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Innovation network

further open the potential of optical fiber technology through innovative

development of components, systems, and manufacturing processes


Optical Fibers Technology

Optical fibers have revolutionized our form of technical communication in the last few decades. As a result of the developments in modern optical fibers, numerous other application directions with high market potential and growth rates outside of telecommunications technology have emerged. New applications are opening up e.g. in fiber optic sensor and measurement technology, lighting, medical technology and material processing. The vision of the network is the development of robust optical fibers, components, systems and manufacturing processes for use in a wide range of application areas. In the field of optical fibers, fiber sensors, lasers and optics as well as fiber assembly, new developments are to be initiated and new applications of fiber technology opened up in the international network with partners from France - Photonic Bretagne. The developments also make a significant contribution to the digitization and spread of optical technologies.

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Access to new markets

& participation in the creation of new supply chains

Gain access to new markets and expand your business areas.

International contacts

Expand your contacts internationally and launch joint European funded innovation projects.

Industry insights and strategic partnerships

Network with relevant contacts in the industry and benefit from insights and joint projects.

Securing the future in the long term

Innovation promotes the long-term existence of your company on the market and makes it fit for change.

Initiate government-funded R&D projects

Be at the forefront of this future topic and mark your role as an innovation leader.

Your advantages in the network OpFaTec




These partners are already benefiting from the collaboration:

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We are looking for you!

The international OpFaTec ZIM innovation network is always open for further partners, innovative SMEs or large companies, science and research institutes, or open-minded users and market experts who want to share their ideas and expertise to strengthen their position in the fast-growing and competitive market of fiber optics technology.


As a member of the network, you will expand your contacts in the international scene of experts and build long-term relationships with the network partners.

Your entire work will benefit from the regular exchange with inspiring people, make you move forward in your innovation process, and develop a roadmap with complete new application approaches.


The application field of optical fibers is huge and continuously growing. You don’t use any optical fibers yet? It’s quite possible that this technology perfectly fits your customer’s unmet needs or solves your so far unsolved technical challenges with unprecedented technology approaches. You’ll find out in the OpFaTec network.


A competence network of EurA

The network managed by EurA AG. EurA is the market leader in the management of high-tech networks. The company operates across Europe and supports start-ups and medium-sized companies in successfully implementing and establishing their innovations in order to make them the market leaders of tomorrow. More information at


EurA AG Headquarters Ellwangen

Max-Eyth-Straße 2 | 73479 Ellwangen (Jagst) | Germany | +49 7961 9256-0

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Dr Karl Stock

answers your questions:

+49 7961 92 56 209

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