Swissphotonics, formerly Swisslaser.net (acronym SLN) is a non-profit association, registered under "Verein Schweizer Laser und Photonik Netz". Swissphotonics is the Swiss national thematic network (NTN) for photonics and serves as a network for a common vision and growth of the photonics industry. It is the declared goal of Swissphotonics to promote the competitiveness of its members through the support of the innovation forces.
- Swissphotonics serves the full field of photonics, including material processing with a laser beam, photonic manufacturing, optical input/output (imaging and photonic life science), optical communication, photovoltaics and lightning.
- Swissphotonics serves companies, research organisations, and universities in the field of photonics from basic science over applied science, technology development, manufacturing and selling of photonic components and applications.We support the industry and research institutes in finding research partners and funding.
- Swissphotonics supports the networking within Switzerland and establishes contacts within Europe, especially to the European technology platform Photonics21.
The activities of Swissphotonics are supported by the Swiss innovation promotion agency CTI under the NTN initiative.