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Photonics Austria

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 19 December, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Steiermark
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Michael
Wurzinger
Cluster Manager
+43 3168763021
michael.wurzinger@joanneum.at
Male
Alexandra
Grabner
Other
+43 3168763016
alexandra.grabner@joanneum.at
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
Optical Networks and Systems
Optics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Photonics
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
37
Number of SME members: 
17
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
14
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Photonics Austria creates a strong presence of Austrian interests at national and international level regarding the further development an application of photonics technologies.

It promotes professional dialogue between industry, research and teaching as well as the public sector and provides structures for coordinating intersectoral, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Israel
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Greece
Spain
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Photonics BW
Swissphotonics
Optonet
Steinbeis 2i
Opticsvalley
Silicon Alps
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020

Europho21, Photonics4All, RespiceSME, Scale-Eup², Nextpho21