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ZEISS Innovation Center

Collaborating in the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation

ZEISS Innovation Center

Dublin, California

Based in one of the world’s premier innovation hubs, the ZEISS Innovation Center in Dublin, California, harnesses ZEISS’ leading technology, research, and customer service strengths. By bringing together business segments in an open, collaborative workplace, ZEISS is advancing digital and other breakthrough technologies in partnership with our industry, academic and community partners. 800 employees continuously enable our customer ambitions and drive growth.

Facts and figures

  • 1.4 B

    euros in revenue generated in FY 2021/22 in North America

  • 200

    employees working in R&D

  • 560

    patents based on research conducted in California

  • 5,000

    publications based on research conducted in California


As one of the world’s top technology companies with a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production, and a strong brand to boot, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

For more than 175 years, the company has been shaping technological progress, advancing the world of optics with solutions from its four segments and meeting its customers' needs. In fiscal year 2021/22, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 8.8 billion euros. With over 38,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries.

Diversity and Inclusion at ZEISS

At ZEISS, we welcome and value all people, regardless of their nationality, origin, age, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity. Every individual is unique, and we support an inclusive culture which respects all our team members.


The ZEISS Innovation Center is home to approximately 800 engineers, researchers, production experts, customer service and sales reps, and executives across key business and corporate groups. Through our individual and collective expertise, we offer both our customers and our industry, academic and community partners new ways to engage, network, collaborate and achieve ambitious new goals.
  • Medical Technology

    The ZEISS Innovation Center serves as the U.S. headquarters for ZEISS Medical Technology, one of the world’s leading medical technology businesses. ZEISS Medical Technology offers complete diagnostic, refractive and surgical solutions for ophthalmic diseases and in the field of microsurgery, the business provides innovative visualization solutions.

    The California-based Innovation Center is one of ZEISS Medical Technology’s leading worldwide medical technology innovation locations and serves as the research and development and production site for Ophthalmic Diagnostic medical solutions globally, creating and supplying cutting-edge technologies for ophthalmology. In addition, the site is the U.S. hub for medical technology sales and service, customer support, and professional education. It features a state-of-the-art eye clinic, customer experience center, along with digital training rooms for employees and customers and to bring customers the best solutions to meet their needs.

    The co-location of ZEISS Medical Technology with other ZEISS companies offers additional collaborative opportunities, particularly in image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. To continue fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation, the site is devoted to developing medical technology innovations that shape our world by improving the quality of life for patients and driving progress, efficiency and access to healthcare.

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  • X-ray Microscopy

    The ZEISS Innovation Center houses ZEISS X-ray Microscopy R&D labs, product design, production, demo centers and customer experience labs, as well as customer service teams. X-ray Microscopy, or XRM, is part of the ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions strategic business unit, which falls under the ZEISS Industrial Quality & Research segment.

    After its 2013 acquisition, XRM (formerly Xradia) brought to ZEISS innovations in non-destructive 3D X-ray imaging, including new applications in materials research, electronics and semiconductor failure analysis, industrial quality applications, oil and gas exploration, as well as life science research. Using ZEISS X-ray microscopes, researchers continue to make substantial scientific discoveries across multiple disciplines, underscored by over 1,500 scientific publications based on research conducted with these microscopes in the past five years alone.

    By sharing space in the ZEISS Innovation Center, XRM and other ZEISS units are strongly positioned to pursue new opportunities that optimize ZEISS expertise in areas such as optics, image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. XRM also belongs to a global ZEISS network of X-ray core competency centers that foster the exchange of insights, competencies and innovative approaches to address customers’ toughest challenges.

  • Medical Technology

    The ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center gives academic and industry customers across North America both in-person and virtual opportunities to interact with the latest ZEISS electron, light, and X-ray microscopes. Part of the ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions business, the Customer Center is supported by resident application experts in life science, materials research, and electronics who review customers' requirements and applications to provide them with the best possible solutions. Customers also have access to a sophisticated sample preparation laboratory that supports the materials research, electronics and life science markets.

    Among the latest ZEISS microscopy solutions on display in the Customer Center are the new Axio Observer with AI Sample Finder, Lattice Lightsheet 7, Gemini SEM 460, Gemini SEM 560, Crossbeam Laser FIB, Cryo correlative workflow, and Crystal CT. The Customer Center is fully equipped with the latest technology for customers to access these and other ZEISS microscopes through remote channels.

    Direct customer interaction with ZEISS technology is an integral part of the commitment by ZEISS to continually drive innovation and shape new markets. The location of the Customer Center in the ZEISS Innovation Center therefore serves as an ideal location to promote the intersection of ideas between various ZEISS businesses and experts, and to serve as a networking hub for academia and industry.

  • Process Control Solutions

    The ZEISS Innovation Center houses Process Control Solutions, part of ZEISS’ Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment that enables the success of microchip manufacturers around the globe.

    With its strategic partner ASML, ZEISS SMT has redefined the technologies possibilities in chip manufacturing, especially through developing and introducing the ground-breaking Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) technologies. Thanks to this, ZEISS lithography optics, chip fabs around the globe can expose their wafers with nanometer precision – laying the foundation for the production of extremely powerful microchips.

We are hiring!

Do you want to take on a new challenge? Are you ready to join a collaborative culture committed to advancing breakthrough technologies? Are you eager to make an impact worldwide? Are you interested in openings at the new ZEISS Innovation Center?

We want you!

You are a team player with an innovative spirit. An expert with real depth. You want to share your knowledge and gather as much experience as possible. You want to excel in your job and make your mark. Then discover all opportunities in California and apply today!

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