About Twente, the smart impactregion

Smart solutions to global goals from Twente

Ingenuity from Twente creates worldwide impact. Back in the days, the combination of hydropower and looms triggered the first industrial revolution, resulting in unprecedented activity, numerous technological innovations and new markets. Now, during the fourth industrial revolution, such triggers take place again in Twente as innovative technologies such as advanced materials, robotics, photonics, mechatronics, medtech, microfluids become more and more interconnected. At the same time, sustainability becomes evident in the manufacturing industry in Twente. This creates a balanced habitat for all. Twente has respected and valued this for centuries.


A robust ecosystem has grown in Twente in the past decades. Various networks and communities are interconnected both online and offline using high-quality infrastructure. Twente combines the entrepreneurial atmosphere with a safe and pleasant life. Other high-tech regions are well-connected, including those in the TristateCity. The TristateCity is the mega agglomeration of The Netherlands, the north of Belgium and the west of Germany.


Visiting and postal address

Building The Gallery
Hengelosestraat 500, 7521 AN Enschede
P.o. Box 545, 7500 AM Enschede
Telefoon: +31 (0) 53 48 36 844
E-mail: info@twente.com