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What is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft?

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society.

  • Industry
  • Service sector
  • Public administration

Facts and Figures at a Glance:
  • More than 80 research units, including 56 Fraunhofer Institutes, at 40 different locations in Germany
  • The majority of the 13, 000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers
  • € 1.3 billion annual research budget totaling.
    Of this sum, more than 1 billion euros is generated through contract research. Two thirds of the research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. Only one third is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments in the form of institutional funding
  • Research centers and representative offices in Europe, USA, Asia and in the Middle East

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also active on an international level: Affiliated research centers and representative offices provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft :: December 2008