German photonics website launched

The VDMA has redesigned its online presence to enhance networking and communication.

Frankfurt, Germany - The Photonics Forum within the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, VDMA), a theme-based affiliation of seven VDMA photonics-related professional sectors, can now be found in the new digital network of the VDMA.

The VDMA launched a completely redesigned online presence beginning this year to give the website a new look. The resulting digital network clearly structures the thematic variety of the federation and offers a virtual space for networked information and communication. Its information platform will communicate more intensively about the technology field of photonics and about all of its current and future challenges and opportunities.

The home page of the fully bilingual (German/English) photonics portal provides a list of the current press releases and news of the VDMA's photonics professional sectors. Upcoming meetings, workshops, conferences, and trade fairs concerning each speciality segment are presented.

There are three subcategories: "About Us" introduces itself and the technology field of photonics. Under "Economy," the visitor finds more detailed information on an industry-wide campaign of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the photonics trade associations, which aims to attain growth rates and market shares on a global scale now and in the foreseeable future. The third category is the topic of "Research & Innovation," which provides information about "Photonics Campus Germany," an industry-wide BMBF-supported campaign with the relevant associations and the industry as a whole to promote young talent.

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