Headed by the institute director, Fraunhofer ITEM is organized in eight divisions. The institute‘s headquarters with most of its divisions are in Hannover (Germany), except for the Division of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, which has its facilities in Braunschweig on the Science Campus Braunschweig-Süd, and the Division of Personalized Tumor Therapy, which is based in Regensburg‘s BioPark. The Fraunhofer ITEM Division of Personalized Tumor Therapy was set up as a joint initiative of Fraunhofer ITEM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and the University of Regensburg.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by about 70 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany.