Thematic Technology Transfer

The Thematic Technology Transfer (TTT) programme enables researchers to take their research ideas to the next level, validate them, and found a successful spin-off. Combining the strengths of the four technical universities in the Netherlands with that of TNO, TTT stimulates, supports, and expedites the development of promising spin-offs.

Working together to create impact

Taking good ideas to the next level. Stimulating, supporting, and expediting the practical application of promising research results at an early stage. Working together to create impact with regard to relevant themes. That is what drives TTT.

With TTT, the four technical universities in the Netherlands (4TU) and TNO strive to stimulate new innovative activities. By identifying potential at an early stage and assisting researchers with the valorisation of their research. Bringing together the expertise of the partners in TTT will increase effectiveness. The complementary knowledge of various domains is easily accessible and stimulates cross-over collaboration.

The joint focus on key themes and the financial support TTT offers in both early and follow-on stage, provide a powerful impulse to prospective entrepreneurs who want to assess and capitalize on the market opportunities available to them. At the moment, Circular Technology and Smart Industry are the central themes. TTT MedTech, which focuses on medical technology innovations, will also start soon. Wageningen University & Research is leading the Circular Technology theme.

The collaborating knowledge institutes in the TTT programme are: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, the University of Twente, Wageningen University & Research and TNO. Funding partners are Innovation Industries and SHIFT Invest.

The TTT programme is co-funded through the Thematic Technology Transfer scheme by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.