Fraunhofer Project Center at ITA (FPC@ITA)

Fraunhofer Project Center for Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing at ITA


The Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing FPC@ITA is a joint venture between the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) in São José dos Campos, Brazil, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK in Berlin, Germany.

FPC@ITA is based within the facilities of the Competence Center for Manufacturing (CCM) at ITA. The Project Center aims at the joint acquisition and implementation of industrial and publicly funded research and development projects, pooling resources and expertise of both Fraunhofer IPK and ITA. The scope of research is based on the process chain in industrial companies and includes sustainable innovations in the areas of corporate management, product development, production systems as well as manufacturing and automation technologies. The complementary competencies of these two research institutes allow for the development and prototypical implementation of complex system solutions for digitally integrated production (DIP) in an almost unique manner.

FPC@ITA provides assistance to the Brazilian industry, offering comprehensive consulting for the development of innovation projects. It provides not only the scientific expertise required to assist clients in the achievement of their goals, but also gives international access to technologies necessary to complete such development work.

Business units

Corporate and Quality Management

Virtual Product Creation

Production Systems

Automation Technology