Photonic Integration Technology Center – Presented by Ewit Roos, PhotonDelta at the 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference, on September 26, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
PhotonDelta sees the need for a Photonic Integration Technology Center. They do this as a result of among other things the World Technology Mapping Forum what is held in June in Den Bosch. PhotonDelta sees the necessity for further development of technology based on the knowledge developed in the universities and in the industry.
About Ewit Roos
Ewit Roos is since January 2016 managing director of PhotonDelta in which he is responsible for international positioning, further strengthening and developing the ecosystem in which industry, SME and knowledge institutes cooperate to develop and commercialize integrated photonics applications. Before this position he was as of 2011 managing director of BrightMove. Aside from his MD role, Roos advises both national and regional governments and public bodies on early stage funding topics and is involved in several funding companies and initiatives. Roos started his career in with Waste Management Inc. where he became responsible for corporate affairs and business development in The Netherlands. After 6 years of corporate work, he started a new IT recycling activity in the Waste Management group. By both organic growth and acquisitions, a venture was built with sites throughout Europe. Next MD positions were held as a European director for an ICT rental company for another 7 years. In 2007 he started his own business and was assigned to restructure and sell a chemical company in agricultural products. In 2009 – just after the sale – Roos was asked to become part-time CEO of InSolutions BV, a small start-up in chemical processing technology in the region of Eindhoven. Because of this move, the relationship with the Technical University Eindhoven and the HighTech Brainport region was born. Ewit Roos is married and has two children.
PhotonDelta is recognised as one of European leading innovation hubs. We are establishing three pillars under PhotonDelta:
•The Institute of Photonic Integration builds on 40 years of optics research at TU/e – in cooperation with other nanotechnology centres like Mesa+ at the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
•PhotonDelta has officially launched the Co-operative, a consortium of scale-ups, manufacturers and investors. The goal is to build win-win situations for members, including early access to Research IP.
•The Photonics Integration technology centre is currently being established, branching out on Europe-wide work done in circuits and components by the JePPIX consortium. Domains on processing, packaging, prototyping, building block development, and testing are currently being considered.
About Photonic Integration Conference 2017
The 3rd edition of the Photonic Integration Conference will take place on September 26, 2017 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
This edition will focus on business models for applying photonic integration, cases of photonic integration in optical sensing, lighting & energy, IT and telecom – current situation and future prospects.
Speakers from AIM Photonics, PhotonDelta, BRIDG – Bridging the Innovation Development Gap, Tyndall National Institute, University of Glasgow, Fiber To The Home COUNCIL EUROPE, Lightwave Logic, LioniX International and CEA-LETI will be there to talk about the topics of interest.
The conference program also includes a session on “Semicon meets Photonics”, hosted by The Business Cluster Semiconductors Netherlands, where you can catch a glimpse into the important role that photonics is expected to play in the future of the semiconductor industry.