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.

International Industry Workshop on Laser Technologies

On 21 and 22 November 2018, Fraunhofer IPK and its project partners will host a workshop for specialists and executives from manufacturing and R&D departments interested in laser machining technologies and international collaboration in Brazil. International experts will meet up in the city of Joinville to exchange experiences and to network. The event is organized by Fraunhofer IPK, SENAI Innovation Institute in Manufacturing Systems and Laser Processing, and Photonics and Optoelectronics Network Plus PHOENIX+.

More info in the flyer

PTZ welcomes British Science Minister

The United Kingdom‘s Minister for Universities, Research, Science and Innovation, Sam Gyimah MP, visited the PTZ this Wednesday, 7 November 2018. While visiting the PTZ, Mr. Gyimah learned about Industry 4.0 and the Fraunhofer model of applied research. 

Learn more about the Minister's visit

Conference about Laser Technology in Berlin Brandenburg

Get an overview of the latest in laser technology at the Competence Network for Optical Technologies' (Optec-Berlin-Brandenburg, OpTecBB) regional conference on 18 October 2018. The workshop will feature lectures by Fraunhofer IPK researchers from diverse areas such as additive manufacturing or microproduction technology as well as a guided tour through our central testing area. Registration for the free English language event is ongoing until October 12.

Conference Flyer | Register now

ENRICH presents Brazil's technology hubs

Two upcoming events will give you the opportunity to get to know Brazil's research and innovation landscape: the Innovation Bootcamp in Málaga (October 29-30, 2018) and the Innovation Tour to Brazil (November 5-9, 2018). The two events will be hosted by the European network ENRICH Brazil, whose partners include the Fraunhofer IPK.

Innovation Bootcamp | Innovation Tour