Chemelot InSciTe is an active member of the eco-system at the Brightlands campuses that allows our partners to link directly with the R&D- and business community in our value chain. Our success comes from the many people who support us in our work. We wish you a pleasant reading.

Empowering people

2020 has been a particularly difficult year for many of us. Covid-19 impacted society and our personal lives in an unprecedented manner. It also drastically impacted the way we work, at InSciTe and at our partners. However, thanks to the creativity and resilience of our researchers, much of the work could continue. We now see that many of our projects have gained momentum. There is a strong interest in actually applying and commercializing the outcome of our projects, either as new ventures that emerged from our projects, or from large, globally operating companies. We feel proud to be part of that. We hope that we have played, and will continue to play, an important role in empowering the people that work at InSciTe to make a positive and lasting contribution to our society.

Watch how we empowered people in 2020 to work on matters of impact

Emiel Staring, Managing Director, reflects on 2020 and looks ahead

InSciTe is structured
around 4 pillars


Research and development activities continued in our biobased and biomedical facilities. In our pilot plant, new installations became operational for testing chemical processes and for scaling up the production of innovative materials. Also, new industry partners were welcomed here. In InSciTe’s new ultramodern biomedical facilities at Medace, our biomedical research projects could proceed the accelerated path to the clinic supported by our regulatory and quality expertise.


We offer a professional live and online training program where patent attorneys help to provide the required patent knowledge, TEDx speakers sharpen presentation skills, and regulatory pathways for medical devices are explored. Our easy accessible LCA course, to calculate the carbon footprint of a product or process, has been successfully attracting participants from all over the globe.

A little insight to show what
we have achieved in 2020


Take a look at our most remarkable moments.


What has been accomplished so far?

Empowered by


InSciTe is coordinator of the project BEAM-NL, on the development and validation of the Biomedical Accelerator Matrix (BEAM-NL) and a participant in the project ‘Meer doen met lignine’, on the development of a full value chain at pilot scale for lignin-based materials and chemicals. Both projects are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Provinces of Limburg and Brabant in the context of the Operational Program South Netherlands (OPZuid).

InSciTe is acting as a partner organization (and representative of the non-profit public organizations) within the EIPIN-IS multidisciplinary research program examining the role of intellectual property (IP) in an innovative environment. This program has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement Number 721733.


To the market

2021 will be the final year for the InSciTe projects and InSciTe in its current shape and form. Many of our projects are close to deliver on their promise in 2021, when everything should come together. We all continue to be committed to the technical validation, and commercialization of the outcome of the projects of our consortia. In parallel, we will secure the legacy of InSciTe, which characterizes as an effective and efficient way of public-private cooperation, to accelerate the development of concepts towards application and commercialization, in multi-disciplinary teams, with a clear purpose.

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