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Chemelot InSciTe was launched at the start of 2015. The public-private joint venture has been active for two years now. High time to haul in the nets and inspect the catch. The initial results are positive. Currently significant work is ongoing on the validation of the economic feasibility.
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Chemelot InSciTe (Chemelot Instituut for Science & Technology) was set up by the Technical University of Eindhoven, Maastricht University, Academic Hospital Maastricht and DSM with support from the Province of Limburg. Contrary to the many virtual joint ventures, it has an actual physical infrastructure with laboratories, pilot facilities, offices and suchlike. They are located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. It also has a link with education, so that students can be trained to become ‘biobased’ or ‘circular’ professionals. ‘InSciTe Biobased is about more sustainable materials and processes which link in seamlessly with the circular economy’, according to Bart van As, business developer at InSciTe. ‘To that aim we need biobased materials and more effective and/or milder processes. At InSciTe we are focusing on two tracks: biomedical materials and biobased building blocks.’