Vrije Universiteit Brussel awards its first Certificate of Appreciation to Optrima/SoftKinetic, a 3D Sensor company and a very successful VUB spin-off. The award is a token of recognition of the contribution, quality work, and dedication in promoting and valorising VUB's technological excellence around the globe. In October 2015, Sony announced the acquisition of SoftKinetic Systems.
SoftKinetic originated from a merger of VUB spin-off Optrima and SoftKinetic in 2011. Prof. Maarten Kuijk (ETRO), who founded Optrima with four of his PhD students, stood at the origin of SoftKinetic's groundbreaking 3D technology.