Fraunhofer IGB – R&D Partner for Companies

What we offer...

Innovation as a key factor of business success. The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB offers its customers from industry and public institutions complete solutions from market analysis through basic research and applied development to prototypes and applications ready for the market. The scientific excellence of our employees as well as modern technical equipment provide the best conditions for the successful processing of your needs.

Longstanding experience and the fruitful interaction of different expertise areas of the institute enable novel approaches and innovative solutions, among others for the branches medicine and medical engineering, biotechnology, tissue engineering, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, food, chemical and process industries and environmental technology, plant engineering, energy supply and local or municipal institutions. Interested in our services and think about a cooperation? Please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail. We are happy to assist you finding the right expert at our institute.

Cooperation models – Ways of working with Fraunhofer IGB

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There are various ways in which you can cooperate with us as a strong partner: From single orders to complex, large-scale projects and strategic partnerships, cooperation with Fraunhofer IGB knows no limits. Our partners benefit from the extensive network of Fraunhofer scientists. In collaborative research projects we compile first-class consortia and look for suitable research and development programs.

Our services – What we can we do for you

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Fraunhofer assists companies in the development, optimization and market introduction of products and processes. Accordingly, our contract R&D services range from market and patent surveys through feasibility studies and basic research in natural sciences and engineering up to the development of new applications in laboratory, technical and pilot plant scale – including the design, construction and testing of pilot plants – in our business areas and on the basis of our technological competences. We also offer consultancy in our areas of expertise as well as comprehensive analysis and testing services.

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