Multi-tenant building focused on biotechnology

Planet – Biotech Campus Delft

Planet is a dedicated, non-profit organisation aiming to grow the innovation ecosystem on the Biotech Campus Delft, a site with over 150 years of biotechnology history.

Planet promotes collaboration between start-ups, SMEs, corporates, tech- and service providers and knowledge institutes to maximize the impact of innovations in the field of biotechnology.

Planet enables companies to develop and commercialise their biotech solutions, providing a local hub with access to lab space, pilot facilities, and space for industrial production with the relevant environmental permits.

Planet further supports companies by actively building network opportunities with scientists, technologists, other companies, investors and policy makers.

Planet believes in the circular economy, and therefore has renovated a building from the 1980’s instead of demolishing it. In addition to the common area on the ground floor, with the brand new restaurant with barista, the gym also offering physiotherapy, meeting facilities, and an auditorium in case you want to organise a lecture or conference for up to 100 people, the renovated building offers 3 floors of 1000 square meters each of offices and labs for rent. Every floor contains a social area with free hot and cold drinks.

The offices come renovated, painted, with carpets on the floor. Most offices come at 26 and 52 m2.

There are ML1 and ML2 labs, most of them are also 26 or 52 m2. There is one smaller lab (13 m2) and two larger labs (~70 m2). All labs come equipped with a bench and basic lab furniture. Large labs have a fume hood and air conditioning.
Currently they have 2 small labs of 26 m2 available for rent.

Since their community is growing fast, they’ve started to renovate a neighbouring building into its second multi-tenant building. This building will be equipped with 15 brand new biosafety level 2 labs (31 or 62 m2) and plenty of offices (17 small and 4 large ones), ready to move in for biotech start- and scaleups. The workspaces will become available per September 2023.

Because they believe in the circular economy, Planet can help you find good quality second hand lab equipment. They can also support you to occasionally use equipment of others.

Common equipment like an autoclave, chemical storage cabinet, an ice machine, and availability of demi-water and Milli-Q ultrapure water is provided by Planet

For over 150 years, DSM in Delft (previously Gist Brocades and Nederlandsche Gist en Spiritus Fabriek) has been a front runner in biotechnological innovations with global impact. In 2018, the board of DSM gave its commitment to open up its site in Delft for third parties active in biotechnology, and to share its knowledge and infrastructure to create an open innovation campus. Since 2020, Planet is an independent foundation with 5 partners; DSM, the Technical University of Delft, the municipality of Delft, the province of South Holland, and InnovationQuarter. All partners support Planet both financially and with expertise to allow the organisation to create a unique scale-up hub for the companies that join the campus.

Building on the rich campus history, biotech expertise is largely available at Biotech Campus Delft, that means you can reach out to the Planet team if you are seeking technical advice in:

  • Screening and strain development
  • Bioprocess development (including scaling-up/down, modelling and process design)
  • Biochemistry, enzymology and microbiology
  • Food safety and regulations
  • Food application

Planet is situated in the middle of the Biotech Campus Delft. This industrial area of 40 hectares is covered by one environmental umbrella permit, allowing all factories on the campus to produce safely.

When joining Planet you become part of a vibrant international community; be inspired by interacting with others informally, every day, and at regular Planet events. Discover new opportunities for exciting collaborations. Leverage the diverse backgrounds and experiences of your new neighbors.

Planet focuses on growing companies. If your company requires business support in any of the below areas, they can direct you to organisations that are part of the Planet network:

  • Legal support
  • HR support
  • Facilities support
  • Financial support
  • Funding support
  • PR & Communications
  • Patent strategy and application

Finally, they can always connect you to people or expertise available at one of their five founding partners; DSM, the Delft University of Technology, the municipality of Delft, the province of South Holland, and InnovationQuarter.

Planet is located at Biotech Campus Delft. The campus is centrally located and easily accessible by both car and public transport.

The nearest airports are Rotterdam airport (13 km, 15 min. by car) and Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport (45 km, 45 min. by car).

The site is 2 km away from Delft train station and easy to reach by bus. Planet is easy to reach from the highways A4, A12 and A13. There is ample free parking space at the Biotech Campus Delft.

Offered Spaces:
  • Analysis Laboratory
  • Laboratory
  • Pilot plant
  • Test Facility

  • Available for joint R&D
  • Long-term rent

Type of lab:
  • Biotech | Life Sciences

Additional services:
  • Analytical support
  • Business support (development, strategy, finance, risk)
  • Call answering service
  • Equipment
  • High quality equipment
  • Intellectual property & legal support
  • Knowhow
  • Lab services (autoclaving, rinsing, cryobench)
  • Parking space
  • Reception desk services
  • Restaurant
  • 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

Distance to amsterdam airport schiphol:
  • 25 to 50 km


+31(0)180 321 820 (choose 3)

CoC number: 243.67.090
BTW: NL8135.44.907.B01



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