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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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  • Photonics
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  • Technologies
  • Optics
  • Microsystems
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  • Brandenburg


4 Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Table of Contents

Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Welcoming Address 5 1.1 Welcoming Address The German capital region is one of the most innovative regions in Europe and occupies a leading position in many forward-looking technologies. Optics and photonics are two of the key industries in Berlin Brandenburg. As technology drivers, they make an outstanding contribution to the further development of the capital region as a high-tech and industrial location. They are creating added value and securing jobs for the regional market. And there is a close cooperation in these sectors under the umbrella of the Berlin Brandenburg cluster established in 2011 to include both optical and microsystems technologies. The cluster includes a well-integrated network of universities and research institutes as well as a large number of innovative technology companies. Its participants are supported by such professional associations as OpTecBB e. V., the largest network for optical technologies in Germany, which is involved as a direct partner in managing the cluster in the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. nutrition. In Brandenburg and Berlin, companies are already active in the field of green photonics, creating innovative systems that will help solve some of the challenges facing the world. The states of Berlin and Brandenburg recognised the potential of optics and photonics as a key technology and the region’s strengths in these fields early on. They integrated the optics cluster into their joint innovation strategy for intelligent regional specialisation in 2011. The goal is to expand and strengthen the region’s leading position on both the German and international innovation landscapes. This Cluster Report is dedicated to the success story of optics and photonics. It gives an overview of what’s happening on many fronts in these important industries while also highlighting the two states’ tremendous potential in these fields. Optics, mostly seen today as a scientific discipline, combines classic optical technologies, such as the manufacture of optical elements and devices like lenses, microscopes and eyewear. Photonics describes the “science of light particles” and has established itself in recent years as a collective term for new optical technologies. Whether lasers or LEDs, fibre-optic networks, displays, and cameras, optical transmitters and receiver chips, or the entire field of optical metrology from sensors to X-ray technologies, all of these are a part of photonics, one of the central technologies of the 21st century. In recognition of the importance of photonics for Berlin Brandenburg, the German name of the optics cluster was changed to the Photonics Cluster in 2017. The policy focus on optics and photonics has given the states of Berlin Brandenburg a unique selling point in the competition among regions. The capital region is ideally equipped to react flexibly to major economic trends such as digitalisation, Industry 4.0, smart cities, and autonomous driving. Optics and photonics as key technologies are also strong drivers of innovation in many other industries and service sectors – especially when it comes to the implementation of new digital technologies. “Green photonics” is becoming increasingly important: modern lighting applications, especially in combination with microelectronics, offer high energy and resource efficiency that is making an important contribution to a sustainable and environmentally friendly economy. This can be used, for example, to develop solutions in the fields of energy, the environment, health, and Ramona Pop Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, the State of Berlin Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, the State of Brandenburg

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