Dutch Optics Centre

Dutch Optics Centre is an initiative of TNO and TU Delft aimed at boosting Dutch industry in the field of optics and optomechatronics by increased utilisation of Dutch science through joint R&D. The Netherlands are unique in the field of optics and opto-mechatronics, with a leading position in science and industry.

The Dutch Optical Centre is thé national centre in the field of optics and opto-mechatronics.

The unique reasons for joining us:
- Top technology and the best experts in one place
- Access to worldclass facilities (among others nanolaboratory Delft)
- Big network; international, national and regional
- Different types of financing possibilities
- Highly experienced professionals; organizational, legal and financial


May 17, 2017

The day of Photonics

The hundredth Dutch trade mission included 100+ companies and research institutes that traveled with Minister Ploumen to the German state of Thuringia. The mission ran parallel to the visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

May 3, 2017

Improve your business model within a day

Improve your business model within a day' is the theme of the day that is organized by YES!Delft on may 23th. Goal of the day is to explore business cases for optomechatronical systems. In 1 day will be trained to be able to see if a optical idea is worth turning into a business model. We can only allow 4 ideas to really give everyone personal attention.
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We, TU Delft and TNO, will align our research topics to those of the industry to stimulate participation and enhance usage of the research results by industry. This way industry can make use of excellent research teams and research facilities. We believe that by collaborating, we can create a stronger Dutch optomechanical research ecosystem that benefits both industry and science.

Dutch Optics Centre is committed to strengthen the competitiveness of Dutch companies by enabling and supporting co-creation of new products in different consortia within the research ecosystem. Think of co-research, co-design, and co-production. Our goal is to ensure a continuous flow of innovative optical and opto-mechatronic products by the Dutch industry.