Fraunhofer USA, Inc., performs applied research under contract to government and industry with customers such as federal and state governments, multinational corporations as well as small to medium-sized companies.
Fraunhofer USA is a subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a world leading applied R&D organization which has 66 institutes and independent research units throughout Germany. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has an annual research budget of €1.9 billion. The majority of the 22,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers.
Each Fraunhofer USA research center is closely affiliated with at least one of the 66 Institutes in Germany. They also cooperate closely with major research universities in the USA; University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Boston University, and the Massachusette Institute for Technology.
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems focuses on solar module testing and innovation, building efficiency research and energy device prototyping: www.cse.fraunhofer.org
Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology is a leader in innovative methods of plant-based vaccines and therapeutics: www.fraunhofer-cmb.org/
Fraunhofer Center for Coatings & Laser Applications has two units: Coating Technology and Laser Divisions: www.ccl.fraunhofer.org
Fraunhofer Center for Laser Technology offers applied research in laser process development, laser components and novel laser systems: www.clt.fraunhofer.com
Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation develops automation equipment, devices, and instruments for the photonics, biotech/biomedical, and semiconductor markets: www.fhcmi.org
Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering focuses on advancement of software development: http://fc-md.umd.edu
Fraunhofer Digital Media Technologies promotes state-of-the-art audio coding and multimedia real-time system technologies: www.dmt.fraunhofer.org
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, USA focuses on medical, security and energy technologies. http://www.fraunhofer.org/HHI