Ten years Brightlands Chemelot Campus: Limburg's innovation engine for global challenges
Happy anniversary to Brightlands! In the space of exactly ten years, Brightlands Chemelot Campus has been working on global issues in the field of materials, biomedical innovations and sustainable processes. More than 4,000 people are now working together on the campus, including over 1,000 students. The number of companies on the campus has increased to 107.
Together with the Province of Limburg and DSM, UM was at the cradle of the campus on the Chemelot site in Sittard-Geleen. ‘Together you can achieve more. Much more.’ That was one of the leading ideas ten years ago: in order to grow into a healthy and successful knowledge economy, you have to bring education, research, business and government together. A campus was the perfect answer and since then, four Brightlands campuses contribute to the knowledge economy, as innovation engines in Limburg, for the Netherlands and the rest of the world.
In ten years, the Brightland Chemelot Campus has laid a solid foundation for the future. During its anniversary, it is looking resolutely ahead. It is no coincidence that the jubilee slogan is Next Ten. Campus director Bert Kip also looks ahead: ‘The coming ten years are going to show how we will build a circular economy together’.
UM congratulates Brightlands Chemelot Campus on its tenth anniversary and looks forward to the Next Ten!
- If you still want to look back, take a look at the highlights of ten years of Brightlands Chemelot Campus.
- See what is happening at Brightlands in the field of performance materials, biomedical innovations and sustainable processes.