Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Facts and Figures

With the opening of the Application Center for Microproduction Technology (AMP) in November 2011, the Production Technology Center now covers a total floor space of 9500 m2. Numerous specialized laboratories complement a round central testing area of approximately 3200 m2.

Some of these labs are equipped with powerful air conditioning technology for constant climatic conditions, while just under 100 test rigs facilitate R&D with a decided practical edge.


The overall budget for Fraunhofer IPK in 2016 came to € 19.8 million of which 76.9 percent was self-financed and 31.1 percent came from industry. Approximately € 5.8 million came from industry contract research and € 8.6 million from government funded projects. € 1.453.247 came from Fraunhofer research programs.

Graphic: IPK research funding in percent


Fraunhofer IPK had a total staff of 151 people in 2014, not including the 248 students and postgraduate assistants we employ.

Graphic: Fields of expertise of research fellows at IPK in percent