Brightlands Campus Heerlen

Tuesday 13 August

Brightlands Smart Services Campus - Heerlen

Brightlands Smart Services Campus is a revolutionary institute that brings together brilliant researchers and educators, innovative entrepreneurs, and leading companies in the areas of human resource management and smart services. Together, they form one of the top smart services sites worldwide.​

Brightlands Smart Services Campus combines a scientific and 'business' ecosystem with labs that bring innovation and expertise together—and all in one strategic location. This makes it a unique place where innovative startups and existing companies, forward–thinking knowledge institutes, brilliant researchers, students and visionary investors can work together.


10.15 - 10.30

Welcome @ Brightlands Smart Services Campus

10.30 - 11.15

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow + Creativity Workshop

11.15 - 13.00 Workshops/ sessions (rounds of 30 mins. max)
  • Session 1: Data Science
  • Session 2: Data Visualization
  • Session 3: Block Chain
  • Session 4 : Robots / Artificial Intelligence
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.30 Cybercrime, by Police Limburg (iLab) + iRoom VR Experience
14.30 - 15.45 Innovation Challenge - Team Battle
15.45 - 16.00 Announcement winners and closing
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Brightlands Campus Geleen

Wednesday 14 August

Brightlands Chemelot Campus – Geleen

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is in full swing as an organisation. Together with Chemelot Industrial Park, the campus forms one of the largest research and industrial sites in Europe. As a campus of national importance, Brightlands Chemelot Campus aspires to become the technological hotspot in Europe for high–quality materials and chemistry. This is made possible by bringing together business, applied research and education into one unique, open-innovation ecosystem. The campus thus creates the added value needed to contribute to global issues in the area of ​​sustainability and health.​


10.00 - 10.15 Welcome @ Brightlands Center Court
10.15 - 11.15

Presentation on Brightlands Chemelot Campus

11.15 - 11.30 Opportunity to ask questions and visit an exhibition
11.30 - 11.45 Break
11.45 - 12.45 Bus tour of Chemelot Industrial Park
12.45 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.15

Meet the starters: Brightlands Innovation Factory

New and more established companies (from multinationals to startups), as well as knowledge and training institutes, together form an innovative community that attracts Dutch and international students, researchers and entrepreneurs in advanced materials (material sciences) and advanced processes (chemistry, process technology). Over a short period of time, the campus has developed into a place where more than 1900 knowledge workers and 600 students are working, researching or studying at more than 70 companies and knowledge institutes. The strategy is aimed at an accelerated development of the campus to an excellent community of more than 100 companies and at least 2900 knowledge workers and 1000 students in 2023.

The most important tasks of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus organisation are the growth of the number of knowledge workers on the campus, the further development of the campus community and thus the number of valuable collaborations, plus the development and maintenance of the campus R&D infrastructure.

We invite you to take a look behind the scenes of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus by taking you for a tour of the Chemelot Industrial Park and the Chemelot Campus. You will visit places where the latest smart molecules and materials are developed and where you can ask questions to the people who have made this their passion.

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Brightlands Campus Maastricht

Thursday 15 August

Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus – Maastricht

Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus brings together brilliant researchers and bold entrepreneurs to form a place for top–level medical and biomedical research.​

The aim of this collaboration between researchers and entrepreneurs is to convert advanced knowledge into products and services that improve society and health care.

The Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus would like to take this day to show you what exciting research is being done on our campus—from cultured meat to mass spectrometry, to studying particle mass in patients and materials, from forming model embryos from stem cells in the lab, to the Ultra–High Field MRI scanner at Scannexus.

If you are interested in the field of Life Sciences & Health, then this is your chance to take a look at our fascinating world!

10.00 Walk-in & Introduction Brighlands Maastricht Health Campus
10.30 Have a look at the brain - Scannexus
11.30 Workshop: Human behind the brain
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Expedition Health Campus
15.30 Vitality Program
16.00 Wrap-up and prize-giving Expedition


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Brightlands Campus Venlo

Friday 16 August

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

At the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, we investigate the impact that food and ingredients have on people's health. We do this on the basis of questions from industry or science, which are examined from all the necessary research directions. We literally follow the journey that nutrition makes through our bodies, in a chain of laboratories that has been specially built so we can simulate and investigate every step. We are also working on new ways of plant breeding and cultivating, which lead to a higher nutritional value and yield. In this way, we help—literally from seed to plate—to get the maximum out of food. Our campus is developing into the place where business, science and education meet to share knowledge about healthy food, plant breeding and cultivation, and alternative raw materials, as well as to develop and market new products.


10.00 - 10.30 Welcome @ Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
10.30 - 12.15 Follow the foodsteps of a food innovator
12.15 - 12.45 Lunch
12.45 - 13.45 Taste tests in the labs of Maastricht University
14.00 - 14.30 Tour through Maastricht University Campus Venlo and the city of Venlo with a sweet finale


Taste tests – Maastricht University

Why do we find sugar so delicious? Why do we buy certain products? And why do children usually dislike vegetables? These are all questions that are addressed by the Behavioural gastronomy research line. Through fun smell and taste tests, students will learn that the taste experience is not as simple as is often thought.

Maastricht University Campus Venlo

Did you know that Maastricht University also has a campus in Venlo? Get acquainted with the unique bachelor's degree programme at University College Venlo (UCV), where the focus is on Food, Nutrition & Health. UCV students choose which courses they want to follow based on their interest.
The day ends with a tour of the city centre of Venlo, so future students can see what Venlo has to offer.

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  • Tuesday 13 August

    Brightlands Smart Services Campus - Heerlen

  • Wednesday 14 August

    Brightlands Chemelot Campus – Geleen

  • Thursday 15 August

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus – Maastricht

  • Friday 16 August

    Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo