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					Optics                                                                                                                                                                02/2011

INDUSTRY PROFILE                     wORkFORCE                       RESEARCh AND DEvELOPmENT                          STRONGER TOGEThER           SUCCESSFUL IN ThURINGIA


Optics in Thuringia – Unparalleled Know-How
Thuringia is home to a world-class optics cluster                                                                        A few figures to illustrate the capabilities and
                                                                                                                         innovativeness of Thuringia‘s optics industry:
with a long tradition. Multinational powerhouses
                                                                                                                          170 companies
such as Carl Zeiss, Schott or Jenoptik got their                                                                          13,750 employees
start in Thuringia. Today, they set international                                                                         3,580 optics and laser technology students
standards for optical technology.                                                                                         Roughly 900 employees at nine private and
                                                                                                                          university research institutions
                                                                                                                          Over 1,000 trainees in optics-related professions
                                                                                                                          EUR 2.5 billion in revenue in 2009
     Applications for Products Made by Thuringia’s Optics Industry                                                        Export ratio of 65%
     (Source: OptoNet e.V. 2009, multiple mentions allowed, percentage share of companies in %, n = 171)
                                                                                                                          Three-fourths of the companies are based in the
                                                                                                                          Jena-Erfurt-Ilmenau Technology Triangle
    Information and production                                                                                   44%

    Life sciences and medicine                                                                             40%           Invest in a location that has seized the future.
                                                                                                                         The State Development Corporation of Thuringia
    Energy and environment                                                         29%
                                                                                                                         (LEG Thüringen) provides full service support for
    Security and mobility                                                    21%                                         all investors. Contact us – we‘re here to help.
    Other                                               8%
                                                                                                                                                     RESEARCh AND DEvELOPmENT


                                               Being an optics center with a distinguished            Skilled Workers
                                               tradition, Thuringia has a large, attractive pool
                                               of skilled workers. You can recruit tomorrow‘s      Thuringia offers vocational training programs
                                               employees today.                                    where young people learn to be:

                                                                                                    Precision opticians and engineers                                                                                                                                                STRONGER TOGEThER
The science, research                             University Education                              mechatronics technicians
and business network in                                                                             Optometrists
Thuringia is an excellent                      First-rate universities with relevant majors and     microtechnologists                               If you need partners for innovation projects, you                                Center for Advanced micro- and Nano-           The OptoNet competence
foundation for expanding                       departments lay a solid foundation for success.      Physics laboratory assistants                    can choose from an array of R&D outfits in every                                 Optics (optonet), Jena                         network represents the inte-
our position in the interna-                   This includes:                                                                                        niche of optical technology.                                                     amos application center for microoptical       rests of more than 90 compa-
tional marketplace.                                                                                JENAER BILDUNGSZENTRUm gGmbh                                                                                                       systems, Erfurt                                nies, research and educational
                                                Photonics at Friedrich Schiller University of      SChOTT CARL ZEISS JENOPTIk also produces          key research institutes include:                                                 IPhT Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena    institutes, investors, regional
Ulrich Hermann Krauss,
Member of the Management Board,                 Jena (FSU)                                         highly qualified young workers.                    Institute of Applied Optics (FSU Jena)                                          Günter köhler Institute for Joining            institutions and technology-
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
                                                Combined master‘s and PhD programs in                                                                 Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics                                     Technology and materials Testing, Jena         transfer organizations. It also
                                                optics and photonics at the Abbe School of                                                            (FSU Jena)                                                                                                                     assists optics-related networks
                                                Photonics (FSU)                                       Continuing Education                            Institute of Condensed matter Theory and                                       many other research institutes and compa-       and initiatives – such as the
                                                Optronics concentration in the mechanical                                                             Solid State Optics (FSU Jena)                                                  nies work in optics-related fields throughout   medways competence center
                                                engineering major, as well as mechatronics,        Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, TU          Institute of Applied Physics (FSU Jena)                                        Thuringia, including:                           or the mikro-Nanotechnologie-
                                                microsystems and nanotechnology at the             Ilmenau and Fh Jena also provide various           Otto Schott Institute of Glass Chemistry                                                                                       Thüringen association – find
                                                Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau)      continuing education programs. Carl Zeiss           (FSU Jena)                                                                     Institute for microelectronic and              suitable innovation partners.
                                                Laser and optical technologies, ophthalmic         AG and Thuringian research institutions            Lighting Engineering Department (TU Ilmenau)                                    mechatronic Systems (ImmS) with locations
                                                optics/optometry and optometry/vision science      jointly organize regular JENA Carl Zeiss Optics    Technical Optics Department (TU Ilmenau)                                        in Ilmenau and Erfurt
                                                at the University of Applied Sciences Jena         Colloquia on a range of topics.                    Inorganic Nonmetallic materials Department                                      CiS Research Institute for microsensors and
                                                (Fh Jena)                                                                                             at the Institute of materials Engineering                                       Photovoltaics, Erfurt.
                                                                                                                                                      (TU Ilmenau)
                                                                                                              IOF Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics                             
                                                                                                      prime-location/top-industries/optics            and Precision Engineering, Jena                                                   primelocation/top-industries/optics

