Facts and Figures


Development of staff members.

At the end of 2017, Fraunhofer IGB (in Stuttgart and its branches in Straubing, and Leuna) had a staff of 341 of which some 90 percent were scientific or technical employees. Women made up 50 percent of the total.

The Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart counted a staff of 76 as of December 31, 2017, predominantly scientists and doctoral students as well as technical staff and student research assistants. Women constituted 32 percent of the total.

The employees of Fraunhofer IGB, of its branches, and of IGVP work together closely and have very culturally diverse backgrounds, with 26 staff members coming from 25 different countries outside Germany.

Staff Members Fraunhofer IGB Number
Scientists 82
Technical staff 90
Doctoral students 3
Administrative and secretarial staff 31
Apprentices 11
Scholarship holders 8
Work students/ master students/ student apprentices 48
Student research assistants 68
Total 341
Staff Members  IGVP Number
Technical staff 10
Doctoral students
Administrative and secretarial stuff 5
Apprentices 8
Scholarship holders 6
Work students/ master students/ student apprentices -
Student research assistants 4
Total 76

Budget of Fraunhofer IGB

Development of budget.

The total budget for 2017 amounted to 26.8 million euros, of which 24.5 million euros were allocated to the operational budget (personnel costs: 13.6 million euros; non-personnel costs: 10.9 million euros). A total of 2.3 million euros was spent on investments.

62.4 percent of the operational budget was financed from Fraunhofer IGB's own revenues generated from contract research projects. 32.6 percent of the Institute’s revenues came directly from industry