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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 13 January, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Stockholm
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Pierre-Yves
Fonjallaz
Cluster Manager
+46702181176
pierre@photonicsweden.org
Petra
Bindig
Project Manager
+46702644663
petra@photonicsweden.org
Lennart BM
Svensson
Project Manager
+46707267411
lenanrt@photonicsweden.org
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Optical Networks and Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Nanotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
47
Number of SME members: 
15
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
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: 
Our vision

Optics and Photonics having a strong impact on a viable, expanding and profitable Swedish industry based on research and innovation.

PhotonicSweden shall:
  • catalyze fruitful cooperation between companies, universities, and institutes in the field of optics and photonics in Sweden and across the national borders.
  • be a natural partner for Swedish and European funders and investors for product development and research.
  • contribute to a healthy regrowth of engineers in optics and photonics.
  • increase the awareness among the general public and politicians of the strategic importance of optics and photonics for the future of Sweden.

Photonics is a transboundary enabler within many fields, not the least for Swedish areas of strengths such as telecoms, automation, security and medicine. Today, the Swedish photonics community consists of over 150 high tech companies with over 6000 employees, and many research groups all around the country.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Optitec, Photonics Bretagne, KTN ESP, Steinbeis, OptecBB, Photonics NL, Photon Delta, SECPHO, Optoscana, Photonics Finland, Optecnet
Support Programmes