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 2018 came to € 21.3 million. Approximately € 8 million came from industry contract research and € 6.6 million from government funded projects. € 1.3 million came from Fraunhofer research programs.


Fraunhofer IPK had a total staff of 389 people in 2018, including the 236 students and postgraduate assistants we employ.