OUR MISSION

The mission of NovioTech BV is to bring new technologies to the market.
In order to do that, NovioTech works closely together with academia and research centers and has a wide international network both in clinical research (academic hospitals), industry and finance.

SCOUT FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES

We actively scout for new technologies in various areas. We specialise in: smart materials, biocompatible materials, fine chemicals, horticulture, pesticides, medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductor technology, ultrasound, wearable sensors.

SCOUT FOR ENTREPRENEURS

We are looking for people with that unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit, mentality to make anything happen and a healthy thirst for successfully launched innovations that make a difference.

DEVELOP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The effective use of the tools of IP plays an important role in reducing risk for the players involved, who may then be able to reap acceptable returns for their participation in the process. IP plays an important role in facilitating the process of taking innovative technology to the market place.

DEVELOP BUSINESSES & TECHNOLOGIES

A great idea is the seed of a good business, but it can only grow to its full potential if it is cultivated properly. Growing a new business from the seed of an idea is tough, but fortunately there are tools and services designed to help entrepreneurs along the way

ABOUT US

We bridge the gap between promising high-tech ideas/products and the financing required for production/marketing/sales. Together with scientists we bring early stage technologies to proof of concept, file IP, and make them ready for further and larger investments.

 

We act as a kind of “incubator” where not only we create new businesses and companies but also educate scientists to become more entrepreneurial and to understand the business environment. In this way we are developing a portfolio of new high-tech companies.
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OUR CURRENT PORTFOLIO

noviomems

noviomems

Prototyping MEMS Integration and Sensors

 

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novioponics

novioponics

Plant growth and crop protection with NovioHelix thermo reversible gel

 

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noviosense

noviosense

Development of non- invasive, wireless and (semi-) continuous glucose sensor.

 

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chiralix

chiralix

Contract Research in synthesis of small molecules

 

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encapson

encapson

Medical devices with ultra sound visibility

 

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novioscan

novioscan

Wearable 24/7 bladder monitor technology

 

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noviomosae

noviomosae

Sister company of Noviotech in the south of Limburg, the Netherlands.

 

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OUR DIVESTED PORTFOLIO

noviogendix

noviogendix

NovioGendix is at the forefront of a new generation of molecular diagnostic tests for cancers in urology.
Divested in August 2015

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secmatix

secmatix

Developing Life Sciences applications from a unique thermo reversible hydrogel.
Divested in July 2015
spinnovation

spinnovation

Spinnovation is specialised in performing contract research and supplying contract analysis services to support the Pharma, Food, Chemical & Polymer industries.
Divested in September 2014

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novionano

novionano

Safety of nano-particles

Divested in 2009

sensor sense

sensor sense

Sensor Sense develops and manufactures trace gas detectors based on optical techniques.
Divested in 2009

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re-phrase

re-phrase

Apps with chat-by-click functionality.
Divested in 2012

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OUR TEAM

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ROB TWEEHUYSEN

CEO, Founder

After a career as a researcher at the Philips Physics Laboratory in Eindhoven and with the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research in Leiden, he worked in various functions in marketing, business development and strategic planning for the Océ Group.

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In 1998 he started his own company. He joined forces with Hans Hanssen in 2010 and founded NovioTech BV. Both had already collaborated from their own business settings.

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HANS HANSSEN

CTO, Founder

Hans Hanssen, MSc. President and CEO of H. Hanssen Holding BV (H3 BV) and Hanssen Investment & Consultancy BV (HIC). Co-Founder of DSE BV, Eyetube BV, Noviotech BV. In the past researcher at Philips Semiconductors (now NXP), Innovation Manager cable manufacturing…

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…Member executive board STS-Biopolymers (acquired by Angiotech), Founder and Managing Director of MCtec BV (acquired by Merit Medical). Hans holds several patents mainly in the area of medical coatings, drug delivery and medical devices.

