What is TKT?
Technologie Kring Twente (TKT): an active informal network consisting of about 150 knowledge- and technology-intensive companies (including ICT) in the region of Twente. Being a member of TKT means meeting other high-tech entrepreneurs in a no nonsense environment; start-ups till multinationals. The activities of TKT are intended to stimulate entrepreneurship and growth. TKT fulfils in this not only a mutual connecting role between her members, but also with parties beyond to create cooperation and clustering.
Since we are interlocutor of the government, you as a member of TKT have a say in things like incentive schemes. Besides, we organise activities like lectures and workshops for our members, and members receive a monthly newsletter. We are striving for an environment in Twente where innovations originate, can develop and continue to expand to successful activities.
Become part of TKT?
What do we stand for?
Technical pioneers help each other with their (personal and business) growth.
- Exchanging experience, network and knowledge in an active and focused way
With us, you get to know the stories you don’t hear elsewhere.
Activities for TKT members
“Zamenhof” sessions are organised every two months in the field of growth, entrepreneurship and innovation. There are discussions about different aspects of growth in an informal and confidential/private setting, with just high-tech entrepreneurs. Besides, you learn from each other. Every session is initiated by a fellow entrepreneur and has got a specific theme.
Afterwards there is room for informal contact during dinner.
Barbecue and “Mosselavond”
The barbecue and “Mosselavond” (‘Mussel evening’) are the broad network meetings of TKT. Here members meet fellow members they don’t know yet, and they renew or strengthen their existing contacts. The meetings are held in a restaurants or at one of the members. There is no programme other than a speech of the chairman in which new projects and developments are announced.
Fifteen minutes before the start of the meeting, new members have the opportunity to get acquainted with the board.
FounderMeetsCEO connects start-up founders with CEO’s of bigger companies. With this matching we give participants the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and network through a minimum of three informal one on one meetings and a plenary session. We make matches based on a common denominator in the market/technology domain.
We regularly organise a series of lectures in a specific theme. An associate provides one or more substantive meetings about a topic related to entrepreneurship. The meeting takes 2,5 hours, of which half an hour is planned for dinner.
Possible subjects are: juridical (labour law, banking and finance, IP law, business law), financial (funding, banking, alternative financings) or sales. The meetings are held at the associates. Aim: raising the level of knowledge concerning entrepreneurship.
- (Lustrum)trip and – party
- Activities with third parties: Route Suc6, Rode Loper
To represent all members on the subject of high-tech in the region, some board members take part in various forums (whether or not in a personal title), like Twenteboard, Industry Board, Stuurgroep Techniekpact, Techwise, communicatieplatform.