Welcome to OptoNet
Competence Network for Optical Technologies in Jena | Germany
OptoNet represents the interests of currently more than 90 companies, research and educational organizations, investment companies as well as public institutions in the field of optical technology.
Being a traditional optics region, Thuringia is home to a world-class optics cluster with multinational powerhouses such as Carl Zeiss or Jenoptik and a large number of highly innovative small and medium sized companies. Universities and research institutions with excellent reputation complete the profile of the “optics valley”.
OptoNet is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and THÜRINGEN innovativ.
Optical Technologies in Thuringia:
167 companies | 14,400 employees | 2.60 bill. € turnover | export rate 66% ... [more figures]