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

News

September 5, 2017

Small satellite PEASSS takes big step in space technology

Demand for compact, lightweight satellites that are cheap to produce is growing fast. Satellites the size of a carton of milk, or CubeSats as they are known, are now an integral part of the space industry. These satellites are used for gathering data about the Earth’s surface and atmosphere, for example, or for taking photos. However, small satellites can be vulnerable, especially the on-board equipment they carry. TNO has been leading the development of a technology (‘smart structures’) within the EU funded PEASSS project, which measures the deformation of the satellite and is able to correct this in space.
September 5, 2017

Results second research meeting

On Wednesday 30th August the second edition of the DOC research meeting was organized at the TU-delft. The research meetings aim to bring the ecosystem together and define the innovation research topics for the near future.. Over 25 companies and the ministry of economic joined the meeting. The discussions where split in 3 different themes and three groups: Spectrometry which focuses on food, pharma and water. Metrology which discussed particle detection and topological subjects. Imaging which discussed compressed sending and 3d imaging technology for medical purposes. Next step is to make the subjects more concrete and define research projects.
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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.