About us

Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes technologies, processes and products for the business areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy. We combine the highest scientific quality with professional know-how in our fields of competence – Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, as well as Cell and Tissue Engineering – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability.

Our strengths lie in offering complete solutions from laboratory to pilot plant scale. Customers also benefit from the cooperation between our five R&D departments in Stuttgart and the institute branches located in Leuna and Straubing. The constructive interplay of the various disciplines at our institute opens up new approaches in areas such as medical engineering, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and environmental technology. The Fraunhofer IGB is one of 69 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 (Prof. Dr. Schenke-Layland) 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.


Fraunhofer IGB is an active participant in numerous national and international research networks.


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