Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology


Welcome to the website of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK in Berlin.

We offer application-oriented system solutions covering the whole spectrum of industrial usage – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to design and management of manufacturing companies. We also transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as transport and security.

70 years of Fraunhofer, 70 years of future - What's Next?

That is the motto of the 70th anniversary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Join us in celebrating at one of the many events happening in 2019 all over Germany – some of them in Berlin!

Read more about the Fraunhofer anniversary

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Call for Applications: Space Academy 2019

Entrepreneurs in space-themed research are encouraged to apply for the first Space Academy! The Academy will take place in Helsinki, Finland 3-4 June 2019. SpaceUp is a project that aims at supporting European space start-ups in scaling up. It is financed by the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). Throughout the project lifetime, six Space Academies will take place in various locations in Europe, networking new space tech entrepreneurs with potential partners. The first Academy will coincide with the EBAN annual congress 2019. Fraunhofer IPK is part of SpaceUp’s project consortium. Please find more information on their website.

Flyer Space Academy | Space Academy website | EBAN website

Thailand and Armenia demonstrate interest in cooperating with Fraunhofer IPK

On November 28, 2018, Fraunhofer IPK welcomed two high-ranking international visitors. Armenian President Dr. Armen Sarkissian and Thailand's Prime Minister H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha had both scheduled a tour of the Fraunhofer IPK during their respective trips to Berlin.


Read more about the visits