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The business community, knowledge sector and government commit to joint innovation efforts

02 November 2023 - TThe joint effort within the government's so-called mission-driven innovation policy amounts to €5.7 billion annually. The business community, knowledge institutions, governments, and other (social) organizations have agreed on this today. Minister Micky Adriaansens (Economic Affairs and Climate) signed the KIC today during the Innovation Expo 2023 in Rotterdam with more than 30 partners.
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MantiSpectra Secures €4 Million in seed investment funding

25 September 2023 - The Eindhoven-based deep-tech company MantiSpectra, a Spinoff of the Eindhoven University of Technology, has successfully secured €4 million funding to support its mission to revolutionize how we ‘see’ the world around us by enabling the adoption of near-infrared spectroscopy everywhere. Innovation Industries and PhotonVentures led the funding round. Together with the support from the PhotonDelta National Growth Fund programme, this capital injection will further drive MantiSpectra towards global commercialization and widespread adoption of its breakthrough spectral sensing platform
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2023 Roadmap: Charting a Course for the Future in Response to Global Changes

20 September 2023 - In a groundbreaking collaborative effort, PhotonicsNL has joined forces with Optics Netherlands, PhotonDelta, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to unveil the highly anticipated Photonics Roadmap 2023. The updated Roadmap Photonics, which was presented to Jeroen Heijs, deputy director of the Innovation and Knowledge Directorate, during the DutchPhotonicsEvent, is a significant step forward for the Photonics industry in the Netherlands and beyond. The Roadmap Photonics outlines a strategic vision for developing and advancing Photonics technology in the coming years. Photonics, the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, has gained immense importance in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing. The Photonics Roadmap 2023 aims to chart a clear course for this field's continued growth and innovation. The collaborative effort underscores the commitment of PhotonicsNL, Optics Netherlands, PhotonDelta, NWO, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, and a very dedicated writing team from the Dutch Photonics industry, to foster a thriving Photonics ecosystem in the Netherlands. Launching the Photonics Roadmap 2023 is a significant milestone, setting a clear direction for the future of Photonics in the Netherlands. Working together, will accelerate the adoption of Photonics technology and drive economic growth and innovation nationally and in the region.
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Gerard & Anton Award 2023

1 September 2023 - MantiSpectra has been recognized as one of the most promising start-ups in the Brainport Eindhoven region by the prestigious Gerard & Anton Awards! This achievement is a reflection of the dedication and innovation of our incredible team and the efforts required to bring a piece of technology from the lab to the hands of our customers. We are deeply appreciative of the trust and support we’ve received from our partners, customers, and the entire startup ecosystem in this thriving tech hub!
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Visit of Minister Liesje Schreinemacher to Holland High Tech Pavilion

28 June - We were very honored with the visit of our Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Liesje Schreinemacher, to the Holland High Tech Pavilion at Laser World of Photonics in Munich.
She was impressed by the many possibilities offered by photonics and the versatility of the Dutch companies.
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Re-signing of the MoU between OptecBB, PhotonDelta, and PhotonicsNL

28 June - under the supervision of Minister Liesje Schreinemacher we re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the German photonics cluster OptecBB, PhotonDelta and PhotonicsNL.
This agreement signifies a commitment to increase collaboration and mutual development between the Dutch and German photonics sectors.
We look forward to great collaborations and cooperations and many events where we will strengthen both our networks!

Will you be in the KvK Innovation Top 100?

April - The Chamber of Commerce Innovation Top 100 shows what we are good at in the Netherlands: innovating! Entrepreneurs from Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises compete every year for a place in the KvK Innovation Top 100. All innovations are assessed on originality, impact on society and availability. The KvK Innovation Top 100 is a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your innovation and company. In addition, participation gives access to new networks. Think of ministries, provinces, knowledge institutions, but also other entrepreneurs. Do you want to register or know more? Check the KvK website

Welcome to our new member PHOTON IP

3 September - We welcome PHOTON IP as our new member.
PHOTON IP is a deeptech startup based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, developing cutting edge technologies for advanced photonics applications.
We look forward to a succesfull collaboration!

