23 September 2022
Rabobank, DLL and Markteffect sign partnership with Partnerfonds Brainport Eindhoven
Luxexcel has designed and built their own proprietary hardware, software, materials and processes, which enables them to produce regular and 'smart' eyewear lenses. The company makes 3D printing of prescription lenses possible and is able to integrate smart technology into the eyewear lenses. At BIC, the Eindhoven-based company will have its own clean room, office space and production facilities.
That cooperation goal also fits in well with the concept of BIC ONE, where Luxexcel will have its office. BIC ONE focuses on new innovations by linking powerful, large, established companies to startups and scale-ups. Ferdinand Gremmen, Director SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels): "This concept is very interesting for parties like Luxexcel. It allows them to be an integral part of BIC, the epitome of the high-tech manufacturing industry. Meaning that they can also use the knowledge and innovations of other companies that are located on the campus and continue to grow within the concept." Gremmen considers Luxexcel a very welcome addition to the already wide range of existing companies. "Their arrival shows that we are on track, both with respect to the variety of companies on the campus and with respect to further developing the campus as a whole. The construction of BIC1, our first building with ultimately more than 100,000 square meters of business activities, is well underway despite Corona. We are already looking forward to starting the next phase, with BIC2, which will be three times as large. It's good that the Corona measures have been lifted to such extent that it is possible for companies to interact with other companies again in a normal way; Luxexcel will be able to fully tap into this immediately."
Luxexcel focuses on two main markets: prescription lenses and applications in VR and AR. Guido Groet: "We can use our technology to make eyewear lenses that electrically adjust to, for example, daylight or the power needed to read. We are currently mainly focusing on eyewear lenses, but, thanks in part to a series of patents, we are able to print many types of lenses. This involves the integration of just about everything you currently do on your smartphone or smartwatch into your prescription lenses. We then add visual information to your normal sight. And unlike Google Glass or similar experiments, we make sure that your smart lenses are fashionable, lightweight and always have the right prescription."
Luxexcel is the world-wide pioneer of 3D printed prescription lenses. The company was founded in 2009 and today partners with leading high-tech and ophthalmology companies. Luxexcel enables partners to 3D print prescription lenses, create better lenses and integrate smart technology into lenses. Luxexcel owns the key patents to enable 3D printing of eyewear lenses.
The Luxexcel VisionPlatform™ includes a 3D printer, software, printing processes, and proprietary lens printing material. Creating high-quality lenses when combined. Partners not only benefit from Luxexcel’s proprietary technology, but also use its wealth of experience in 3D printing, optics, and material knowledge to 3D print regular and complex lenses, lenses with active features, and smart glasses. Luxexcel is headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with R&D and operations located in Turnhout, Belgium. Sales and service teams also operate from its office in Alpharetta GA, USA.
The Brainport Industries Campus is a development and production location for companies and knowledge institutes in the high-tech sector. Each building offers facilities for multiple parties to use and the layout of each building can easily be adapted to the changing needs of its users. BIC helps its tenants optimally collaborate with respect to new production technologies. Another objective of the campus is to show (international) visitors what the manufacturing industry in the region has to offer. In the west wing of the Brainport Industries Campus, the BIC ONE building offers space to startups and scale-ups. Here, companies can rent production space from 300m² and office space from 100m². This way, BIC One is lowering the threshold for smaller high-tech companies allowing for further strengthening of the ecosystem.
Photo's Bart van Overbeeke