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‘We connect education and businesses – dynamically’
‘We connect education and businesses – dynamically’

‘We’d love to talk about the last CHILL 1001 ideas Tipis Festival, which we organize every year to give students the opportunity to research problems faced by the business world. They might be materials science issues for instance, but they always have social relevance, demand innovative solutions, and give students a platform on which to shape their own future in this area. Students arrive on a Friday evening and have never met before. By Sunday, they’re all set to defend their assignment – groups of students from different schools. That’s what CHILL is all about.’
Dec 13, 2019

Coolbrook: The steppingstone to electrically powered crackers
Coolbrook: The steppingstone to electrically powered crackers

Naphtha crackers use huge amounts of fossil energy, making them one of the largest industrial CO2 emitters. At the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, the Finnish company Coolbrook will be building and testing an electricity-driven test reactor that emits zero CO2, and that will be making the production process even more efficient.
Dec 11, 2019

100% Limburg Bike:  Customized smart racing bike
100% Limburg Bike: Customized smart racing bike

A consortium of Limburg-based small and medium-sized enterprises and companies on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus is developing an innovative, customized lightweight racing bike that is built according to the wishes of the future user. The 100% Limburg Bike.
Dec 03, 2019

1001 ideeën voor Limburg | Tipis CHILL@Brightlands
1001 ideeën voor Limburg | Tipis CHILL@Brightlands

Studenten zijn een weekend lang bezig met vragen rondom topsport, materialen en toekomst voor de Triathlonbond en wielerteam Jumbo-Visma.
Nov 09, 2019

Limburg: European beacon for Young European Talent
Limburg: European beacon for Young European Talent

From 12-14 November over 50 top talents from 5 European countries are welcomed in the province of Limburg for an impressive program with top speakers and visits to Limburg based scientific, business, sports, and cultural highlights.
Nov 09, 2019

Wetenschapsinstituut Chemelot InSciTe legt basis voor nieuwe bedrijvigheid in Limburg met nieuw dienstverleningsmodel in Life Sciences & Health
Wetenschapsinstituut Chemelot InSciTe legt basis voor nieuwe bedrijvigheid in Limburg met nieuw dienstverleningsmodel in Life Sciences & Health

Medace BV, een start-up die helpt medische innovaties sneller en efficiënter naar de patiënt te brengen, opent in januari 2020 op de Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus een ‘full service leer- en werk omgeving’.
Nov 08, 2019

Research institute Chemelot InSciTe lays the foundation for new activity in Limburg with a new service model in Life Sciences & Health
Research institute Chemelot InSciTe lays the foundation for new activity in Limburg with a new service model in Life Sciences & Health

Medace BV, a start-up that helps to bring medical innovations to the patient faster and more efficiently, will open a 'full service learning and working environment' in Maastricht.
Nov 06, 2019

Wie wordt Limburgs Ondernemer van het Jaar?
Wie wordt Limburgs Ondernemer van het Jaar?

De redacties van De Limburger en WijLimburg organiseren dit jaar de tweede editie van de verkiezing van Limburgs Ondernemer van het Jaar. De focus ligt dit jaar op duurzaamheid.
Oct 23, 2019

BASF acquires aroma biotech innovation leader Isobionics
BASF acquires aroma biotech innovation leader Isobionics

By acquiring Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology which is serving the global market for natural flavors and fragrances (F&F) BASF enters the market for natural F&F ingredients.
Oct 07, 2019

What we’re doing here matters - blog by Eric Appelman
What we’re doing here matters - blog by Eric Appelman

Blog by Eric Appelman, Director Business Development at Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Oct 07, 2019


Upcoming events

28 Jan
Brightlands Young Professionals Event: Changing Lives through the Power of Nutrition by Anthony Hehir

How did a Dutch mining company come to be a global leader in nutrition? Come along to our latest CHYPS session by Anthony Hehir to find out.

30 Jan
Chemelot Project Samen Bewust Veilig

Langs deze weg nodigen we je van harte uit voor de volgende bijeenkomst rondom het programma ‘Samen Bewust veilig’. We gaan er samen voor om de veiligheid op Chemelot te verbeteren en onze ambitie waar te maken om uiterlijk in 2025 de meest veilige, duurzame en competitieve site van West-Europa te zijn.

17 Feb
Brightlands Science Lecture: The ADMET Story by Ken Wagener

The story begins with Ken Wagener’s oral examination for the PhD degree at Florida which included metathesis chemistry, a time when “metathesis” was just being explored in the literature. High polymer could not be formed by diene condensation. The ADMET (acyclic diene metathesis) story tells how that problem of low molecular weight was overcome, then leads into mechanism, polyolefins containing functional groups, and structure analysis by this approach.

05 Mar
Brightlands Young Professionals Event: How to give a powerful pitch: an introduction by Mark Robinson (MRT training)

What makes a great presentation? Why are so many business presentations so boring? How can some people grab your attention from their first words? Mark Robinson will teach you a few easy techniques to make your presentations more clear, more memorable and much more persuasive.