Welcome to our new member Sensing360

29 August - We are very happy that Sensing360 joined as a new member.
Sensing360 provides optical sensor solutions for rotating assets improving reliability by design, availability by condition monitoring and efficiency by real-time optimization of the operation. We make optical sensor data into valuable operation data to push the boundaries of sustainable rotation.
Looking forward to a fruitfull teamwork!

Welcome to our new member ISTEQ

6 July - Welcome to ISTEQ as our new member.
ISTEQ is a high-tech company specializing in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art products such as EUV and broadband light sources along with metrology equipment. We also provide a high temperature plasma simulation service. We are dedicated to listening to our customers’ demands and making alterations to suit their applications.
We are happy to have ISTEQ on board!

Welcome to our new member Photonis

5 July - We are happy to welcome Photonis as our new member.
Photonis is the global leader in the development and manufacture of ion, electron and photon detectors along with a broad range of critical technologies for analytical instruments and all mass spectrometry techniques. Their photonic solutions support spectroscopy applications with a broad choice of spectral response options. Their patented products provide superior lifetime and improved sensitivity so you will be the first to identify any unknown matter.
We are happy to have Photonis on board!

Welcome to our new member Hamamatsu Photonics Dutch Office

3 July - We welcome Hamamatsu Photonics - Dutch Office as our new member.
Hamamatsu Photonics is a leading manufacturer of optoelectronic detectors, light sources and systems. These include photomultipliers, photodiodes, infrared detectors, image sensors, highly sensitive cameras, laser diodes, discharge lamps, X-ray detectors and sources as well as special systems for semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, non-destructive testing and academic research.
We look forward to work with Hamamatsu Photonics!

Golden Sponsors of the DutchPhotonicsEvent 2022

1 July - We're happy to announce the Golden Sponsors of the DutchPhotonicsEvent 2022, on 21 september at ASML. Meet Admesy, Laser 2000, QuiX Quantum, Te Lintelo Systems.
Meet them on the DutchPhotonicsEvent website!

Welcome to our new member IMEC Netherlands

6 June - We welcome IMEC Netherlands as our new member.
At imec The Netherlands it is their mission to develop targeted innovations with real impact on people’s lives. Here, imec joins forces with research institutions, governments and businesses to leverage its world-leading R&D for high-impact projects in nano- and digital technology.
We look forward to a fruitful collaboration!

We're hiring

20 May - We are facing new challenges, we therefore are looking for an Event Manager/Community Builder to strengthen our team. Are you the one we are looking for? Check your potential new position now!

PhotonDelta Lands €1.1 Billion To Usher in a New Generation of Semiconductor Technology

14 April - Eindhoven, Netherlands - PhotonDelta, a cross-border ecosystem of photonic chip technology organisations, has, subject to conditions*, landed €1.1 billion in public and private investment to transform the Netherlands into the leader of next generation semiconductors.
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Welcome to our new member Edmund Optics

6 April - We are happy with our new member Edmund Optics, a leading supplier of precision optics and optical components since 1942, designing and manufacturing a wide array of multi-element optical lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment.
We look forward to working with them!

Welcome to our new member Rapid Photonics

4 april - Welcome to Rapid Photonics. They want to revolutionize the development and application of Photonic Integrated Circuits by enabling fast production services of Polymer PICs. Their unique production technology enables PIC developers to execute design iterations in a matter of weeks and at affordable cost.
We are happy to have them on board!

Welcome to our new member SEDI ATI

10 January - We welcome our new member SEDI ATI fibres optiques. They are specialized in the design and manufacturing of multimode fiber-optic assemblies for custom, complex and extreme environments. The headquarters are settled near Paris (sales, R&D and production) and a sales office is based in Amsterdam. The company serves demanding markets such as the energy, the industry, the research, the military, space, and medical markets. Based on strong relationships with the customers, SEDI-ATI delivers fiber-optic assemblies such as bundles and arrays for spectrometry applications, highly achromatic multimode couplers for sensing and metrology applications, wavelength division multiplexers with a custom dichroic filter for optopyrotechnics or fluorescence detection, pressure and vacuum fiber-optic hermetic feedthroughs, special patch cords, cables, and connectors, as well as medical probes. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified.
We are very pleased to have them on board!