Chemelot InSciTe is an active member of the eco-system at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus that allows 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.


Emiel Staring
Managing Director
Albert Scherpbier
Chairman of board InSciTe

Accelerating results

Around four years after InSciTe’s foundation, we are proud to now work with about 40 partners and a large number of talented researchers in our community. Our knowledge and facilities enable us to accelerate innovations, and we are now seeing the first concrete results of our joint efforts. We aim to offer solutions for some of the challenges that our society is facing. On the one hand, we develop new and radical medical therapies for patient benefit and for affordable health care and, on the other hand, we develop new and sustainable production methods for chemicals using renewable resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. In short, we hope to make a positive contribution to our society.

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InSciTe is structured
around 4 pillars


By bringing both entrepreneurs and researchers together within the projects, we strengthen innovative power and increase the impact we can make.


In 2018, we welcomed several new partners – in both the biobased and biomedical fields – who are working together with us to bridge the gap between science and the market.


InSciTe is a breeding ground for talent, where students, academics and industry representatives receive state-of-the-art training to prepare and equip them as the next generation of biomedical and biobased materials professionals.


We have clearly demonstrated that our approach speeds up the development of innovations into real-life applications. This will lead to accelerated growth in economic activity and the creation of new jobs.

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we have achieved in 2018


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What has been accomplished so far?

Empowered by


The InSciTe Lignin RICHES project and the InSciTe Horizontal project are part of the SCeLiO-4B program (Sugars, Celluloses and Lignin Scaling up towards BioBased Building Blocks). Together with the development and validation of the Biomedical Accelerator Matrix (=BEAM-NL), these 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 Operation Program South Netherlands (OPZuid).

The InSciTe Lignin RICHES project is also part of the BIO-HArT collaboration, established by a contribution of the European Interreg V Flanders-The Netherlands program that stimulates innovation, sustainable energy, a healthy environment and the labor market by means of cross-border projects.

InSciTe was a partner in the Eurlipids consortium that investigates the role of lipids (“fats”) in diseases and general aging processes, cofunded by the Interreg V-A Euregion Meuse-Rhein (EMR) program in which the European Union directly invests in the economic development, innovation, territorial development and social inclusion and education of this region.

Finally, 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.


To the market

In 2019 we will continue our efforts to further develop InSciTe. We will be expanding our biobased pilot plant by installing new processing equipment. For our biomedical projects and our customers, we are developing a new biomedical facility with new and improved capabilities. We remain committed to the technical validation, and commercialization of the outcome of the projects of our consortia. In parallel we are developing and implementing our strategy for 2020 and beyond. We will continue forming new collaborations and partnerships to accelerate the development of new products and services.

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