Institute in numbers


At present, the Fraunhofer IZI has a staff of more than 630 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 Public Affairs" and "Business Development and Patent Management".

Employees workforce composition 2021
Employees by location 2021

Budget and projects

In 2021, the Fraunhofer IZI generated revenues of just 44,8 million Euros.

About 43 percent of the revenues were in industrial contracts. In the context of competitive grants from the EU, German federal and state governments, about 35 percent of the income was raised. About 21 percent were generated through internal programs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and other institutions (such as foundations).

Project revenues by funding source 2021
Project revenues by location in € mio 2021

Scientific presence and network 2021