Range of Services

Research and development

We develop, implement and optimize processes, products and equipment until they are ready for use and for the market. We work in all the application-relevant fields of expertise for contractual partners from industry and the public sector. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has consistently built up its structure on research groups. Flexible interlinking of expertise and capacities enables the institutes to meet extremely broad project requirements and complex system solutions.

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Technology transfer

Valuable technological knowledge and expertise is generated at the Fraunhofer Institutes each and every day. For over 70 years, Fraunhofer has been fulfilling its responsibility for the successful transfer of this knowledge and know-how to the economy and society by contributing to new products, services and processes. The successful commercialization of technology hinges on a broad and sophisticated set of transfer mechanisms, including:

  • Industrial projects and public-private partnerships
  • Use of intellectual property (IP)
  • Continuing education and training for industry
  • Spin-offs and shareholdings
  • Transfer via individuals
  • Standardization

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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.

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Further training / Fraunhofer Academy

The Fraunhofer Academy offers specialists and managers excellent training and development based on the research activity of the Fraunhofer institutes in cooperation with selected and prestigious partner universities. The latest findings from applied research are channeled directly into the teaching content, providing a genuine platform for research and innovation. First-class vocational training lays the foundation for a promising career – lifelong learning is now a must.