The International Photonics Network

Photonics Finland is a technology oriented association that drives the photonics industry in Finland by connecting Finnish photonics companies, research centers, and public authorities. Photonics Finland supports the development of the photonics field from basic research through to the deployment and market launch of products. It is the single point of contact for photonics ecosystem in Finland.

Photonics Finland develops new business and research opportunities, and helps realize the full potential of the photonics industry in Finland in sectors like health care, energy efficiency, safety, manufacturing, and sustainability.

Photonics Finland arranges Photonics for events in Finland. Themes follow forestry, food industry and healthcare. Optics & Photonics Days (OPD) is the yearly organized main event. It presents the latest development in optics and photonics research as well as progresses made by photonics companies. Photonics Finland also organizes the Finnish Pavilion with Finnish companies in various Exhibitions such as Photonics West and Laser World of Photonics.

The work groups:

Photonics Finland has over 80 member organisations that operate together in seven multidisciplinary work groups. Through the work groups, Photonics Finland develops new business and research opportunities from basic research through to the deployment and market launch of products.

  • WG1 – Information and communication technologies
  • WG2 – Industrial production and quality
  • WG3 – Life science and health
  • WG4 – Emerging lighting, electronics and displays
  • WG5 – Safety, metrology and sensors
  • WG6 – Optical components and systems
  • WG7 – Photonics research, education and training

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Photonics Industry in Finland

  • *200 companies
  • *4 000 employees
  • *Billion euro market
  • *20% annual growth


Photonics Industry in Finland Tekes, Finpro & Photonics Finland survey results Photonics Industry in Europe Photonics21 survey results

Key photonics competences in Finland

  • *Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • *Micro- and Nanophotonics
  • *Lasers and Fiber Optics
  • *VR, AR, MR


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