How DSM created an open innovation ecosystem

Planet will welcome us at Biotech Campus Delft. You ,will learn how DSM and Plant together are supercharging this unique innovation ecosystem in Delft. The other theme of the event will be female entrepreneurship



Planet is a unique scale-up ecosystem focused on industrial biotechnology, founded by DSM, Delft University of Technology, Delft municipality, the province of South Holland and the regional development company InnovationQuarter. Located on the Biotech Campus, Planet welcome start-ups, SMEs, tech- and service providers, corporates and knowledge institutes to further develop innovative biotech solutions, collaborate and grow together. During this CVN event we learned how this open innovation ecosystem has been created and how Planet contribute to the transition of today's fossil-based, linear economy to tomorrow's bio-based, circular economy.

The other topic of this event is female entrepreneurship. Only 2% of the venture capital went to female founded teams in 2021 and more than 90% of the VC investment ends up at all male teams. At the same time, research shows that diverse teams are more innovative and perform better overall. Several CVN members have indicated that the would like to discuss good practices on how to encourage more diversity and gender equality.