About us

The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes, plants, products, and technologies in the fields of health, chemistry and the process industry as well as environment and energy. IGB always strives for the highest level of scientific excellence – combining it with broad, practice-oriented technical know-how. Our strength lies in our proven ability to integrate a wide range of technical disciplines to deliver new, economic, efficient, and sustainable solutions for customers and partners.

IGB’s research fields include medical devices, food processing, water technologies, and biobased chemicals – to name only a few. Working closely with partners from universities and industry, IGB covers the entire innovation chain from fundamental research to industrial implementation. IGB offers complete solutions from laboratory to pilot plant scale. Customers and partners benefit from the cooperation between IGB’s R&D departments in Stuttgart and institute branches located in Leuna and Straubing.

Fraunhofer IGB is one of 72 institutes and independent research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading organization for applied research.

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Location Stuttgart

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone +49 711 970-4401
Fax +49 711 970-4200

Leuna Branch

Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP
Am Haupttor (Gate 12, Building 1251)
06237 Leuna, Germany

Phone +49 3461 43-9100
Fax +49 3461 43-9199

Straubing Branch

Bio, Electro and Chemocatalysis BioCat, Straubing branch

Schulgasse 11a
94315 Straubing, Germany

Phone +49 9421 187-300
Fax +49 9421 187-310

Collaboration with Universities

Basic research is a prerequisite for the applications of tomorrow. Hence, Fraunhofer IGB maintains close contacts with neighboring universities, both through scientific cooperation and through professorial or other teaching commitments of Fraunhofer employees.  

Fraunhofer IGB is particularly closely allied to the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart through various teaching activities as well as joint operations. The cooperation facilitates a continuity of projects from basic research to application.

Furthermore, there are cooperations with the University Hospital and the University of Tübingen (Dr. Peter Loskill) and the TU München (Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber).


Here, we give you a brief introduction to our institute. You will find information on our directors, facts and figures, our organizational structure.

Services and infrastructure

In addition to contract R&D, we offer analytical and testing services of reliable and constant quality consistent with international standards.

Cooperation and network

Analysis, collaborative research, training or licensing – different ways of cooperation are possible. We are excellently networked for comprehensive cooperation.


Fraunhofer IGB maintains close contacts with neighboring universities through the professorial and other teaching commitments of Fraunhofer employees.