The research cooperation focuses on the development and production of new and groundbreaking photonic micro systems. For an efficient development of these systems it is necessary to carefully analyse the underlying physical principles. New or suitably customised simulation tools can help to enlarge the application area of photonic micro systems with regard to their performance. Another focus lies on the actual production of the photonic micro systems. In this context the scientists concentrate on flexible and high-precision processes. They realise completely new concepts for light delivery and forming on the basis of microstructures, for example.