OpenCores: Partners

This site would not exist without the great support of the partners listed in this page.



The research at Nikhef (the National Institute for Subatomic Physics) relies on the development of innovative technologies. To this end Nikhef avails over well equipped technical and engineering departments. The transfer of knowledge and technology to industry, civil society and the general public is an integral part of Nikhef’s mission. That is why Nikhef supports Oliscience as an initiative, as well as its attempt to empower the OpenCores portal and community.

The mission of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef is to study the interactions and structure of all elementary particles and fields at the smallest distance scale and the highest attainable energy.

Two complementary approaches are followed:

  • Accelerator-based particle physics: studying interactions in particle collision processes at particle accelerators, in particular at CERN;
  • Astroparticle physics: studying interactions of particles and radiation emanating from the Universe.

Nikhef coordinates and leads the Dutch experimental activities in these fields. The research at Nikhef relies on the development of innovative technologies. The knowledge and technology transfer to third parties, i.e., industry, civil society and general public, is an integral part of Nikhef’s mission.



ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its main mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of new and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research.

Engineers and astronomers at ASTRON have an outstanding international reputation for novel technology development, and fundamental research in galactic and extra-galactic astronomy. To make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, ASTRON invests in modular, reusable and scalable hardware, gateware and software to maintain quality while shortening the time to science.