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.