World records often have a short life in the international research community. Research groups are continuously competing around the world in the advancement of knowledge. The ambitious researchers at Fraunhofer consistently achieve excellent results. Thanks to them, and additional factors, Fraunhofer institutes are among those research institutions that regularly break records. This is facilitated by the excellent technical equipment in the Fraunhofer labs and test facilities, the expertise in scaling fundamental experiments and the broad range of research disciplines where roughly 30,800 employees can quickly join forces as needed.