Challenge the Limits of Imagination

Seeing beyond for 175 years

Ever since ZEISS was founded 175 years ago, curiosity, passion and precision have been inspiring us, our customers and our partners. Together, we have succeeded time after time in opening up new perspectives, transforming major challenges into major opportunities and making the impossible possible.
In spite of the many changes the world has seen over the past 175 years, one thing has stayed the same: together, we challenge the limits of our imagination.
Signet 175 years ZEISS

ZEISS Beyond Talks

For 175 years, ZEISS has been asking “How can we challenge the limits of our imagination?” To celebrate this vision, ZEISS has partnered up with thought leaders and great minds from around the globe for the series "ZEISS Beyond Talks" where they speak about their work, visions, and how they are having a major impact on our world.

Enable even more creativity

Interview with Senior Vice President & CMO at vivo, Spark Ni.

Capturing moments frozen in time

Interview with Sebastian Copeland, award-winning photographer.

Secrets in the wings of butterflies

Interview with Nipam Patel, PHD, developmental biologist.

Heart meets mind in neuroscience

Interview with Prof. Ling Feng, neurosurgeon and Deputy Director of China INI in Beijing.

ZEISS Beyond Talks –
The Podcast

"ZEISS Beyond Talks – The Podcast” takes you on a journey by capturing important milestones and by talking to leading scientists, renowned artists and ZEISS experts from around the world. All of them address the question: How can we challenge the limits of imagination?

ZEISS 175th Anniversary Celebration

The digital ZEISS 175th Anniversary Celebration took place on the evening of November 16, 2021. The complete recording of the event can be found here - a unique look into the history and future of ZEISS.

ZEISS employee Nicole Fröger, who moderated the ZEISS 175th Anniversary Celebration at the Volkshaus in Jena.

How the Past Enables the Future

From microscopic idea to global technology leader: Carl Zeiss began challenging the limits of imagination with respect to physical laws when scientific research was still in its infancy. His vision is still with us today.

ZEISS – an Internationally Leading Technology Enterprise

founded by Carl Zeiss in Jena
locations in almost 50 countries
employees worldwide
Beyond imagination

Since 175 years we challenge the limits of imagination

ZEISS History at a Glance

ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021

ZEISS, TRUMPF and Fraunhofer research team awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis

ZEISS wins German Future Prize 2020

ZEISS at the Digital Summit 2020

ZEISS Museum of Optics

ZEISS Museum of Optics

What drives us

As the pioneer of science in optics, we continue to challenge the limits of our imagination. With our passion for excellence we create value for our customers and inspire the world to see in new ways.

Press Kit

175 years of  ZEISS

Corporate Responsibility

We are ensuring sustainable development.