If you want to start a business or are looking to innovate, Brightlands is definitely a place you should consider. Brightlands is a rapidly growing ecosystem of more than 370 companies, start-ups, corporate businesses and knowledge and research institutes. Science and entrepreneurship are united at the four Brightlands campuses, accelerating and improving innovation in the fields of sustainability, health and digitalization.
Start your business
Brightlands stimulates close cooperation between government, industry and research institutes - the main driver of innovation. These partnerships result in innovative start-ups in the fields of sustainability, health and digitalization.
Join our community
At Brightlands, you will be part of a driven international community of 29,000 innovative entrepreneurs, talented researchers and promising students. With access to state-of-the-art R&D and other facilities, meeting spaces and workplaces, events and an international network of experts, your company will have the best possible chance at success. Many of these professionals are active in the “Olympics” of their sector such as the bio-circular chemistry sector which serves as a foundation for new materials and chemical production processes, regenerative medicine, precision medicine, innovative diagnostics, safe and healthy nutrition, future farming, the (bio-)circular economy, smart digital services and data science.
Brightlands: thé place to do business
Research facilities: as an entrepreneur, Brightlands gives you access to state-of-the-art R&D facilities such as laboratories, the world's strongest MRI scanners and other imaging facilities, analytical tools and flexible cleanrooms, pilot plants, field labs, cooking and taste centers, a gastrointestinal simulator and an interaction lab.
Support: Brightlands can help you with the valorisation of your research with a view to entrepreneurship, give you advice on the various financing options available for your research, can help with subsidy applications and connect you to investors.
Inspiring community: Gain entry to a cross-border network of companies and experts and access to academic knowledge and students from knowledge and research institutes.
Central location: Brightlands is centrally located in the European top technological triangle Aachen-Louvain-Eindhoven and is easily accessible thanks to international connections by road, rail and air.
Knowledge institutes: At Brightlands you’ll find leading knowledge institutes specializing in regenerative medicine, sustainable materials, logistics and biomedical applications, and has Maastricht University as its most important partner.
Career: Through renowned knowledge institutes, Brightlands offers perspectives for a career in the scientific world, but also opportunities for a future as an entrepreneur, or a combination of both.
Sustainable partnerships: Leading knowledge institutes and the business community are facilitated by the Province of Limburg, the driving force behind the rapidly growing Brightlands ecosystem.