Company Profile About us The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. Our Customers: Industry Service sector Public administration Facts and Figures at a Glance: 56 Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany at40 different locations 12 500 number of employees € 1.2billion annual research budget totaling Roughly2/3 of this sum is generated through contract research on behalf of industry and publicly funded research projects Research centers and representative offices in Europe, USA, Asia and in the Middle East The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also active on an international level: Affiliated research centers and representative offices provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.