The Young Professional Community at Brightlands Chemelot Campus stimulates cross collaborations between people at the beginning of their careers, by inspiring (excellent) peers from the materials and chemical industry to share application-driven knowledge and discuss experiences to learn from each other.
The mission of the Chemelot Young Professional Sessions (CHYPS) is to stimulate cross-border corporations between people at the beginning of their careers. That’s why four times a year the advisory board of the Young Professionals, who represent SABIC, DSM, ARLANXEO, Maastricht University, Brightlands Materials Center and CHILL, will organize Sessions where young professionals can meet and learn from peers.
Members of the CHYPS Advisory Board
Future means ever going changing. In front of the forthcoming challenges (climate, sustainability), surely will we have to rely hard on innovation but also on a big change in attitude towards the available resources and the management of products at their of end of life.
As a young professional you have the opportunity to make this change and constantly innovate yourself and the companies located at the campus. By connecting at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus we can and must take the lead to create sustainable solutions for the problems of today.
Don’t be afraid to challenge your superiors. I don’t mention this to spark a revolution. I’ve learned that they don’t always hold the answers on how to proceed with the research and that our input as researchers/engineers is vital for the success of projects.
The future is what we make of it. As young professionals today we need to step up and be the leaders of tomorrow. We are faced with many daunting challenges and for sure solutions will not come easily, but the attitude and determination I feel from peers makes me optimistic.
‘I think the chemical engineering and chemistry industry is at a crossroads. It becomes more and more clear that it will be our job to innovate the world step by step. We in the Netherlands have what it takes, and by making smart use of the strengths of the Netherlands and its young people, we as a small country can and will make the difference’.