Brightlands Chemelot Talent Day lures 500 students from the Netherlands and abroad

23 november 2018|News

Thousands of jobs in chemistry, materials and biotechnology
The expectation is that over the next ten years, 3,000 to 4,000 new jobs will
be created in the fields of chemistry, materials and biotechnology at the
Brightlands Chemelot Campus and at companies based at the Chemelot Industrial Park. These jobs will be created in production as well as
research and development at small start-up businesses, SMEs, leading
multinationals and knowledge institutes.

This encouraging news was just one of the messages communicated this past Friday to over 500 students from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom during the second Brightlands Chemelot Talent Day in Sittard-Geleen. With over 500 people registering for the event, the interest in this second Talent Day was nearly double that seen for the first edition in 2017.

In his opening speech, Provincial Deputy Joost van den Akker (Economy and Infrastructure) emphasized the opportunities in chemistry, materials and biotechnology that Limburg has to offer young people.

Students from universities and institutions of higher education attended the event to gather information on the study and career opportunities at the Brightlands campus and the companies based at Chemelot. Attention was also placed on the attractive climate for living, working and studying in Limburg.

Unique location
Professionals and HR employees from the 30 participating organizations showed the attendees why the Brightlands Chemelot Campus and Chemelot Industrial Park actually form a single unique location. They focused on the intensive cooperation between scientists, entrepreneurs and students at the 140 companies with premises at the Brightlands campus and “neighbor” Chemelot. In addition, the campus also offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University.

To get an impression of the 2018 edition of the Brightlands Chemelot Talent Day, please visit

The Brightlands Chemelot Talent Day is a joint initiative of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, CHILL, Chemelot and Maastricht University. Brightlands Chemelot Campus and Chemelot Industrial Parks At the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, companies and institutes work together on research, development and education in the field of smart applications for materials, particularly plastics, and on the sustainable production of these products. They have modern laboratories and pilot plants at their disposal to assist them in their work. The dozens of
factories located at Chemelot Industrial Park produce chemical products on a large scale. The site is evolving to become the most competitive and sustainable chemistry location in Northwest Europe.