Tomorrow's life

Breaking through barriers in sustainability and health

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Our world can be a much better place! The corona crisis makes us even more acutely aware of this, and how important it is to join forces. 29,000 Brightlands optimists believe that you can make materials, health, nutrition and services a lot smarter and more sustainable. How can we reuse plastic? How can we provide customized health care? How can we get the most out of our food? How can we use data safely and reliably? And how can we eliminate coronavirus?

Over Brightlands
About Brightlands

Innovating together

Four innovation campuses in Limburg, the Netherlands, are the backbone for Brightlands. Open environments where entrepreneurs, researchers and students innovate, dare to fail and create international breakthroughs together. In chemistry and materials, health, agrifood, data science and smart digital services. Join us to be part of tomorrow's life. Together we'll blur boundaries, between hope and fear, between science and business, between today and tomorrow and between dreams and actions. For Limburg and for the world. 

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Brightlands campuses

Four Brightlands campuses in Limburg are working hard on groundbreaking innovations in the fields of materials, circular chemistry, health, agrifood, data science and smart digital services. And combinations of these, all incorporating the mission Knowledge Crossing Borders. 

luchtfoto Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
Tomorrow's food
luchtfoto Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Tomorrow’s materials
luchtfoto Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus
Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus
Tomorrow's health
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Brightlands Smart Services Campus
Tomorrow’s smart services

A region bursting with talent

Brightlands is at the heart of a European border region where tomorrow's jobs are created, talents are developed, pioneers feel at home and companies can innovate. It’s a place with an international mindset, where people truly understand what quality of life means. This is a region where people are accustomed to working together across borders. In short, it’s the ultimate place to grow!

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From cultured meat to green chemistry

Innovations come about at Brightlands thanks to the combination of entrepreneurship and science. Pioneering innovations involving the development of green chemistry or cultured meat, for example. But we are also coming up with new ways to safely share digital data or increase the nutritional value of crops.

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Bright Story : Ioniqa
Bright Story: Ioniqa
Recyling of circular plastic
Bright Story : Trapps Wise
Bright Story: Smart navigation
Green wave for inland navigation
Bright Story : Personal Health Train
Bright Story: Personal Health Train
How to share 'privacy-safe' treatment results

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If you want to make the world a more sustainable, healthier place, start your business or research at Brightlands, enroll in an educational program or consider taking one of the challenging jobs available at the campuses. Brightlands is the place to innovate, learn and network. You're more than welcome!

Studenten op Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus tijdens Summer Tour
Brightlands News
News about innovations and developments at Brightlands
Event op Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus
Events at Brightlands
Meet entrepreneurs, researchers and students at Brightlands
Brightlands Smart Services Campus
Working at Brightlands
Tomorrow's jobs in Limburg

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AI Hub
Workshop Brightlands AI Academy
September 9, 2021
Let's reduce microplastic pollution together | Workshop Greener
October 4, 2021
Masterclass Big Data Expeditie
October 12, 2021
make money not mess
Make money, not a mess!
4 november 2021
Rold 2019
Brightlands Polymer Days 2021
November 8-10, 2021

The latest developments

Transform materials
Transform Materials Establishes European Operations
22 July 2021
Press release
Consul General in Shanghai visited Brightlands
22 July 2021
rene nijsten
René Nijsten: ‘Work on digitalization’
22 July 2021
BSSC Stan Gielen
Stan Gielen chairman Supervisory Board at Brightlands Smart Services Campus
15 July 2021
Press release
BSSC online kennissessie
Digitaliseren met gratis online kennissessie
15 July 2021
BCC Brightlands and Lohmann startup challenge
The Lohmann Brightlands Startup Challenge: For the first time, Lohmann focuses on young startups with support of Brightlands Chemelot Campus
13 July 2021
Press release