How TTT supports good ideas
We help good ideas grow. The Thematic Technology Transfer (TTT) program supports researchers in taking their research ideas to the next level, validating them and founding a successful spin-off. Combining the strengths of the four technical universities in the Netherlands with that of TNO, we stimulate, support and expedite the development of promising spin-off businesses.
What is TTT?
Thematic Technology Transfer (TTT) is a cooperative alliance between the Knowledge Transfer Offices (KTOs) of TNO and 4TU (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, the University of Twente, and Wageningen University & Research), and two tech-focused Dutch venture capital funds, Innovation Industries and SHIFT Invest. In the MedTech theme the KTOs of Erasmus MC, RadboudUMC and Maastricht UMC are also adjoined. Note that there are several other TTT programs run by other institutions. These are TTT RegMedXB (click here for their fund information), TTT Wetsus, and TTT AI.
Within TTT, the KTOs work together with the fund managers, jointly deploying their combined knowledge and network to support high-tech spin-offs. From an early stage, researchers and young spin-offs can turn to TTT for advice, access to our network, and funding. With our joint approach, we efficiently and effectively expedite the practical application of promising research.
TTT has an extensive shared network and we possess comprehensive insight into the market. Our combined strengths make us an interesting partner for investors and businesses alike. As a result, communication with potential follow-up financiers is established at an early stage. These are important ingredients for (potential) spin-off businesses that help them make a promising start and successfully develop into organizations with real impact. The TTT program is co-funded with subsidies from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science.