Facts and figures

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, more than 1.8 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects.  International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.



Facts and figures of Fraunhofer ITEM

At tht end of 2016, 303 people were employed at Fraunhofer ITEM. The institute's sponsors include industry and commercial associations, the public sector, and the EU. In 2016, external income amounted to 19 million euros. The institute's budget in 2016 reached a level of 27.7 million euros. For more details, please click on the below figures.

Fraunhofer ITEM staff

Sponsors and external income

Total budget