Key note afternoon program (14:00 - 14:15)
Drs. Ewit Roos
Title: Semiconductor sovereignty in Europe and the significance
of integrated photonics and the Dutch National Growth Fund
With the semiconductor industry becoming a geopolitical issue, the EU is now aiming for tech sovereignty in this field and recently presented the Chips Act. Ewit Roos, CEO at PhotonDelta, will clarify the position of the Dutch integrated photonics industry in Europe and the strategy as outlined in the Dutch National Growth Fund proposal. By awarding this proposal, PhotonDelta will land €1.1 billion to fund its six-year program to invest in application technology, industrialisation, ecosystem development and internationalisation.
Ewit Roos has been the CEO of PhotonDelta Foundation since January 2018. As of 2014 he was Managing Director of PhotonDelta and before that he was Managing Director of early-stage high tech investment fund BrightMove. His main responsibility is to support the realization of the goals of the Dutch integrated photonics industry.