Innovation & Systems

Our Innovation & Systems department handles the technical facilities to enable astronomical research. Innovation & Systems is making discoveries in Radio Astronomy possible.

You will work with approximately 60 highly trained professionals in Innovation & Systems. You will work on different technical challenges in one of the following competence groups:

Your work focuses on the (further) development of innovative instruments for the current telescopes. Besides your work focuses on the development of new technologies for future research facilities.

In a careful managed process Innovation & Systems develops an idea into a concept.  After this the elaboration of the concept into a prototype or instrument takes place. External parties (e.g. national and international universities and companies) are often invited to collaborate in this process.

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Andre Gunst
Group leader

My work at ASTRON is very interesting! Mainly because I can solve many challenging and complex problems. To solve these problems, I use the latest technologies. I think it’s important that I help astronomers to unravel the puzzle of the universe. The most inspiring of my work is that I work together with colleagues from […]

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