Facts and figures


At the end of 2021, Fraunhofer IGB (in Stuttgart and its branches in Straubing, and Leuna) had a staff of 329 of which some 81 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: 29 employees come from 18 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 53 as of December 31, 2021, predominantly scientists and doctoral students as well as technical staff and student research assistants. Women constituted 28 percent of the total.

Budget of Fraunhofer IGB

The total budget for 2021 amounted to 28.4 million euros, of which 26.9 million euros was allocated to the operational budget (personnel costs: 16.1 million euros; non-personnel costs: 10.8 million euros). A total of 1.5 million euros was spent on investments.

71.2 percent of the operational budget was financed from Fraunhofer IGB's own revenues generated from contract research projects. 37.9 percent of the institute’s revenues came directly from industry.