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Optical Analytics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

  • Text
  • Brandenburg
  • Technology
  • Analysis
  • Aerospace
  • Astronomy
  • Technology
  • Analysis
  • Bioanalytics
  • Photonics
  • Berlin
  • Optical
  • Analysis
  • Measurement
  • Materials
  • Spectroscopy
  • Adlershof
  • Technologies

Introduction 5 1

Introduction 5 1 Introduction The term “optical analytics” describes technologies and methods that we use to measure very different properties of materials or bodies by means of light. Light is a very universal tool capable of measuring the properties of individual atoms as well as the oxygen content in blood, for instance. These methods are usually very accurate and do not require physical contact, thus making many industrial processes possible in the first place. This report entitled “Optical Analytics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg” impressively shows in just how many areas of industry and research optical analytics methods are used today. Without them, modern process measuring technology, to name just one example, would hardly be conceivable. The precision of the analysis, the high processing speed and fast conversion into digital data make optical analytics a crucial tool in modern production methods. For future concepts such as industry 4.0, these measuring methods provide reliable qualitative and quantitative information along each production step. To develop the necessary methods requires an excellent research environment that is also closely networked with industry. With 22 public and private research institutes that are directly involved with developing methods for optical analytics, Berlin and Brandenburg offer excellent conditions for just that purpose. The technical breadth here is impressive: from astronomy to the healthcare industry, from materials science to mathematical simulation, research institutes with a wide variety of focuses are involved in optical analytics projects here in the region. This close networking pays off: High-tech companies from the region are able to stand up to international competition and are continuing to grow. The innovative core of technology companies in the optical analytics focal area currently comprises 55 companies with more than 3,000 employees. In just the last 10 years, more than 1,300 new jobs have been created in the sector. To support this dynamic development, well qualified staff is needed. In the Berlin-Brandenburg region there are a number of very attractive vocational and academic training opportunities as well as courses for further training. Apart from the 10 universities and technical colleges offering Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees, many companies and research institutes provide the classical dual vocational education with a practical part in the company and a theoretical part in the vocational school. In this innovative environment of industry, research centers and institutions of higher education, new companies, which are among the best in the world, are consistently being created. The optical analytics focal area in Berlin and Brandenburg is firmly anchored in research and industry. There are great opportunities here for modern companies to develop new processes and products that will be able to withstand global competition. In this report, you will find an overview of the local offers and structures that will help you to make new contacts and efficiently benefit from the advantages of the capital region. The local economy benefits directly from this research infrastructure. For instance, new ideas and technologies are being developed in technology parks in direct cooperation with small and mediumsized companies. Short distances and a sustainably grown network are typical of the science and technology parks in the region. They help to convert research results into marketable products quickly and efficiently. The intensive exchange above and beyond professional boundaries has led to the development of highly efficient and professional network structures. Especially with regard to the development of new links with industry, they help to save time and money and to find new partners for joint development projects as quickly as possible. Prof. Dr. Birgit Kanngießer, Technische Universität Berlin Prof. Dr. Norbert Esser, Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences – ISAS – e.V.

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