The photonics sector of the German capital region builds on a mutual transfer between its distinct scientific landscape and highly specialized small and medium-sized companies. With a long-lasting and broad expertise in photonics, microsystems, and nano technology, the region is an internationally competitive hub for optical technologies, the foundation for an extensive range of innovative products and services.

Overview of photonics

Industry focuses

laser technology, light technology, communications and sensor technology, optical analysis, biomedical optics, microsystems technology
Number of companies~ 1,530*
Number of employees~ 17,240*
Key Players Berliner Glas, First Sensor AG, GFMesstechnik, HACH LANGE, HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie, Nokia Siemens Networks, OSRAM, Rathenower Optik - Fielmann, SEMPERLUX, SMI SensoMotoric Instruments (a selection)
Regional networks/associations    OpTec BerlinBrandenburg e.V., OABB optic alliance brandenburg berlin e.V., Photonik BB e.V., LVBB Laserverbund Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (a selection)
Important events Laser Optics, AMAA - International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications

* The data is taken from the Cluster Report Photonics for 2016.

You will find additional information on the Photonics Cluster in Berlin-Brandenburg in the Berlin Business Location Center, on the website of the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg and on the Cluster homepage Photonics.