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The Netherlands has a expertise in the area of optics which is unique in the world. To strengthen the corporation between high-tech firms and knowledge institutes in the Netherland; TNO and TU Delft founded Dutch Optics centre (DOC) in 2016. On November the 13th DOC was given the official status of Smart Industry Fieldlab by FME and Smartindustry chariwoman Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink. This fieldlab gives access to a wide network of 2.200 companies in the technological industry sector, influence on agenda’s, participation on projects en assignment, but also follow-up financing.
There is a great deal of knowledge and expertise available in Dutch Optics Center (DOC) that the entire industry, both at home and abroad, can call upon. With the recent purchase of a measuring, polishing and grinding machine, TNO has the latest optical technology that can be used to operate the entire chain of advice, design and execution. The first joint development projects have been honored, and more and more companies and knowledge institutions are joining DOC.
Smart Industry Fieldlab DOC
The new Smart Industry Fieldlab DOC acts primarily as a platform where companies and knowledge institutions work together to develop and / or produce high-tech optical and opto-mechanical products and instruments such as satellites, telescopes, microscopes and control instruments. Erik Ham, involved in the DOC on behalf of TNO: "We are very pleased with the status of Smart Industry Fieldlab, because we can close the knowledge chain and keep the lines short. As an organization for applied research, TNO can act as an intermediary between scientists and entrepreneurs, so that innovations can also quickly become available on the market. Moreover, the participating companies want to coordinate their research better, promote the Dutch optical industry abroad and offer young talent opportunities for training. "