Optics Netherlands is an initiative of Dutch academia, knowledge institutes and industry aimed at boosting the Dutch economy in the field of optical technologies to increase utilisation of Dutch science through joint R&D.
The Netherlands are unique in the field of optics and opto-mechatronics, with a leading position in science and industry. Within Optics Netherlands universities, HBO, MBO and other knowledge institutes providing excellent research facilities team up with a world class manufacturing industry; producing opto-mechanical components for high-precision products like satellites, telescopes, microscopes and inspection instruments.
By joining forces in R&D, developing prototypes and eventually forming product consortia we create a strong Dutch optics ecosystem that benefits both industry and science. This initiative is well aligned with the Dutch government’s ambition for large-scale Public-Private Partnerships. Optics Netherlands is a consortium of knowledge institutes and more than 200 High Tech companies from all over the Netherlands.