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Cooperation in a powerful network is crucial to ensure the efficient growth of biobased R&D and product development and to achieving a strong market position. ‘We cannot classify it on a provincial or national level any more; we also have to look at developments across the border,’ believes Professor Emmo Meijer.
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Figurehead of the Dutch province of Limburg in the field of Biobased Economy, Meijer plays an active part in the Source B consortium. This platform unites several important parties in Limburg (Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Maastricht University and the Province of Limburg) to coordinate biobased projects with each other and facilitate developments. Since April 2017, Meijer has also been the figurehead of the Top Sector Chemistry, which means he is able to promote the interests of the south in The Hague. ‘Developments in the biobased economy are proceeding very fast, on national and international levels. We must link up with that,’ says Meijer. The Source B consortium has a large network, especially in the Euroregion. Maintaining these contacts and making use of them at the right times will translate opportunities more easily into real partnerships.

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