(engineeringnet) -- The Dutch
Materials Sciences company DSM is going to invest about EUR100 million in three
new R&D facilities in Delft and Sittard-Geleen (both in the Netherlands)
over the next two years.
The investment in Delft concerns a new laboratory for biotechnological
research as well as a DSM contribution to the recently formed consortium for the
Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) for bio-research.
In Sittard-Geleen a new materials sciences research building will be realized
on the Chemelot Campus.
Maxime Verhagen, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and
Innovation, is excited about DSM investment’s: "This will strengthen the
position of the Dutch knowledge-based economy and secure our position among the
world leaders in sectors such as agro/food, chemicals and energy. Moreover, the
investment will generate jobs and revenues in economically difficult