Governmental support

Brightlands is supported by governments: the European Union, the Dutch government, the (Dutch) Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Sittard-Geleen (Brightlands Chemelot Campus).

Below you find more information about the most notable projects that are or were supported by the government.

European Union

The financial support from the European Union is provided via OPZuid, Interreg and Horizon 2020.



Interreg V (Flanders-Netherlands):

Brightlands supports the following Interreg project:

  • Project EnEf (for reducing CO2 emission through increased energy efficiency).

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020:

Seventh Framework Programme:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions:

Dutch government

The support from the Dutch government is provided via OPZuid or direct subsidies.

Dutch government projects:

Province of Limburg

The support from the (Dutch) Province of Limburg is provided via OPZuid or direct subsidies.

In addition, the Province is shareholder of the campus development organizations and invests heavily in the campus development with equite.

Province of Limburg projects:

Municipality of Sittard-Geleen

The support from the Municipality of Sittard-Geleen is done in various ways, including network support.

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Interreg supports cross-border projects in Europe.

Stimulus executes several European subsidy programs on behalf of the European Commission and the Dutch government for the provinces Noord-Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland.