Unique knowledge and expertise in photonics enables innovations in many areas.


Fiber optic cables, self-propelled cars and robots that help perform an operation. With the practical applications of photonics coming ever closer to the consumer, Twente wants to continue to play a leading role in maintaining and strengthening the Dutch leading position in photonics. Much of the unique knowledge and expertise comes from scientific and applied research that takes place in Twente. For example, at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the Frauenhofer Project Center. Thanks to the excellent business climate, photonics-startups here grow into successful companies with potential global impact.


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