Fraunhofer Academy

Continuing education and advanced training with Fraunhofer Academy

Learning to handle new technology and new techniques is an essential part of the innovation process. The Fraunhofer Academy understands that it takes real expertise to channel the innovative potential of research findings into a company’s day-to-day operations.

The Fraunhofer Academy works together with prestigious partners to make sure specialists and managers have the qualifications they need. Established by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to provide part-time training, it offers a unique opportunity for specialists and managers to transfer knowledge from Fraunhofer research projects directly into their own company. In this context, the “knowledge generators” take on the additional role of “knowledge communicators”.

In addition to academic credentials, the Academy also offers professional certificate courses as the second core component of its overall training program. These transform industry’s current requirements for modern production processes into hands-on training courses. As the importance of certified, expert validation increases in key industry sectors, so too does the demand for recognized part-time qualifications in the advanced training sector. The third component of the Academy’s training program comprises seminars held over two or more days which provide practical, evidence-based know-how that can be directly applied to your everyday work.

Our courses are divided into five thematic areas:

  • Technology and Innovation,
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Logistics and Production,
  • Manufacturing and Testing Technology,
  • Information und Communication.

Fraunhofer IPK is currently represented with the following four formats in the educational program of the Fraunhofer Academy:

  • Master Industrielles Produktionsmanagement (M. Sc.), in wissenschaftlicher Kooperation mit der Universität Kassel,
  •  PLM Professional – Professional in Product Lifecycle Management,
  •  Wissens­bilanz – Made in Germany,
  • Grundlagenseminar Reinigungstechnik.

This underlines the high quality of our continuing education offerings and gives us and our customers the opportunity to benefit from the experience and network of a strong partner.

For detailed information on the Fraunhofer Academy's offerings, please visit the Academy's website.