Founding Year: 1949


Budget: €481m (2019)

Reimund Neugebauer (President)

The biggest applied science society in Europe, which runs around 80 state-funded research institutes, mostly in Germany. The institutes conduct research in a vast number of areas, predominantly physics, engineering and other STEM subjects. They state that their “research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment.” The focus on applied science creates an output of improved applications with better efficiency and higher productivity.

Fraunhofer Institutes for:


  • Media Center
  • e-Library – contains a broad range of documents such as books, magazine articles, articles from books or conference proceedings, etc.


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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