Science Policy

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.



The Fraunhofer EU Office in Brussels serves as a platform for dialogue and cooperation with European institutions, business associations and partner organisations.



The Fraunhofer Capital Office and the Fraunhofer-Forum form the political representation in the federal capital of Berlin.  


Political events and formats

We constantly keep in contact with all relevant political stakeholders and facilitate exchange between researchers and decision-makers.


Policy recommendations and position papers



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