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Brightlands Materials Center

Center for materials research

TNO and the Dutch province of Limburg have opened a new international research and development center at Brightlands Chemelot Campus. Partners will invest EUR 45 million in the new center over a period of five years. The Brightlands Materials Center will bring top scientists and industry professionals together to develop sustainable, breakthrough materials and application technologies that will change the market.

Developing an innovative materials knowledge area
The Brightlands Materials Center is an important strategic step in further developing the most innovative international materials knowledge area worldwide at Brightlands Chemelot Campus. The center will achieve all the potential of polymers and there is fast-growing interest in partnering with the Brightlands Materials Center.

Governance
The Dutch province of Limburg has decided to invest EUR 15 million in the Brightlands Materials Center for a period of five years. TNO has committed to enabling a research volume of EUR 15 million by bringing together budgets from various sources. The new center’s steering committee will consist of representatives of TNO and Chemelot Scientific Participations, representing the Province of Limburg. Marnix van Gurp and René Corbeij have been appointed managing directors of the new center.