The Latest at the Fraunhofer IFF

We Design Intelligent Processes. Welcome!

A technology and research partner, we assist companies intent on making Industry 4.0 reality and playing a role the epochal 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


Intelligent Disassembly of Electronics for Remanufacturing and Recycling

In the iDeaR project, we are developing solutions for the efficient dismantling of electronic equipment and for the remanufacturing and recycling of materials. We want to ensure that raw materials are not wasted and that valuable resources are kept in circulation for longer.

Statement against extremism

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is firmly committed to global openness, diversity, democracy and the rule of law and unequivocally distances itself from the dehumanizing plans of all extremist parties, organizations and groups. 


52° Nord. Ready for the Unknown

Read the current issue of our customer magazine 52° Nord to find out more about our range of services for the manufacturing of the future.

Activities and Applied Research for Production of Tomorrow

We are focused on all the relevant, pressing and complex challenges of factory operation 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 long before they became mainstream. 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 every business, 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 into 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 developments 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 to development and maintenance processes through the end of a product's life and its recycling. Our technological fields complement each other optimally and are modified dynamically in response to market demands.

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

Fraunhofer IFF

at Sandtorstrasse

Sandtorstrasse 22
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

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

Elbfabrik of the Fraunhofer IFF

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.