Rathenow Berlin Potsdam Teltow Wildau Frankfurt (Oder) Locations for optics and photonics in the capital region Eisenhüt lisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (the National Metrology Institute of Germany), are located on the Charlottenburg Campus, one of the largest contiguous inner-city university areas in Europe. The Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC offers new companies ideal startup conditions. www.campus-charlottenburg.org The cradle of the industry sector of optical technologies in Germany is in Brandenburg’s Rathenow. Johann Heinrich August Duncker invented the Vielschleifmaschine [multi-grinding machine] over 210 years ago here. 1,500 people still work here today in the sector as well, primarily in the area of ophthalmic optics, with the large production and logistics center of the Fielmann AG and around 30 small and medium-sized enterprises. The Teltow, Kleinmachnow, and Stahnsdorf industrial locations are among the most highly productive innovative regions in Brandenburg, with a special focus on biotechnology, medical technology, and optical technologies. The companies located here include Newport Spectra-Physics, II-VI HIGHYAG, Adlares, Epcos, BioAnalyt, Endress + Hauser, escotec Laser Technik, LMI Technologies, SECOPTA analytics, and SMI SensoMotoric Instruments. The Potsdam-Golm Science Park with University of Potsdam, two Fraunhofer and three Max Planck Institutes is Brandenburg’s most important research location. The areas of focus include, among others, OLEDs, polymers, bioanalytics, and nanostructures. Science startups are offered lab and office spaces, as well as comprehensive service in the GO:IN – Golm Innovation Center. www.wissenschaftspark-potsdam.de Additional locations offering good conditions for optics and photonics companies include the Technology and Founders Center near the Technische Hochschule Wildau, which, along with the TH Brandenburg, also offers a photonics program, the technology park in Frankfurt (Oder) with the IHP - Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics in eastern Brandenburg, the south-west of Berlin around the Freie Universität, and the CleanTech business park in Berlin’s Marzahn-Hellersdorf, which offers everything that new companies wanting to expand might need. (c) Fraunhofer IAP, Photograph: Till Budde We’ll help you. If you’d like to learn more about photonics in Berlin- Brandenburg, visit our website and contact us. Berlin Partner for Business and Technology as well as Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation (WFBB) look forward to hearing from you. www.photonics-bb.com Pilot facility for printed organic electronics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm.