Applied Research

Three 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 and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 25,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.3 billion euros. 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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