Facts and Figures


Development of staff members.
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Development of staff members.

At the end of 2018, Fraunhofer IGB (in Stuttgart and its branches in Straubing, and Leuna) had a staff of 326 of which some 80 percent were scientific or technical employees. Women made up 48 percent of the total.

The Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart counted a staff of 62 as of December 31, 2018, predominantly scientists and doctoral students as well as technical staff and student research assistants. Women constituted 29 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 31 staff members coming from 26 different countries outside Germany.

Staff Members Fraunhofer IGB Number
Scientists 81
Technical staff 85
Doctoral students 9
Administrative and secretarial staff 40
Apprentices 17
Scholarship holders 5
Work students / master students / student apprentices 16
Student research assistants 73
Total 326
Staff Members  IGVP Number
Technical staff 9
Doctoral students
Administrative and secretarial stuff 4
Apprentices 7
Scholarship holders 3
Work students/ master students/ student apprentices -
Student research assistants 6
Total 62

Budget of Fraunhofer IGB

Development of budget.
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Development of budget.

The total budget for 2018 amounted to € 26.5 million, of which € 24.8 million were allocated to the operational budget (personnel costs: € 13.9 million; non-personnel costs: € 10.9 million). A total of € 1.7 million was spent on investments.

61.2 percent of the operational budget was fi nanced from Fraunhofer IGB’s own revenues generated from contract research projects. 32.9 percent of the institute’s revenues came directly from industry.