Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Working together for your success

Innovation is vital for a company’s success. With our distinguished track record of proven expertise we develop innovative products, technologies and methods and support you in mastering the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

We offer a broad spectrum of types of partnerships and alliances:

Industry projects

Research and development projects are an effective means of driving forward innovation in a company. We develop economically viable solutions on your behalf.

Competence networks

To ensure that our customers really do have fully comprehensive expertise brought to bear on finding solutions to their specific application-related problems, we cooperate with a variety of other institutes and associations. We are affiliated to:

Cluster initiative

Founded in March 2009, the Fraunhofer innovation cluster »Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul in Energy and Transport« (MRO) is a further cooperative alliance between science, industry and government to ensure long-term cooperation and knowledge transfer in the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan area.

Strategic preliminary research

New and further development of technologies and markets for the future is what independent, publicly financed preliminary research is all about. Our business partners benefit from the insights gained in such preliminary research.


Visit our established industrial working groups

Our industrial working groups are a forum for the exchange of views and experience between scientists, engineers and product users. They offer a place where you can talk directly about matters of theory and practice to our own experts and the representatives of major companies and small and medium sized enterprises. The set of objectives such gatherings subscribe to ranges from honing expertise and building cooperation networks to the initiation of joint application-oriented research projects and transfer of research results to the enterprise sector.

The key themes and issues addressed in the industrial working groups are:

  • Machining ceramics
  • Tool Coatings and Cutting Materials
  • Machine Tools
  • Dry Ice Blasting
  • Microproduction Technologies