2 June will mark the start of the Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), which aims to bridge the gap between research and industrial application of integrated-photonics technology. The new R&D and innovation center grants customers access to technology and know-how at an early stage, while sharing the costs and risk of new technology development. The jointly developed innovations will be extensively tested for reliability and stability, facilitating the route to production.
The PITC is a collaboration between photonics industry growth accelerator Photondelta, research institute TNO, University of Twente (UT) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), and is enabled by Brainport Development, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, regional development agencies BOM and Oost NL and the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Overijssel and Gelderland. The center, co-located on the premises of the TUE and UT, will be officially launched with an online event next week.