Photonics in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands we have different photonics initiatives on a national level
National Agenda Photonics
Download the National Agenda Fotonica in Dutch or in English.
Read the press release sent out on 13 July.
You can also take a look at the website of the Nationale Agenda Fotonica.
- Strengthening excellence
- Substantial contribution to societal challenges
- Increase return from research
- Attention to educating human capital
Download the photonics roadmap 2020.
Download the photonics roadmap 2018.
Photonics lights up Dutch manufacturing industry
The Netherlands has a position in the top twenty of the largest economies in the world and is regarded as an important knowledge generating country. Our country has indeed a long history of inventions, we sailed the world oceans and traded with many other countries. The present societal challenges stimulate our innovation strength and Dutch solutions provide new products and services in the worldwide market. These challenges called for a new disruptive approach of smart collaboration between companies, researchers and the government: “The Topsector Policy”.
The nine topsectors are:
- Agriculture and food
- Life Sciences & Health
- High Tech
- Creative Industries
- Horticulture and starting materials
- Chemical industry
Photonics is part of the High Tech Systems & Materials (HTSM) topsector. The R&D agenda has been assigned by the HTSM top team to roadmaps which are an integral part of the Innovation contract of HTSM with the government. Every roadmap team has representatives from industry, institutes, National Science organizations and scientists from universities and have defined the ambition of the roadmap. Photonics is recognized by the HTSM topsector as Key Enabling Technology.