(number at year-end)

At year-end 2022, Fraunhofer had 30,350 employees, 22,430 of whom were research, technical or administrative staff (RTA staff), 7,415 students, and 505 trainees. On its way to creating a flexible, cooperative, customer-oriented working and research environment for self-determined employees, Fraunhofer can look back on a positive year at the end of 2022. The “New Work@ Fraunhofer” initiative delivers strategically important value in terms of future viability: This concerns, in particular, the organization’s innovative strength, employer attractiveness and resilience. Between 2020 and 2022, around 45 institutes embedded New Work in their organization through ten series of modules (INITIATE, SYSTEMATIZE and DEVELOP). Different priorities have been set in the institutes: from creating the conditions for time- and location-flexible working to introducing agile working methods and designing new room layouts adapted to new work routines. A total of around 15,000 employees are now directly or indirectly involved in New Work activities.