Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) is a not-for-profit, professional R and D services provider. We sit between University research and Industrial product development.  We are part of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd and Fraunhofer Gesselschaft, Europe's largest R and D provider. 

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Fraunhofer CAP offers industry a flexible and practical R&D resource which responds to companies’
needs in the development of photonic technologies. We help companies produce products and processes for the future.

Our main areas of work are:

  • Novel laser sources
  • Laser-based systems for sensing and materials processing
  • Laser applications
    Fraunhofer UK is part of the global Fraunhofer network and accesses a very wide range of expertise from the Fraunhofer family of Institutes and Centres.

Fraunhofer employs a wide range of mechanisms with which it works with companies. These include:

  • Contract research
  • Collaborative research (EU, TSB etc)
  • Consultancy Feasibility studies
  • Student placements

Fraunhofer succinctly:

  • professional R&D services to industry
  • demand driven, applied research combined with 
scientific excellence
  • strong integration with academia
  • autonomy of institutes/centres combined with 
simple corporate rules and strong brand 


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Technology and Innovation Centre
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