EARTO Members


Country: Germany
Founded in: 1950
EARTO Membership: Individual


Key Figures 2016

€2,122M Income

24,458 Employees

608 Patent Applications

6,100 Industrial Partners

63 Spin-offs Created

566 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: Applied research is the foundation of our organization. We partner with companies to transform original ideas into innovations that benefit society and strengthen both the German and the European economy. Our employees shape the future – in ambitious positions at Fraunhofer or in other areas of science and business. Fraunhofer therefore places great importance on their professional and personal development.


Vision: Fraunhofer is the international leader of applied research. As an innovation driver, we lead strategic initiatives to master future challenges and thus achieve technological breakthroughs.





Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Mathematics ; Computer and information sciences ; Physical sciences ; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences ; Biological sciences ; Other natural sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Civil engineering ; Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Chemical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Medical engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Environmental biotechnology ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology ; Other engineering and technologies
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Clinical medicine ; Health sciences ; Health biotechnology ; Other medical sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries ; Agricultural biotechnology ; Other agricultural sciences
  • Social Sciences: Economics & business ; Social & economic geography ; Media & communications ; Other social sciences
  • Humanities: History & archaeology


Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards



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