Redefining Chemistry

By connecting you to

World-leading multinationals, researchers and entrepreneurs in the chemical and materials industry as a potential launching customer

At the Brightlands Chemelot Campus start-ups have access to a unique world-leading innovation ecosystem in the fields of smart materials and sustainable production of chemicals. The thriving ecosystem is constituted of leading multinationals (such as DSM, Sabic, Arlanxeo, Avantium), renown research institutes (AMIBM, Brightlands Materials Center, CHILL, Chemelot InSciTe) and visionary investors (Brightlands Venture Partners, LIOF).

Is the “Redefining Chemistry” Start-up Program the right program for you?

Are you a start-up solving one of the biggest #challenges in chemistry today? And is your #innovation in one of the following segments:

● New sustainable polymer materials or applications;

● Renewable or bio-based materials or applications;

● Sustainable chemical processes, technology or equipment;

● Circular value chains;

● Additive Manufacturing;

● Digitization of the chemical industry.

State-of-the-art facilities

A wide pool of specialized knowledge and expertise enable start-ups to transform their product from early lab-research to high volume production scale: multi-purpose pilot plants, 3D printing facilities, cleanroom facilities, test and research laboratories.

Unique start-up program

● 11 weeks

● Masterclasses & Workshops

● Network of Venture Experts

● Connect with International Start-ups

Starting in September 2019, the intensive 11-week Venture Essentials program will help start-ups acquire solid foundations for a validated and scalable business model followed by a pre-seed funding support and customer launch within our network of world-leading multinationals.

  • Rachel Schols-Pijls
    Hele prettige en open sfeer, ook met de andere bedrijven. Je kunt heel snel inspringen, het zijn heel verschillende bedrijven, maar je begrijpt toch hun business plan. Je leert er zelf ook veel van, om er met een andere blik naar te kijken.
  • Hans Rietveld
    Zeer leerzaam, ook de input van de bedrijven die meedoen is zeer positief en ik denk dat we daar veel uit kunnen halen.
  • Mark Verhallen
    Inhoudelijk moet ik eerlijk zeggen vind ik echt goed, zowel de kaders die jullie aanbieden, als ook de manier waarop. Super snel en praktisch toepasbaar, dat spreekt mij echt wel aan. Daarnaast vind ik de sfeer en de entourage erg goed, laagdrempelig en open met veel discussies.
  • Frits Cox
    Ik vind het programma goed. Het programma heeft diepgang en vooral wat ik erg prettig vind is de terugkoppeling vanuit de groep, vanuit de specialisten die erbij zitten en de manier waarop je plenair samenwerkt. Dat vind ik het grote voordeel van het programma.
    Frits Cox
    Madolex Group
  • Akanksha Vyas
    For 3 out of the 4 campuses in Brightlands: the medical, the materials and the smart services campus, we fit into each of them perfectly. It's almost like this ecosystem is designed for us. We haven't found something like this anywhere else in the world, where all of these 3 fields exist together, in collaboration so close to each other.
    Akanksha Vyas
  • Matthew Neary
    More than anything else, the program helped drill into me the ability to truly stand in the shoes of my customers as real, breathing human beings, rather than some abstract stereotypes.
    Matthew Neary
  • Oskar Person
    We have been blown away by quality of the network, and you are given contact to exactly the right people for your case.
    Oskar Person
    co-founder of Consense
  • Dimitri de Jonghe
    After spending a day with the Brightlands community it was clear to me that this isn’t your regular incubator. The vibrant atmosphere led to inspiring interactions and everyone was positively energised. A perfect catalyst for startups that want to field test their ideas into the market.
    Dimitri de Jonghe
    founding member of Bigchain DB

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