Faunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI
The Faunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer IPT in many areas. In collaboration with Boston University, the Fraunhofer CMI conducts advanced research and development leading to engineering solutions for a broad range of industries, including biotech/biomedical, photonics, and renewable energies.
Engineers, faculty partners and students at the CMI transfer the results of basic research into advanced technologies that meet needs of both domestic and global client companies. The primary focus is on the development of innovative high-precision automation systems, instruments and medical devices.
This partnership allows the Fraunhofer IPT and CMI to provide their clients with production technology research and development services close to their production facilities, while also creating the conditions for a sustainable technology transfer between European and American manufacturers. The CMI works closely together with Boston University and its office on the BU campus is built right next to the University’s Manufacturing Engineering Department. The training of highly qualified engineers in an international environment is also something they care about very deeply.