The first interdepartmental start-up company, TeraNova B.V., has been founded (www.teranova.nl). TeraNova B.V. is an initiative of the Applied Physics research group Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics (Prof. Jaime Gómez Rivas) and Electrical Engineering research group Integrated Circuits (Prof. Marion Matters-Kammerer). Besides Gómez Rivas and Matters-Kammerer, also Dr. Mohammad Ramezani (Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics) and Ing. Corné van Puijnbroek (Integrated Circuits) have co-founded TeraNova B.V. Ramezani is appointed as Director. The mission of TeraNova B.V. is to commercialize a unique terahertz microscope that was developed with a grant of the European Research Council (ERC proof of concept grant MICROMAP, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/196358/factsheet/en). TeraNova B.V. will also provide measurement services to high-Tech companies in the Brainport region. We wish Mohammad a lot of success.