• Incubate.

    Accelerate.

    Validate.

    Scale.

    Homage to innovation

    Cultured beef, Mark Post

    2014, Brightlands

  • From bold ideas

    to legendary companies.

    Homage to innovation

    Time travel, Brian Smith

    2043, Brightlands

  • From bold ideas

    to legendary companies.

    Homage to innovation

    Natural draught cooling tower, Frederik van Iterson

    1916, DSM

  • Incubate.

    Accelerate.

    Validate.

    Scale.

    Homage to innovation

    High wear resistant ceramic carbon

    CeraCarbon, 2014, Brightlands

  • From bold ideas

    to legendary companies.

    Homage to innovation

    Farmscrapers

    Zhing Li, 2024, Brightlands

  • Incubate.

    Accelerate.

    Validate.

    Scale.

    Homage to innovation

    Innerspace satelites

    2064, Jessica van der Hooven

What we do

Brightlands Innovation Factory is the entrepreneurial backbone of the Brightlands ecosystem. We get inspired by daring ideas for a better and more sustainable world. We empower today’s pioneers in advanced materials, health, nutrition, and smart services on their journey from a bold idea to a legendary company. At Brightlands Innovation Factory, all the bases are covered. World-class industry knowledge and expertise are coupled with expert supported programs, value-added services and facilities, and access to funding.

Incubate. Accelerate. Validate. Scale. That’s what we do.

Brightlands Techruption

Next program: Fall 2017

Brightlands Techruption is a 2-year incubation program dedicated to the highest potential blockchain startups, consisting of an intensive 8-week Venture Essentials phase and a follow-up 2-year Venture Boost phase. Applications for the program are now open.

  • 2-year program duration
  • 8-week Venture Essentials
  • Follow-up Venture Boost
  • € 60K financial value per startup
  • € 7.5K cash per startup
  • Industry experts for tailor made support
  • Weekly 1-on-1 progress meetings
  • Daily support by a venture manager
  • Hands on financial, legal and IP support
  • Masterclasses and workshops

We are currently accepting applications.

Brightlands Incubate

Next Program: Fall 2017

Brightlands Incubate is a 2-year program, consisting of an intensive 8-week Venture Essentials program and a follow-up Venture Boost program to support the best startups in materials, health, smart services and food industries. Applications for the program open twice a year.

  • 2-year program duration
  • 8-week Venture Essentials
  • Follow-up Venture Boost
  • € 60K financial value per startup
  • € 7.5K cash per startup
  • 150+ experts for tailor made venture support
  • Weekly 1-on-1 progress meetings
  • Daily support by an incubation manager
  • Hands on financial, legal and IP support
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Inspirational speakers

We are currently accepting applications.

Brightlands Accelerate

Next Program: Fall 2017

Brightlands Accelerate is an intensive 3-month bootcamp for startups who already have a prototype or minimum viable product. Each Brightlands Accelerate program is dedicated to one of the focus areas: materials, health, smart services or food.

  • 3-month bootcamp plus a 3-month follow-up
  • € 170K financial value per startup
  • € 15K in cash per startup
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Introductions to customers, partners, and suppliers
  • Daily 1-on-1 coaching by mentors, advisors, venture partners, entrepreneurs
  • 6 months free office space at Brightlands
  • Access to investors and support with dealmaking
  • Inspirational speakers

We are currently accepting applications. 

Our Startups

We give you our incubator and accelerator startups from BIFINCS16, BIFINCF16, BIFACCF16 batches!

After weeks of masterclasses, workshops, 1-on-1 progress meetings and support from venture experts, these startups have made big steps towards becoming legendary companies.

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Events

Brightlands is a vibrant ecosystem, where research, education, and business collaborate to develop sustainable solutions in advanced materials, health, nutrition, and the smart services that support them. The Brightlands ecosystem is home to daring entrepreneurs and visionary investors, forward- thinking corporations and knowledge institutes, talented researchers, and students. Brightlands facilitates open innovation, and the distribution of knowledge across scientific, geographical, and organisational borders.

120 Companies
8K Knowledge workers
110 Nationalities
6 Educational institutes
9 Research institutes

Partners

We are proud to have support of a wide range of strategic partners. All of them embrace startups and innovation. Without them it would not be possible to provide a sustainable program.

Contact

If you are an entrepreneur with a game changing idea in the field of advanced materials, health, smart services or food, we want to hear from you. Get in touch!

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