Posts By: floris@photondelta.com

Pioneering ‘MasterPlus Programme in Optics and Photonics’ to see the light in September 2024

PhotonDelta and Optics Netherlands have launched a first-of-its-kind ‘MasterPlus’ Programme in Optics and Photonics – in partnership with the Netherlands’ three leading technology universities: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and University of Twente (UT). The programme will be a talent pipeline for the optics and photonics industry, which makes

Amazec Photonics secures €1.5 million Seed Round to develop new generation of circulatory and heart failure detection tech

PhotonDelta backs photonics medtech that creates minimally invasive and more accurate monitoring solutions for diagnosing the performance of circulatory and cardiovascular systems Oudkarspel, the Netherlands; 15 February 2024: Amazec Photonics, a photonics based medtech, has secured a €1.5 million Seed Round to develop its pioneering minimally invasive diagnosis devices. The round was led by PhotonDelta

Epiphany: a bridge to help speed up the adoption of integrated photonics technology

In an industry still lacking standardisation, Twente-based design house Epiphany Design is making itself available up as a guide in the thick jungle of integrated photonics. A new Integrated Photonics design house has emerged from the Dutch Photondelta ecosystem. Leveraging more than four decades of cumulative experience, Enschede-based Epiphany Design aims to act as a

SMART Photonics scaling up to 4-inch wafer production that doubles the production capacity, realising a lower price per chip

Eindhoven, Nederland, 24 January 2024 – SMART Photonics, the Dutch photonic chipmaker, is taking an important step in becoming the leading foundry for next generation chips. The Dutch foundry has significantly scaled up its production of photonic chips by transferring its entire production capability from 3-inch to 4-inch wafer substrates. Confirming its technology leadership, SMART

SuperLight Photonics Unveils World’s First Portable Wideband Laser at SPIE Photonics West

SuperLight Photonics, a pioneer company for supercontinuum lasers, will showcase the SLP-1000, the first portable wide-band laser, at SPIE Photonics West. It’s innovative concept stands out in the industry and offers a portable, high-quality, coherent, and unrivaled light source for industrial, agricultural, and biomedical imaging applications. Traditionally, supercontinuum lasers have been bulky and power hungry,

Eelko Brinkhoff appointed new PhotonDelta CEO to further grow the organisation as a leading international ecosystem for integrated photonics.

Eindhoven 21 December 2023 – as of February 19,  2024, Eelko Brinkhoff, currently Managing Director Foreign Investments & International Trade at Brabant Development Agency, will join PhotonDelta as CEO. Eelko Brinkhoff has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Foreign Direct Investments and internationalisation of small and medium enterprises. He has built a strong

VitreaLab receives investment from PhotonVentures to ignite the future of outdoor Augmented Reality technology

VIENNA, Austria – December 14, 2023 – VitreaLab, a visionary laser technology innovator and University of Vienna Quantum Group spin-off, today unveiled its significant investment from PhotonVentures, a Dutch Venture Capital deep tech fund with a focus on integrated photonics. This alliance is set to catalyse a transformative leap in display technology, with VitreaLab at

Ultra- narrow linewidth integrated CW tunable laser at 1310nm

LioniX International recently introduced a new high-precision integrated tunable laser that operates at 1310 nm in the O-band, targeting high growth applications across optical communications and optical sensing sectors. The collaboration between LioniX, Sivers Photonics, and Chilas has given rise to this laser, hot off the lab bench and ready to redefine industry standards. “The

Connecting Talent and Industry with CARLA Camp & High Tech Exchange

PhotonDelta’s Human Capital Program is helping to bridge the gap between STEM students and the photonics industry. This October, Optics Netherlands, Photonics Society Eindhoven, PhotonicsNL and PhotonDelta collaborated on the Optica High Tech Exchange and CARLA Camp, two events connecting aspiring tech talent with industry insiders and academic experts in Eindhoven. Sponsoring the Optica High

Brilliance secures seed investment from PhotonVentures and Oost NL to develop laser engines for Augmented Reality glasses

Enschede, the Netherlands – 29 November 2023. Enschede-based Brilliance builds and develops chips for laser projection applications in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) glasses. Brilliance has developed a laser technology that offers a breakthrough for the current limitations of low resolution and high energy consumption by projecting very sharp, coulorful images onto glass

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. With this call, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate encourages Dutch entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions and research organizations to

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

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

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. PhotonVentures plans to raise a total of €100 to €150 million, with its final close

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. Among the group of new lenders are strategic players from the semiconductor industry (ASML, NXP and VDL Groep) as

PhotonDelta moves office and launches new brand identity for further growth

New PhotonDelta office, HTC 31 in Eindhoven

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. As of today, PhotonDelta’s new office will be at High Tech Campus 31 in Eindhoven to accommodate the expanding team. Due to this new