Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA focuses its research and development on organizational and technological tasks in the area of industrial production and services sectors.

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Fraunhofer IPA

  • Founded:
    1959 (incorporated in Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in 1971)
  • Staff:
    more than 1,000 (incl. relevant departments staff of Stuttgart University)
  • Researchers:
    around 490
  • Annual Budget:
    approximately 58 million Euros (about 50% of its revenue coming from industrial projects)
  • Director:
    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas BAUERNHANSL
  • Research Topics:
    Production Organization
    Surface Technology
    Process Technology
  • Number of Departments:
    14 departmentsOperation in the future-oriented industry sectors like:
    Automotive, Machine and Plant Engineering, Electronics and Microsytstems, Power Industry as well as Medical Engineering and Biotechnology

Fraunhofer IPA meets all problems in the field of production technology by its know-how, its long-time experience, its staff and its technological infrastructure. Interdisciplinary solutions are being developed by altogether fifteen departments through a multi-disciplinary and holistic view on industrial requirements.

(Data: as of April 2015)