HansePhotonik e.V.

is the regional Network of Competence in Photonic Technologies in the north of Germany.


  • connects people and joins competences
  • fosters the transfer of knowledge and technology
  • improves regional infrastructure through support of networks between research, education and application
  • strengthens the capacity for innovation and competitiveness of regional industry and institutions

HansePhotonik supports its members by:

  • Regional cross-linking of knowlegde and competences in industry and academia
  • Donduction of cooperation projects
  • Support of innovation processes
  • Facilitation of start-up companies
  • Conduction of education and qualification measures
  • Facilitation of young academics at scools and universities 

HansePhotonik is part OptecNet Deutschland e.V., the nationwide association of the nine innovation networks for optical technologies in Germany. OptecNet is Germany's strongest photonics network with approx. 500 members that take advantage of:

  • International Cooperations
  • German joint stand at international trade fairs, partnering events und delegation visits
  • Nationwide publicity
  • Technology transfer and support of innovation processes
  • Events and expert forums
  • Projects facilitating young academics