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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 23 September, 1999
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Thüringen
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
OptecNet Deutschland e.V.
go-cluster Germany
Silicon Saxony e.V.
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Thomas
Bauer
Cluster Manager
0049 3641 573 36 50
info@optonet-jena.de
Anke
Mank
Internationalisation Responsible
0049 3641 573 36 55
anke.mank@optonet-jena.de
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
Optical Networks and Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & environment
Safety & security
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
102
Number of SME members: 
77
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
12
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
JENOPTIK AG
Larger Company
ZEISS AG
Larger Company
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering
Research Organisation
asphericon GmbH
SME
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
University
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)
Research Organisation
Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena)
University
Grintech GmbH
SME
JENETRIC GmbH
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

OptoNet represents the leading players of Photonics in Jena region, creates a communication and cooperation platform, strengthens the international visibility of the cluster, initiates activities for talent promotion and is committed to marketing of the Photonics region.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Other
Please explain: 

Support to collaborative activities, organisation of workshops on foreign markets and intercultural topics, reception of foreign delegations, trade shows and joint booth, delegation trips 

Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Netherlands
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Please explain: 

Support to collaborative activities, participation in EU projects on cluster level, Respice SME, photonics, photonics 4all

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Optics Valley Paris
Québec Photonic Network Canada | Photons Canada
Optics Valley Arizona USA (former AOIA)
New York Photonics | Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
Optonext Hamamatsu Japan
Dutch Optics Center
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

BMBF - Call on Internationalisation, go-Cluster-Initiative, BMBF - Wachstumskerne