Partners within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we are a member of the Fraunhofer Group for Production, an association of seven Fraunhofer Institutes that supports joint production-oriented research and development projects. By combining a vast variety of skills, competences and experiences of individual Institutes, the group provides its clients with integrated one-stop solutions for product development, production technologies and systems, production processes and organization as well as logistics.

In various other Fraunhofer groups (e.g. car manufacturing, big data, additive manufacturing, lightweight construction, imaging techniques), we collaborate with other institutes, jointly developing and marketing certain products and services within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Membership of Fraunhofer Groups and Alliances

About Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000 who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, more than 1.8 billion euros are generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects.  International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Customers and contract partners are

  • Industry
  • Service sectors
  • Public administration

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organization for applied research in Europe

  • At present, it maintains 67 institutes and research units
  • The majority of the 24,000 employees are qualified scientists and engineers
  • An annual research budget of more than 2.1 billion euros with more than 1.8 billion euros of that sum being generated through contract research
  • More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's contract research revenue is derived from industrially as well as from publicly financed research projects
  • Affiliated international research centers and representative offices provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development