Applied research is the foundation of our organization. We partner with companies to transform original ideas into innovations that benefit society and strengthen both the German and the European economy. Fraunhofer is the international leader of applied research. As an innovation driver, we lead strategic initiatives to master future challenges and thus achieve technological breakthroughs.
The Fraunhofer Society is a German research organization with 67 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future
We live in an increasingly dynamic world. Technological cycles are getting ever shorter, lifestyles and requirement change dramatically. Needed are innovative solutions that add value for all stakeholders. Fraunhofer develops technologies and solutions to address these demands. With our guided principles we pave the way towards a successful future. Here we define, what we stand for, where we want to go and which values and principles guide us to jointly master current and future challenges.
Through our research we contribute to the sustainable development of an ecologically sound environment, and an economically successful and socially balanced world. We are strongly committed to this responsibility.
We promote a well-balanced combination of excellent research and application-oriented development. This unique characteristic motivates us and achieves added value for our partners.
Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Corporate Policy and Research Management
Georg Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President Technology Marketing and Business Models
Alfred Gossner, Executive Vice President Finance, Controlling and Information Systems
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