VACOM is partner in the growth core for innovative optical fibers (TOF)

VACOM is partner in the growth core for innovative optical fibers (TOF)18 companies and 3 research institutions form the regional growth core »Tailored Optical Fibers (TOF)«  in order to develop a joint technology platform for tailored fibers in new photonic applications. Potential fields of application are: sophisticated fiber optic metrology in industry and medicine, novel light sources for laser and material processing, or light emitting textiles.

The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Thuringian Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee visits VACOM

VACOM’s President Jens Bergner and production manager Matthias Ring inform minister Tiefensee about the requirements on the precision manufacturing of vacuum components.During his visit, Minister Tiefensee informed himself about the development of the mid-sized company and its innovative capacity.

It’s only recently that the company founder Dr. Ute Bergner was honored with the Ernst Abbe Prize for Innovative Entrepreneurship.

Based on the fact that the economic structure in Thuringia is mainly characterized by mid-sized enterprises, the minister discussed the challenges of “Economics 4.0” and the design of the general framework.

Economics 4.0 also means Society 4.0. It was discussed that individuality, flexibility and the mastery of the complexity should be considered in legislative projects. This also means: The mid-sized enterprises need other legal conditions than the large-scale industry.

Minister Tiefensee pleaded for the encouragement to develop flexible networks. This would enable the mainly small-scale Thuringian economy to win


Dr. Ute Bergner honored with “ERNST ABBE PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP“

Dr. Ute Bergner honored with “ERNST ABBE PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP“1Dr. Ute Bergner, the founder of VACOM, received the Ernst Abbe Prize for her contributions to science and technology in Thuringia. Thuringia’s minister for economic affairs Wolfgang Tiefensee presented the prize together with the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), the TÜV and the Ernst Abbe Foundation in a celebration for the “XVIIIth Innovation Award Thuringia 2015”.

(C) STIFT, Filmproduction: audiovisual elements, Innovationspreis Thüringen 2015 - Ernst-Abbe-Preis. Watch now on Youtube.

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