Fraunhofer Institutes

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Fraunhofer IGD is the world's leading institute for applied research in Visual Computing. Visual Computing stands for image- and model-based information technology. It includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Fraunhofer IGD has been developing technologies and applications based on Visual Computing for more than 20 years. In cooperation with its partners, Fraunhofer IGD develops technical solutions and products that meet market requirements. Putting focus on the human as user, Fraunhofer IGD develops technical solutions which make working with computers easier and more efficient.

Fraunhofer IGD’s developments reflect the distinctive capability of the human brain to quickly visualize and process complex situations. Thanks to its numerous innovations, Fraunhofer IGD raises the man-machine interaction to a new level. Working with computers and applying Visual Computing technologies has become easier and man is supported in working effectively and producing results.

It is one of the core tasks of Fraunhofer IGD to make the application of new technologies easy and intuitive and this objective is consequently pursued by the individual departments making it an integral part of their research and development projects. With its experience and expertise, Fraunhofer IGD provides technical solutions for innovative products and services and significantly contributes to strengthening the international competitive capacity of German and European economy.

Fraunhofer IGD develops prototypes and complete solutions based on customer demands. The range of applications of the concepts, models, and practical solutions spans from virtual product development to medicine, commerce, and multimedia learning and training.

The research and development projects of Fraunhofer IGD are directly related to current requirements of market and economy. Numerous spin-offs ensure that prototypes are quickly brought to market.
Together with its partner universities, Fraunhofer IGD also performs key technology research and cooperates with companies of various industrial sectors. Apart from its headquarters in Darmstadt, Fraunhofer IGD has locations in Rostock, Graz and Singapore. Currently, it has about 180 (full-time equivalent) employees and its budget exceeds 15 million euro.


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