Photonics21 members, Value Chain and BestPhorm21 project partners, please support the national and regional photonics community!


As a follow-up activity of the Supply Chain Survey jointly carried out by the European Technology Platform “Photonics21” and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), Photonics21 aims to further investigate the role of advanced materials in the photonics supply chains in Europe.

One of the findings of the survey carried out last year was that for over 90% of the companies facing supply chain issues, these issues relate to output disruptions caused by shortages and delivery delays in the supply chain. In particular, the availability of materials appeared to be one of the key choke points.

The current survey, therefore, focuses on advanced materials and aims to get more insights on relevant supply chains issues related to advanced materials.


For the photonics industry and research community in the current geopolitical situation, it is considered important to determine the potential disruption of European photonic supply chains caused by shortages of advanced materials. Furthermore, it is crucial to identify whether specific actions are necessary to strengthen European scientific and/or production capacities in advanced materials.

It is ensured that all questions related to contact data (email and company’s/organisation’s name) will be separated from the questionnaire parts 1 and 2 for the evaluation, so that the name of the company/organisation cannot be assigned to the answers.


Your time and valuable feedback by filling out the survey is requested by 6 November 2023.


Any further details can be found on the Photonics21 website: Participate in the Photonics21 Survey on Advanced Materials in the Photonics Supply Chain