Short Description: Optec-Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (OpTecBB) is the competence network for optical technologies and micro-system technology in the region of Berlin-Brandenburg. OpTecBB is an initiative of companies and scientific institutions in Berlin-Brandenburg who aim to explore and use the technology together. OpTecBB was founded on September 14th, 2000 by companies, research institutions, universities and federations supported by relevant ministries in Brandenburg and the Berlin Senate. Today, the association has approximately 100 institutional employees.