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Innovation at each level

Chemport Europe hosts several dedicated institutes and research facilities, each with its own strength and focus. These facilities can help you to bring your innovation to the next level.

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Research and Development facilities in the Chemport region

This 1MW Testcentre is a recent addition. It will carry out research in technological development and the scaling-up of hydrogen production using electrolysis.

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This facility is a semi-industrial environment where knowledge institutes and businesses collaborate on innovative solutions for the biobased economy. Entrepreneurs contact the ZAP facility with applied research questions, and we use the experience of these entrepreneurs to market new biobased products or to make chemical and other processes more sustainable.

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EnTranCe, the Centre of Expertise Energy, speeds up the transition to clean, renewable and affordable energy. It offers an inspirational setting, state-of-the-art facilities and technical support for product research, development and testing. These facilities include an interconnected energy bridge where projects can be tested as part of an integrated system.

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The Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster in Emmen offers the use of state-of-the-art equipment and services for polymer development. The focus is biobased or recycled plastics, and the products thereof. There is equipment for polymerisation, post-condensation, compounding, yarn spinning and 3D-printing. And it is available for all scales - from research to upsale to production scale.

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The National Test Centre in Heerenveen aims to make plastic waste 100% reusable. In their industrial pilot environment, they test and investigate how plastics from household waste move through the sorting and washing process.

The NTCP can help you to:
- increase the recyclability of plastic products
- optimise sorting and washing lines
- test new sorting and washing equipment

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Green PAC is an open innovation centre for (green) plastics, fibers and composites. GreenPAC initiates and facilitates business-driven knowledge development, from fundamental idea to flourishing company. Various facilities, are on offer, so the business community can develop and implement innovative projects on favorable terms.

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Located on Zernike Campus Groningen, offers flexible laboratory facilities for startups in chemistry. Fume hoods, benches, laboratory facilities and office space are available for rent. Besides laboratory space, Innolab Chemistry offers shared utilities and services such as purchasing, waste handling and analysis. Joining Innolab Chemistry will expand your network with a variety of companies in Life Sciences and Materials.

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Part of a national consortium with the central aim to build up, maintain and provide a coherent and accessible infrastructure for nanotechnological research.

Services include:
- Free initial consultation
- Consulting services such as process definition and flow development
- Independent use of cleanroom (after training)
- Hiring-in cleanroom expertise (contract research)
- Independent use of facilities with assistance from experienced technicians

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Expandable laboratories, modular labs, innovative equipment, office space, an entrepreneurial community with practical and business support, meeting rooms, networking opportunities and access to the excellent knowledge on Campus Groningen.

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Committed to speeding up the Circular Economy in the Northern Netherlands and beyond. They conduct concrete practical experiments in the form of local innovation workshops.

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A fully equipped centre where businesses, knowledge institutes and other organisations can conduct experiments (or ask the centre to conduct them) in water technology.

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FACT is a Food Grade research and demonstration facility with modern food preparation equipment and focuses on product and process innovation in dairy, sauces and bakery. It is an easily accessible meeting place with processing equipment for pilots. New product and process concepts are developed in a close collaboration between SMEs, companies, and knowledge institutions.

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A hub for startups working in water technology that are ready to scale up and go to market. BioBizzHub is hosted by Paques.

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Operates a professionally equipped laboratory that performs elaborate analyses, measurements and tests for polymers and biopolymers (ranging from granulate to thread), and also for quality checks and measuring water and air quality. This ensures that your product, process or working environment satisfies all the relevant quality requirements.

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