CVN organised together with DSM and Brightlands a event on February 21st, 2017 (Location Brightlands Chemelot Campus). DSM uses a wide range of corporate venturing/innovation instruments to continuously renew and grow the company.  It has a broad portfolio of both internal and external corporate venturing instruments. The first part of the meeting was a round table discussion on this topic together with entrepreneurship community of DSM. This community of DSM entrepreneurs  and new business developers share experiences and current challenges on specific topics on a regular basis. We discussed  with them the different internal and external CV instruments, when to use which instrument and how you can leverage  the different flavors of Corporate Venturing.

During the second part of the meeting, we had the opportunity to meet some of the internal ventures of DSM and to take a conducted tour of CHILL in an interactive way. CHILL is a unique innovative work and learning environment, founded by DSM, SABIC, Leeuwenborgh Opleidingen, Arcus College, Zuyd Hogeschool and Maastricht University (

Last but not least, Brightlands Chemelot Campus presented its ecosystem, which offers state of the art R&D and  manufacturing infrastructures, on-campus education and science-oriented business support, venture capital, and business  development services to startups, corporates, researchers, students and investors.

The presentations are available in the members area / documents