Facts and Figures


The business costs in the year 2017 amounted to 38.2 million Euro, 25.7 million Euro of which accounted for personnel expenditures and 12.5 million Eurofor nonpersonnel costs. The actual financing and business costs can be specified as followed:

  • Processing of orders from industry or business associations: 15.0 million Euro,
  • Contract research for the public domain: 14.0 million Euro, of which 10.9 million Euro account for federaland state government and 3.1 million Euro for research grants and miscellaneous,
  • Sponsoring from federal and state grants: 9.2 million Euro.

In the year 2017, 1.8 million Euro was invested in the Institute's continual modernization and improvement efforts, which was contributed by federal and state funding. A total of 881 projects were carried out in 2017.


The highly qualified employees represent the key strength of the Institute as an application-oriented service organization. As of December 31. Dezember 2017, 559 people were employed at the Fraunhofer IWU.