Accelerating Integrated Photonics by bridging the gap between research and application
Integrated photonics will grow to a multi-billion market by the year 2025. The Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), a joint innovation center for integrated photonics, accelerates the uptake of integrated photonics by bridging the divide between research and application.
Our experts and engineers help to transfer knowledge, inventions and innovations from the academic to the industrial world. We work closely together with SME’s and large enterprises that create new products that make use of photonic systems. We support these companies with technological and industrial development and help them on their way towards volume production. PITC aims to become the leading center of excellence in Integrated Photonics.
PITC was founded by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) and PhotonDelta. We are located near the two main photonics technology hubs in the Netherlands: the NanoLabs in Eindhoven and Twente whose world-leading technology platforms – SiN and InP – play a defining role in the photonics industry.
Integrated Photonics will help to solve big challenges in society. Applications range from road safety and health monitoring to energy-efficient data handling and communication to data security. Successful solutions based on Integrated Photonics require world-class expertise on the technology options as well as holistic understanding of the whole multidisciplinary system and the user application.
PITC turns the inventions and innovations in Integrated Photonics into industrial successes. We do this by working closely together with academic institutes and companies and finding new, real-world applications for integrated photonics. We provide technology solutions, knowledge and technical support to companies that target specific market applications. PITC is an independent institute that builds partnerships, strengthens the photonics ecosystem, and links it to a global customer base.
PITC for you
PITC supports companies that want to make the step towards high-quality production or want to enter the photonics supply chain. PITC is also there for OEMs, end users, and application owners that want to integrate photonics in their solutions
PITC helps you to enter the next phase of your photonic journey.
We help our customers and ecosystem partners to speed up the adoption and application of Integrated Photonics by providing a broad range of expertise, services and facilities.
Supporting development and engineering
PITC orchestrates and executes application-driven technology programs. We define our technology roadmap together with our program members. In addition, we offer dedicated development projects for solutions that match a customer specific need.
Accelerating knowledge and talent development
PITC supports training programs and workforce education in photonic technologies, design, and applications.
Enabling access to innovation and infrastructure
PITC provides its partners with access to knowledge, shared tools and facilities. This ranges from specialized equipment to technology evaluation kits.
Jointly tackle technology challenges, sharing R&D costs
Route to volume manufacturing
Aligned ecosystem reduces your time to market
The Photonic Integration Technology Center at a glance
Joint innovation center with strong parents
Founded by reputed parents with a strong track record in Integrated Photonics and shared innovation
Shared technology programs with jointly defined roadmap and concrete targets
Multi-year collaboration contracts with clear agreements on IP ownership & deployment
Embedded in a growing ecosystem
Strong link with innovation partners, providing access to fundamental knowledge and system engineering know-how
Fast growing industrial startups & scale-ups and excellent investment partners
Application-driven technology development
Collaboration on solving bottlenecks in multiple disciplines is key for the successful industrial uptake of Integrated Photonics.
Together with program members PITC will establish a funnel of innovations that provide steppingstones towards large-scale application of Integrated Photonics.