Finances and Financial Structure
In 2018 the institute finances itself to 90 % with contracts for applied research, development and high-technology services.
The financial structure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft distinguishes between operational and investment budgets. The operational budget includes all expenses for personnel and materials, as well as their financing with external income and institutional funding. In 2018, our operational budget totalled 83.5 million euros. In addition, the Institute made investments of 10.8 million euros in 2018 (not including investments for building construction and the economic stimulus program).