PRIME MINISTER VISITED THE BEUTENBERG

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Thuringia, Christine Lieberknecht, met leading entrepreneurs and scientists from the local optics industry. She was informed about the initiative "Freeform Optics Plus', which has recently submitted an application for a huge funding of the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the frame program "Innovative regionale Wachstumskerne". Thus, the specialists from companies and institutions develop over the next three years, new freeform optical systems.

Lieberknecht was impressed by the trust and cooperation in Jena and praised the close strategic alliance of companies, institutes and universities: "The concentration of innovative players in the optics industry is a huge advantage for the region." Here, more than 170 companies with about 15,000 employees generate sales of nearly three billion euros. The industry is facing challenges in a global competition, so its market position and further expansion can be obtained only by technology leadership. At this point, the joint project Freeform Optics plus starts. Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Director of the University Institute of Applied Physics and in personal union Director of the Fraunhofer IOF, resumes: "In future is not enough to develop good lenses, we must think of from the solution's side. And we have to present in that way. Then we remain internationally competitiveness."

News from: 12.07.2013 11:40
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