Our network

It is not only our excellent scientists that our success is due to. A broad network, both national and international, and numerous cooperation partners represent a crucial factor in our expertise. Fraunhofer ITEM’s network includes other Fraunhofer Institutes that we collaborate with in Fraunhofer Groups, Alliances and Research Clusters, but also universities, research institutions and companies in Germany and all over the world.


National and international cooperation partners and networks

Active participation in committees

Publicly funded research projects

University teaching activities

Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences

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The Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences generates innovative knowledge to seek scientific solutions. The Fraunhofer Institutes pool their expertise to offer a broad spectrum of services and promote cooperation. Expert solutions for your contract research are thus guaranteed.

What characterizes the research performed in the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences is its closeness to industrial application, aiming to develop solutions that meet clients’ actual requirements, always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. In addition, the institutes also undertake basic research to develop the basis for future applications in industry. The business units of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences include translational medicine research and biomedical technology, regenerative medicine, healthy foodstuffs, industrial biotechnology, and research aimed at the safety of processes, chemicals, and pesticides.

The Group shows ways of preserving health and the environment in an industrialized world and develops new options for diagnosing and treating diseases in a setting of a more personalized healthcare and for protecting natural resources.