Research and development take place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus and education is given in the fields of chemistry and materials, and the related life sciences. The focus is on advanced materials and advanced technologies.
The campus is developing into a creative breeding ground for innovation and for new companies with thousands of highly trained employees. This dynamic situation is the result in part of collaboration among the business community, education and knowledge institutes, and the government. The campus makes an active contribution through activities such as facilitating the construction of pilot plants and the acceleration of new business development.
Chemelot Campus, under the name Brightlands, works together with Maastricht Health Campus, Campus Greenport Venlo and Smart Services Campus in Heerlen; the four campuses are located in the province of Limburg.