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Anteryon BV

Anteryon is located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The parent company Anteryon International BV spun out from Philips in 2006 and currently realizes a turnover of 12M€ with 105 employees.

Daughter company Anteryon BV employs 80 people and is involved in stable optical business. Its main products are aspherical lenses, lens arrays, free-form lenses, lenticulars, etc. Anteryon’s hybrid micro-optics are manufactured using cutting-edge glass-replication (UV casting) technology. Anteryon has a track record of more than 30 years in the R&D and manufacturing of optical systems and optical solutions, both on component and product level. The core technologies of Anteryon are glass replication, surface structuring and opto-mechanical / optoelectronic assembly.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a medium-size university in the capital of Belgium. The Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT) forms part of the Faculty of Engineering (FirW) of VUB. It hosts 50 researchers whose R&D activities are coordinated by Prof. Hugo Thienpont. The group is internationally recognized for its basic, strategic, and applied research in the field of “micro-photonics”. B-PHOT is also uniquely involved in many industrially-oriented research projects with Belgian and European companies. Several years ago it was awarded the special status of “Focal Point for Industrial Validation” by the Flemish government for its track record in knowledge transfer and research validation in photonics. VUB-B-PHOT played also a leading role in the structuring and integration of the fragmented European micro-optics and micro-photonics science and technology landscape. Indeed TONA-VUB coordinated the European Network of Excellence in Micro-Optics NEMO, the Access To Micro-Optics Expertise, Services and Technologies (ACTMOST) and the Access Centre for Photonics Innovation Solutions and Technology Support (ACTPHAST). Finally VUB-B-PHOT has played a pioneering role in “photonics education” by establishing the first full-fledged photonics engineering curriculum on the European continent.

VUB ETRO (Electronics and Informatics department) belongs to the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the VUB and is part of the strategic research center imec. ETRO has built a large international collaboration network with industrial partners, academic institutions and R&D centres, and participates in a numerous fundamental, strategic and applied research projects in these domains.

ETRO performs research on the representation, transmission, analysis, quality assessment and visualization of multidimensional signals. In multi-dimensional data compression, ETRO has been active for more than 20 years in various research areas, including predictive and transform-based coding of images, video and meshes, near-lossless compression, multiple description coding, joint source and channel coding, error concealment, distributed video coding, visual quality assessment, and optimized media transmission over networks.

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