                           CoOPTICS – COOPERATE IN OPTICS
                                                                                                                                                          Product and Technology Focuses of Companies
                           CoOPTICS, a cluster initiative, wants to help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thuringia boasts a wide
                                                                                                                                                          (Source: OptoNet e.V. 2009, percentage share of companies in %, n = 171)

                           Thuringia become an innovation engine for optical
                           technologies and a center for optical technology
                                                                                                                                                          Instruments/sensors                                                                   35%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    range of capabilities in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    optical technologies.
                           training in Europe. Thuringia and the European
                           Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are sponsoring                                                                                Lasers/radiation sources                                         15%

                           this project with EUR 27.5 million.                                                                                            Optoelectronics/electronics                         8%

                                                                                                                                                          microoptics/fiber optics                           8%

                                                                                                                                                          Other                                         5%

Thuringia is home to world-class optics companies and
sets international standards in optical technologies.

                                                                                            OThER SELECTED COmPANIES
   Carl Zeiss Group                              DOCTEr OPTICS GmbH
                                                                                            ADVA AG Optical Networking,
The Carl Zeiss Group is a global leader in    Docter Optics is the international market     Meiningen
the optical and optoelectronic industry.      leader in optical glass projection lenses     Allied Vision Technologies GmbH,
The Semiconductor Technology Group,           for automotive applications and a recog-      Stadtroda
the medical Systems Group, the micros-        nized supplier of optical components
                                                                                            biolitec AG, Jena
copy Group and some of the Group‘s            and systems to premier OEms in various
central research operations are located in    industries, including biometrics, digital     Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH, Jena
Jena, the Group‘s founding city. Carl Zeiss   projection, printing and machine vision.
                                                                                            Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena
produces analog and digital planetarium
systems in the city, too. Jena is also home      GÖPEL electronic GmbH                      Cross Match Technologies GmbH, Jena
to the central production company. All                                                      DOCTEr OPTICS GmbH,
told, the Carl Zeiss Group employs around     Jena-based GÖPEL electronic Gmbh is           Neustadt an der Orla
1,700 people in Jena.                         one of the world’s leading providers of
                                                                                            Fresnel Optics GmbH, Apolda
                                              electrical and optical testing and inspec-
   JENOPTIK AG                                tion systems for electronic components,       GÖPEL electronic GmbH, Jena
                                              printed circuit assemblies and automoti-
                                                                                            HELLMA Optik GmbH, Jena
As an integrated optoelectronics group,       ve electronic systems.
Jenoptik AG operates around the globe in                                                    Jena-Optronik GmbH, Jena
five divisions: Lasers & material Proces-        Jena-Optronik GmbH                         JENOPTIK AG, Jena
sing, Optical Systems, Industrial metrolo-
gy, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil     Jena-Optronik is a pioneer in multispect-     Jenoptik Polymer Systems GmbH, Triptis
Systems.                                      ral earth observation and optoelectronic      LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH,
                                              sensors for the attitude and orbit control    Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
   LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH                    systems of satellites. The company has
                                                                                            KLA-Tencor MIE Jena GmbH, Jena
                                              40 years of experience and tradition to its
LEONI Fiber Optics Gmbh is a leading          name. For years, it has worked as a trusted   MAZeT GmbH, Jena
provider of fiber optic cables for special    partner of space agencies JAXA, ESA and
                                                                                            Photonic Sense GmbH, Eisenach
applications in manufacturing, sensor tech-   NASA and international manufacturers of
nology, analytics, science, communications    satellites.                                   POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH, Gera
and laser medicine.                                                                         Vision & Control GmbH, Suhl

                                                                                            Source of photographs:
                                                                                            Fraunhofer IOF, Carl Zeiss AG, Carl Zeiss meditec AG, Stadt Jena

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