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


● 13 weeks

● Masterclasses & Workshops

● Network of Venture Experts

● Connect with International Start-ups


Starting in April 2020, the intensive 13-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.




"Getting access to the right people in the chemical industry, and understanding the ideal customer profile, decision makers and influencers are super-difficult, expensive and time consuming tasks. Much of this information is not even available to the outside world. Brightlands made it tremendously simpler to decode the industry, connect to the right people, define our ideal customer segment, and enabled us to crystallize our value proposition. There are only a few accelerators globally that could help in the way Brightlands did. Being a part of Brightlands is easily one of the best moves that we have made as a startup targeting the chemical industry."

Rajet Krishnan


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