Institute in numbers

Employees

Staff figures 2005–2016
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Staff figures 2005–2016

Workforce composition 2016
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Workforce composition 2016

At present, the Fraunhofer IZI has a staff of more than 588 employees.

Included are mainly professionals working in the field of natural sciences, such as biologists, biochemists, physicists and biotechnologists, but also doctors of human and veterinary medicine and engineers. Furthermore, the Institute employs a number of technical assistants, like PTAs (pharmaceutical-technical assistant), MTAs (medical-technical assistant) or BTAs (biological-technical assistant). The scientific staff is supported by the administrative department and the two executive departments "Press and Publications" and "Business Development and Patent Management".

The proportion of women at the Institute is 60 percent.

Budget and projects

Financial volume 2005–2016
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Financial volume 2005–2016 (in € mio)

Overview of the projects 2016 (projects by number)
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Overview of the projects 2016 (projects by number)

In 2016, the Fraunhofer IZI generated revenues of just 30.2 million Euros (without expenses for building operations).

Overall 119 projects have been processed. The revenues are composed of 27 percent public funding, 39 percent industrial revenues, 2 percent EU funding and 32 percent miscellaneous revenues (e.g. foundations). The increase in international industrial contracts verifies the growing international recognition of the Institute as a competent research service contractor.