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Fraunhofer IGB is part of Europe’s largest organizsation for applied research. Dedicated scientists can utilize their full potential, starting with application-oriented fundamental research up to the realizing innovative products and applications. Our scientists work on a wide range of research projects that offer a high degree of responsibility and individual design scope.

Fraunhofer IGB is committed to excellence in its research activities and maintains close ties with institutions engaged in fundamental research. Networking focuses on national as well as international Universities and Colleges.

Our overriding goal is the translation of scientific and engineering research results into similarly economically efficient and sustainable processes and products. More than ever, the success of new products and processes is dependent on interdisciplinary and constructive cooperation between science and engineering. Experts in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering work effectively together at Fraunhofer IGB, its branches at Leuna and Straubing, and our Stuttgart University IGVP partner institute. Customers benefit from the synergies and multidisciplinary potential at our institute, which facilitate novel approaches and innovative solutions in areas such as diagnostics and medical engineering, industrial biotechnology, and environmental technologies.


Here you will find information on the research topics of our research units.


Fraunhofer IGB is an active participant in numerous research networks. Cooperative ventures with universities and research institutes complement our own competence.


Here you can find scientific publications as well as brochures and annual reports.

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Find out about jobs for scientists, doctorates, student assistants as well as internships.


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On this page you can find useful links and information on grants, scholarships and programs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.