Groups / Alliances / High Performance Centers

Pooling expertise

The institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft work hand in hand, collaborating in groups and alliances or pooling different skills in flexible structures as and when needed. This secures their leading position in the development of system solutions and the implementation of comprehensive innovations. 

Fraunhofer Groups

Institutes working in related subject areas cooperate in Fraunhofer Groups and foster a joint presence on the R&D market. They help to define the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s business policy and act to implement the organizational and funding principles of the Fraunhofer model.

High Performance Centers

High Performance Centers are organizational structures in which university and non-university research can be conducted hand in hand with industry. They are characterized by well-defined, end-to-end roadmaps in which the partners attribute equal value to research and education, promotion of young scientists, infrastructure, innovation and knowledge transfer. The Centers invite political decision-makers to modify their priorities by proving that scientific excellence can be developed with benefits to society.