With our fascination for research, we are discovering the world of tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. It is the future that drives the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. We ask the right questions and find new answers: Solutions that are of immediate benefit to industry and society.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 74 institutes in Germany. Fraunhofer employs a staff of more than 28,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.8 billion euros. Around 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. We contribute to Europe’s competitiveness, sustainability and technological leadership through numerous European collaborative research projects. International collaborations ensure direct access to regions of great importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

As researchers, entrepreneurs and visionaries, we see ourselves as pacemakers not just for economy but also for society. Our success is reflected in our powers of innovation, in our partners and colleagues – and not least in our 70 years of history. As we address the issues of tomorrow, it is our history that drives our curiosity about the future.