Research environment

36 institutions of higher education have R&D programs in photonics and microsystems technologies. Because important research institutes are present, the region has become a German center for photonics. These sites supply the region’s companies with necessary know-how.

These experts include (amongst others):

Close cooperation between science and industry:

University and research landscape

  • The highest concentration of research institutions and activities in Germany
  • High investment in research and development
  • Support for spin-offs from academic institutions
  • Targeted support for start-ups
  • Germany's largest start-up competition "Businessplan-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg"

Educational institutions in the region

Research institutions in the region

Berlins's photonics cluster

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