General Photonics Sector

The global market for photonics products is €350 billion, of which €65 billion is produced in Europe. The European photonics industry employs 290,000 people directly and involves over 5,000 SMEs. Photonics is a key enabling technology for a wide range of application areas such as:

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  • Autonomous cars

Lighting, Displays &
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  • TVs, cameras, phones
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Medical Devices &

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