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.’
On may 10th Dutch Optics Centre hosted, the Day of Photonics in Delft. The event, organized by PhotonicsNL is recurring every half a year. The 30 members of PhotonicsNL attended a whole day of presentations and participated in a tour through the advanced lab facilities. The labs are being used by the Dutch Optics Centre to develop new optomechatronical products in collaboration with Dutch companies. It’s a unique integration of R&D between universities, research institutes and companies.
Since 2000 TNO has been active in EUV material interaction research, developing the 2nd generation EUV exposure and in-situ surface analysis facility – dubbed EBL2 – to accommodate the ASML power roadmap. This system will give customers the opportunity to evaluate their materials/components in terms of NXE-relevant EUV irradiation and environmental conditions in order to address contamination and lifetime challenges.
Within Dutch Optics Centre(DOC) of TNO, TU-Delft and other research institutions there are excellent research-facilities for to development of optomechotranical components for high-precision products like satellites, telescopes, microscopes and analyses. Because of the collaboration with companies in the Brainport area of Eindhoven. DOC wil op a annexe in Eindhoven on the 1th of March.
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.
Dutch Optics Centre is participating in an Economic mission to the German states Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen. The focus will be on photonics, semiconductors, biobases chemistry and water.
Dutch companies in the optical manufacturing industry can strengthen their position in the global market by joining forces in a consortium with research institutes and the government. Therefore TU Delft and TNO launched the Dutch Optics Centre today. Some 20 industrial SMEs are involved in the initiative, six of which are now also a partner in joint R & D projects. The city of Delft, the Province of South Holland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs support this initiative.