Applied research that benefits people
People need health, security, energy, communication, the environment and mobility. These are the main challenges that occupy everyone’s attention today. And it is on these six thematic fields that we focus our research capacities.
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. Of this sum, almost 2 billion euros is generated through contract research. Around 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.
For more than 50 years, Brazil and Germany have been partners in science and research. This is reflected in the fact that about one third of all Fraunhofer Institutes are already active in Brazil.