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LINDE ZHOU

Business development

Linde Zhou is a young professional educated in the fields of medicine and technology. In her Master’s study she specialized in biomaterials and tissue engineering in the group of Prof. Dr. W.F.J. Feitz and Dr. E. Oosterwijk at the department of Urology of the Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, NL.

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From this specialization she has built up extensive experience in clinical research and the development of applications from the NovioHelix® synthetic thermo reversible hydrogel.

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JOAN SIMÓ PADIAL

CSO

Joan holds a bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. In 2012 he visited Nijmegen to take part in a challenging 6 months internship on a Physical-Organic chemistry project in the group of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry under the supervision of…

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… Dr. Jasmin Mecinovic. Attracted by the positive experience during his internship he decided to follow a whole Masters in Organic Chemistry at the Radboud University continuing his project. Meanwhile, Joan also started a collaboration with Prof. Alan Rowan based on the synthesis and characterization of polyisocyanide polymers. Recently, Joan has started his PhD in Noviotech as an Early Stage Researcher within the iTERM project.

OUR ADVISORS

René Aerts

Dr. René Aerts, partner

René Aerts retired form Merck/MSD Animal Health in 2013 where he had been a member of the Executive Committee since 2008. Merck AH is the animal health division of Merck Inc. with about 3.5 B€ annual sales and a global presence in companion animals as well as food animals.
He joined Intervet…

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…International BV in 1990 as Head of Antibiotics R&D and moved on to Head of Global Regulatory Affairs then Head of R&D The Netherlands and Head of Manufacturing Operations The Netherlands. After the merger of Intervet with Schering Plough Animal Health he took the position as Global Head Vaccine Research in the Executive Committee of Intervet-Schering Plough AH and retained that position after Merck acquired Schering Plough.
Since 2013 René advises and supports global top tier Animal Health companies in the areas of R&D and Manufacturing strategy and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Intervet Int., René worked at the RIKILT State Quality Institute for Agricultural Products (Wageningen, The Netherlands) as Head of Veterinary Drugs and at DSM-Andeno (Venlo, The Netherlands).
René holds a Master degree in Organic- and Pharmaco-Chemistry from the Radboud University in Nijmegen and a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from the Free University of Amsterdam.
He is the founder of RA-Consultancy BV and holds non-executive and Advisory Board positions at CMC Biologics (Copenhagen, Denmark), The Jenner Institute (University of Oxford, UK), ImmunoValley (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Schothorst Feed Research BV (Lelystad, The Netherlands).

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Prof. Dr. Roeland Nolte

Roeland J.M. Nolte is Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and former Director of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) of this university. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science and holds a special Royal Academy…

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… of Science Chair in Chemistry. His research interests span a broad range of topics at the interfaces of Supramolecular Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, and Biomimetic Chemistry, in which he focuses on the design of catalysts and (macro)molecular materials. His contributions to science have been recognized with numerous award lectureships and several national and international prices including the Izatt-Christensen Award for Excellence in Macrocyclic Chemistry, the first Royal Netherlands Academy of Science Chair in Chemistry, and a knighthood in 2003. He has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, including the journal Science(Washington) and the RSC journal Chemical Communications (as Chairman).

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Dr. Adriaan Tan

Adriaan Tan is currently working as a general gastroenterogist and hepatologist at a large teaching hospital, the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital in Nijmegen. His main focus are new developments in this field and the use of new materials in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. Furthermore he…

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… is involved in several research projects concerning dyspepsia, electrolyte disorders during use of proton pump inhibitors, inflammatory bowel disease and biliary tract diseases. He is a member of the Dutch Pancreatitis Research Group.

CONTACT US

Molenveldlaan 43, 6523 RJ Nijmegen, Netherlands

+31247114278


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OUR LOCATION

We are a company located in the city of Nijmegen (a long time ago called Novio Magum, in Latin, during the Roman Empire), in the east of the Netherlands, near Germany.
We are easily accessible by rail from Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Dusseldorf airports and by road from A15 and A50 in the Netherlands and the A73 from the south and the German North Rhine-Westphalia.