The aim of the Thermoplastic Composites pilot project is to promote collaboration between companies in the south of the Netherlands, improving the competitiveness of these companies. For this, an open innovation environment is being created at Brightlands Chemelot Campus for the development and testing of technological and innovative products.
The initiator of the pilot is the Brightlands Materials Center research center, located at the campus. The center is investing in processing and research equipment, and is providing expertise and operating personnel.
The pilot project, with a term of three years, has been assigned €2 million by OP-Zuid, the Operational Program Netherlands South, a European subsidy program for the south of the Netherlands, and €285,000 by the Province of Limburg. The overall project budget is €5.7 million, 40 percent of which comes from subsidies. The pilot will continue to exist after the project has ended, to allow the business community and researchers to continue benefiting from it.
See also: Thermoplastic Composites pilot launched (website Brightlands)