Fraunhofer pursues the objective of creating an ideal framework for research and development in Germany and Europe. The departments Science Policy and European Research Area act as facilitators for decision-makers and researchers in the pursuit of this goal.
The EU Office in Brussels connects the Fraunhofer management and researchers with the European R&D landscape and represents Fraunhofer in the European innovation ecosystem.
The Capital Office in Berlin and the headquarters in Munich convey Fraunhofer's interests and recommendations to political decision-makers and officials. Simultaneously, the Science Policy department serves as an internal communicator, monitoring all relevant political decisions and developments.