part of Photonics Applications Week

Applied Optics for Manufacturing Workshop

5 October 2020  

Mikrocentrum, Veldhoven

The objective of the Applied Optics for Manufacturing (AO4M) Workshop is to stimulate the integration of new optics technology in the engineering industries of the southern Netherlands and surrounding regions. The Netherlands, Belgium and North-West Germany are home to many universities, research centres and SMEs, as well as larger companies, such as ASML and Philips, that research and make extensive use of optics. This generates an ecosystem of highly-trained optics engineers whose experience can further benefit the engineering companies in the region.

This morning session will give a perspective of applied optics technologies are being developed now in universities and research centres and are expected to be commonplace in industry within the next 5 years. The target audience is larger engineering companies and those with a mid-term strategic planning.
After lunch, the timeframe is shortened to optics technologies just being launched onto the market and aims to connect start-ups and SMEs with the target audience of engineering companies with immediate needs for applied optics solutions.

The structure of both the morning and afternoon sessions will be a keynote presentation, invited speakers giving to the point presentations, and a round table discussion where optics experts will answer your questions.

The meeting languages are Dutch and English. The event will be hosted by Mikrocentrum in their new meeting centre in Veldhoven and forms part of the activities of the Photonics Applications Week held in Eindhoven in the same week. Naturally there will be coffee and lunch available and the afternoon will end with networking drinks. Free parking is available at the venue.

COVID precautions in line with the 1,5 m society guidelines will be followed. The workshop venue is spacious and the number of attendees will be limited.

The workshop is free of charge to attend. Attendees need to register in advance at the Mikrocentrum website.

Applied Optics for Manufacturing Workshop is an initiative form TU-Delft organised  in collaboration with Mikrocentrum.


For the full program of the Photonics Applications Week:


Ir. Mat Josquin | | 06 - 22 22 08 32

Dr. Roger M. Groves | | 015 - 278 82 30

Mikrocentrum | | 040 - 296 99 22



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