Synergies through networking: Networks and cooperations

Networking within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Connection to colleges and universities


Networking within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


Fraunhofer Group for Production


Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces



Fraunhofer Alliance Automobile Produktion


Fraunhofer Alliance Battery


Fraunhofer Alliance Space


Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance Syswasser


Business Area Adaptronics


Business Area Cleaning


Research Field Lightweight Design


Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies


Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing


Fraunhofer POLO® – Polymer Surfaces


Fraunhofer Network Sustainability


Fraunhofer Network Hydrogen


Fraunhofer Network Simulation


Performance Center Medical and Pharmaceutical Technology


Fraunhofer Center for Energy Storage and Systems


Fraunhofer Center Wolfsburg / OHLF

Connection to colleges and universities

Technische Universität Braunschweig

The Fraunhofer IST cooperates with numerous institutes and centers of the TU Braunschweig. Thanks to the close ties with the university we can build our project work on the latest results from university research. 

Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology IWF

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

Research foci:

  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Life Cycle Engineering
  • System of Systems Engineering
  • Cyber-physical production systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dröder

Research foci:

  • Production technologies
  • Hybrid lightweight structures & integrated manufacturing
  • Assembly and manufacturing automation
  • Process automation

Institute for Particle Technology iPAT

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade

Research foci:

  • Mechanical process engineering
  • Particle technology
  • Battery process engineering
  • Pharmaceutical and bioprocess engineering
  • Powder and suspension processes

Institute for Surface Technology IOT

Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer

Research foci:

  • Thin film and surface technology
  • Low-pressure plasmas
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Plasma diffusion processes


Prof. Dr. Michael Thomas

Research foci:

  • Interfacial chemistry
  • Atmospheric pressure plasma processes
  • Electrochemical processes
  • Surface analytics

University of Applied Science and Art Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen HAWK

Faculty of Engineering and Health

Prof. apl. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Viöl

Research foci:

  • Laser technology
  • Plasma technology
  • Plasma medicine