We want to attract and retain top talent, and at the same time we want to guide the most promising business cases from out of our region to the (global) market. We want to challenge the creative community on social and economic issues that really matter. We do this by organizing events with, and for (regional) businesses, where creative teams compete for prizes for the best solutions on these concrete problems.
Innovation and growth can come from unexpected sources. Creative toptalent shows that they’re able to put great innovations in motion while we wouldn’t expect that on base of their background. In addition, the ever-increasing flow of (open)data is giving us so much opportunities for utilization with economic and/or social potential. Combining these resources would create an additional boost for innovation.
Data is a key role in the world we are living in now. Whoever has access to information, can get data out of it and create a competitive advantage, or where in a broader sense economic and/or social value can be generated. The size of the data array is unprecedented and still growing faster. How can this enormous potential be used for regional development? And how do we do that?
Twente, the innovative hotspot where you need to be to make progress with your creative talent with high-tech. This hotspot provides an ultimate ecosystem with all elements for the development of innovative information services: entrepreneurship, a community of entrepreneurs, formulas and business models which would fit, image and brand awareness in this field across national borders and a connection between the various technological platforms which previously were already in Twente with its innovative entrepreneurs and knowledge partners.
The place to be to be challenged, to achieve results and to find a fertile ground in which surprising cases come to fruition.