Eindhoven photonics dream becomes reality
EFFECT Photonics is a spin-out from the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), The Netherlands, which has been at the forefront of European photonic integration research.
The founders, Boudewijn Docter and Tim Koene began in a small office on the TU/e campus in 2011. “When with Tim Koene we started EFFECT Photonics, the photonics technology was very much still in its research phase. The academics were working on new building blocks all the time, adding novel functions and features, and publishing nice results, but not really taking the time to solidify the process and make a stronger, more reproducible baseline. Working on a new project is of course much more exciting, so we started working on making a real product”. Boudewijn Docter, President and co-founder EFFECT Photonics.
Fairly shortly after that, James Regan joined as VP of Sales & Marketing and Dennis Maas as CFO. It was time to take EFFECT Photonics to the next level and their objective was to create momentum in the market and attract the necessary funding to finance the further design and development of the technology.
In 2014, EFFECT Photonics moved from our campus location to our first “home” in Eindhoven’s Strijp-S area.