The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization of applied sciences in Europe. Research activities are carried out by 69 institutions and research facilities at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has 24,500 employees, who work with an annual research budget of €2.1 billion. Of which EUR 1.9 billion is through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft research proceeds resulting from contracts with industry and public research projects. International cooperations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world provide direct access to regions that are for the current and future development of scientific and economic development of the utmost importance. Since the development of the mp3 process, the entire world knows the Fraunhofer  Fraunhofer Institut IDMT.

Location: nationwide
Area of expertise: Future technologies, audio technologies, high-end research
Society Representative:  Hanna Lukashevich