The Department of Glass (DG) is a research group within Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME). ITME DG hosts 4 senior post-docs, 6 researchers and 6 technicians whose photonic R&D activities are coordinated by Prof. Ryszard Buczynski. ITME DG is recognized for its applied research in the field of fiber optics and material research on soft and organic glass. ITME DG is also involved in services for local industry in Poland as well as for SME’s in Europe. ITME DG collaborates with several companies in various industrial applications: e.g. speciality fiber development (SQS); dental lightguides (EUROTEK); optical tweezers (ALBA Photonics); microhole plates (EUROTEK).