Research for the real world is the central task of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
The non-profit research organization founded in 1949 carries out applied research for the benefit of business and society.
In Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently runs 72 institutes and research facilities. 26,000 employees, predominantly with a scientific or engineering background, work with an annual research budget of € 2.6 billion.
Photonics - the industry of the future
Photonics is supposed to make many things faster - such as computers - and make some things possible in the first place - such as welding aluminium with laser beams for car bodies. This is why photonics is regarded as a technology of the future and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with its own Agenda Photonik 2020.
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.