Over the past five years, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo has grown from a virtually empty former Floriade Expo site to a vibrant open innovation community, where entrepreneurs, scientists and students work together on healthy and sustainable food, future farming and the biocircular economy. More than 74 companies and knowledge institutions are now active here. Together, they account for seven hundred jobs.
“The campus ensures that the area remains attractive for companies to locate, work and live here,” says Sigrid Helbig, CEO of Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. “The whole world benefits from what is developed on campus. In doing so, we more than live up to our motto: ‘knowledge crossing borders’.”
The provincial contribution will allow the campus to further develop into a high-quality ecosystem of companies, knowledge institutions and (R&D) facilities. Besides the Province of Limburg, Maastricht University and BASF are also shareholders.
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