The Growing Competitive Landscape in Photonics

Europe has proven its capacity to generate breakthrough innovations. Now, the new PhotonDelta initiative based in Eindhoven is leading the growth of Photonics Business Creation. Ewit Roos is PhotonDelta’s newly appointed Managing Director.

The role of photonics in the 21st Century.

“Photonics is the science of using and controlling photons—the smallest unit of light—to convey information and images” explains Ewit. “By shrinking electronic components like lasers and optical sensors to a scale hundreds of times smaller than a single living cell—and putting these components on a single platform—integrated photonics is already advancing technology in ways never before possible. It already represents 20% of the global electronics market.”

“Photonics has risen from a niche activity just a few years ago to one of six Key Enabling Technologies in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. It’s an established European success story and it’s been led by a cluster of activities in the Brainport Eindhoven region.”Read more


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