Residents move into box-in-boxes facilities

march 27, 2018

Interested in an office, lab or R&D facility in the middle of the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo? It’s all possible here! Measuring 24 m2 each, these “innovation boxes” are springing up at the Villa Flora facility. On March 26, the first campus residents moved into the 32 boxes.

The “box-in-boxes” concept was specially developed for the Expohal at Villa Flora in Venlo. The boxes for the new campus residents are located in the area where meeting and working are facilitated in order to encourage open innovation. Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is an innovative community with a focus on nutrition and health and where entrepreneurs work with scientists, other entrepreneurs, students and consumers in order to develop knowledge, concepts and products.

One of the new residents is the Bio Treat Center (BTC), an open innovation center for the processing and treatment of biomass and residual flows used to produce semi-finished products and products for the bio-based economy. BTC director Ton Voncken is pleased with the six boxes the center will soon be occupying. “For the development of innovations at our company, it’s important for us to have a location at the Campus, a place where companies, students, government and researchers all meet. This is precisely the type of interaction we are looking for, and soon we will be right there, in the thick of things!”

On-demand housing
The box-in-boxes concept enables the Campus to offer a flexible response to an existing need: on-demand housing that is the perfect answer to tenants’ wishes. You can rent one, two or even more boxes and set these up as an office, lab or R&D facility.

Saskia Goetgeluk, Director: “Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is evolving to become an R&D campus for safe and healthy nutrition, future farming and the bio-economy. Thanks to the box-in-boxes, new residents will be moving in, helping us build further on our innovative ecosystem as a Campus.”

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