Polytec is actively and continuously collaborating with research institutes worldwide, also supporting and sponsoring interesting fields of research.

Fraunhofer VISION

Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, joined by Polytec in 2011, is a research network for industrial quality insurance. Automatic image processing and machine vision are basic activities of the Vision institutes.

The Institute of Applied Optics

The Institute of Applied Optics at the Stuttgart University mainly focuses exploration of new optical measurement and sensor principles, supported by Polytec within an endowed professorship.

The Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of Technische Universität München is one of the major production technology institutes in Germany.

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) offers an innovative study program for international students in cooperation with Polytec and other industry partners.

At the WKK Institute, ultrasonic testing is applied to solve specific material-related problems (ultrasonic joining, ultrasonic fatigue testing in the very high cycle fatigue regime, etc.) using Polytec’s laser measurement systems.