Sep 20, 2007

Welcome to the AutoOptics-Weblog

Optical Technology in the Automotive Industry – AutoOptics in short – is the focus of a new EU research project within the framework of INTERREG III. Universities, research institutions and technology companys from three countries – Spain, Germany and Hungary – are combining their know-how and manpower to achive a single goal: improving knowledge exchange and innovation coordination between three of the fastest growing European business regions - Valenciana in Spain, North Great Plains in Hungary and Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.

The Spanish project leader is the AIDO optics research institute in Valenciana, the German team is lead by Harz University in Wernigerode and the Hungarian representatives are trusting the KELET competence network to represent their ideas and visions. The project is funded by the European Union as part of the programme „Perspective 2007-2013“ which aims at improving cultural and economic ties between various European regions.

The AutoOptics kick-off was held in Valencia, Spain on February 22nd 2007. Since then scientists and businessmen from three very different and diverse parts of Europe have seized the opportunity to meet, exchanging ideas and forming partnerships. To spread the word about the AutoOptics project, which will continue into 2008 and then be re-evaluated by the EU to decide on further funding, the German AutoOptics team from Harz University has decided to bring this blog into existence. On this website, you will find news and press releases from the three AutoOptics teams, infos about events and success stories and the very latest and up-to-date information regarding the optics as well as the automotive industry in Valenciana, Saxony-Anhalt and North Great Plains.

Therefore, if you are interested in either optics or automotive technologies or would like to be a day-to-day witness on how new interregional business relationships are forming all over Europe, whether you like Spain, Germany, Hungary or all three countries together – simply bookmark the AutoOptics weblog or subscribe to our free RSS feed and we promise to provide you with your daily dose of information.

For all those of you who want to know more about the project right now, please feel free to visit the official website of the German AutoOptics team:

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