The ZEISS Group is a technology and innovation leader in the fields of optics, optoelectronics and precision engineering and in the respective applications. Its core portfolio lines of business operate in attractive target markets with long-term growth prospects that are supported by megatrends. These megatrends open up significant business opportunities relevant for ZEISS, especially along Horizon Two and Three for future growth.
The focus of ZEISS Ventures is on opportunities that are currently beyond or between the current business segments of the ZEISS Group's portfolio; and/or when it does not make sense for the SBUs (Strategic Business Units) to pursue them alone. The Executive Board of the Carl Zeiss AG has given a long-term mandate to ZEISS Ventures to address these opportunities.