The Mission Statement reflects the chief outline of our activities. It defines how we perceive the fundamental purpose of our work and our responsibilities toward our staff and society. From this statement, we have derived a four-part definition of our Values and Principal Objectives. Together, they form the Guiding Principles of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft promotes and undertakes applied research in an international context, of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society as a whole.
- By developing technological innovations and novel systems solutions for their customers, the Fraunhofer Institutes help to reinforce the competitive strength of the economy in their region, throughout Germany and in Europe. Their research activities are aimed at promoting the economic development of our industrial society, with particular regard for social welfare and environmental compatibility.
- As an employer, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers a platform that enables its staff to develop the necessary professional and personal skills that will enable them to assume positions of responsibility within their institute, in industry and in other scientific domains.