Catalan companies in the field of photonics have increased by 51% in the last three years and now reach 174. All of them have an aggregate turnover that has also grown by 9%, to 1,859 million euros and generates 9,434 jobs
Of the total number of companies in the photonics ecosystem in Catalonia, 88% are SMEs. In addition, it is a highly globalized ecosystem, as 62% are exporters.
On the other hand, 58% of the total turnover is more than one million euros, while 28% have more than 10 million euros in sales. This is a dynamic and growing field, as 22% of companies are startups.
This information has been taken from the Catalonia Trade & Investment report "Photonics in Catalonia."
Sectors of activity
Regarding scope, 44% work in Industry 4.0, which has grown strongly compared to 13% in 2018.
In Catalonia, this ecosystem mainly uses technologies such as sensors, scanning systems, image capture (42%), and advanced lighting (28%).
Photonics also uses technologies such as laser systems, communications and networking, display and display systems, photovoltaic systems, and quantum technologies.
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