Profile of Fraunhofer ITEM

Organizational structure

Headed by the institute director, Fraunhofer ITEM is organized in six 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.

Organizational structure of Fraunhofer ITEM
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Organizational structure of Fraunhofer ITEM (as of July 2020)

Facts and figures

At the end of 2019, 383 people were employed at Fraunhofer ITEM. The institute's sponsors include industry and commercial associations, the public sector, and the EU. The institute's budget in 2019 reached a level of approximately 31 million euros. Financing by acquired funding amounted to 69 percent. The share of industrial income in the institute’s budget was 46 percent. Investments of Fraunhofer ITEM amounted to approximately 3.4 million euros. For more details, please click on the below figures (as of March 2020).

Diagram of Fraunhofer ITEM total headcount in the years 2016 to 2019
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Overview of Fraunhofer ITEM total headcount in the years 2016 to 2019
Diagram of Fraunhofer ITEM total budget in the years 2016 to 2019
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Overview of Fraunhofer ITEM total budget in the years 2016 to 2019
Diagram of Fraunhofer ITEM external income in the years 2016 to 2019
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Overview of Fraunhofer ITEM external income in the years 2016 to 2019

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Annual report

The latest Fraunhofer ITEM Annual Report provides comprehensive information about the institute and recent research projects.

Institute chronicles

Please click below to learn more about the history of Fraunhofer ITEM since 1981.

About the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial exploitation of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 74 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany. The majority of the organization’s 28,000 employees are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this sum, 2.3 billion euros is generated through contract research.

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