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Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL) partners with Brightlands Materials Center

may 8, 2018

Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL) partners with Brightlands Materials Center to strengthen the footprint of polymer processing and testing facilities at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL), the innovative learning and working community at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, announced a collaboration with Brightlands Materials Center, a leading R&D center in the field of sustainable materials solutions. Brightlands Materials Center is an initiative of TNO and the Province of Limburg.

With this collaboration, both parties strengthen the footprint of experimental facilities at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the field of polymeric material testing and material processing. Such facilities are highly relevant to support the development of innovative and sustainable materials for the industry, both SME’s and large enterprises. The collaboration will enhance the availability of equipment for both parties, but will also facilitate efficient execution of projects for industry, in particular when students are involved.

“We are very pleased about this partnership with Brightlands Materials Center. We both share the same long term vision that open collaboration and shared facilities will speed up time to new technologies for our industrial partners. With this collaboration CHILL can make an even better connection between students and industry, this improves knowledge and talent development. Brightlands Materials Center will provide CHILL with relevant expertise in the field of polymeric materials that can strengthen our offering for our partners”, said Peter Engelen, Director of CHILL. 

 ‘We are excited to start this partnership with CHILL. CHILL has an excellent portfolio of relevant equipment and highly skilled technical people. CHILL works in a very flexible and customer oriented way, in particular towards SME’s, which will support us to define value for our partners’, said Marnix van Gurp, Managing Director of Brightlands Materials Center.

“Brightlands Materials Center and CHILL are two prominent organizations in our campus ecosystem. One represents public-private research, the other talent development,” says Bert Kip, CEO Brightlands Chemelot Campus. “I really like the collaboration between these two organizations, linking materials research with talent development.”

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