Innovations at interfaces
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes processes, plants, products, and technologies for the business areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy.
We offer our customers research and development (R&D) along the entire material value chain, complemented by a broad range of analysis and testing services. As a result, we are a strong partner for industrial companies and small or medium-sized companies in a wide range of industries, as well as for municipalities and special-purpose associations and for the EU, federal and state contract research.
Our overriding goal is the translation of scientific and engineering research results into similarly economically efficient and sustainable processes and products for industrial application. Our strength lies in offering complete solutions from laboratory to pilot plant scale.
More than ever, the success of new products and processes depends on interdisciplinary and constructive cooperation between natural sciences and engineering. Experts in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering work together effectively at Fraunhofer IGB, its branches at Leuna and Straubing and our partner institute at the University of Stuttgart, the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP. Customers benefit from the synergistic and multidisciplinary potential at our institute, which facilitates novel approaches and innovative solutions in areas such as medical engineering, nanotechnology, downstream processing and environmental technology.
Through our research, we want to help find solutions for the pressing challenges of our society such as to provide a growing world population with food, water, raw materials and energy, as well as to improve medical care by patient-tailored approaches. Resource-efficient and sustainable processes, bioeconomy and biologization are the strategies we rely on.
Guiding Principles: Our mission
“At Fraunhofer IGB, we carry out application-oriented research according to the principles of good scientific practice and on the basis of our competences and guiding principles in the areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy. With our innovations, we contribute to a sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment.”