The location of Jena, the German Optical Valley, is endued with unique potential of tradition and experience. The combination of abstract and applied research and science together with a powerful industry is outstanding within Germany. Besides our regional network we can rely on partners worldwide.
The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is the primary industry representative of the aerospace sector in Germany. As the voice of German aerospace, BDLI engages in dialogue with political institutions, authorities, trade associations and governments at home and abroad.
The network LRT represents the interests of companies and facilities in the field of aerospace in Saxony and Thuringia. Jena-Optronik GmbH supports the LRT and Dietmar Ratzsch is member of the board.
Eight leading Thuringian Photonics companies and two prestigious research institutes have teamed up in the »Innovative Regional Growth Core« fo+ [freeform optics plus] to develop and market innovative freeform optical systems.