Metalot is a dynamic project made for and by people.
Metalot offers room for many initiatives and therefore many parties will be able to benefit.
An innovative hotspot in your back garden does have a few interesting advantages, because Metalot is shaping the future of Cranendonck municipality and its surroundings. The project gives an economic boost and students, scholars, entrepreneurs, employees and suppliers in the entire region benefit from it.
Not just Metalot Site and Metalot3C make their contribution; Metalot Nature is also a very important initiative for the inhabitants. The 400 ha nature reserve offers room for leisure activities and nature experience, all this within reach via a new access road.
Developing an industrial estate is not so much about quickly selling square metres of land. Metalot wants to develop a sustainable industrial estate, with a focus on innovation. In a campus-like environment people will be given the chance to further develop ideas and brainstorm about the circular use of metals and renewable energy.
These initiatives may include young start-ups, as well as scientists and innovative companies. Companies join forces and thus create an acceleration of revolutionary developments in the field of metals and energy. This is not just a win for companies and research institutions, but also for the environment.
Metalot creates an international environment where research institutions will also feel perfectly at home. There is room to share knowledge and experience and researchers can go about their research activities in a practice-oriented environment. This will give unique and innovative ideas the chance to be developed and implemented much quicker. Just think of vehicles driven by zinc powder generated at Nyrstar by means of solar energy.
The project also offers opportunities for scholars and students. Metalot3C offers them the opportunity to gain experience and learn in a hands-on environment. This is how we invite a whole new generation to think with us about sustainable energy and other focus areas.
The following partners have accepted the challenge to turn Metalot into a success together with (inter)national companies, research institutions, educational institutions and governments.