- Research projects are carried out in collaboration with high tech industries and institutes such as TNO, SRON, VSL, PTB, etc.
- The Optics Group is co-leader of the Dutch Optics Centre, which supports Dutch industry by stimulating applied optics research and industrial valorization of optical research.
- The Optics Group is active in the Board of ICO, the Execom of the European Optical Society and the Board of PhotonicsNL.
- The Optics Group does outreach at many levels, e.g. supporting high school teachers, organizing conferences, supporting the Science Museum of the university, providing Maker Labs with optical equipment, sustaining field labs and providing 3D printing support.