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March 8, 2018

DOC Discovery Day

Meet your future colleagues during the DOC Discovery Day on April 12th 2018. Get inspired by the newest innovation from national and international partners, networks, start-ups […]
February 21, 2018

Opportunities for the semiconductor industry in the Netherlands (article in dutch)

Fully integrated inspection and metrology systems are the future for the automation of the chip manufacturing process. This requires collaboration between manufacturers of metrology and inspection systems, manufacturers of wafer fabrication equipment (WFE), research institutions and players in software and data techniques. The optical industry in the Netherlands can play an international role in this ever-growing process control market.
January 22, 2018

New MIT subsidies available

Exclusively for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s, or in Dutch: MKB), 4 very interesting subsidy (or funding) opportunities will be made available. Known as the so called MIT program, it funds the internal and external costs for research and development starting from 35% and up till even 50%. It is an ideal way to get additional funding on the costs of a consult from a knowledge institute like the Dutch Optics Centre, TNO and/or TUDelft.
January 10, 2018

Meet us @Photonics West

Dear partner, The Netherlands Photonics cluster will, as in recent years, be present at the coming SPIE Photonics West on January the 30th till February the […]
December 5, 2017

Dutch Optics Centre a official Smart Industry Fieldlab

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.
November 1, 2017

Precision Fair 15 and 16 November 2017 Pushing the limits!

On November 15 and 16, 2017, Dutch optics centre participates in the Precision Fair in Veldhoven and we are ready to meet our relations in the Brabant Hall at the Kennisplein. At the Precision Fair we present our technologies for the high-tech sector. Technologies where we continually push the limits, collaborate and establish new connections to stimulate innovation in Dutch business. Our message: the knowledge we gain is available for you. Dutch optics centre is part of the TNO booth. And we have very cool stuff.
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.
July 12, 2017

ABN-AMRO: Dutch industry sees the light with photonics

The ABN-Ambro bank wrote a report about new opportunities in the ‘photonics’ sector. It gives an exposition of the current status of the market, and insight into new key technologies, and a number of recommendations for the stakeholders into the Dutch photonics sector. Besides being a interesting report to read, the report also mentions Dutch Optics center in a positive light.
July 12, 2017

Laser World of Photonics

From June 26th to June 29th, 2017 Dutch optics centra was present at the Laser World of Photonics ( This is the largest photonics trade fair in the world: 32000 exhibition visitors from 90 countries, with about 1300 exhibitors. In addition, the accompanying World of Photonics Congress with 3,500 visitors is an important event, which contributed to various DOC colleagues through posters, chairs and presentations. At the invitation of and together with PhotonDelta we represented the Dutch Fotonica landscape. Many PhotonDelta companies had a place in the stand (Smart Photonics, Bright Photonics, Phoenix Software, Jeppix, Lionix Nanolab @ tue,). Furthermore, the companies Optics11 and VTEC, the industry association PhotonicsNL and the government RVO were present.