Excellent Cooperation

Our membership in networks and cooperative projects gives us the ability to solve interdisciplinary problems that would otherwise be beyond the scope of a single institute. The extensive research spectrum covered by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the proximity to RWTH Aachen University gives us access to a far greater pool of knowledge to draw from.  


Location Aachen

Here, we closely cooperate with the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University in all our work areas. On the Melaten campus, eleven research clusters, focusing on different areas, are currently under development, a project which the Fraunhofer IPT is also closely involved in.


Inside the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe, we are a member of the Fraunhofer Group for Production and part of a network of 74 institutes and research units.


International Cooperations

International cooperations are increasingly gaining importance for the Fraunhofer IPT: We cooperate with universities, research facilities and companies at various locations around the world, jointly supporting production-oriented research and development projects.



The Fraunhofer IPT accommodates an increasing number of start-ups which emerged from projects by ambitious employees of our institute. The aim is to transfer application-oriented research into concrete industrial products and services. Apart from that, further spin-offs have been successfully active inside their own offices, laboratories and machine halls for years.

Forms of Cooperation

At the interface between industry and research, we offer a wide variety of forms of cooperation for joint projects.