Around 400 companies in the key technologies of photonics, microsystems engineering and nanotechnology, as well as roughly 36 prestigious universities and research institutes, make the capital region into a hub of optical technologies in Germany. The spectrum extends from optical sensors and applications within medical and measurement technology, to communication technology for energy technology and even light design. The particularly strong ties between the regional players in the areas of business, science, teaching and research are a particular benefit. At no other location is it so easy to build efficient networks as it is in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region.

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.