The idea of creating the Cluster was born at the time of the increased development of photonics in Poland, when representatives of several entities cooperating with each other in this field and at different levels of dependence noticed that more can be achieved together. Not only in terms of overcoming technological barriers or project implementation, but also in the area of running and developing business, dialogue with representatives of authorities or offices, as well as gaining a competitive advantage. As a result, the Photonics and Fiber Optics Cluster was established in November 2012 by the Polish Center for Photonics and Fiber Optics foundation, companies: InPhoTech Sp. z o. o., P.H. Elmat Sp. z o.o., CoMin Sp. z o.o. and the Maria Curie Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin – the university where the first Polish optical fibers were developed.
About the Cluster
About the Cluster
Why did this happen? The originators and founders of the Cluster decided to take this step, noting in our country a significant potential in the field of optical fiber technology, the need to develop new solutions and the possibility of effective commercialization of native knowledge in order to stimulate traditional industries.
At the beginning, the cluster had in its CV:
The Cluster is a real form of cooperation between research and development and implementation companies from the photonic industry, scientific units, consulting companies and business environment organizations supporting other entities from the Cluster in order to increase their competitiveness. Thanks to the use of the potential and strengths of the associated entities and determining their necessary needs on the way to further development, it is possible to achieve individual goals through joint action strengthening individual entities, and at the same time the entire Cluster, and thus the Polish photonic environment. The Cluster coordinator is one of the founding entities, the Polish Center for Photonics and Fiber Optics. The center conducts scientific, research and implementation activities in the field of optical fiber photonics as well as educational, training and consulting activities in order to create a strong Polish photonic sector and effective commercialization of Polish technological solutions.