Institute in numbers


At present, the Fraunhofer IZI has a staff of more than 600 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 executive departments.

Employees workforce composition 2023
Employees by location 2023

Budget and projects

In 2021, the Fraunhofer IZI generated revenues of 40 million Euros.

About 55 percent of the revenues were in industrial contracts. In the context of competitive grants from the EU, German federal and state governments, about 17 percent of the income was raised. About 28 percent were generated through internal programs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and other institutions (such as foundations).

Project revenues by funding source 2023
Project revenues by location in € mio 2023

Scientific presence and network 2023