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Eighty years ago, people in Geleen embarked on a great journey of materials science and innovation. A unique ecosystem was established, which is known today as Brightlands Chemelot Campus. DSM started the journey in 1940 with the foundation of a Central Laboratory, and today, the campus has grown into a breeding ground for different organizations. The state-of-the-art innovations brought to life at the campus are life-changing and have an impact that goes way beyond Geleen.

In our online stories and during the events, you can discover our historic, current and future activities in material research and innovation, so you can celebrate their impact on society with us.

The community at Brightlands Chemelot Campus welcomes you

Celebrate
Celebrate
Get ready to celebrate 80 years of materials science and innovation
Discover
Discover
Get ready to discover 80 years of materials science and innovation
Develop
Develop
Get ready to develop the next 80 years of materials science and innovation

Experience a selection of our stories

A GREENER PLANET & HEALTHIER PEOPLE
CELEBRATE A BETTER WORLD FOR YOU AND ME
NEXT-LEVEL CYCLING APPAREL
DISCOVER PROTECTIVE GEAR WITH DSM
TOGETHER, WE MAKE OUR FUTURE BRIGHTER
CELEBRATE A MEANINGFUL LIFE

The chemistry between education and business is unique here. You feel the sense of urgency, the drive to discover new bio-based materials”

~ Ramiro Marroquin Garcia, former Maastricht University student, now researcher at AMIBM

 


 

Experience our stories

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Celebrate
Celebrate science with the campus community
The chemistry that connects and inspires us
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Discover a smart bike with KEMBIT
Cocreating a personalized, unbreakable racing bike
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Discover future plants with Sitech
Designing safe, climate neutral, autonomously operated plants
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DEVELOP COMFORT WITH ARLANXEO
Rubber for a less bumpy ride
Develop digital twins with Sitech
Develop
Develop digital twins with Sitech
Create a virtual plant to improve training and knowledge sharing
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Discover innovative ways to approach recycling with SABIC
Recycled used plastic for a circular economy for plastics

Have a look at our festival stories

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Develop your future with Maastricht University
The best education to launch your career
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Discover how to tame the time with Lamoral
Reducing material replacement with durable coatings
Discover
Discover your new heart valve with Maastricht University
Long-term heart valve repair with a hybrid copolymer
Discover
Discover circular innovations with SABIC
SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ initiative, driving to close the loop for plastics
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Discover what happens when innovation meets production
Chemelot, Europe’s material & chemistry hub
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Discover a smart bike with KEMBIT
Cocreating a personalized, unbreakable racing bike
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DISCOVER FUTURE MOBILITY WITH ARLANXEO
Materials for better electric car batteries / Material for sustainable car rides
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CELEBRATE SAFETY WITH ARLANXEO
Better brakes with performance elastomers
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Discover green food packaging with Yparex
Bio-based material and recycling enhancers for food packaging

Ready for more innovation and chemistry?   

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