Fraunhofer Chronicle

The Beginnings of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft#

The activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have been shaped and determined by dynamics, a powerful momentum and a pioneering spirit right from the start.

In the birth year of the Federal Republic of Germany, our founder generation took the future into their own hands: This generation laid the foundations in Munich for an unparalleled success story.We have accompanied a changing world since March 26, 1949.

On a Saturday, at 10 o’clock in the morning, representatives of the state government of Bavaria, along with the state governments of Hesse and Württemberg and guests from the scientific and business communities, gathered in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs at the invitation of State Secretary Hugo Geiger. A solemn ceremony on this day marked the birth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.