Research for the real world is the central task of the Fraunhofer Society. The non-profit research organization founded in 1949 carries out applied research for the benefit of business and society.
In Germany, the Fraunhofer Society currently runs over 80 research facilities, of which 80 are institutes. 18,000 employees, predominantly with a scientific or engineering background, work with an annual research budget of € 1.66 billion.
Solving future issues …
The Fraunhofer IOF carries out applied research in the field of optical system technology on the direct commission of industry and as part of publicly funded joint projects.
The challenge is to develop innovative optical systems to control light, from its generation to its application in the cutting-edge fields of energy and the environment, information and communication, health and medical technology, and safety and mobility.
We welcome dedicated scientists, engineers and technologists at all times and offer an optimum research and working environment with an outstanding technological infrastructure.