Four innovation campuses in Limburg work together under the Brightlands banner: the Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Maastricht Health Campus, the Smart Services Campus in Heerlen and the Campus Greenport Venlo. The business community, education and knowledge institutes and the government all work closely together at the campuses. Three of these campuses are based in the Maastricht Region.
Sittard-Geleen concentrates on materials and chemicals, Maastricht on healthcare and the Smart Services Campus in Heerlen focuses on IT and big data. Extensive research into innovation in nutrition is being conducted at the Campus Greenport Venlo. The campuses in Limburg have become internationally renowned for their breakthrough innovations, such as the world's first hamburger made from processed meat, and the first customized cranium implant made by a 3D printer.
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A unique location for research and innovation: Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the world's most prominent innovation centres, and houses a vibrant, fast-growing community of pioneering companies and knowledge institutions.
Not only does the location comprise ultra-modern research and development and production infrastructures, it also provides education on the campus, scientifically-oriented business support, venture capital, and services for business development.
The location, ecosystem, and the readily available expertise and knowledge mean that Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups, advanced knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students, and visionary investors. An example of this is the establishment of a company producing concentrated flavours, meaning six million litres of squash could be made from just one orange!
The top location for leading biomedical research and development: Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus brings together brilliant researchers and daring entrepreneurs, and as such forms one of the world's most prominent locations for medical and biomedical research. Scientists come to Maastricht from all corners of the globe in order to use the world’s most powerful brain scanner.
Along with the buildings rented by the companies in question, the campus and the surrounding area form a basis for a specialized general, clinical, and reference hospital, a network of clinics, a renowned faculty specializing in health, medicine, and life sciences, and a leading faculty for psychology and neuroscience.
The campus not only offers facilities and an ecosystem designed for the requirements of medical researchers and medical start-ups, but also makes available the most prominent imaging and analysis technology in a straightforward way. Other focal points are facilitating research into heart and vascular disease, regenerative medicine (e.g. the concept of growing new bones from existing tissue) and new applications of electromagnetic pulse technology.
A unique location for smart services: Brightlands Smart Services Campus forms a revolutionary institute featuring brilliant researchers and lecturers, innovative entrepreneurs and leading companies in human resource management and smart services. Together, they make up one of the world's most prominent locations for smart services.
Not only does this location comprise the latest modern research and development and production infrastructures, it also provides education on the campus, scientifically-oriented business support, and services for business development.
Brightlands Smart Services Campus combines a scientific, business-oriented ecosystem with laboratories that unite innovation and expertise, all at one strategic location. This results in a unique location in which innovative start-ups and existing companies, advanced knowledge institutes, brilliant researchers, students, and visionary investors can work together.