Gemeente Delft

Delft, creating history

Economic and innovation growth in the city of Delft.

Delft represents a unique economic ecosystem, a city that breathes innovation and technology. Delft is very dynamical because of the 25,000 students that study here and institutes like the Technical University Delft and TNO and a large number of innovative companies.

Furthermore, a lot these companies are often active in fields that really matter for society, like food, security and sustainability. That’s something to be proud of. The city of Delft promotes and supports industries, like biotechnology, that contribute to the high-tech identity of Delft.

The city of Delft welcomes new companies in the field of biotechnology and provides a soft landing. With supporting platforms such as Planet, they can connect with these young biotech companies and provide the right business climate to help them grow.

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2024 dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize

On the 12th of April, ExCulture won the dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize, worth €50,000. The prize will help them to further develop their concept of mixed culture production of heparin. The Kickstart Prize is part of a larger grant provided by dsm-firmenich, that aims to support the collaboration between the TU Delft and dsm-firmenich, with a particular goal to support the growth of the innovation ecosystem at the Biotech Campus Delft. Planet, the organisation that manages this ecosystem, is responsible for the identification of value-adding initiatives that can make the best use of the grant.


Interview | Bram Kerssemakers - Programme Manager Protein Port

Bram Kerssemakers recently joined the Planet team as Programme Manager Protein Port. He will take responsibility on all activities within Protein Port, a network of companies, institutes and educational institutions aimed at strengthening and accelerating the protein transition. We had a talk with Bram about his career and experience.


Plant One new owner of Bioprocess Pilot Facility at Biotech Campus Delft

Plant One, an established pilot plant company specialized in sustainable production processes, will be the new owner of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility at Biotech Campus Delft. Plant One will further develop the current bioprocess facility into a full-service pilot plant for companies active in biobased and/or biotechnology processes, from SME's to multinationals. The deal was signed at the Biotech Campus Delft earlier today.