Applied Research

Four of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft´s institutes are based in Aachen, one of the country´s leading technology areas: the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the world’s leading applied research organization. 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. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

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