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Home > Press > VDMA Photonics Forum appears in a completely new light: On the new VDMA website, the Photonics Forum provides information about the key technology of photonics and bundles the competence of seven photonics-related VDMA organisations

The Photonics Forum within the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - VDMA) - the theme-based affiliation of seven VDMA photonics-related professional sectors - appears in its own information platform in the new digital network of the VDMA

VDMA Photonics Forum appears in a completely new light: On the new VDMA website, the Photonics Forum provides information about the key technology of photonics and bundles the competence of seven photonics-related VDMA organisations

Frankfurt, Germany | Posted on March 4th, 2013

Modern, dynamic, theme-based: At the start of the new year, the VDMA
launched a completely redesigned online presence. The internet is after all
one of the most important information media today, and the first impression
of an internet page is often decisive for the user. Reason enough to give
the website a new look. The outcome is something to be justifiably proud
of: The resulting digital network clearly structures the
tremendous thematic variety of the federation and offers a virtual space
for networked information and communication. With this effort, the
Photonics Forum in the VDMA also aims to cast the innovative key technology
more directly into the "limelight": Its own information platform is intended to communicate more intensively about the
technology field of photonics and about all of its current and future
challenges and opportunities - by providing the information not only to
professionals within the trade, but also in particular to the general
public, policymakers and media, potential investors, and the young
professional talents of tomorrow.

Discover the new website

The home page of the fully bilingual (German/English) photonics portal
provides a list of the current press releases and news of the VDMA
photonics professional sectors. Further upcoming meetings, workshops,
conferences and trade fairs concerning each speciality segment are
presented here. For a more in-depth look into the core activities of the
forum, there are three subcategories: In the category "About Us", the forum
first introduces itself and the technology field of photonics along with
all seven of the VDMA divisions participating in the forum. Under "Economy"
the visitor finds more detailed information on an industry-wide campaign of
the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the
photonics trade associations - an image-boosting campaign which aims to
attain growth rates and market shares on a global scale now and in the
foreseeable future. The "Market Research Working Group", jointly formed for
this purpose and reinforced by means of external consulting, is currently
compiling a new photonics industry study: The results of the initial work
packages will be presented for the first time in May of this year. The
third category is the topic of "Research & Innovation": It provides
information about "Photonics Campus Germany", a similarly industry-wide
BMBF-supported campaign with the relevant associations and the industry as
a whole to promote young talent. The latest news items from the European
Technology Platform Photonics21 are also discussed in this category along
with new BMBF funding announcements and project tenders in the area of


About VDMA Photonics Forum
The Photonics Forum bundles and networks the existing competences and
resources in the VDMA on a thematically oriented platform. The list of
actors in the forum includes the following VDMA organisations: the German
Flat Display Forum (Deutsches Flachdisplayforum – DFF), the Industrial
Image Processing Sector “Machine Vision” (Fachabteilung Industrielle
Bildverarbeitung), the Working Group Laser and Laser Systems for Material
Processing (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Laser und Lasersysteme für die
Materialbearbeitung), the Micro Technologies and Components Association
(Fachverband Mikrotechniken und -komponenten), the Organic Electronics
Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Organische Elektronik – OE-A), the Working
Group Photovoltaic Equipment (Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Photovoltaik-Produktionsmittel) and the Productronics [Electronic
Production] Association (Fachverband Productronic). The network of the
forum includes more than 500 companies and research institutions along the
entire value creation chain – about 400 of those members are mainly active
in the field of photonics.

For more information, please click here

Annika Löffler
Tel. +49 69 75 60 81-22
Fax: +49 69 75 60 81-11

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