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LEJ is an active member of the following associations and innovation clusters:

EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe.

SPECTARIS is the German industry association for the high-tech medium-sized business sector and representative body in the areas of medical technology, optical technologies and analytical, biological, laboratory, and ophthalmic devices.

STRONG PARTNERS in a STRONG ALLIANCE - 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.

18 companies and three research institutions have teamed up in the Innovative Regional Growth Core ›Tailored Optical Fibers‹ [TOF] to develop and market tailored optical fibers for future applications.

The Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Green Photonics bundles the forces of the economy, science, the federal government and the Free State of Thuringia in public-private partnerships with the aim of developing contributions to the solution of urgent future issues by applying light to open up new markets in important future fields for the industry.

Bundling economic and technical know-how, strengthening the innovative strength of the companies and specialists involved with the aim of increasing customer benefit, ensuring the application of state-of-the-art technologies, exploiting the dynamic possibilities of networks, innovative services of all parties involved and a high level of cooperation, organising internal further training programmes, gaining new cooperation partners.

It is characterised by a diverse mix of industries. State-of-the-art innovative companies in the high-tech industry as well as companies from traditional sectors are located here. Companies from the manufacturing industry, traders, service companies and official institutions characterise the structure of the Göschwitz industrial estate. Many well-known companies, including those listed on the stock exchange, have international relations and sell their products and services worldwide.