Partnerships, memberships and projects

Since its founding, asphericon has maintained a collaboration with numerous partners. Together, we work on new, forward-looking ideas, boost the training of experts, and get involved in socially relevant projects. With membership and active involvement in various networks in the photonics industry, we boost site development and national collaboration. We are proud of our awards over the recent years – the result of our own research work as well as the cooperation with our strong partners.

Research and education partnership



Sports sponsoring

Stadtradeln Jena 2022

asphericon has been taking part in the STADTRADELN competition in Jena since 2018 and has been able to get more and more employees interested in the initiative. Since 2022, we have even been the main sponsor of the event, supporting the switch from car to bike and cycling for the climate.

Triathlete Maja Betz

To spread our company’s enthusiasm for sports and motivate even more people in the region to take part in sporting activities, we have been cooperating with triathlete Maja Betz since May 2022.

Her athletic career began in her childhood. Maja tried her hand at tennis, swimming and athletics, among other things, but running quickly became her favorite discipline. First titles at Lower Franconian and Bavarian championships followed. When she began studying sports science at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, she began to focus on triathlon. Quickly, the first successes came with the title of Thuringian University Champion 2019 (Duathlon) and third place at the Knappenman Triathlon (2020). In 2021, Maja Betz competed for the first time as a professional athlete in the long distance. With the 10th place at the Challenge Roth and the 8th place at the Ironman Austria she could complete a successful first professional season. With the German championship title on the triathlon long distance as well as further top ten placements on the long distances in Roth and Emilia-Romagna, the year 2022 was also very promising.

Since the time and financial organization of the training and competition routine is a challenge, especially for individual athletes, we are pleased to support Maja Betz, a young and highly focused professional athlete.

Science Sponsorship

Cultural Sponsorship

Research and funding projects

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