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We Design Intelligent Processes. Welcome!

A technology and research partner, we assist companies that want to make Industry 4.0 reality and play a role the transition to digitalization and automation. We have made it our mission to contribute with our research to sustainable development consonant with environmentally intact, commercially successful and socially equitable development. 

Julia Arlinghaus, Director of Fraunhofer IFF Magdeburg

Recycling and Remanufacturing

Manufacturing in the Value Creation Cycle

The goal of a circular economy is the sustainable and resource-efficient use, continued use and reuse of natural resources in a value creation cycle and the avoidance of waste in keeping with the maxim “reuse, repair, recycle”.

Press Releases


German Winners in Green Hydrogen and Biogas Are Now Looking For Brazilian Innovators

The campaign EnergInno Brazil, led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, called for scientists and entrepreneurs in Germany to apply with their most innovative ideas in the fields of Green Hydrogen or Biogas. The winners – tandems from research and industry – have now been selected. They will participate in a oneweek Matchmaking Tour to Sao Paulo in May 2022. There, they will meet potential Brazilian partners who are now being sought in a national Call for Innovators. The winning innovators will then be invited to a German R&D Tour this fall. That way, the German and Brazilian participants of EnergInno Brazil can initiate and strengthen a binational network in the field of sustainable energy.
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Our topic at Achema 2022

Sustainable and Green Technologies for the Chemical Industry

In the ShaPID project, nine Fraunhofer Institutes are developing applied methods and technologies for sustainable green chemistry in the four domains of synthesis, reaction and catalysis systems, process equipment and engineering, modeling, simulation and process optimization, and digitalization and automation.

Activities and Applied Research for Production of Tomorrow

We are focused on all the relevant, pressing and complex challenges of factory design and automation. We help manufacturing companies transition to intelligent manufacturing. We are the technology partner for designing, developing, equipping and operating work, manufacturing and logistics systems and their supply infrastructures. Our departments cover the entire life cycle of products and industrial production systems. We design work systems in which humans and machines collaborate. We combine these work systems into efficient production and logistics systems and connect them with each other and their environment through intelligent infrastructures.

Cutting-Edge Technology for the Mittelstand

Our teams of research scientists have been researching cutting-edge issues, such as the energy transition, climate change, augmented and virtual reality, safe robot use, digital twins and artificial intelligence, for many years and thus long before they became prevalent. Our clients now come to us to prepare themselves for future challenges and to develop efficient, humane and sustainable solutions together with us. We use custom and scalable technologies to bring businesses, whether they be major corporations or Mittelstand companies, on board wherever they are in their transition to Industry 4.0. We jointly analyze existing structures, find the right technology, develop the right software and combine everything in integrated, intelligent solutions, thus making cutting-edge technology available to Mittelstand businesses too.

In the process, we look at technologies and processes through our clients’ eyes and envision development ten or more years in advance. Our broad expertise in hardware is the foundation of our outstanding software and digitalization solutions. We analyze the entire product life cycle from ideation through development and maintenance processes down to the end of a product's life and its recycling. Our technology sectors complement each other optimally and adjust dynamically to market demands.

We create mutual value in businesses and for their locations rapidly, flexibly and always with an eye on thr return on investment. Technology may be a means to an end for our clients. It is a passion for us.

Fraunhofer IFF

Building at Sandtorstrasse

Sandtorstrasse 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-0
Fax +49 391 4090-596


Building at Port of Science

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Strasse 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Contact and Inquiries

Would you like to learn more about how we are designing the world of work of tomorrow? We develop custom solutions – from feasibility analyses to innovative prototypes through ready-to-use industrial systems and fitting business models – for your needs.

Would you like us to assess your situation and needs? Contact us.