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Information for our industry clients

What does Fraunhofer do?

A brief introduction to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, its mission and services for industry and society.

What kind of collaboration with Fraunhofer is possible?

From single orders to complex, large-scale projects and strategic partnerships, cooperation with Fraunhofer knows no limits. Our partners benefit from the extensive network of Fraunhofer scientists.

What can Fraunhofer do for its customers?

Fraunhofer assists companies in the development, optimization and market introduction of products and processes.

What do potential customers want to know about Fraunhofer?

Anyone considering a cooperation with Fraunhofer for the first time will have a lot of questions. We would like, briefly, to answer the most important ones.

Fraunhofer Principles of Cooperation


Contact information for your project inquiries.


Fraunhofer Match − a fast solution

Fraunhofer Match is the central platform for placing research requests with Fraunhofer. Our 76 Fraunhofer institutes cover all areas of applied research. You tell us about your challenge or project − and Fraunhofer Match will put you in touch with researchers who have the right expertise to help you work out solutions.

Fraunhofer Academy

The Fraunhofer Academy is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s specialist provider of continuing education and part-time training for people in employment. The Fraunhofer Academy offers specialists and managers outstanding courses of study, certificate courses and seminars based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes in collaboration with selected and prestigious partner universities.

Fraunhofer Venture – Technology transfer through spin-offs

To advance the transfer of its scientific research findings and meet the growing start-up spirit in the Fraunhofer institutes, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft initiated its Fraunhofer Venture division. The aim of Fraunhofer Venture is to make innovations usable through spin-offs and lead them to economic value creation.

Impact of Fraunhofer Research

Applied research at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft powers the innovative capability of companies and promotes Germany’s status as a place for doing business. Various studies show that the different contributions made by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft demonstrably increase the business success of cooperating companies and help to strengthen Germany’s standing as a preferred business location that fosters innovation. Quantifiable contributions have an impact on various areas