French optics and photonics industry players visit India
A delegation of French clusters and companies from the sectors of optics and photonics visited Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore from 6th to 11th September to explore partnership and business opportunities with their academic, research and economic counterparts, in the backdrop of the LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS INDIA 2015 Show.
The French photonic and optics sector is an extremely dynamic one in both scientific and commercial fields:
There is intense public research activities being conducted with 13,000 researchers.
Over 1,000 companies that account for 45,000 employees; 55% hired within SMEs.
90% of the companies export their products.
50% of the total turnover of the sector comes from export.
Turnover of sales generated in France of € 10.45 billion.
French industrial strength represents 13.5% of the European industry.
Given France’s competitiveness in the fields of optics and photonics, 2 clusters dedicated to the same sector – OPTITEC and Photonics Bretagne – were in India with a delegation composed of firms who work in diversified markets such as space, aeronautics, defence, automobile, telecommunications, healthcare, biotechnology, scientific instrumentation and manufacturing industry.