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: Sept. 14, 1994

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization


Fraunhofer USA Centers

Center Mid-Atlantic CMA

Center Midwest CMW

Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI

Fraunhofer USA Offices

Digital Media Technologies

Fraunhofer USA Headquarters

South Carolina Fraunhofer USA Alliance Program Office


Cooperation Partner Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft



Fraunhofer USA operates two additional programs that work to provide our expertise and technologies to society. 


Our research efforts ultimately aim at having innovative societal impact by providing comprehensive solutions to our industry customers.