Maastricht Convention Bureau

Brightlands Campuses

Brightlands creates synergies between different areas of expertise in the region. This is where researchers and entrepreneurs join forces to tackle global challenges in materials, health, smart services and nutrition.

Bert Kip, CEO Brightlands Chemelot Campus

Brightlands, great things happen when knowledge crosses borders

Brightlands is located at the heart of the Eindhoven-Aachen-Leuven cross-border technology triangle. Brightlands is home to a conglomeration of companies—from multinationals to start-ups—together with top academic institutes in fundamental research as well as centers for applied sciences, education and talent development. A single sector can no longer solve worldwide problems on its own.


Through fundamental and applied research, scientists, entrepreneurs, students and investors based at the four Brightlands campuses work closely together to find answers to global challenges in sustainability and health.

Areas of expertise

There are four Brightlands Campuses, each with their own area of expertise:



Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus

Precision Medicine & Innovative Diagnostics
Regenerative Medicine
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Smart services
Brightlands Smart Services Campus Heerlen

Smart services solutions based on:
Data Science
Services Design
Social Impact
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Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen

Performance Materials
Bio-based Materials
Biomedical Materials
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Food & Nutrition
Brightlands Greenport Campus Venlo

Food and nutrition solutions based on:
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Brightlands ecosystem

Working within the Brightlands ecosystem means being part of an inspiring open innovation community. It is a community closely connected to the network of the eight national top science and innovation parks, and is also part of Health Axis Europe, an alliance between the leading medical clusters, Leuven, Heidelberg, Copenhagen and Brightlands.

Visit Brightlands!

Brightlands is always looking to expand relationships and exchange knowledge and ideas, as congress organizers and delegates do. You are more than welcome to visit the campuses! Contact the Maastricht Convention Bureau for more information.