INNOVATION FROM TRADITION.
The foundation of the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH is a direct consequence of the constantly increasing importance of research, based on laser technology, at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). In 1987, a couple of professors under the auspices of Prof. Manfred Geiger (Chair of Manufacturing Technology LFT) have allied in the Forschungsverbund Lasertechnologie Erlangen (FLE).
This research cooperation was soon amended by an economy-oriented application laboratory. With the aim of further improving the interface between science and economy, the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH was founded as a non-profit research institution in 1993. Ever since, not only innovative ideas, but also new companies and jobs have resulted from a multitude of research and processing projects.
Successful companies like ERLAS – Erlanger Lasertechnik GmbH or Laserequipment AG have emerged from the blz. With the founding of the Chair of Photonic Technologies in 2009, another strong partner in the academic surroundings of the FAU in Erlangen works side by side with the blz.