Mission statement

Fraunhofer as a collaborative partner

Internal and external cooperative alliances

The ability to collaborate is an essential ingredient in enabling Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to fulfill its designated functions and mission. The organization forms internal and external cooperative alliances to assure the exchange of ideas it needs to maintain its competitiveness and penetrate new markets.

Partner to industry

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a much-appreciated partner to industry. The Fraunhofer Institutes are familiar with the needs of industrial companies, and work together with them to devise appropriate solutions to promote and safeguard their market leadership.

Pooling of expertise

The Fraunhofer Institutes work in close association with one another. They form permanent alliances or pool their expertise in ad hoc interdisciplinary collaborative networks dedicated to specific projects. Through this approach, they have become recognized leaders in the development of system solutions and the implementation of complete innovative systems.

Integration in the scientific community

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft collaborates with other research organizations and institutions in Germany. Of particular importance are its intimate ties with selected universities, which represent a key element in its integration in the scientific community as a whole.

European networks

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a major player in the European research area. The Fraunhofer Institutes network with other centers of excellence, and together help to assure the competitive strength of European research.

Global relationships

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft cultivates working relationships in all technologically advanced regions of the world. Collaborating with locally based leading-edge research helps the Fraunhofer Institutes to gain access to new markets.