Improving or developing products and processes
Innovation often means that an existing product needs to be improved, e.g. in the functionality, performance or profitability. That is where Fraunhofer IGB comes in: Optimizing existing and developing new processes is one of our core business. Whether a process needs to be more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, sustainable or resource efficient. Our researchers hit on the right ideas – and they know how to transform them into products and processes.
Processes and plants up to pilot scale or prototype production
Sometimes a successful job involves more than just a tailor-made solution. Developing an innovative prototype is an important step, but the production process often poses similar levels of complexity and must be developed in tandem with the product. We develop processes and plants together with the customer through laboratory and technical up to pilot scale and demonstrate prototypes and processes on your premises.
Implementing new technologies
Fraunhofer is at the forefront of technological advancements. In cooperation with the affiliated University Institute, we are researching the latest technologies and develop them further. We help you implementing new technologies and realizing their applications in industrial practice.
Fraunhofer carries out contract research for companies, but it also carries out its own independent research in some areas, often with interesting results. This pre-competitive research gives rise to inventions that can be commercially exploited by companies under license.