Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) FHG

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. With its focus on future-relevant key technologies and the utilization of the results in business and industry, it plays a central role in the innovation process. As a guide and source of inspiration for innovative developments and scientific excellence, it helps shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the organization currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany. More than 30,000 employees, mostly with a degree in science or engineering, work on the annual research volume of 2.9 billion euros. Of this, 2.5 billion euros are accounted for by contract research.