Affiliated Partners

Bundled knowledge

In order to be able to implement complex and extensive projects, Fraunhofer IAF also invites external partners or licensees.

Competencies in clusters and networks can bundle competences. In addition to industry and universities, non-university research institutes are also involved, which can make important contributions to this topic.

The Fraunhofer IAF is represented in the following alliances and clusters:

Bundled knowledge

Fraunhofer IAF is represented in the following alliances and clusters:

Sustainability Center (LZN)


A cooperation between the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and the five Freiburg institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems (INATECH)

At INATECH, engineering and scientific solutions are sought in the context of current challenges of sustainable development.

Research Fab Microelectronics Germany


A cooperation model consisting of 13 institutes with the aim of strengthening the position of the European semiconductor and electronics industry in global competition.

Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security Research

A group whose aim is the reliable functioning of protection and safety systems.

Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics


A research and development provider for smart systems that bundles many years of experience and expertise as part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Fraunhofer UK Research


Cooperation with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics CAP in Glasgow.