Brightlands Materials Center will be the host of a new experimental development center for thermoplastic composites.
This project is a collaboration between fifteen SME companies, larger companies and a knowledge institute building an experimental development center in the field of composite materials and polymers. This development center will be physically based at Brightlands Materials Center. In this center, the parties work together on innovations and translate basic and applied knowledge to the practice of large companies and SMEs. This open innovation environment offers a variety of entrepreneurs space for developing and testing technological and innovative products over a long period of time, which contributes to the strengthening of southern Netherlands as the top technological region.
The main objective of the project is to realize a demand-driven development center that offers a variety of (SME) entrepreneurs space for testing and developing technological innovations in the field of thermoplastic composites.
In the project a total of nine work packages have been formulated. Examples of this are:
This project is unique in the sense that the experimental development center: