Limburg
where Europe
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Where knowledge
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Limburg, your way into Europe
Limburg’s
Key sectors
2nd largest exporter in the world
Dedicated AgriFood campus
2nd largest horticultural region
Agri-food

The Netherlands is the second-largest exporter of agri-food products in the world and is also responsible for 80 percent of all innovations in the horticulture sector. Limburg is a big part of this agricultural powerhouse with the second-largest horticultural region in Europe centered around the province of Limburg, Greenport Venlo.

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Dedicated supply chain institute
No. 1 logistic hotspot
Multimodal connectivity
Logistics

The province of Limburg, and specifically the Venlo region, has been one of the hotspots for logistics operations in Europe for many years. The two biggest ports of Europe – Rotterdam and Antwerp – both use the Venlo region as their connection to the European hinterland. The many multimodal connection points in the province provide the ideal infrastructure situation for serving the regional and international market at the same time!

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Several academic hospitals
Dedicated Health campus
Multiple research insitutes
Life Sciences and Health

The life sciences and health sector is an important player in the regional economy of Limburg, providing close to 20 percent of the total employment in the province. With a key medical focus on cardiology and cardiovascular diseases, there is also a lot of expertise in the fields of regenerative medicine, bio implants for orthopedics and the spine, as well as eye care medication.

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2nd largest chemical park in Europe
Dedicated Chemical campus
Sustainability is key
Chemicals and Materials

Limburg has a significant and well-established chemical sector, which is a big part of the regional economy providing roughly 20 percent of the total industrial employment in the province. The focus is on the materials of tomorrow and specifically on performance materials, biomedical solutions, and sustainable chemical processes.

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AI Hub Heerlen
Dedicated smart services campus
Business Intelligence institute
Shared and Smart Services

Due to the multilingual nature of our province, Limburg developed as a region specialized in customer service. Over the years this has developed into more data-driven smart services with an educational focus to which all the big companies located here contributed. This created the Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, leading in data research and one of seven artificial intelligence (AI) hubs in the Netherlands.

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Several academic hospitals
Dedicated Health campus
Multiple research insitutes
High-tech Systems

The Limburg innovative industrial business community has a strong presence. The high-tech systems sector in Limburg develops and produces high-end products, components, smart materials, and services for customers worldwide. High-tech products manufactured in Limburg are intelligent, precise, and efficient; on a global scale these products are applied in medical devices, semiconductors, automotives, logistics systems, aircraft, satellites, and energy units.

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2nd largest exporter in the world
Dedicated AgriFood campus
2nd largest horticultural region
Dedicated supply chain institute
No. 1 logistic hotspot
Multimodal connectivity
Several academic hospitals
Dedicated Health campus
Multiple research insitutes
2nd largest chemical park in Europe
Dedicated Chemical campus
Sustainability is key
AI Hub Heerlen
Dedicated smart services campus
Business Intelligence institute
Several academic hospitals
Dedicated Health campus
Multiple research insitutes

Four transitions are the common thread in our business
 

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Energy

We aim to achieve optimal use of sustainable and efficient energy systems as we work toward green company processes.
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Circularity

Our focus is on an entrepreneurial climate in which circular business activities and economic returns go hand in hand.
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Health

We are focusing on innovations in healthcare that contribute to a healthier Limburg.
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Digitalization

This transition is the vital technology to implement all transitions and is therefore crucial for the competitive position of SMEs in Limburg.