About PhotonicsNL

PhotonicsNL is the unique portal for the Photonics community in the Netherlands. Photonics is worldwide being recognized as a key enabling technology for the 21st century and especially in Europe by the European Commission and in the Netherlands by the Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM).

Our mission

  • stimulate photonics innovation by enabling collaborations and cross-fertilization between companies and industries
  • increase the level of awareness of the importance of photonics for our economy
  • increase the knowledge of photonics at all levels of education

Putting light to work

It is our vision that the use of photonics will lead to a transformation that provides tools and solutions to literally every industry in every region of The Netherlands and Europe that takes up the challenge to become more competitive. All photonics-based innovations will fundamentally change the way we live, work and play, globally.

Light is fast, precise and clean – three unique and highly useful properties that make photonics suitable for an almost limitless array of applications.

In short: Photonics is the technology of harnessing light to benefit humankind

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