Facts and Figures (February 2017)

Contract research for customers from industry and the public sector

(January 2018)

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 25,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.3 billion euros. Of this sum, almost 2 billion euros is generated through contract research. Around 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects.  International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Customers and contractual partners are:

  • Industry
  • Service sector
  • Public administration
     

Key figures at a glance

  • At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains 72 institutes and research units.
  • The majority of over 25,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers.
  • 2.3 billion euros annual research budget totaling. Of this sum, almost 2 billion euros is generated through contract research.
  • Around 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. 
  • Affiliated international research centers and representative offices provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.