Fraunhofer USA, Inc.

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


Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Rhode Island that is dedicated to the advancement of applied research. Fraunhofer USA was founded in 1994 to conduct applied R & D for customers from industry and state governments and the federal government in the United States. 

Working closely with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA can offer both domestic and international resources to enhance its portfolio of R & D services.

Through a vast global cooperation network, we are well positioned to be a vital part in overcoming regional and global challenges, to uncover potential research areas and support economic development. 

In an international competitive environment, together with an extensive network of Fraunhofer institutes in Germany and strategic partners, we strive to 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


$36 Million total Contract Revenue 

Fraunhofer USA Centers


Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies CCD

Center for Experimental Software Engineering CESE

Center for Laser Applications CLA

Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI

Center for Molecular Biotechnology CMB

Fraunhofer USA Offices

Digital Media Technologies

Fraunhofer USA Headquarters


University Partners


Michigan State University

Boston University

University of Maryland

University of Delaware


Cooperation Partner Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Chronicles of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft