, so that connections are easily made. You can download the inventory list via the link below, complete it and return it to Thanks in advance! Please note: the list is only meant to be filled out by Kennispark-based companies.

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Meet our innovation matchmakers

Anne-Wil Lucas
Anne-Wil Lucas
Irith Hoffmann
Irith Hoffmann
Lars Prinsen
Mike Verkouter
Anne-Wil Lucas
Anne-Wil Lucas

Als gebiedsdirecteur ben ik verantwoordelijk voor de vertaling van onze ambities voor 2030 naar concrete acties. Heb jij als ondernemer ideeën of zie je aanknopingspunten om dat samen met mij voor elkaar te krijgen? Of signaleer je als investeerder kansen in het gebied die je met mij wilt bespreken? Dan kijk ik graag samen met jou hoe we daar invulling aan kunnen geven.

Anne-Wil Lucas
Area director
Anne-Wil Lucas

As area director I am responsible for translating our ambitions for 2030 into concrete actions. As an entrepreneur, do you have ideas or do you see starting points to reach those ambitions together? Or do you, as an investor, identify opportunities in the area that you want to discuss with me? Then I would be pleased to discuss possible implementations.

Irith Hoffmann
Irith Hoffmann

Irith is Voorzitter van Ondernemersvereniging Kennispark. Sinds 2018 behartigt zij samen met andere bestuursleden de belangen van ondernemers en leden gevestigd op het Kennispark. Irith werkt als advocaat (inter-)nationaal contractenrecht en arbeidsrecht bij Damsté Advocaten-Notarissen.

Irith Hoffmann
Irith Hoffmann

Irith is chairman of the Business Association Kennispark. Since 2018, she has been promoting the interests of entrepreneurs and members located at Kennispark together with other board members. Irith works as a lawyer in (inter-) national contract law and employment law at Damsté Advocaten-Notarissen.

Lars Prinsen
Projectmanager START
Lars Prinsen

Mike Verkouter
Manager Startup Accelaration
Mike Verkouter



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