Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components

Material research within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft covers the entire value chain, from the development of new materials and the enhancement of existing ones, to industrial-scale manufacturing technology, characterization of material properties and evaluation of material behavior when employed in components and systems. 

The group concentrates its expertise primarily on fields of activity that are important to the national economy: energy, health, mobility, information and communication technology, construction and housing. It promotes the use of novel, customized materials and components as a means of implementing innovative systems.

Business areas

  • Health
  • Energy & Environment
  • Mobility
  • Construction & Living
  • Machinery & Plant engineering
  • Microsystems technology
  • Safety