Fraunhofer IGB is an active participant in numerous national and international research networks. Cooperative ventures with various universities and non-university research institutes, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration with other Fraunhofer Institutes, complement our own expertise and enable us to exploit synergies in developing new solutions for the needs of industry. We are also actively engaged in shaping research policies through championing strategic, economic, and sustainability standpoints.
In addition, Fraunhofer Institutes carry out joint activities within Fraunhofer internal research programs. Examples of IGB's involvement are the current Fraunhofer lighthouse projects “Critical Rare Earths” and "Electricity as a Raw Material" and those successfully completed in 2017 such as “Theranostic Implants” and “E3-Production”.
Added value through the ”Fraunhofer network plus”
In relation to its size Fraunhofer IGB is the most highly networked of all the Fraunhofer institutes.