At the end of 2020, Fraunhofer IGB (in Stuttgart and its branches in Straubing, and Leuna) had a staff of 368 of which some 84 percent were scientific or technical employees.
Women made up 51 percent of the total. The cultural diversity at the institute and its branches is also remarkable: 26 employees come from 22 different countries outside Germany.
The close cooperation with the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart, which is also partially housed in the Fraunhofer IGB premises, makes it possible to pursue projects from basic research to application. The IGVP counted a staff of 56 as of December 31, 2020, predominantly scientists and doctoral students as well as technical staff and student research assistants. Women constituted 29 percent of the total.