The Institute in Figures

Highly-qualified workforce

Personnel development 2016 - Fraunhofer IFAM
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Personnel development of Fraunhofer IFAM in 2016.

The growth of Fraunhofer IFAM has been accompanied by an ever growing core of highly-qualified employees.

The most of the 609 strong workforce are engaged in scientific and technical activities. With both institute’s divisions Fraunhofer IFAM is one of the largest independent research establishments in Europe.



Good balance of revenue

Project revenues 2016 - FRaunhofer IFAM
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Project revenues of Fraunhofer IFAM in 2016.

Like all institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IFAM has a business model based on a balance between fundamental, application-oriented research and innovative development work.

A key indicator of this is the fraction of the overall revenue made up by industrial income. At Fraunhofer IFAM this is on average 50 percent and mostly concerns bilateral projects with industrial customers.

Budget: Stability and growth

Operating and investment budget 2016 - Fraunhofer IFAM
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Operating and investment budget of Fraunhofer IFAM in 2016.

Fraunhofer IFAM has grown steadily over recent years. In 2011 the overall budget exceeded 40 million euros for the first time.

The long-term financial goals of Fraunhofer IFAM are a stable budget and healthy growth. Foremost is the task of consolidating what has already been achieved and ensuring the sustainability of any growth.