Over the last years, the laser has established its position as universal tool more and more; e.g. lasers are used in the fields of materials processing, medicine, communication and measuring technology. As cross-section technology and innovation driver laser technology not only serves photonics, but also other industries.
Displaying this wide range of applications in industry and research, Laser Technology is one the most important activity fields of the Photonics Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg. The key to the success of the region is the strong research environment with its close connections to local industry. Thus, during the last years, in the capital region a variety of network structures has been established, providing companies and research institutions access to resources, as knowledge and capital, at both local and international level. Moreover, companies often are market leaders in niche areas, which is an additional strength of the industrial Berlin-Brandenburg.