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.