Fraunhofer USA Programs

Fraunhofer USA operates additional programs that provide our expertise and technologies to society. These programs help accomplish our mission of providing cutting edge technologies to companies and organizations of all sizes. Please contact us to learn more about how you can participate in these programs.


The Fraunhofer TechBridge Program works with corporations and startup companies to identify and de-risk promising technologies to solve industry challenges. By performing targeted technical searches and conducting validation and demonstration work, TechBridge evaluates and prepares innovative early-stage products for investors and industry.

Applied Research Consortia Project

The ARC Initiative is a Fraunhofer USA initiative, with lead academic partner The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. This project is a business-led R&D consortia addressing competitive and security challenges facing advanced democracies.

State Alliance Program

The State Alliance Program offers state governments, economic development agencies and academic institutions the opportunity to develop technical assistance programs based on the Alliance template and tailored to states’ specific needs and interests. The program works to assist local bussinesses with the challenges and opportunities presented by rapid technological change in manufacturing processes, product development and service delivery.