16 February – Successful Netherlands Innovation Webinar on Chip-Integration

Successful Netherlands Innovation Webinar

Opportunities for Collaboration

We are happy to share that together we almost 100 participants we successfully held our Innovation Webinar on Chip-Integration activities in the Netherlands, last Thursday 16 February. This Event was part of a series towards strengthened bilateral high-tech partnerships, for government, business and innovation. It was also a pre-event to inform Japanese stakeholders on the 19-23 June 2023 Innovation Mission to Japan on Semiconductors, with focus on chip design, photonics, heterogeneous integration & equipment.

If you are interested to receive the powerpoint material of this webinar, or want to be on our mailing list for upcoming events, please contact Rob Stroeks.

Semiconductor technology is at the heart of innovative and digital developments in virtually every sector. It is therefore a key industry to bring about the digital and green transition. The Netherlands and Japan are indispensable to achieving these transitions, as they are two of only three countries active throughout the whole semiconductor value chain. Dutch and Japanese government strongly support efforts to further promote their position within the value chain and see the strengthening of their relations as an important part of this.

The Innovation Webinar was opened by Eric van Kooij, Counsellor for Innovation, Science and Technology, Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo, and complementary speeches by Patrick de Jager, Senior Director Research at ASML, and Hisashi Kanazashi, Director IT Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). We were updated on recent activities about heterogeneous integration (prof. Bram Nauta, University of Twente IC Design Group), photonic chip integration (Dr. Jan-Laurens van der Steen, Photonics Integration Technology Center, PITC located in Eindhoven) and chip & heterogeneous integration (Dr. Marco Koelink, Chip Integration Technology Center, CITC located in Nijmegen). The Embassy wrapped up with upcoming activities and objectives.

Netherlands Innovation Webinar on Chip-Integration

  • Time & date: 16:00 – 18:00 (Japanese time), Thursday 16 February 2023
  • Organizer: Netherlands Embassy in Japan
  • Target audience: Professionals in the field from Japanese government, knowledge institutes and industry
  • Language: English


15.45-16.00       Online Registration

16.00-16.20       Welcome and Complementary Speeches

  • Eric van Kooij, Counsellor for Innovation, Science and Technology, Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo
  • Patrick de Jager, Senior Director Research, ASML
  • Hisashi Kanazashi, Director IT Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

16.20-16.50       Chip design and Heterogeneous Systems

  • Bram Nauta, University of Twente, Professor & Head IC Design Group
  • Tim Tiek, Chip Tech Twente

16:50-17:20       Photonic Chip Integration

  • Jan-Laurens van der Steen, Business Development Manager, Photonics Integration Technology Center (PITC)

17:20-17:50       Chip and Heterogeneous Integration

  • Marco Koelink, Business Development Manager, Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC)

17:50-18.00   Wrap up, look ahead and closing remarks

  • Eric van Kooij (Counsellor) and Rob Stroeks (Senior Advisor), Innovation, Science and Technology, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Prof. Bram Nauta, University of Twente
Distinguished professor & Head IC Design Group, b.nauta@utwente.nl

Bram Nauta joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department of Philips Research in 1991. In 1998 he returned to the University of Twente, From 2016 until 2020 he also served as chair of the EE department of this university. His current research interest is high-speed analog CMOS circuits, software defined radio cognitive radio and beamforming.

University of Twente
The main subject of the Integrated Circuit Design education and research program is the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, with a focus on CMOS Transceivers. Due to many contacts and research contracts with industry, and the part-time position of some staff members in industry, the industrial relevance of the research program and the knowledge transfer is high.


Dr. Jan-Laurens van der Steen, Photonics Integration Technology Center (PITC)
Business Development Manager, jan-laurens.vandersteen@pitc.nl

Jan-Laurens P. J. van der Steen received the MSc and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. In 2011, he joined TNO at Holst Centre where he worked on flexible and stretchable electronics for biometric and biomedical applications. Currently, he is involved in setting up the Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC), a joint innovation center on photonic integration founded by TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, and PhotonDelta. Jan-Laurens is a member of the PITC management team and is responsible for business development.

Photonics Integration Technology Center (PITC)
PITC is a Joint Innovation Center on integrated photonics, founded by TNO, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, University of Twente and PhotonDelta. PITC aims to be the No.1 worldwide R&D Center for integrated photonics based on InPand/or SiN, with focus on international collaboration and commercialization. https://pitc.nl/


Dr. Marco Koelink, Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC)
Business Development Manager, marco.koelink@citc.org

Marco Koelink holds a PhD/MSc in Applied Physics from the University of Twente and an MBA from Tilburg University. He has a diverse background within among others Philips and NXP in the semiconductor industry (front end and back end), display technology, solid state lighting, medical and industrial equipment.

Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC)
CITC is an independent joint innovation center in the field of packaging and integration for semicon and photonics. Founded in 2019, CITC runs programs is 4 different areas: power electronics, RF packaging, Additive Manufacturing and photonics. We bring together device manufacturers, material suppliers and equipment suppliers to optimize solutions in the full space of design, material and process and engage with other institutes and universities. https://www.citc.org/

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