Research and Development

Contract research for business and society

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's most important business segment is contract research. The range of services is aimed at business and industry, government and society. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft develops concrete technical and organizational solutions and contributes to the broad application of new technologies.

Developing for progress

Industrial and service companies of all sizes benefit from our contract research. Fraunhofer is an important know-how supplier for small and medium-sized companies without their own research and development departments. We develop and optimize technologies, processes and products up to the production of prototypes and small series for our customers from companies in industry and commerce.

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Projects and Cooperations

The institutes of the Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing cooperate in the following projects.


Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

Go Beyond 4.0


Finished Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

Theranostic Implants


Finished Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project

futureAM - Next Generation Additive Manufacturing


Projects & Cooperations

Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials



Agent 3D



ATeM - Additive Technologies for Medicine and Health