Region of Cleverness:
No. 1 in the German patent applications statistics* and the numerous innovative prices make East Wuerttemberg a >>Region of Talents and Patents<<

  * Frequency of patenting per employee.
   
  Technical innovations are the growth engine of the economy. With optical technologies as the industrial sector of the future the era of the electron is superseded. Experts reckon that over 30% of hitherto electronic technologies shall be replaced by optical technologies. Photonics will become the carrier of innovation for many industrial applications. In a region which has a tradition of innovation, numerous companies have been established around the high technology segment of photonics.

An industrial sector with potential: experts estimate 10 to 20% of annual growth worldwide. This would mean a tenfold increase of this market within a short time span.

Whoever invests in this market, invests in the future.