DSM: New Materials Sciences Research Building
Royal DSM, a global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, Singapore, held the official groundbreaking event for construction of a new materials sciences research building on the Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in 2014, forms part of an investment of around EUR100 million that DSM is making in three new R&D facilities in Sittard-Geleen and in Delft (also in the Netherlands).
The new facility will be the most important R&D centre for DSM in the world, next to the centres in Asia and the United Sates. The new facility will also provide R&D for other units in DSM’s Materials Science cluster, such as DSM Dyneema, as well as new innovation activities in the field of bio-based materials and biomedical materials. Historically, DSM’s high performance materials research has been centered in Sittard-Geleen, which has led to a clustering of key technological competences and unique expertise. Its presence on the Chemelot Campus furthermore offers opportunities for open innovation, thanks to the proximity of other companies, many of them start-ups, research and education institutes.
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