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The Fraunhofer EMFT team was able to make its contribution to tackling the current challenges facing our society in 2021 with a total of 79 projects. More than one third of these – 39% to be precise – can be attributed to the area of expertise of Micro- and Nanotechnologies. This in turn forms the basis for the competences Sensor Solutions, Micropumps, and Safe and Secure Electronics. It is exactly this interdisciplinary interaction between these areas that helps us produce forward-looking solutions for people and the environment.
Research activities in 2021 resulted in a total budget of approximately 16.7 million euros. A total volume of approximately 3.96 million euros was generated through industrial contracts. This was 24.5% share of the operating budget.
In order to achieve this, you need a strong team: as compared to the previous year, the permanent staff at the institution increased by four and consisted of 139 people in total at the end of 2021. Of these, 103 people are employed in the scientific area and 34 in support areas. The latter are made up of marketing, IT, administration, technology, quality management, organization and services. In addition, the Fraunhofer EMFT team has been supported by two trainees.
Another 66 student assistants from a wide range of universities and other higher education institutions were employed at Fraunhofer EMFT over the course of the year, either involved in Fraunhofer EMFT research activities and/or working on their final thesis.
At Fraunhofer EMFT, we stand for outstanding expertise from all over the world: our team comes from a total of 17 different countries. Together we drive forward research and development of sensor systems and actuators to the benefit of people and the environment. Our multicultural background is a key advantage, enabling us to look at scientific issues from a diverse range of perspectives. We make the most of this opportunity to inspire each other in terms of our mindset and our problem-solving strategies.