Whether in communication technology, display technology, measurement engineering, medicine and biotechnology or production engineering – light is used in the most versatile ways. The number of features that are implemented using optical technologies is constantly growing; more and more products contain optical components as key elements. Therefore optical technologies can be seen as trendsetter and problem solvers for crucial tasks of our society and thus they are rightly among future technologies of the 21st century. Baden-Württemberg has an excellent industrial and academic infrastructure at its disposal, especially in terms of Photonics.

Because of growing complexity and multidisciplinarity, innovations increasingly tend to originate in networks. For this reason Photonics BW is promoting actively the creation of structures that enhance innovation by networking and thus uniting researchers, manufacturers and users in the sector of optical technologies in an interdisciplinary manner.


Benefit from our extensive offer of services and the well-established photonics network.