Austrian Platform for light technology

The federal ministry for traffic, innovation and technology (bmvit) has initiated the installation of the Austrian technology platform Photonics Austria to establish a strong presence on national and international level together with representatives of economy and research and to promote the exchange between economy, research and teaching.

The main tasks of Photonics Austria are to ensure the development of national and international research strategies and programs and to push the crosslinking with European activities.


Photonics is the technology of the light, a key technology of the 21st century and one of the Key Enabling Technologies (KET) of the European Commission. Similar to electrons in the electronics, photons in the photonics are of high importance in various applications.



Photonics Austria is
a part of PhotonHub Europe


PhotonHub Europe – a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub –has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.


PhotonHub Europe will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1,000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion in new revenues and venture capital by 2025.

Start of project Phorsch! – Photonics for schools! 


Phorsch! – Photonics for schools! – enables students to experience photonics, the technology of light, via exploratory learning.


Our brandnew Photonics Austria brochure is online! Find out more about our current goals, key activities and a lot more!


Photonics Austria brochure


Here you can find our ongoing projects


We provice you with our infrastructure


Find all our members at a glance


The most vital success stories of our members


Our cooperation network in the area of laser technology


We are looking forward to hearing from you!