The world needs smart digital solutions to tackle today’s global societal and industrial challenges. The emerging world of photonic integrated circuits is promising to stretch the boundaries of digital innovation as it harnesses the power of light to create devices that can sense, process and transmit data at unparalleled speeds and sensitivity. However, collaboration among the various stakeholders is needed to stimulate and facilitate the required innovation. As an independent growth accelerator for the integrated photonics industry, PhotonDelta has established a vibrant ecosystem of organization that together, can design, develop and manufacture the next-generation chip technology. PhotonDelta actively supports the ecosystem through a wide range of activities, including funding, coaching, and connecting them to industry. This creates an environment that stimulates the creation of companies, products and applications that contribute to a better world.
Ewit Roos is CEO of PhotonDelta Foundation since January 2019. His main responsibility is realization of the goals in the National Plan Integrated Photonics, stimulate new activities and maintain intensive contact with companies and relevant industry for expanding the ecosystem. He was already managing director of PhotonDelta since 2016. Before this position he was as of 2011 managing director of BrightMove. Aside from his CEO role, Roos advises both national and regional governments and public bodies on early-stage funding topics and is involved in several funding companies and initiatives. Roos started his career in with Waste Management Inc. where he became responsible for corporate affairs and business development in The Netherlands. After 6 years of corporate work, he started a new IT recycling activity in the Waste Management group.