The USA has long been an indispensable partner in research issues and innovation development. Its total spending on research and development is five times higher than in Germany, and the reputation of the »can-do« mentality that characterizes innovation projects in the USA promotes the country as a research location. The environment of cutting-edge research provided by excellent universities and the culture of innovation practiced there consequently also attract German companies and research institutions.
In its business activities in the U.S., the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has set itself the goal of intensively promoting scientific exchange and cooperation between Germany and the USA. In this way, it offers companies and employees a point of contact for excellent research and an international environment and facilitates a comprehensive dialog between the countries.