Next generation microchips,
powered by light.
A vibrant ecosystem
The world is facing new social and technological challenges around the distribution of natural resources and sustainable energy sources. As a European hub for the integrated photonics industry, PhotonDelta is an ecosystem that researches, designs, develops, and manufactures solutions, which contribute to a better world.
Partners in our ecosystem (2022)
Aggregated investments (to date)
Growth in ecosystem partners (2022)
Industries in transformation
Engineering & Transport
Compact and cost-saving sensor technology for safer autonomous driving.
Food & Agriculture
Sustainable and safer food production through advanced sensors.
Medical & Healthcare
Advanced and affordable early detection and diagnostics.
Data & Telecoms
Faster, energy-efficient digital infrastructure – such as 5G and 6G.
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Globalstars call for projects with Japan
The national funding bodies from Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Singapore and Spain have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects, excluding technologies associated with nuclear power and drug discovery.
Europe’s largest integrated photonics companies call on the EU to support building a resilient supply chain for photonic ICs
Group of CEOs present the EU Commission with a €4.25 billion plan to support growth of industry which is critical to applications including high speed internet, data security, autonomous vehicles and quantum computing.
PhotonDelta CTO changes roles to support PIC startups while welcoming new CTO to drive PIC roadmap strategy
From February 1st onwards, Carol de Vries, PhotonDelta CTO, will change roles to focus on startups and support the integrated photonics strategy. Peter van Arkel, currently working with PhotonDelta as the roadmapping director of the IPSR-I, will take over the CTO role.
PhotonDelta invests in Spectrik, an integrated photonics venture addressing nitrogen crisis
Eindhoven, 01-11-2023 – PhotonDelta has invested in deep-tech venture Spectrik, currently in HighTechXL’s venture building program.
EUREKA GlobalStars Call with Taiwan
Eureka is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial research and development. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of funding for Research, Development and Innovation, aiming to boost the productivity & competitiveness of industries. Participants are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential.
Ewit Roos leaves PhotonDelta to increase funding for the European photonics industry.
Eindhoven, 13-10-2023 – On January 1st 2024, CEO Ewit Roos is leaving PhotonDelta to become a General Partner in the deep-tech venture capital firm PhotonVentures.
MantiSpectra Secures €4 Million in funding to Revolutionize Material Analysis with Spectral Sensors powered by AI
Eindhoven, 26-09-2023 – 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 revolutionise how we ‘see’ the world around us by enabling the adoption of near-infrared spectroscopy everywhere.
ECOC Exhibition 2023
The ECOC Exhibition 2023 takes place at the SEC in Glasgow, Scotland, from 2 to 4 October. The exhibition is the networking destination for the optical communications industry. Over 3 days industry professionals can meet, share ideas, discuss trends, learn and do business. The exhibition has been running for over 28 years and has grown to become the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe and the key meeting place for decision-makers from across the fibre optic communications technology industry.
Photonics Startup SuperLight Photonics Secures Seed Funding in Investment Round with DeepTechXL and Oost NL
Enschede, September 14, 2023 – SuperLight Photonics, a spin-off from the University of Twente, is developing a wideband laser that can serve as a ‘light source’ in various measurement and detection applications. Today, the company announces the completion of a seed investment round. The round is led by Dutch Deep Tech investor DeepTechXL in collaboration with Oost NL. With this investment, SuperLight Photonics will further develop its platform technology into unique products and (sub)systems.
PhotonDelta Partners With TU/e For Inaugural Netherlands-Taiwan Summer School
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) recently hosted academics and industry leaders from the Netherlands and Taiwan for a first-of-its-kind summer school focussed on advancing innovations in electronics and photonics. The event – Eindhoven Taiwan Summer School: Advancing Innovation In Semiconductor Electronics and Photonics – welcomed an impressive line-up of leading lights from both industries and nations, including representatives from PhotonDelta.
Astrape Networks secures €1.6 million in pre-seed funding to develop photonics-powered ‘sustainable data center’
Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 12th September 2023 – Astrape Networks – an innovative tech startup that uses unique integrated photonics to build faster and more sustainable optical networks – has secured a pre-seed funding round of €1.6 million from a consortium of investors and loan providers, including Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), Rabobank, Brabant Startup Fonds, TTT Smart Industries, Shift Invest and PhotonDelta.
PhotonVentures raises €60 million to supercharge Europe’s photonics startups
Eindhoven, Netherlands; 31st August 2023: PhotonVentures has launched a venture capital fund aimed at early-stage photonic chip startups and scale ups. €60 million was raised in its first financing round with PhotonDelta as the lead investor alongside numerous private investors.
PhotonDelta Inspires Next Generation Photonics Professionals At ITSS-TSaT 2023
PhotonDelta recently sponsored the 32nd International Travelling Summer School (ITSS-TSaT) organized by Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI). The goal was to draw attention to a thriving ecosystem and inspire international students, researchers, and professors to join the photonics industry.
CARLA Camp Photonics Career Event
Are you fascinated by the world of light and its endless possibilities? Do you have a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or Photonics?
Semiconductor industry economic mission to Phoenix and Silicon Valley
Are you globally active in the semiconductor industry? Would you like to know more about the innovation ecosystem in the United States and looking for business opportunities? Taking part in the economic mission to Phoenix and Silicon Valley, from 3 to 8 December 2023 might very well be the opportunity for you.
Innovation mission Taiwan: integrated photonics and semiconductor advanced packaging
As the largest semiconductor producing country in the world, Taiwan is indispensable in the development of integrated photonics and advanced semiconductor packaging. This is why a Dutch innovation mission will visit Taiwan to explore the opportunities and developments of these technologies.
SMART Photonics secures €100 mln in additional funding
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 12 July 2023 – SMART Photonics, the Dutch foundry for photonic integrated circuits, has secured an additional round of funding of €100 mln from a group of strategic industry and financial Dutch players.
PhotonDelta moves office and launches new brand identity for further growth
The National Growth Fund‘s grant to further advance the integrated photonics industry has propelled the PhotonDelta team to expand and significantly heightened its ambitions to add more value to the industry.
Delta Dialogues – October 2023
Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community.