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


June 21, 2017

4 July | Research meeting

The Dutch Optics Centre (DOC) is setting up a first research program with multiple (10-15) PHD projects and a group of graduate students. The start is planned for early 2018. The major goals are developing new technologies for optical instruments, and educating top specialists in Optics and Optomechatronics. The research field covered by DOC is broad and covers spectroscopy, imaging, metrology and opto-mechanics.
May 30, 2017

[interview] How the Netherlands has been influential since the 17th century

This week, Bart Snijders was interviewed for dutch magazine MT.

‘Van baanbrekend klimaatonderzoek tot de fabricage van chips: we hebben enorm veel te danken aan de innovatieve en optische instrumenten die in Nederland worden ontwikkeld. Tegelijkertijd blijft veel technologie op de plank liggen. Bedrijven en kennisinstellingen weten elkaar niet altijd even goed te vinden; veel technologie blijft simpelweg onbenut of sijpelt weg naar het buitenland.’

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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.