The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society.
- Service sector
- Public administration
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe.
More than 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes, at different locations in Germany
The majority of more than 20,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers
€1.8 billion annual research budget totaling. Of this sum, €1.5 billion is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. Almost 30 percent is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments in the form of base funding.
Research centers and representative offices in Europe, USA, Asia and in the Middle East