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Photonics BW

Photonics BW e.V. was founded in July 2000 as a non-profit organisation, aiming at the promotion of optical technologies in  Baden-Württemberg. In the years 2001 to 2009, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Photonics BW evolved to be the competence network for optical technologies in Baden-Württemberg. Today, Photonics BW counts more than 70 members  from industry, SME, Start-Ups, Research and consulting institutions. 

Innovation Networks

Photonics BW is member of OptecNet Deutschland e.V., the nationwide association of seven regional innovation networks for optical technologies.


Optence e.V.

The photonics network in Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate focussing on optical manufacturing, metrology and laser technology.


HansePhotonik e.V.

is the regional competence network for optical technologies in the North of Germany.


OpTecBB e.V.

Optical technologies from Berlin and Brandenburg.


OpTech-Net e.V.

Since 2001, the OpTech-Net e.V. has supported companies, universities and research institutes in the field of optical technologies in North Rhine-Westphalia as an innovation network.


OptecNet Deutschland e.V.

The federal association of Germany's seven regional optical technologies innovation networks.


bayern photonics e.V.

Good ideas need good contacts.


optonet e.V.

represents 100 players of Thuringia´s photonics industry and offers a platform for networking and cooperation.

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PhotonicNet GmbH

the name says it all: we are the innovative photonic s network in Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.



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Here you can find current news from companies, universities, research institutes and the seven regional Innovation Networks for Optical Technologies in Germany.

On July 7, the photonics community in Berlin enjoyed a public event with some rare guests: During their visit of the German Capitol Berlin, the Royal couple of the Netherlands visited a meeting of OpTecBB, the local photonics network, and PhotonicsNL. The latter is the national photonics network of the Netherlands. Both societies signed a memorandum of understanding at this occasion.

Alliance formed to accelerate development of augmented reality eyewear...

Optosigma: Scott Rudder

The Board of Sigma Koki Co. Ltd. (Japan – Tokyo), the global manufacturer of...

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SMD Chip Opens up New Application Possibilities in the Security Sector ...


OptecNet offers Germany´s only job board with information about career opportunities in the photonics industry.

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Ph. D. student (m/f/d): Structural and electronic properties of oxide alloys and heterostructures

Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik | Working location: Berlin | 29.07.2021
he Paul-Drude-Institut (PDI) performs basic research as a lively symbiosis of materials science and solid state physics. Our activities aim at inspiring and demonstrating new functionalities for...

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Photon sources for optical quantum computing

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Optische Sensorsysteme | Working location: Berlin | 27.07.2021
The Institute of Optical Sensor Systems fosusses on research and development of active and passive optical sensor systems operating in the UV, visible, infrared and THz spectral range. The instruments...

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Director BIO AFM Operations (m/f/d)

Bruker Nano GmbH | Working location: Berlin | 27.07.2021
Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker's high-performance scientific instruments and high-value...


Developer/Engineer in Laser Technology (m/f/d)

QUBIG GmbH | Working location: München | 19.07.2021
For our team in Munich, we are currently looking at the earliest possible date for a full-time Developer/Engineer in Laser Technology (m/f/d)

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Engineer (m/f/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) – innoFSPEC Potsdam | Working location: Postdam | 15.07.2021
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) continues the tradition of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam and the Berlin Observatory. It is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg...

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Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m/d) on “3D integration of ferroelectric field-effect transistors in the back-end-of-line of CMOS neuromorphic chips”

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Working location: Berlin | 14.07.2021
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) investigates and develops materials for a sustainable energy supply of the future. For this purpose, we operate the synchrotron facility...

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Electronics Developer with experience in detector technology

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) | Working location: Berlin | 05.07.2021
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is a publicly funded research institute with a long history that includes the Berlin Observatory and the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam. Today,...