Matchmaking ‘Sensing Technologies in Chemical Processing’ event


MinacNed and COAST would like to invite you on Tuesday the 9th of October to the matchmaking event:

Sensing Technologies in Chemical Processing

This matchmaking event will take place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus Geleen.

During this event we want to provide insight into the recent technological developments in the field of Chemistry and the Brightlands Chemelot R&D campus. In addition, the goal is to inform the visitors about the recent public-private cooperation programs. During a closing drink there is also an opportunity for networking.

The program includes four presentations, a cross-over discussion program and guided tours through Brightlands Chemelot Campus.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Welcome
10.00 – 10.15 Opening
10.15 – 10.45 Presentation #1: Henk van Maanen, AkzoNobel
10.45 – 11.15 Presentation #2: Joost Lötters, Twente University/ Bronkhorst
11.15 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.15 Presentation #3: Michel Eppink, Synthon
12.15 – 12.45 Presentation #4: Gert-Jan Gruter, Avantium
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Cross-over discussion program
14.30 – 14.45 Closing
15.00 – 16.00 Guided Tours
Tour 1. DSM Materials Science Center and Maastricht University
Tour 2. Brightlands Multipurpose Pilot Plant and Maastricht University
Tour 3. Brightlands Innovation Factory and Maastricht University
(select one of the three tours, the maximum of persons per tour is 20. Availability is limited, register now!)
16.00 – 17.00 Match & Drink (alcohol free and non- smoking area)
17.00 End of matchmaking event: new opportunities for you!


Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. For more information go to the website of Brightlands Chemelot Campus.


Brightlands Chemelot Campus

Gate 2

Urmonderbaan 22, 6167 RD Geleen

Public transport/ car

If you want to travel by car, it’s possible to select a parking ticket in the registration.

Please go to Gate 2.

For public transport it’s possible to take a bus every half hour to Chemelot Campus Urmond.


Participation to this event is free of charge for MinacNed and COAST members. Registration costs for non-members are €50,- excl. VAT. Click here for registration to this matchmaking event.

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