Fraunhofer in the USA
Fraunhofer USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and presently comprises seven research and development units, the Fraunhofer Centers.
Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Headquarters
In an era of worldwide research networks, Fraunhofer needs top scientific and engineering talent on both sides of the Atlantic. At Fraunhofer USA, such talent is recruited and developed through addressing global technical challenges. The diversity of projects and the close relationships with partnering universities and Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany provide unique experiences for German scientists, engineers, technicians and administrators. Since 1994, more than 500 students and scientists, many from Germany, have participated in Fraunhofer USA research programs.
Combining the culture of German engineering with the entrepreneurial spirit of the US high-tech communities, Fraunhofer USA assists in the critical early stages of implementation of new technology. Such international exchange and collaboration by Fraunhofer in applied research and education contributes to the economic development of industrial society and enhances transatlantic research cooperation.
Each Fraunhofer Center in the USA is affiliated with at least one of the Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany. Activities involving more than one center are coordinated and supported by the Fraunhofer USA headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan.