Fraunhofer USA, Inc.

Bridges the Innovation Gap from the Lab to the Real Market.


Fraunhofer USA

Founded in 1994, Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) research and development organization. FhUSA conducts applied R & D for customers from industry and state and federal governments. As the wholly owned subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's largest research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA has resources both domestically and internationally to enhance the portfolio of R & D services.

Fraunhofer USA develops and validates scientific applications and technologies for industrial innovation in the USA. Fraunhofer USA Research Centers and Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany work together to provide the most versatile cutting-edge technologies to a global market. Fraunhofer USA offers unique transatlantic business opportunities to close the innovation gap from the lab to the real market.

Fraunhofer USA, a subsidiary of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Germany, operates seven Research Centers and one marketing offices. Each Research Center is affiliated with at least one of the numerous Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany and with one major research university in the USA.

At our US Research Centers currently over 220 highly trained and qualified employees advance the fields of Molecular Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy, Laser Technologies, Coatings and Diamond Electronics, Experimental Software Engineering and Energy Innovation in the US and strengthen Transatlantic Collaboration in Education, Applied Research and Innovation.

We look forward to working with you!


Headquarters: Plymouth, Michigan

Date of incorporation: 09/14/1994

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization


$41 Million total Contract Revenue 


300+ active projects 

64% US Industry projects

24% US Government projects

8% International projects

4% Internally funded projects

Our Centers & Offices


Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies

Center for Energy Innovation

Center for Experimental Software Engineering

Center for Laser Applications

Center for Manufacturing Innovation

Center for Molecular Biotechnology

Center for Sustainable Energy Systems


Digital Media Technologies

Fraunhofer USA Headquarters


University Partners


Michigan State University

Boston University

University of Maryland

University of Delaware

University of Connecticut


Chronicles of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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