About us

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We focus on the scalability of processes and the transfer of research results from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale and in some cases to pilot-level application.

We currently have about 580 employees, who carry out research and development in our core competences of chemical processes, energy systems, explosive technology, drive systems, polymer technology and composite materials. The total area of the institute in Pfinztal is 210,000 m², of which more than 27,000 m² are laboratories, offices, pilot plants, workshops, test ranges, and infrastructure. One of our departments is located at the East Campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Well-equipped laboratories with cutting-edge safety features and energy-saving technology are available at the institute, as well as all the analysis and testing procedures needed for research in our specific fields. The Fraunhofer ICT has a close working relationship with numerous universities and colleges, especially with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. Fundamental and application-oriented knowledge is utilized and further developed in hundreds of projects each year. The Fraunhofer ICT supports its clients and project partners from the original idea to the prototype phase or even to small-series production, according to their requirements. Clients and project partners are mostly from the automotive and transport sectors, as well as the fields of energy, environment, defense, security, and chemistry and process engineering.

History of the institute