About Dutch Optics Centre


Network activities are aimed at representation and promotion, ecosystem learning, strategy development and community building.


To promote Dutch Photonics and capabilities within the Netherlands, in Europe and globally, being the Dutch photonics gateway for (foreign) companies; all of this in cooperation with PhotonicsNL, RVO, PhotonDelta and other organisations.

Create knowledge sharing within various talent groups of the photonics ecosystem by organizing knowledge exchange events; provide easy, organized access to knowledge created within the DOC ecosystem.

Support industry by insights in market trends, organize lobby, define future trends and influence policy for the national, EU and global ecosystem in photonics see National Agenda Photonics.

DOC will build the optics/photonics community, in cooperation with relevant other optics/photonics networks and clusters. DOC partner companies have an urge to develop new optic/photonic products, therefor they need partners, technologies and funding to realize that ambition.

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