Fraunhofer IPK's Profile

Our Mission

Our goal is a sustainable production – ­inventive, human-centered and ­resource-efficient.

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With the help of application-oriented research, we develop solutions along the entire industrial value circle. Our guiding idea is a digitally integrated production in which man and machine interact on the basis of data and can thus adapt flexibly and proactively to changing requirements.

Fraunhofer IPK is a research and development institution in the field of production technology. With our distinctive IT competency, we offer system solutions, individual tech­nologies and services for digitally integrated production. We provide comprehensive support to companies from product development, planning and control of machines and systems, including technologies for parts manufacturing, to comprehensive automation and management of factory operations. We also transfer production engineering solutions to areas of application outside industry, such as traffic and safety.

As an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we tailor our work to fit the needs and requirements of our customers and partners. With its market orientation and high real-world value, our R & D helps to sharpen their long-term competitive edge. We develop forward-looking novel solutions and modernize, optimize and upgrade existing technologies and applications.


Our director Prof. Dr. Dr. Eckart Uhlmann and his deputy, Prof. Dr. Holger Kohl, are in charge of running Fraunhofer IPK.


Fraunhofer IPK is structured in six divisions, covering the entire spectrum of industrial tasks.   

Our Site

Our research is conducted at our excellent facitilites at the Production Technology Center (PTZ) Berlin.


You too can benefit from the close collaborative bonds between Fraunhofer IPK and two leading Berlin research institutions, from our international network and from the services of our parent organization, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. 

Facts and figures

Information about Fraunhofer IPK in Euros, heads and square meters.

Board of Trustees

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK is being advised by a board of trustees comprising members from science, economy, politics, and public administration.


The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK Berlin is certified according to ISO 9001:2015.