Types of cooperation

What we do:

  • Develop and improve products
  • Evaluate, test and certify
  • Develop and improve processes
  • Organizations and procedures
  • Develop and improve technologies
  • Analyze markets and advise on innovations

What we offer:

  • Individual contracts
  • Large projects with many partners
  • International cooperation
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Innovation clusters
  • Spin-offs
  • Licenses
  • further education

What distinguishes us:

  • Transfer of innovations into applications
  • Neutral consulting as an independent contact
  • Customized project teams
  • Excellent network of research and industry
  • Matching events such as workshops and studies


Industrial contract research

Development partnerships, prototyping, potential analyses, feasibility studies - these are all part of our services.

Joint research

We form excellent consortia to meet your research requirements in the field of manufacturing and find the right funding programs.  

Venture partnership

Do you want to cooperate with us, implement market innovations, make investments or even found a company? Make the most of the extensive experience, registered patents and experts Fraunhofer IPA has to offer!

Training programs

Extend and enhance your skills with us. Experts from Fraunhofer IPA train their staff to deal with current and future requirements.

Transfer workshops

Would you like to get to know our research institute better and gain an overview of our fields of expertise? Our experts will be happy to tell you about our institute, laboratories, testing grounds and learning factories.