Program manager Public Private Partnerships

16 April 2021

PhotonDelta is looking for a senior Program Manager to help us to accelerate the integrated photonics industry in the Netherlands.

Are you capable of managing complex international projects in a technological environment and are you experienced in operating in public-private partnerships? Would you consider yourself as a connector? Do you want to work with a highly professional, entrepreneurial team in realizing ambitious goals? Then PhotonDelta might be the right organization for you.

Who is PhotonDelta?
As a pioneer in the manipulation of light and with a bright history of innovation, The Netherlands is at the forefront of the groundbreaking integrated photonics industry. PhotonDelta was created by mandate of the Dutch government to support and accelerate the emerging Dutch integrated photonics industry. PhotonDelta builds an ecosystem of organizations that is able to design, develop and manufacture world-class innovative solutions based on integrated photonic technology. Within the ecosystem, PhotonDelta actively connects with the EU, Dutch government, similar photonics ecosystems in Europe, North America and Asia and leads and participates in programs and projects with (international) companies as well as the academic world.
Why does the world need photonic chips?
The way we live, work, and relate to one another is profoundly changing, requiring us to rebalance demands for better lifestyles with the world’s limited resources. From ecological agriculture that can feed the growing world population to the advanced health monitoring systems enabling continuum of care, all backed by a growing appetite for data within our 24/7 connected lives. Addressing fundamental societal changes requires radically different systems than those we are using today. Photonic Integrated Chips is a key enabling technology that is revolutionizing a wide range of industries. By using light instead of electricity, photonic integrated circuits can sense, capture, process and transmit data in a cheaper, faster, lighter, greener, more robust and reliable way.
Job description
As our Program Manager you are responsible for our strategic projects and programs, enabling growth and expansion of our ecosystem. In close collaboration with our Ecosystem Manager, you drive strategic national and European innovation agendas. In parallel you are our lead executive for the realization and execution of public private funding opportunities, such as Horizon Europe and Groeifonds. You maintain close relationships with public stakeholders such as national and regional governments. 
 Qualifications and requirements
-       Multiyear experience with international projects 
-       Relevant experience in a public private environment or organization 
-       Excellent program management skills
-       Background in innovation and technology
-       Team-player, result-driven, creative thinking, “Can-do-Will-do” mentality
-       Critical transformation mindset
-       Results and action-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in Dutch and English (write, read, speak)
-       Ability to manage multiple priorities and internal expectations effectively, work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
What we offer
We offer you a key position in a small dynamic organization, with a great salary and excellent secondary benefits. Flexible working environment between home and office (at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven).
We hope this position excites you and if so, Ewit Roos (CEO) is happy to further discuss this position over a coffee. However, before doing so, please send your motivation and CV to Karin Appeldoorn ( and we will get in touch with you. 
We are happy to receive your response by April 29th. The introductory interviews are scheduled on May 4th and May 5th and the follow-up interviews on May 12th.


High Tech Campus 41
5656 AE Eindhoven
The Netherlands

+31 (0)85 112 43 37