We welcome Kim Wiersma, who will take up the position of secretary for Brightsite from June 1st. She will transfer to the Faculty of Science & Engineering of Maastricht University, for which she will manage activities of the faculty on the Chemelot Campus.
Kim has a background in Dutch Law at Maastricht University, which after a few wanderings also became her job, starting with Legal Affairs. In addition, she worked for the Finance department, where she was involved in advising on (strategic) partnerships, projects and policies, including drafting contracts and participating in negotiations with the parties involved. She has also been involved in the establishment and development of the Brightlands Campuses and other public-private initiatives, including Brightsite.
Brightsite can make a major contribution to the transition of the chemical industry to renewable energy and feedstock sources, with the aim of making this sector climate neutral and bringing solutions for other sectors. We boost the development and commercial application of technologies that enable the chemical industry to achieve its sustainability, safety and human capital objectives, in line with the climate challenge and energy transition. A great assignment where knowledge and skills of all parties come together, committed to securing and promoting employment in a sustainable manner.
Brightsite is a public-private partnership between four partners. A collaboration based on an open character, which uses an expertise network to realize a transformation in the chemical industry. The Brightsite partners, Sitech Services, TNO, Maastricht University and Brightlands Chemelot Campus signed the cooperation agreement June 2019 and appointed Arnold Stokking as director. Under his leadership, Brightsite started working on the Chemelot site with six program lines.