Ranging from cultured meat to repair cells, and from 3D implants to vitamin checks, these stories also highlight the role the Brightlands ecosystem and the development of talent play in these success stories. Based in Limburg, Brightlands works on solutions for the world that lead to opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, students and investors. With Maastricht University as its most important partner, scientific knowledge is able to break through barriers, leading to innovative, valuable products and services. At the same time, entrepreneurs are encouraging new applied research, new products and inspiring different forms of education.
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Brightlands’ four campuses are the place to be for inspiring meetings and events. At these events, up-and-coming talent is shown the available training and career opportunities during the Chemelot Talent Day at the campus in Sittard-Geleen. They also get the opportunity to tap into the maximum amount of knowledge and creativity during the Hack4SmartServices event at Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen. World-renowned top specialists gather each year to share the latest insights on polymers at the Brightlands Rolduc Conference. Meeting and learning from one another is made easier during the Dutch Food Week, for example, at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo and during MUMC+’s Doe- en Beleefdag (interactive, behind-the-scenes open house) at the Brightlands campus in Maastricht.
Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award
Brightlands connects with pioneers, their work and even their legacy. The Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award is an excellent example of this. Named after the pioneer who perished in a deadly crash, the polar explorer and scientist Marc Cornelissen, an annual award is presented to a researcher or scientist who knows how to inspire people on their way to creating a more sustainable world. The reward is a cash prize of 35,000 Euros earmarked for continued research.