Great Things Happen When Knowledge Crosses Borders

Brightlands is the brand name of a joint triple helix initiative of the Dutch province of Limburg, Maastricht University, Maastricht University Medical Center+, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Fontys International Campus Venlo, in close partnership with leading companies in specific market areas.

This public-private partnership works out in an open innovation ecosystem that rapidly grows from four campuses as a home to state-of-the-art facilities, fundamental and applied research offered to scientist, entrepreneurs, students and investors. Together they create new chances and solutions in sustainability and health that are environmentally sound, business wise, socially positive and that makes this great region proud.


Smart Materials and Sustainable Manufacturing


Regenerative Medicine, Precision Medicine & Innovative Diagnostics

Smart Services

Data Science and Smart Services


Healthy Food & Nutrition