ALPHA-RLH Route des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences
ALPHA - Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences (ALPHA-RLH) is a fairly recent formed technology cluster specializing in photonics, laser and microwave technologies. It is the result of a merger officialized on December 8th, 2016 between two ex-French competitiveness clusters, Alpha-Route des Lasers and Elopsys.
Based in Bordeaux and Limoges, the cluster is focused on 2 technological fields: Photonics-Laser (laser sources and processes, optical components, instrumentation) and Microwave (integrated electronics, radiocommunication systems, radar systems) and 4 strategic applications:
- Health (medical devices and autonomy): imaging, diagnosis and therapy techniques, technological solutions for people who have lost their independence,
- Communication and security: components or systems for data transmission, data and network security,
- Aerospace and defence: embedded optical/optoelectronic systems, innovative solutions for shaping materials, communication, navigation, and lighting,
- Energy and smart building: solar technology, lighting solutions, energy efficiency, energy storage, connecting or connected devices for buildings.
Digital technology represents a cross-disciplinary activity. It covers digital interfaces, image processing and synthesis, data security and sharing, along with intelligent connecting objects.
Through aggregate skills and expertise, ALPHA-RLH aims to become the French reference cluster in photonics, lasers and microwave technologies. It will enable the cluster to bring out innovation collaborative projects and enrich the support provided to SME members exporting to global markets.
Established - 08 December 2016
Staff in the management team - 21-30
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Competence development
- On-the-job training
100Number of start-ups among SME's
23Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
10Number of civil society members
30Other Ecosystem Actors
Connection to cluster organisation(s)
|Moravian Aerospace Cluster, z.s.||
Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives
|PIMAP Partnership – Photonics for International Markets and APplications||
|Photonics for International Markets and Applications Plus||