Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Maastricht University

The Maastricht ecosystem

The Maastricht University entrepreneurial ecosystem is part of a broader campus ecosystem in Limburg; Brightlands. This public-private partnership works in an open innovation ecosystem that rapidly grows from four campuses in Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Heerlen and Venlo as a home to state-of-the-art facilities, fundamental and applied research offered to scientist, entrepreneurs, students and investors.


01 Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Heerlen

The Brightlands Smart Services Campus is an institute consisting of brilliant researchers and educators, innovative entrepreneurs, and companies leading the field of data science and smart services. It offers the latest R&D and knowledge infrastructures, on-campus education, science-oriented business support, and business development services.

02 Brightlands Campus Greenport, Venlo

At Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, the primary focus is on healthy nutrition. Innovators from business, science and education work together on innovations in healthy nutrition, future farming, and bio-circular economy. The Campus is located in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

03 Brightlands Health Campus, Maastricht

The Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus aims to form one of the world’s leading locations for medical and biomedical research. The campus and surrounding area are home to a specialized referral, clinical and general hospital, a network of specialized clinics, a renowned university faculty specializing in health, medicine, and life sciences, and a leading faculty for psychology and neurosciences.

04 Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen

The 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. It offers state of the art R&D and manufacturing infrastructures, on-campus education and science-oriented business support, capital, and business development services.