BlueCity Lab, Rotterdam
The place to be for bioneers; Fabrication, Fungi, Biochemistry and Microbiology Lab.
BlueCity Lab is a place where entrepreneurs can start the validation of a product or process which will contribute to the transition towards the circular economy.
The lab is located in the old changing rooms of the former tropical swimming pool Tropicana, and consists of four spaces: the Fabrication Lab, Fungi Lab, Biochemistry Lab and Microbiology Lab. Here, bioneers establish examples for a regenerative economy within the planetary boundaries by doing and experimenting.
BlueCity Lab supports the transition towards a circular economy by facilitating work- and labspace for a growing community of bioneers (pioneers in biodesign).
At BlueCity Lab, you do not just rent a lab, but you become a member of a community of likeminded pioneers, all working towards the same goal: making the circular economy a reality.
BlueCity Lab is the only circularly built lab worldwide!
The lab is located in the old changing rooms of the former tropical swimming pool Tropicana, and consists of four spaces: the Fabrication Lab, Fungi Lab, Biochemistry Lab and Microbiology Lab.
The Biochemistry lab is designed to safely work with light chemical processes. There are plenty of flexible working areas. This space consists among others of an incubator wall, fume hoods, safety cabinets, general lab equipment like microscopes, scale stations and magnetic stirrers.
The Fungi Lab is exclusively meant for experimenting and cultivation of non-pathogenic and non-sporulating fungi cultures. A laminar flow hood, autoclave, an incubator, stirring plates, microscopes and much more general lab equipment is available.
The Microbiology Lab is meant for experimenting and cultivation of non-pathogenic bacterial cultures. A laminar flow hood, an incubator, microscopes and general lab equipment is available.
The Fabrication Lab is the space to create circular prototypes. There are plenty of flexible working areas for personal use or group work. They have basic woodworking and fabrication tools available for making prototypes (like drills, hammers, sanders, etc.). They also offer a variety of smaller machines, like a laser cutter, multiple 3D printers, a sewing machine, Arduino kits, basic textile tools and a soldering station. Also a variety of presses are available for use, such as a book-, hydraulic and heat press.
If you rent a space in the Lab, you’ll get access to the four lab spaces and all the equipment in the labs. You also have access to the personal guidance from the lab directors, who will do everything in their (brain)power to make your experiments work and get you to the next level.
It’s also possible to rent an office space in the building for one or more days a week. Tenants have access to the various well-designed meeting rooms, so you can always welcome your guests in a nice setting.
BlueCity entrepreneurs enjoy a 50% discount on all programs organized by BlueCity. That way, you can extend and deepen your knowledge on circularity and entrepreneurship at affordable rates.
You’ll have access to the ecosystem of BlueCity: the other bioneers working in the lab, the BlueCity organization and the start-ups that have offices and production spaces in the building. You’ll be part of a community of likeminded pioneers, all working towards the same goal: making the circular economy a reality.
BlueCity also showcase your work and give you a platform on their website and social media. Moreover, the BlueCity Lab also offers you real-life exposure of your circular product or process in a very early stage: about 20,000 guests with an interest in the circular economy visit BlueCity every year for events or guided tours.
Besides laboratory facilities, basic supplies, waste management services & general consumables are offered.
Dedicated laboratory directors are present daily for on demand consultation, safety regulations and assistance. Support for permit application, grants, biosafety
Business Support via the business programs; business development, strategy, budget, finance & risk . And light Intellectual Property & Legal support
BlueCity is located in the former Tropicana swimming pool, a unique location in the Netherlands. It’s just a five-minute drive from Ring Rotterdam Oost A16 and conveniently located near a car park, with two charging stations for EVs. It also has good public transport access.
- Pilot plant
- Test Facility
- Available for joint R&D
- Flexible rent
- Long-term rent
Type of lab:
- Biotech | Life Sciences
- Flex lab
- Chemical storage
- Cold storage
- Frozen storage
- Meeting rooms
- Office spaces
- Business support (development, strategy, finance, risk)
- Intellectual property & legal support
- Lab services (autoclaving, rinsing, cryobench)
- Parking space
- Reception desk services
- Security services
- Services of a laboratory technician
- Support for permit applications, grants, biosafety
- Wifi / network
Nearest Dutch airport:
- Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Distance to nearest Dutch airport:
- 10 to 25 km
CONTACT+31(0)180 321 820 (choose 3)
CoC number: 243.67.090