Thematic Technology Transfer – Artificial Intelligence (TTT-AI) offers a specialized venture-building program and investment fund for knowledge/research-based AI startups. It unites eight Knowledge Transfer Offices (KTOs) of 10 knowledge institutions in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Eindhoven, as well as their activities, instruments, and networks. They are all operating on the front lines of current AI developments and represent over 50 top AI research groups and the majority of the leading AI scientists in the Netherlands. On top of that, many other parties active in the field of AI – incubators, universities of applied sciences, investment funds, and network organizations, such as the Nederlandse AI Coalitie and the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) – are participating in TTT-AI. And we’re always open to welcoming new partners into our network!

The TTT-AI program is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam. The TTT-AI investment fund is managed by LUMO Labs. Currently, our network contains the following organizations:

TTT-AI Consortium

Affiliated Partners

TU Delft
Universiteit Twente
Wageningen University & Research
FruitPunch AI
Mercator Launch
ACE Incubator
Startup EHV
Hogeschool Utrecht
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Hogeschool Arnhem/Nijmegen

Hogeschool Rotterdam
Dutch Academic Impact Fund
De Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij
ROM Regio Utrecht
Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems
AI Innovation Center HTCE
De Nederlandse AI Coalitie NLAIC
Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence
AI Technology for People – Coalition Amsterdam
Jheronimus Academy of Data Science
Innovation Quarter

Interested in joining or partnering with TTT-AI?

Are you a researcher with a great idea for a startup, or are you a startup seeking funding, or do you have any questions regarding our TTT-AI program? Please, contact us at one of our main hubs:

Amsterdam: Peter Westerhuijs, (project leader)

Utrecht: Mirko Lukacs,

Nijmegen: Brechtje Vreenegoor,

Eindhoven: Frank van de Ven,


The TTT-AI program is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Education Culture and Science.