International Business Development

International Business Development

International Collaboration

International Business Development provides members of the Fraunhofer IFF’s staff advice on and assistance with international projects. It provides information on funding programs as well as assistance with the establishment of contacts and clarification of basic official and legal conditions for project proposals. Management tasks for international research and development projects also fall under the purview of the International Business Development team.

The staff of the International Business Development Unit represent the Fraunhofer IFF in the Fraunhofer networks International Business Development (IBD) and EU Network. The Fraunhofer IFF’s International Business Development Unit is also involved in the European research initiatives European Factories of the Future Research Association (EEFRA), European Technology Platform (ALICE), European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), euRobotics, and Initiative on Industrial Safety (ETPIS).

International business development at the Fraunhofer IFF is based on the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s internationalization strategy.

  • The primary objectives of Fraunhofer’s international activities are
    • value added research for Fraunhofer and
    • benefits for Germany and respective partner countries.

The Fraunhofer IFF collaborates with excellent international research partners and establishes joint research and development networks to do this.

The staff of the International Business Development Unit are contacts for external, international visitors. They help plan visits or organize, host and follow visits up entirely themselves.

Christian Blobner

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Dipl.-Volksw. Christian Blobner

Head of International Research Networks, International Business Development

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-371

Fax +49 391 4090-93-901

Kay Matzner

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Dipl.-Vw. Kay Matzner

Head of International Projects, International Business Development

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Jospeh-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-159

Fax +49 391 4090-432

Olena Reche

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M.A. Olena Reche

International Referent, International Business Development

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-119

Fax +49 391 4090-93-901

Evelyn Fischer

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M.A. Evelyn Fischer

International Project Manager, International Business Development

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone +49 391 4090-151

Fax +49 391 4090-93-151