A Competitive Edge for your Business – Working together for Success

Fraunhofer expertise is relied upon by many successful companies. We have chosen some representative customers, including Volkswagen and Jenoptik, from various sectors of industry. By way of video statements, interviews, articles and reports, senior managers describe their experiences of working together with Fraunhofer.



Hilti | Dr. Stefan Nöken

We spoke to Executive Board member Dr. Stefan Nöken about the time he spent working at Fraunhofer and the future of the construction technology company.

Roth & Rau | Prof. Dr. Silvia Roth

Plasma technology is the core business of the company Roth & Rau AG specifically coating systems for the photovoltaics industry are a key part of their portfolio.

Festo | Dr. Eberhard Veit

In collaboration with Fraunhofer, it has been working on developing new product development solutions such as the “elephant’s trunk”, which recently received the German Future Prize. We interviewed Dr. Eberhard Veit, CEO, Festo AG.

CleanDieselCeramics | Dr. Thomas Rahn

Fraunhofer researchers developed an inexpensive material for the ceramic filters together with a design that can be flexibly tailored to different types of engine.


Bundesdruckerei | Ulrich Hamann

It is important that people’s identities are translated into the digital world securely and data transfers protected. At the same time, it is essential to safeguard people’s right to privacy when it comes to their personal data.

JENOPTIK | Dr. Michael Mertin

Photonics is a key technology that plays an increasingly significant role in almost all areas of technology and has a powerful leverage effect on other sectors of the economy. An interview with Dr. Michael Mertin, CEO of Jenoptik AG.

Volkswagen | Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann

Researchers from Volkswagen and Fraunhofer have been successfully working together on a number of joint projects like the development of highly effective production systems that conserve resources and help protect the environment.

Concentrix Solar | Hansjörg Lerchenmüller

The fledgling company Concentrix Solar GmbH has taken on the task of bringing concentrator modules out of the laboratory and into industrial mass production.


Table d'Or | Johann Lafer

When it came to refurbishing his Table d’Or cookery school, Johann Lafer not only insisted on top-quality kitchen fittings and equipment, but also on the very latest developments in smart building and media technology.