Innovative and responsible solutions to your data challenge

At Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS), Maastricht University scientists work on innovative and responsible solutions to your data challenge. All disciplines and faculties collaborate in applying data science and technology to solve real life societal and business needs. BISS was set up by Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and APG. BISS is located on the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

Our mission is to empower people and organisations through the socially responsible application of digital technologies. We focus on privacy preserving technologies, on value creation from data, and on human-technology interaction.

If you have a data challenge in need of an innovative and responsible solution, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.


Prof. Elia Formisano

Professor of Neuroimaging Methods

Prof. Anna Wilbik

Data Fusion and Intelligent Interaction
© Michel Vanderhoven Photography

Become a partner!

BISS and the Brightlands Smart Services Campus offer great opportunities for start-ups, SMEs and corporates to become part of the smart services ecosystem in Heerlen.

We are always expanding our network and looking for new interesting connections and partnerships. We offer a variety of collaboration opportunities. Don’t hesitate, simply contact us.

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