About the campus

Biotechnology is the use of (parts of) living organisms as cell factories to make useful products. Common examples are the production of beer, wine and the production of yeast for making bread, 2nd generation biofuels and bioplastics.

Who we are

Biotech Campus Delft is a leading innovation campus hosting companies and knowledge institutes in the field of industrial biotech. Over 1200 people work on site developing and commercializing bio-based solutions relevant to the world’s great challenges in the field of resource security and responsible living. We offer an open innovation ecosystem boosting the transition to a sustainable bio-based economy, building on 150 years of experience in academic research and industrial commercialization.

By encouraging cooperation and knowledge transfer, we offer a stimulating business environment for research, development, scale-up and production. We believe that this will lead to commercial success and economic growth in the region, supports the development of bio-based innovations and contributes to the transition to a sustainable bio-based economy.

Founding partners

Founding partners of Biotech Campus Delft are Royal DSM and Delft University of Technology. Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living and listed at no 1 position in in its industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The company has been recognized among the Dow Jones Sustainable Index leaders for 15 years running and held the number one position in the sector eight times.

City surroundings

Delft, birthplace of biotechnology and city of Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue and 17th century canals, is a city of high tech and design par excellence. Together with the tourist and cultural sectors, this makes Delft a highly attractive city to work and to live in. Stroll through the old town and enjoy all the beauty that the city has to offer along the way. All sights in Delft can easily be reached on foot. Moreover, walking paths and pavements throughout the city are accessible especially for pedestrians. Learn more.