Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living.
DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM achieves this by using all the scientific and innovation power at our disposal to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges - creating value for customers, shareholders, our people, and society-at-large.
After the acquisition by DSM in 1998, the location Delft became DSM’s hot spot of biotechnology. The activities in Delft are built upon the 3 pillars that have proven to be a successful combination; research & development, startup & scale-up and production of biotechnological solutions, predominantly in food ingredients.
With respect to research and development, Delft became DSM’s global competence center for biotechnology. About 75% of the scientists active in biotechnology in DSM work in Delft, in the DSM Biotechnology Center. The Rosalind Franklin Biotechnology Center, a state of the art laboratory, opened in 2017.
The Food Innovation Center is focused on application of ingredients for example by baking breads, making cheeses and performing sensory research. And the Rosalind Franklin Biotechnology Center, a brand new, state of the art laboratory opened in 2017.