Convincing technologies, modern materials, promising fields of application – with excellent research and recognized expertise, Fraunhofer IAF has found its place in this terrain. Recording an increase from 70 up to 173 projects per year, Fraunhofer IAF has continuously been facing challenges in the past ten years pursuing the aim to develop innovations profitable for both society and economy. With an extended organizational structure and new responsibilities, we want to correspond to the constantly growing scientific and financial value of the institute.
Through the coexistence and cooperation of departments and business units, the extended matrix structure opens up new responsibilities which help to optimize our research infrastructure and to further intensify our contacts to business and industry representatives. The departments embrace the core competencies of Fraunhofer IAF: as essential interfaces to partners and customers, the business units represent the projects and services of Fraunhofer IAF. Supported by the new organizational and task structure, we aim to build new bridges to economy and society, in order to open up ever new fields of application for our technologies.