The global growth of the photonics industry is estimated at 40% in the next five years.
Photonics is one of the spearheads in the coalition agreement.
Almost 300 companies work directly on photonics products, with an estimated total turnover of more than 4 billion euros
Photonics is the technology that focuses on the generation, transport and detection of light waves and light particles, also known as photons.
Photonic solutions are a response to the growing need for communication, food production, living comfort, digitization of industry and health.
Photonics is a success factor of our high-tech industry, now and in the future.
Examples of successful Dutch products:
Fluorescence Lifetime (FLIM) cameras are used in cancer research, among other things to measure the efficacy of chemotherapy within a few days versus more than 2 months now. (Lambert Instruments)
Spectroscopy solutions are used in both harvesting and manure distribution. (Avantes)
Photonics offers solutions for the whole care chain from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis and treatment and home care, such as digital pathology. (Philips)
Augmented Reality platform technology is used in health care: this means that a patient no longer needs to be out of the house for control, the hospital in the ambulance can already view the transfer and a situation can be quickly assessed from a distance in maternity care. (GemVision)
Laser-based monochrome printing technology that can print on multiple substrates without consumables or coatings. The inkless technology is a revolutionary new step, especially for printing on paper objects. (Tocano)
The photonic market is developing rapidly. The global growth of the photonics industry is estimated at 40% over the next five years:
The National Agenda Photonics is a concrete plan for targeted reinforcement of the Dutch photonics ecosystem and accelerating innovation.
The entire sector will focus on awareness and branding, knowledge road maps, skills and education.
For the investment initiatives within the framework of the National Agenda on Photonics, a total investment amount of an order of 60 million euros per year has been provided, which will partly be financed publicly and partly privately. This as a reinforcement of the hundreds of millions that are already invested in photonics by the market.
Photonics Technology for Health Centre
Fotonica voor de maakindustrie
Fotonica voor Semicon
Photonics for Safe & massive data communication
Fotonica voor Agrifood
Fotonica voor Milieu- en klimaatmonitoring en energie
Dutch Optics Centre